Check the load time of your site
Everyone knows how annoying it can be having to deal with websites that take forever to load. There are recent researches, in fact, confirming that 75% of the Internet users do not return to sites that take longer than four seconds to load.
In order to check the load time of your site you can use an online tool called “Website Speed Test”Â. It allows you to enter up to 10 websites, and the results display the size of the website, the total loading time and the average speed per KB.
By the way I would suggest keeping your load time below 2 seconds. In the near future I will post an article with tips to make your pages load faster.
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45 Responses to “Check the load time of your site”
Mine shows 0.09 & 0.1 sec for 58kb and 49kb sites. Can this tool be trusted?
What should be average load time of any good site?
It may be in seconds ?
Domain name Size Load Time Average Speed per KB
1 uhavetoknow.blogspot.com 97.37 KB 0.14 seconds 0 seconds
Leo (Healthy Tips For A Healthy Lifestyle)
This is great!
However, my blog 6 secs…Not so great!
Get below 1.0 sec for my sites.
Thanks. Nice tool. My site fly on the web:)
I liked this site, itâ€™s neat. Good job!
haha, I have a racing website now!
1 http://www.gmc–booters.com/php/index.php 29.51 KB 0.53 seconds 0.02 seconds
i believe i finnally built me a php skin that loads quick enough
I had a doubt about my website’s loading time: http://www.send-giftstoindia.com but not any more…..
Wow.. what a tool. I will recommend it to my friends too.!
My site load time is <1 s
It is a great tool i have checked it with my site http://www.adeptinfotech.com
Thanks for the tips.
I think my clean design is doing the trick, I have load time, 0,53 sec.
Must be the fastest blog to load in Sweden.
I liked this site, it’s neat. Good job! Visit my sites, please:
My CSS file is 30k alone. I was shocked by the size, I didn’t pay attention to how fast the speed was. 🙂
One of the tricks I just did to try and reduce bandwidth usage is moving to excerpts except for the main page. This is a big hack because I can’t actually edit the template to use excerpts (because I’m hosted on wordpress.com).
Roberto Alamos Moreno
Excellent tool, I didn’t know it. From now on I will use constantly to check my site’s speed.
Good advice as usual 🙂
Mike, you are right about the inconsistency regarding the file sizes. I guess the service only consider part of the website structure, say the HTML code.
Check out this other service, it is not reliable for the speed but it seems to break down the files that composed your website:
I was looking at this for my empuriabrava site and the Web Speed Test views the page as being 7.23kb in size. However, the elements that make the page are as follows:
header = 0.94
index = 5.96
footer = 1.16
image = 25.8
css file = 6.8
Total Page Size = 40.66kb – a big difference from the 7.23 being tested.
menghua, I think that the speed varies even for the same website due to network factors. The average speed should be consistent over the time, though.
Irish Church Lady
Very interesting tool. My main blog takes 6.72 secs to load. I’ll be interested in your post on how to shorten load times.
Just came across this blog recently BTW. Good stuff here!
01 http://www.empuriabravaonline.com 7.23 KB 0.33seconds 0.05 seconds
02 http://www.thelifeofmatthew.com 27.15 KB 0.67 seconds 0.02 seconds
03 http://www.wifestillwoman.com 6.28 KB 0.37 seconds 0.06 seconds
Much quicker than I expected but I make sure my homepages are quick to load. Sometimes I think that Google Analytics and Adsense slows a page’s loading time and I don’t think that these figures represent that.
engtech.. that’s really fast!
Seriously, I doubt the usage of this tool. The speed varies every time I click CHECK. How do they determine the speed anyway? Which location do they tested from? hmm…
engtech, that is a pretty good speed, you have a large page but at least it is loading fast!
Me thinks I need to compress the content on my blog.
01 engtech.wordpress.com 141.7 KB 0.79 seconds 0.01 seconds
Ironicly, that page seems to take quite a while to load.
that is good, it has a lot to do with the web host also.
Mine supposedly loads in 0.85 secs.
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