3 Tools For Testing Your Website Load Time

Posted Dec 14, 2012

If a website takes a long time to load, the odds are that you will close the tab.  In the digital age, people want to consume information quickly and move on to the next topic.  By reducing your website loading time, you will be able to reduce your bounce rates and increase your conversion rates.  Below are three of the best tools for determining your website load time.

Google PageSpeed Insights

Google PageSpeed Insights scans through a website and generates suggestions to make the website load faster.  You can enter a web page URL and Google will assign it a score.  The higher the score you get, the better.  Google also developed an open-source browser extension for Chrome and Firefox.  PageSpeed Insights performs several tests on a websites’ web server configuration and front-end code.  The tests are based on best practices known for enhancing web page performance.

Link Vendor Website Speed Check

LinkVendor has several SEO tools and one of them shows the duration of a given website.  It shows the average speed, data volume, size with HTML, size without HTML and how long the load time would be on various types of connections like a modem, DSL, and T1 connection.

Pingdom Tools

Pingdom lets you enter a URL to test the load time of a website and analyze it to find bottlenecks.  You can sort the properties by the load time, load order, file size, file type, and URL.  The website is given a performance grade based on the requests, page size, and load time.