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(Entry was posted by Neil Cheesman on this post in the Dumb SEO Questions community on Facebook, Sunday, April 23, 2017).

Time spent downloading a page

In Google Search Console - for a website that has been https for over a year (or longer) - why do two variations of the website show different download speeds in "Time spent downloading a page" They vary by about 150 ms for https:// and https://www (the latter is what the website resolves to)
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Selected answers from the Dumb SEO Questions G+ community.

  • David Kutcher: Do you have a server redirect of www to naked (or inverse)? That extra server redirect on all resource calls...
  • Alan Bleiweiss: Is the time spent downloading the non www version longer than the www version?
  • Neil Cheesman: Okay.. I think I understand... so is this amount of difference `normal` or okay?
  • Alan Bleiweiss: Yeah it`s nothing to be concerned about.
  • Neil Cheesman: in fact the difference on the average is 130ms
  • David Kutcher: Except that depending on your closing that could be a lot of redirected calls to the server for no reason.
  • Alan Bleiweiss: Redirect delays that fast are actually a good thing. If it were a half second or slower, I`d start being a tiny bit concerned. It`s when a single redirect call takes a second or longer that I`d freak out.
  • Alan Bleiweiss: Yeah all internal links and sitemap links need to point to the correct version URLs, so that is something to check.

View original question in the Dumb SEO Questions community on Facebook, Sunday, April 23, 2017).

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