Here are over 10 best online tools which you can test your blog or websites speed performance and get recommendation on how to improve the loading speed.
We don’t know how much is exactly the weightage of a website loading speed in the Google SEO ranking algorithm but the sake of visitors browsing experience alone is important enough for us to take our website speed performance seriously. Before we do any blog optimization, it’s a good idea to note down the ‘before and after’ results for comparison purpose. Some of the site speed testing website below allow you to create an account which you can record all your testing for future reference. Testing your blog for speed also good for benchmarking purpose and most of the testing services below give you a grading score based on their own or some standard grading like Pagespeed or YSlow.
Here are several website testing service sites you can test your blog straight away.
“GTmetrix can help you develop a faster, more efficient, and all-around improved website experience for your users.”
GTmetrix is one of the most comprehensive of all. It gives you: Page Speed and YSlow grading, test server option, mobile testing etc.
You can download a full result report including the recommendation details in PDF format. WordPress plugin also available for before and after optimization comparison. Also, you can register a free account to monitor your website.
“Webpagetest will provide rich diagnostic information including resource loading waterfall charts, Page Speed optimization checks and suggestions for improvements.”
Webpagetest is an open source project supported by Google. One of the most comprehensive, it include options for test server, speed connection, mobile connection etc. You can create an account for your website testing history.
“We built this Full Page Test tool to help you analyze the load speed of your websites and learn how to make them faster. It lets you identify what about a web page is fast, slow, too big, what best practices you’re not following, and so on. We have tried to make it useful both to experts and novices alike.”
Pingdom gives you a few test server option and you can create a free account to monitor you website uptime and performance.
“Analyze and optimize your website with PageSpeed tools to implement the web performance best practices. PageSpeed Insights analyzes the content of a web page, then generates suggestions to make that page faster. Reducing page load times can reduce bounce rates and increase conversion rates.”
PageSpeed is a website testing tool from Google herself. With desktop and mobile testing. the result is fast to get quick speed optimization suggestions.
“Assess and benchmark your site performance, and learn how to improve it.”
A quick test from different locations and with optimization suggestions. You can create a account for free performance monitoring of you website. Free trial for its Optimizer (its premium service) available. You also can access Yotta tools at here: http://www.websitetest.com
“Show Slow is an open source tool that helps monitor various website performance metrics over time. It captures the results of YSlow, Page Speed, WebPageTest and dynaTrace AJAX Edition rankings and graphs them, to help you understand how various changes to your site affect its performance.”
You create a free account for your website testing history
“Identify. Diagnose. Remediate. Repeat. Neustar Web Performance is the platform that helps your team remove user barriers and optimize your website.”
A quick simple test. Also provide website load testing.
A comprehensive test available with a premium account (free trial available)
Here are several other good website you can try:
A simple test but can choose the test location and browser. With waterfall chart.
Great for testing mobile version of your website
A website load performance testing. You can create an account.
Here are some other online website testing for a quick test (without speed improvement suggestions):
http://www.gomeznetworks.com/custom/instant_test.html (Simple test but can choose server)
http://whichloadsfaster.com (to compare 2 websites side by side)
The above listing are the best websites available for website speed performance testing. One among that I like is Gtmetrix, but feel free to try them one by one, the testing doesn’t take long. One thing is that most of the websites above give grading or assessment based on their own system, so the results might be very varied. Lotta for example gave a very low grade for this blog but the grade by Gtmetrix and Websitetest doesn’t differ much.
Thank you for visiting this blog. Feel free to leave some useful comments. Happy blog testing! :)