Nothing new, walk along! Because you should have noticed already that Google announced as early as April this year that they will start ranking your websites based on the site speed as well. If you think you’ve heard this one before: I’ve written about this before on my blog. This means you’re probably already aware of the fact that Google is trying to adjust it’s search more and more to the ideal of relevance and speed. Google’s mantra will be ‘Make the web faster’ this year and to ensure you’re helping as well they’ve published a blog post in May about some helpful tools you can use.
One of the tools to determine your site speed, and thus if this will help your ranking, is Google Page Speed, which you can find here.