Or how about this page here, it's Google's own website speed test. Yes, they developed a test to see how fast your website is. The point is, this DOES matter and it's more so every day.
Since we live just 60 miles North of Denver, we thought we'd run a nice little test and look at the top three search results for Denver SEO firm and see who's aware of and making the changes required to actually rank customers as they should be.
Remember, all of these people have been around for a long time and basically achieved their ranking a long time ago when things were MUCH easier. It's fairly easy to hold on to that old ranking at this point. But remember, your website has to be ranked now, with today's requirements - and that's what we'll be testing a bit here. Do these companies understand what Google is looking for TODAY!
This first image is taken from http://gtmetrix.com/, a very well respected online website performance grading website.