Website speed is a major part of optimizing your websites for users and search engines. The faster your website loads, the less the users have to wait, which will reduce your site’s bounce rate. If your website loads slower, most users will not wait, and will instead look for content on other sites.
Below are 10 free popular tools for you to test website speed and get suggestions, with which you can find out why the website speed is slow and how to improve it.
MaxCDN’s speed testing tools allow you to compare the speed of two websites from different locations around the world. You can either use Ping Test or HTTP Test which allows you to analyze first and last byte speed of the websites.
Google PageSpeed Insights
PageSpeed Insights’s performance test tool, provided by Google, gives a wide range of information and tips in order to increase your website’s performance
You can find a very effective and informative tool about your website performance at GTMetrix. Results are clear and report shows the things you need to improve in order to decrease your loading time
This tool tests your web page’s loading time in different browsers like IE, Firefox, Safari. It also gives you chance to test your page’s loading time from several locations around the world. More, it has advanced settings with options for simulating common Internet connection speeds (e.g. DSL and 56K dial up)
Pingdom Tools not only has a very detailed and handy performance tester tool, but you can also find another useful test tools like DNS Health and Ping and Traceroute.
You can check your website loading time from different countries and different browsers, by using Loads.in website performance test tool. Report has clear charts related to objects in the webpage.
Site-Perf.com emulates true-to-life browser behavior in a smart and advanced way giving you all the values and figures which may matter to a speed-conscious site owner.
Simple tool to test your website’s loading time and compare with other websites. great tool for benchmarking. 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.
Show Slow allows you to add a URL to be monitored (publicly) and regularly captures results from three popular testing tools: YSlow, Page Speed and dynaTrace. ShowSlow requires registration.