Google has implemented yet another ranking factor into their algorithms... the speed of your website! Now, it is more important than ever to ensure that your site is running at peak performance as often as possible. So, how fast is your site, exactly? Check by following these steps:

1. Access the Google Webmaster Panel:

2. Click Tools on the left-hand sidebar.

3. Click Site Performance and read the data summary and analyze the graph.

Here are my results:
On average, pages in your site take 0.7 seconds to load (updated on Apr 8, 2010).
This is faster than 97% of sites.

You can also check your site's speed with this tool:

It accesses your site from a variety of locations around the world.
You can use this information to give your visitors a better experience on your site.