According to recent reports, Google uses page load speed in its algorithm for assessing a website’s worth and eventual search results ranking. Taking this into account and also acknowledging that page load speed is an important element of optimising your site for good web marketing results, we have compiled a list of some online tools that can be very useful. They allow you to identify the factors that can be slowing you down and offer recommendations on how you can speed it up.
Of all the speed optimisation tools available this is possibly the most user-friendly and no matter what your experience you will find this a great tool to use. Its main feature is that it provides a means to analyse your web pages with a list of recommendations.
Google Page Speed
Google Page Speed is a tool that has been designed as an add-on to Firefox. In the same way Yslow splits best practices into categories to assess the performance of the website so does this tool. When tests have been carried out results are presented for each of the pages and again tips for improving the speed are provided.
Google Webmaster Tools Site Performance
This tool offers a wealth of information on how well the pages load, whether the speed of the page load has altered over time and compares your loading time to those of other sites. This is an excellent tool if you want to analyse your results and compare them to your competitors.
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