One of the main challenges for blogger, small business, a non-profit organization, a personal website has is “Page Load Time.”
Studies show that user leaves a site if it hasn’t loaded in 3 seconds. Nobody likes a Slow Website.
Speeding up Website is important. “The web should be fast” (Google says). Google has incorporated site speed in search rankings.
How fast your website load on a desktop browser and mobile browser?
Let’s try the following tools to test the time taken to load the web page globally excluding China. They all give you actionable information along with the following to optimize your website for fast loading.
- Time is taken to load the page
- Page size
- Number of requests made to load the page
- YSlow score
- PageSpeed Score
- Waterfall chart
Website Speed Measurement Tools
Gtmetrix uses Google Page Speed and Yahoo! Yslow to grade your site’s performance and provides request details in waterfall chart so you can see what request needs tweaking.
By default, it runs a test from Canada however if you do a free registration, you will be able to run a scan from Dallas, Hong Kong, London, Mumbai, Sydney, Sao Paulo.
Pingdom let you choose a test from the following location.
- New York
- San Jose
You get an excellent summary of the test results including performance grade, insights, response codes, content size by type/domain/type.
Pingdom also let you drill down the each request so you can examine HTTP response & request headers.
3. Web page test
Web page test is one of the most popular websites performance tool to let you run the test from multiple locations worldwide.
Each location got one or multiple browsers (Chrome, IE, Firefox, etc. cover the broad range of testing.
Web page test breaks down the page load time so you can focus on the weak point.
- Time is taken to load on the first view
- Time is taken to load on repeat view
- Content breakdown by request/type
- Document complete time
- Fully loaded time
- First-byte time
- Waterfall view
- Connection view
- Request details and headers
- CDN details
4. Website Speed Test
Speed Test by Geek Flare let you show you load time, page size, request count and tested from a location with content waterfall and overall score. So if you are looking for quick way to find these metrics then go ahead and give a try.
5. Website Pulse
WebSite Pulse let you run a test from New York, Munich, and Melbourne.
It gives you quick information on total time taken to load and following with each request.
- Request status
- Connect time
- First byte time
- Last byte time
- Request size
6. SEO Site Checkup
SEO Site Checkup provides you with the overall score based on page load time.
You have an option to send the test result through email or download a PDF.
7. SUCURI Load Time Tester
Load time tester by SUCURI check your website from more than 15 locations and give you time taken from each location, average response and performance grade.
SUCURI has other Security Scan test tool which you may like it too.
8. Site 24×7
Analyze full webpage including DNS time, Connection time, First-byte time, Start to render, Document complete and total page loading time with Site24X7.
With Site 24×7, you can choose to test from more than 60 locations globally.
Check website speed results from up to 22 locations with Dotcom-monitor.
You can choose a test from Chrome, Firefox, IE, Safari, Android & Blackberry.
Monitis test your website elements from the United States, Europe & Asia Pacific region simultaneously.
I hope above FREE tools give you an idea how much time does it take to load your webpage worldwide.
If it’s getting loaded in less than 3 seconds then well done!
If not then you may want to work on improvement points, and as a quick win, it’s worth considering using CDN like Incapsula, CloudFlare, MaxCDN, etc.