Indexing and caching

Today's search engines have started measuring rendering times — the time it takes for a web page to download, including graphics and other files — as part of their ranking algorithms. In the past, we used to concentrate on download speed because so many users were connected to the Internet with slow, dial-up connections. With the proliferation of broadband speeds, most developers eased up on this goal, opting to include more flash animations, larger graphics, and complex JavaScripts. Now, we're moving back to the beginning in order to satisfy Google, Yahoo!, and Bing.

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