Many other tools have existed for years to test your site’s speed. Now Google has jumped into the front by offering its take in the website tools industry with their latest experiment – Google Page Speed.
It’s a very simple and straightforward tool that requires no thinking – just a simple URL. It belongs to a set of tools that Google labels as the Page Speed Tools Family. You can also download the Page Speed browser extensions, available for Chrome and Firefox (IE not yet available), which will allow you to evaluate the performance of your web pages and to get suggestions on how to improve them.
The lightweight cousin within this family is the Page Speed Online – a new web-based tool that allows users to analyze specific or groups of pages at any time, in any browser, without downloading an extension. It also features Page Speed Mobile analysis, which lets developers analyze their site as viewed by a mobile browser. When you submit you get an amusing “Page Speed online rocks…” loading prompt and get your score with suggestions to improve your score – 100 being the best. The suggestions even breakdown to prioritizing which parts of the site needs the most work first with a simple Low, Medium and High priority label.
For those people running their site’s on Apache, The mod_pagespeed Apache module automatically rewrites pages and resources to improve their performance.
That’s all wonderful. But here’s the ultimate question. Where does LTG’s site stand in all this?
According to Google:
The page LazyTechGuys got an overall Page Speed Score of 85 (out of 100)
Eat your heart out newbie tech blogs. LTG is here to stay and there’s definitely tons of room to make improvements. We’ll definitely be aiming for the coveted 100 out of 100. Until then, we will be working. Stay Tuned.