Google now considers site speed aka page loading time of a site or blog while listing results in its search engine rankings. If you’re a site owner or webmaster then you must find and evaluate the page speed of your website/site and take appropriate actions to improve it. Use the below tools to Find Page speed or Site speed:
Page Speed – To use it, you need to have Firefox with Firebug add-on installed. Then install the Page Speed add-on. After installing, just open the desired webpage in Firefox and click the firebug button from status bar > open Page Speed tab > and click Analyze Performance button. You’ll then be shown a Page Speed Score of that specific page.
See WebTrickz got a Page speed score of 87/100 which is pretty good.
YSlow – YSlow is a similar free tool from Yahoo which Grades your web pages and suggests ways to improve website speed. To use it, you must have Firefox with Firebug and YSlow add-on installed. Open firebug and tap YSlow tab > Run test to use it.
- Grade based on the performance of the page (you can define your own rule set)
- Summary of the page Components
- Chart with statistics
- Tools for analyzing performance, including Smush.it and JSLint
Webmaster Tools – You can also use Google webmaster tools to see how much time, pages on your site take to load on an average. To analyze this, visit Webmaster Tools Labs > Site Performance and see the Performance overview chart.
>> Hope the above tools can help in improving the speed of your site and provide a faster web experience to your readers.