Check Website Loading Time With These 3 Awesome Free Sites

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Check Website Loading Time With These 3 Awesome Free Sites

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 3 best online tools to check loading time of your website, and more over, these websites will suggest you changes to further improve load time of your pages.  So, lets start with first one:

3 Free Tools To Test Website Load time


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.

GTMetrix Website Speed test

You can also consider installing GTmetrix WordPress plugin <Link>, which will let you check loading time of your blog from WordPress dashboard.

Pingdom page loading time

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.


Webpage Speed test

This is another popular tool to test the loading time and performance of your website. The best part is, it offers various location to test with, you can also select the browser to test your website in detail.

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.

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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.

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  1. Benjamin says

    Thanks for sharing these great tools.

    Google page speed also offer a great alternative. As well as which runs several speedtest and gives you the average speed for more precision.

  2. vikash shankar says

    I was looking for this information and here I got it, can you please suggest me that how i can decrease the load time of my blog.

    • says

      @ vikash shankar

      Try adding this to wp-config.php

      define(‘WP_POST_REVISIONS’, 3);
      define(‘WP_DEBUG’, false);
      define(‘WP_MEMORY_LIMIT’, ’128M’);
      define(‘WP_MAX_MEMORY_LIMIT’, ’256M’);

  3. Hx.Lehmann says

    Nice tools…pingdom gave me 100/100, but….

    as i am not here to hail my work or intellect i have to say yslow gave me just 98…the reason ?
    it stole some points, pointing out i should use a cdn.
    what for ? combining css-sprites with a cdn ? has anyone ever ever done so not ending up with a zombie-like css-file ?

    and again i do not ask for being applauded, but because i really do not understand.
    whoever feels the need to enlighten me…PLEASE do so !!! ;)

    PS: Thank for another great article. We all know you do this for a living, but so are other people by writing about neighbours dog or really bad topics.

  4. says

    Hello Harsh
    Thanks For Sharing Great info i Used GTmatrix for Checking Load time of My Websites. but Now i gonna try another one to Check Load time & Page Speed. Thanks For Sharing This Valuable Info :)

  5. says

    Great post there. Just another day I was having similar discussion with a friend who came up with 2-3 names for checking website loading time. WebWait, WebTool Hub and GTMetrix are the ones which work the best for him!

  6. Sanket says

    Really Harsh blog loading time is very Important for SEO and these 2 site which you have mentioned above are really Awesome.Thanks bro :)

  7. Ankur Upadhyay says

    I have used Pingdom and its really good. In fact, I compared my site’s grade with ShoutMeLoud and the result was not good. :P

    But I normally uses Pagespeed Insights by Google and it is quite good too.

  8. Michael Aulia says

    I used to using but find lots of people are using Pingdom. Nevertheless, they pretty much do similar things; the challenging part is to get a good score and optimise your blog as much as possible

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