back to article Running Google PageSpeed Service? Come August 3rd your site is knackered

Google has announced the impending retirement of its PageSpeed Service web optimization tool, and potentially causing headaches for sites that don't account for the move. The Mountain View advertising firm said that effective August 3rd, PageSpeed Service will be given the axe, though plugins and third-party implementations …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Less successful? Or less profitable?

    1. Trigonoceps occipitalis Silver badge

      In Business

      Success = Profit

  2. heyrick Silver badge

    ...and

    Here comes another reason why anything Google should be considered a useful service, but never one that is either essential or necessary...

  3. Charlie Clark Silver badge

    Unclear article

    PageSpeed is actually two things: a web speed performance analysis tool and an add-on for an http server that applies some of the lessons learned from the analysis.

    The analysis tool is built-in into things like Firebug and WPT and isn't going away. mod_pagespeed and the equivalent for other http servers (including IIS) are also not going away and many CDNs make use of them in their service.

    So all that's happening is that Google is getting out of the business of providing free optimisation. This makes sense both for Google (lots learned in the process but expensive to maintain) and also for users (much better to install the add-on on their own servers or use a professional third-party).

  4. chivo243 Silver badge

    Core Business in 10 years

    Google DNS... will be the only service standing.

    Moral of this story, don't use google products for your business. The Google stone you use as a foundation will surely be removed at some point in time.

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