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  • starshipeleven
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    Originally posted by fahrenheit View Post
    "Be fast, implement Google Amp! Use ads from our whitelist of ad purveyors to ensure fast load time and ad revenue.
    Host your site on the Google CDN for the best performance."

    I'm pretty sure none of the above has passed through the heads of Google management.
    Google-served ads do have to follow stricter guidelines than most already. They blocked any flash-based ads a long time ago too.

    So Google adsense is "our whitelist" already.

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  • starshipeleven
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    Originally posted by Templar82 View Post
    As much as contemporary bloated website annoy me, I don't really like the idea of Google becoming the gatekeepers of the internet.

    I'm not sure that telling people that a slow website is slow is really that helpful anyway, I'm sure they noticed.
    This is just the first step. Once they are sure their algorithm is decent enough, they will put it into production in the search engine "evaluation" of how likely any given site is going to come up, like they already do with other metrics, like https support.

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  • starshipeleven
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    Originally posted by tildearrow View Post
    This is a very bad decision by Google!
    It is a form of discrimination.
    Fuck crappy websites.

    Furthermore, websites that have ads take so long to load anyway because even their very own ad servers just are so overloaded...
    Fuck crappy ad services.

    Phoronix takes less than 1 second to load without the ads, and up to over a minute with the ads.
    Not true at all, the page content is available instantly regardless of ads, then ads arrive and fill the blank spaces as soon as their server serves them, usually within 10 seconds, but it's not terribly relevant.

    The issue are sites made like shit and relying on dozens of external stuff when they don't really need it, and the site is not validated by anyone, like most "official news websites" aka the web version of the same garbage propaganda they used to print on newspaper, usually by the same company.

    It's not the first time I'm getting a small square on the bottom right where they auto-load and auto-start videos of their own people doing reviews of some Apple or Samsung bs or whatever that I didn't ask about when I open an unrelated TEXT article.

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  • Ironmask
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    How is this going to do anything other than shame other people for living in Europe? Literally what is the point other than to tell people their ping is bad by no fault of their own? Maybe it's to sell Google Cloud or something. This is pretty disgusting, then again so is Google.

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  • tildearrow
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    Originally posted by Ipkh View Post
    Oh, and thanks for killing the pay to remove google ads program. It was awesome for a while seeing kittens instead of banner ads.
    I never thought this existed?

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  • Ipkh
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    Oh, and thanks for killing the pay to remove google ads program. It was awesome for a while seeing kittens instead of banner ads.

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  • Ipkh
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    Sites would load much quicker if the ad spots didn't keep changing. A static ad is fine, but lately the damn thing loads 1 ad for a few seconds and loads a different ad. So in essence the page never fully loads. And to think it's all Google's fault in the first place for selling ads on auction and starting this downward trend.

    Way to solve your self created problem Google.

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  • Unklejoe
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    What’s the point of this? Wouldn’t it be obvious if a site is slow by the mere fact that it’s...slow?

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  • bachchain
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    Originally posted by tildearrow View Post
    Furthermore, websites that have ads take so long to load anyway because even their very own ad servers just are so overloaded...
    That's supposed to make it okay?

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  • M@yeulC
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    Originally posted by tildearrow View Post
    This is a very bad decision by Google!
    It is a form of discrimination.

    Furthermore, websites that have ads take so long to load anyway because even their very own ad servers just are so overloaded...

    Yes, most of the load time comes from ads. Phoronix takes less than 1 second to load without the ads, and up to over a minute with the ads.
    AFAIK, this is about server response time, so don't worry, the page can take all the time it wants to load its ads

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