Friday, March 21, 2008

Check your website load time

Analyse your website - Free tools

Here is a good set of free tools to analyse your website.

Of particular note is the "Load time test". It tests how long your website takes to load and tells you where the delays are.

Of course you might not realize how slow your own website is because after your first visit it is cached in your computer. So you can be fooled into thinking that your site is faster than it really is. I was surprised when I tested one of my sites with this tool.

The site is Submit It

Here is an excerpt from the page of free tools.
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Time for a tune-up...
The below tools (and to the left) are listed chronologically to assist you with site preparation and testing. Website preparation and testing are your first steps to reaching those magical top positions in major search engines (actually there is no magic, just hard work... learn more).You can use our tools as often as you like and even place them on your website to offer free web tools to your viewers and generate traffic (Add MiniTools to your website). We also ask you to help us keep an almost nine year old (June 23rd) Submit Plus tradition absolutely free by displaying one of our (buttons) on your website... So, let's get started!

Link Popularity [Low link popularity = Low ranking... Check it Out!]

Load Time Check [Good loading time = happy surfers/spiders... Check it Out!]

Test Your Meta Content [Major engines still reply on Meta Tags!... Check it Out!]

Spider Simulator [See what engine spiders see... Or don't!]

Generate Meta Tags [Improve or create new Meta Tags... You need them!]

Alexa Ranking [Archived info and web traffic information ]

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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Alexa.com is a subsidiary of Amazon.com. It is a website which provides information on traffic levels for websites. The Alexa rank is measured according to the amount of users who’ve visited a website with the Alexa toolbar installed. Alexa toolbar is an application developed by Alexa Internet. Its primary use is to measure website statistics. This toolbar collects as well as gives some valuable information. Once you install it, the Alexa toolbar monitors all your surfing and collects information about what domains you visit. They use this data to rank web sites. The traffic rank they assign to websites is based on 3 months of aggregated historical traffic data from millions of other users and is a combined measure of page views and users. Webmasters, advertisers and ad networks use your blog’s Alexa rank as a gauge to determine the worth of a link on your website. If you depend on link or site selling as a form of monetization you’ll definitely want to increase your Alexa rank, because it’ll increase your bargaining power when it comes to ad pricing.

zuborg said...

I would also recommend to use this online free tool - http://Site-Perf.com/

It measure loading speed of page and it’s requisites (images/js/css) like browsers do and shows nice detailed chart - so you can easily spot bottlenecks.
It's very detailed and accurate, supports a lot of features like Keep-Alive and HTTP-compression.

Also useful feature is that this tool can measure quality of internet link of your server.