Matt: Gravatars aren’t going to hurt your Google rankings

This site’s current design sucks when it comes to showcasing new comments, so in the meanwhile here’s Matt clarifying on a old post about whether Gravatar slows down page load speed and hurt search engine rankings:

…Gravatars (or any images) aren’t going to hurt you in the Google rankings or we would have seen a massive drop-off in traffic on WP.com.

True, because as far as I know page load speed isn’t taken into account yet. And when it is, Gravatars will be just one of the many other factors that influence load speed anyway.

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2 Responses

  1. ibnoe says:

    Hoa…. very… very… nice new theme !!!!

  2. WPExplorer says:

    Your retweet button is going to take much longer to load on average than 50 gravatars.

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