4 Best Web Page Speed Tests to Make Your Site Faster

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Want to make your site faster?, Use these best tools to measure site speed and page loading times online, to help you identify slow pages and understand strategies to increase Page speed and improve site loading times. Superfast websites are essential now for search engine optimization, as Google algorithms do consider site speed in page search engine rankings.

Here is a choice of popular Page speed checking services which will help you optimize site speed for better performance and superior visitor experience. We have tested our site on these tools to show you some screenshots. We commonly use these services to assess our site performance.

1. Google Pagespeed Insights

This is the official tool By Google to test the page speed of your site. To use Google Pagespeed Insights, simply enter the URL which you want to test, and this Google tool will give the Page speed scores for both mobile and desktop view of that page. The desktop and mobile speeds are especially useful (especially since responsive site designs have blurred the difference) and a fast desktop site might actually be a very slow mobile site. It will suggest page optimization tips that can make the pages load faster. The page speed suggestions are also linked to resource pages so that you can understand what site modifications can make your pages load faster.

google pagespeed insights

2. WebPageTest

This site speed testing tool called WebPageTest provides in-depth analysis of your site page load times and can provide detailed graphs and charts so that you understand clearly which site elements are slowing your site. It also provides score gradings based on five different parameters like first-time byte, keep alive enabled, compressed transfer, compress images, cached static content and effective use of CDN. It also provides full optimization checklist with detailed analysis, Waterfall view, content breakdown of site elements – to help assess what can be modified to speed up your site. It also gives an idea of page load times on first load and on repeat page loading, which can be useful for detailed interpretation.

webpagetest results

webpagetest load times

3. GTmetrix

GTmetrix is a useful tool which provides in-depth analysis of the many speed parameters. It compares scores of Google Page speed with Yahoo! Yslow page load times, and a comparison of both gives a good idea. Based on both these scores, the tool gives page speed optimization recommendations based on several parameters and how the scores  can be improved. It also provides a waterfall view and page load timeline.

gtmetrix  speed scores

 4. Pingdom Website Speed Test

It is yet another tool to assess site loading times. Pingdom Website Speed Test quickly analyses your site to give a waterfall view of different page elements and the time they take to load. It gives the performance grade on different common page speed criteria like minimize DNS lookups, leverage browser caching, minimize redirects etc. A detailed page analysis also analyses the content size and type and server code responses. What I really like is that it saves the history of your website page speeds each time you test it, and you can easily check it out from the history tab.

pingdom summary

pingdom page load times

As we continue to change our sites over time, many times we forget to optimize our pages for better site speed performance and good SEO. It is essential to continue using these free page speed checking services regularly  to optimize your site speed. Here are some more tips to make your site faster.

9 comments on “4 Best Web Page Speed Tests to Make Your Site Faster

  1. Great list. used two of them and let us see how well my blog will run after finalizing the problems.

  2. Efe Peter says:

    Great list P Chandra i have use all of them to test my blog it has help alot

  3. Ankit Dixit says:

    I didn’t knew about all of them.. thanks for discussing

  4. Floyd Tran says:

    nice…. that article useful to online marketing business.

  5. I loved WebPageTest, it’s truly fantastic..

  6. Felix B says:

    Really Nice List…Thanks for the Detailed Post (:

  7. hossaingoni says:

    i have no word to give you thanks for writing this type of article..really your article is very effective.

  8. quite interesting post by author and i try it helps me to optimized more better to run website.

  9. Thomas says:

    I tried these pages, indeed they are working great. Thank you for sharing.

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