Page loading Speed indirectly affects the website ranking
You must have heard at some of time being in the SEO industry, whatever is user friendly is google friendly.
The research says average user spend less than 3secs of time for a webpage to load. Page speed is one of most overlooked parameter on the website.
The poor loading speed of the website repel your target user from spending time on your website, no matter how much valuable information your site is carrying.
Google has recently made an update to google page speed tool, where it is using the Chrome User Experience Report to deliver the Page Speed Score.
If the website is receiving minimal page views and high in bounce rate, its ranking will be affected in the search engines as the website not being user friendly.