Google Edge Network


Why is “ping time to Google” (or packet drop rate) not a good measure of the performance of Google services?Google optimizes the content delivery path to users based on a number of metrics, including observed network path latency and quality of experience for the end user. Google does not recommend using ping time to [or any other Google service, including Google Public DNS, or] as a measure of the actual performance of Google services for the following reasons:

Source: Google Edge Network