Blog loading time is one important factor for search engine ranking and for good user-experience. Even Google made it official that if your website loading time is very high, you can get penalize for the same. I have shared many tips and tricks which will help you to ensure that your blog loads faster, and if you missed it, here are some articles that will help you to get started.
More over, I highly recommend to use any cache plugin and take advantage of CDN like MAXCDN or Cloudflare to further improve loading time of your website. Now, one thing which you should consistently do is to, check loading time of your Webpage, to ensure your new techniques are helping you. Here I’m sharing 2 best websites to check loading time of your blog, and more over, these websites will suggest you changes to further improve load time of your pages. So, lets start with first one:
2 Free Tools for Website Speed Test
This is the first website which I recommend as this one, analyses your Webpage and recommend changes, that you should implement. Here is performance report for ShoutMeLoud, and you could see lots of suggestion. According to this site, ShoutMeLoud is taking 9.26 sec to load, and this is like one of the worse performance. A good idea is to re-run the test, and sometime caching plugin do funny thing.
You can also consider installing GTmetrix WordPress plugin <Link>, which will let you check loading time of your blog from WordPress dashboard.
Another great website, which checks your page load-time and give you a great over view of overall performance of your website. It actually gives a better picture of what element on your page is taking most time to load. You can sort the result on various parameters like; Sort by load order, load size and so on. One great part of tools.pingdom is, it will give you an idea about what external script is taking maximum time to load. Also history tab will give you a great idea about, how your page loading time has improved over the time.
These are the best two tools, which will give you great information about overall loading time of your pages, and you can work on it to improve. I don’t recommend you to get obsessed with the speed, but try to make your page load time below than 3 seconds, and make sure you are serving a mobile optimized version of your website.
Do let me know which website do you use to check loading time of your Website? If you find these tools interesting, don’t forget to share it with your friends on Facebook and Google plus.