How to check your website page speed?
There are many tools to check your website page speed, but here are the ones I would recommend.
- Page Speed Insights : By going to this website it shows a URL box to enter your website address, eg; www.umangdhawan.com.
- It will show
- Mobile Page speed (page loading time on mobile devices)
- Desktop Page Speed (page loading time for your desktop or laptop)
2. Compare with Google: This website will help you with tests to check mobile speed of your site. If you scroll down, it directly ties it into ROI for your business or your website. We see Google leveraging real-world metrics, tying it back to what’s the percentage of people you’re losing because your site is this slow.
3. Pingdom: Monitor your website’s availability and performance for free using Website Speed Test tool to analyze the load speed of your websites
GTMetrix is one of the tools that we have found ourselves using more and more to get detailed reports about our site’s performance. It is a free tool that analyzes your page’s speed performance using Google Page Speed and YSlow.
Why your website page speed is slow?
To know how to improve your website page speed you must know what are the factors affecting your website page speed.
- Large images are the biggest culprit of slow loading web pages.
- Web Hosting service can cause issues.
- Redirects, the number of hops needed to get to a web page will slow things down.
- Plug-ins, widgets and third party application can really slow you down. Do always check your website speed after using any new plugins or widgets
These are the major reasons to slow down your website. Now how can you tackle each one them
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1.Enable caching & use a content delivery network (CDN)
Caching is so, so important. Definitely do your research and make sure that’s set up properly. Same with CDNs, so valuable in speeding up a site, but you want to make sure that your CDN is set up properly.
2. Compress images
The easiest and probably quickest way for you to speed up your site today is really just to compress those images. It’s such an easy thing to do. There are all sorts of free tools available for you to compress them. Optimizilla is one. You can even use free tools on your computer, Save for Web, and compress properly.
You can also minify resources. So it’s really good to be aware of what minification, bundling, and compression do so you can have some of these more technical conversations with developers or with anyone else working on the site.o
You can also check the Page optimization Guideline by Google
- Avoid landing page redirects
- Enable compression
- Improve server response time
- Leverage browser caching
- Minify resources
- Optimize images
- Optimize CSS Delivery
- Prioritize visible content