How to check Page Speed of your Blog or Website

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:

Firebug

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.

WebTrickz Page speed score

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.

YSlow - WebTrickz grade

  • 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.

Webmaster Tools - Site Performance

>> Hope the above tools can help in improving the speed of your site and provide a faster web experience to your readers.

Mayur

Mayur Agarwal is the founder and editor-in-chief of WebTrickz. As a Technology enthusiast and an Internet addict, he loves sharing useful How To’s and Tips & Tricks. Follow him @mayurjango on Twitter where he is extremely active.

4 Responses

  1. Ramakanth says:

    Wow, mayur your main page has Grade C in y slow, my site Grade is C. I tried a lot of methods suggested by yslow,I think may be CDN is the last one to try to improve speed .

    PS: Nice info,I have been using Yslow for a longtime and I never thought to write an article on that one 🙂

    • Mayur says:

      Thanks Ramakanth for the appreciation. I’ve optimized this site a lot in order to get those good scores 😀 I just checked your site and YSlow showed E grade (52) while Page speed gave 76/100. You need to make it faster!!

  2. Ramakanth says:

    Sorry it’s my error, yeah my site Grade is E.

  3. nabi says:

    great post Mayur…….
    thanks 4 ur information…

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