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UKFast helps Google to speed up Britain

Article date: Fri, 16 Apr 2010 16:32 GMT

Building Online Britain

As the UK chooses its next leader, one of the biggest focuses is on the recovery of the economy. Whether the political parties have the key to economic growth is one of the burning issues. One thing that is evident however, is that the internet and in particular big player Google are eager to speed up Britain's revival?

Google has just announced record profits for Q1 2010, an indication that businesses are promoting themselves online in vastly bigger numbers than before. The search giant has also revealed that website speed is now an important factor in its natural Pagerank algorithm.

The news from Google encourages all websites to offer a better user experience and forces them to take their strategy more seriously from a technical stand point. As comprehensive web hosting is not affordable to every business, Manchester-based UKFast has stepped in to offer a £1million fund that will help 1000 British businesses achieve online success.

The UKFast Growth Through Innovation (GTI) scheme allows companies to apply for £1,000 grants. The money will fund the cost of achieving a high performance solution that gives them the backing to hit that elusive Page 1 ranking.

Open to the first 1,000 new customers who register, the website acceleration fund focuses on improving user experience by speeding up the web through innovative, super-fast hosting. Building on the impact that page load speed already has on Google Quality Score, faster websites are now a priority for companies looking to climb search rankings and encourage customers to spend longer and spend more.

Lawrence Jones, MD of UKFast, said, "Ecommerce is one of the fastest growing markets in the world. With Google recognising that rapid sites create a better user experience, it has never been more important for online businesses to quite literally accelerate their online fortunes.

"As the fastest network in the UK, we are in a great position to help UK companies gain better online exposure and grow their businesses."

To find out more, or apply for the UKFast GTI scheme call 0800 458 4545.

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