How To Check Your Site Speed

Having a website that’s fast to load will help to keep your readers around longer, but how do you test that? We’ll look at three different sites to check your speed – Pingdom, GTmetrix, and Google PageSpeed

pingdom

Pingdom

Pingdom checks your site speed by visiting it from a random location and noting down how long each element on your page takes to load. This will make it easier for you to work out what needs to be cut down.

gtmetrix

GTmetrix

GTmetrix looks at a few different things and will tell you where you need to improve. This is really useful because it breaks things down into different areas, with specific information on what to fix.

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Google PageSpeed

Google PageSpeed also looks at what you can fix, but it looks at both the mobile and desktop versions to see what can be improved for both versions of your site.

Hayley Constantine

<p>Hayley has been blogging since before most people knew what a blog was! She started Bonjour, Blogger! in May 2013 as a way to share her knowledge and experiences – if you ever have a question, get in touch!</p>

  • The Dame International

    Well, I did the Google one and got this notice: “Eliminate render-blocking JavaScript and CSS in above-the-fold content
    Your page has 14 blocking script resources and 11 blocking CSS resources. This causes a delay in rendering your page.”… which may as well be in Chinese because I have no idea what on earth it means or what to do about it :/

    August 26, 2014 at 2:20 pm Reply

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