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Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Google: No Real SEO Benefit To Hosting On A CDN - Search Engine Roundtable

Last updated Friday, June 10, 2022 07:41 ET , Source: NewsService

Google's John Mueller was asked if there is an SEO benefit to hosting on a CDN, a content delivery network. The short answer is no, as long as your host is fast, then you are fine - there is no added benefit to hosting on a CDN.

John Mueller added that if your crawl activity is slow and you have millions and millions of pages, speeding up your host or using a CDN can improve crawling and indexing, which indirectly impacts your rankings and thus SEO.

But John said "I don’t think it would have a big affect on Google at all in regards to SEO. The only affect that I can imagine that something might happen is what users end up seeing." He added "it is not something that matters in terms of SEO" if your server is fast already.

He said this at the 2:50 mark in last Friday's video:

Here is the transcript:

Does putting a website behind a CDN improve ranking? We get the majority of our traffic from a specific country. We posted our website on a server located in that country. Do you suggest putting our entire website behind a CDN to improve page speed for users globally or is that not required?

So obviously you can do a lot of these things, I don’t think it would have a big affect on Google at all in regards to SEO. The only affect that I can imagine that something might happen is what users end up seeing.

And kind of what you mentioned, if the majority of your users are already seeing a very fast site website because your server is located there, then you are kinda of doing the...



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