Whenever you are thinking from a visitors point-of-view you would specially love to see a site that loads faster. No one has a time to wait for the site which takes longer time for loading. It irritates a visitor. So in order to keep your visitor engaged and to make his visits more frequent to your site you need to design a site that loads faster. Now the question is how to determine whether the site is loading slowly or fast!! And if the site is loading slow what are the measures that we can take to improve the site’s performance??
To make your work easier Google has recently launced “Page Speed Online”, a project of Google labs. It checks your page for any speed flaws and gives you suggestions to improve on it. It is pretty simple and straight forward application, where you just need to enter the URL of your website and Google will tell you list of the steps that you need to follow to make your site speedier. All the suggestions are listed in under the High, Medium and Low priority headings, to make your task simple to identify among the listed ones which are more important.
High Priority: These are the suggestions which have high potential performance and least development efforts. So they need to be focused first.
Medium Priority: These are the suggestions that have normal wins. Means to need to input a good development effort, but the gain is not that big.
Low Priority: These are the one that have lots of development effort required and have very small wins. You need to look upon them only after you are done with high priority items.
Have a look the screenshort below to get more clear picture:
It is not the thing that only Google has this speed test, there are lot many other tools available in the market. But there is one unique feature in the Google tool, which no other tool has. The main benefit of Google is that you can also test the performance of your mobile website. With mobile website speed test, it provides list of suggestions to make the mobile website faster to load.
We all know that for SEO, page load speed is among one of the important factors to get the site ranked higher. So with the presence of this handy tool, your task is much more simplified.