Web page load speed is a powerful signal to the search engines. And for users it’s a significant factor on which is difficult not to pay attention if you have some problems with it.
Improving the speed of the site you can not only get the pros in the rankings, but also to get more confidence and conversion rate.
Below is a list of the most useful tools that will help you to analyze and identify the weakest points of the site in terms of speed.
The tool checks the pages loading speed from Google. It shows a value between 0 and 100 for computers and mobile devices. Immediately shows the weaknesses of the site and make recommendations how to optimize the speed.
Gives an estimate of the rate, indicates the number of requests to the server and the average load time. The summary table displays detailed data for each request to the server (styles, scripts, images, etc.). It’s uncomplicated to detect what is slowing down the loading of the site.
Loading two sites at the same time for comparison (your own and competitor’s one). You can visually observe which is loading faster (it’s convenient to show to the customers). At the end of the loading, the information what site won and in how many times faster it loaded will be displayed on the screen.
Loads the page twice, compares the number of queries – reveals how well the caching organized, shows detailed statistics for each of the tests. The tool saves screenshots how the site looks at every second download. Also, in a convenient form shows what group of queries took the most time. The server is being located in Dallas (USA).
Another useful tool for the speed test of the site. Displays a lot of summary information, also keeps a history, so you can compare how much better or worse the download speed became. Loads recommendations from Yahoo and Google to optimize the speed, sort them by priority. The test server is being located in Vancouver (Canada).
6. Load Impact
Service is testing how the site can withstand the pressure (light DDOS). Emulated several dozen users and more than a hundred active compounds. Since the test lasts a few minutes, at that time you can use other tools to estimate the page load speed in the rush hour. At the end of the test, you can see a graph how the download speed changes from the number of active users.
Analyzes the download of the site from different parts of the Earth – servers in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Displays summary statistics for each test.
Sends requests to an analyzed page from different data centers (around 30 server), and determines the speed for each of them. Highlights the best, worst and average indicators for time and speed.
Report on the page loading, and all additional scripts/styles/images. Simple and often necessary tool.
If you use any other free online tools to check the speed of loading pages, please share them in the comments.