Blog loading time is one important factor for search engine ranking and for good user-experience. Google say “The web should be fast”. If your website loading time is high, you can get penalize because Google consider it. Studies, surveys show that users leave a website if it hasn’t loaded in 4 seconds; keep your users happy and engaged by providing a fast performing website!
I highly recommend to use any cache plugin and take advantage of CDN like MAXCDN or Cloudflare to further improve loading time of your website. You should spend money for MAXCDN or Cloudflare. But, there are free WordPress cache plugins, WP Super Cache and W3 Total Cache are most popular free plugins.
Now, check your blog loading time again to ensure your new techniques are helping you.
2 Websites To Check Your Blog Loading Time
Here I’m sharing 2 best websites to check loading time of your blog, and moreover, these websites will suggest you changes to further improve load time of your pages. So, let’s start with first one:
01. GTMetrix – Website Speed and Performance Optimization
This is the first website which I recommend as this one, analyses your Webpage and recommend changes, that you should implement. GTmetrix uses Google Page Speed and Yahoo! YSlow to grade your site’s performance and provides actionable recommendations to fix these issues. You can analyze the page loading time of your website from different regions around the world. It is a good feature will know the performance of your site at other countries. You can also consider installing GTmetrix WordPress plugin <Link>, which will let you check your blog loading time from WordPress dashboard.
02. Pingdom Website Speed Test
Another great website, which check your blog loading time and give you a great over view of overall performance of your website. It actually gives a better picture of what element on your page is taking most time to load. You can sort the result on various parameters like; Sort by load order, load size and so on. One great part of tools.pingdom is, it will give you an idea about what external script is taking maximum time to load. Also history tab will give you a great idea about, how your page loading time has improved over the time.
These are the best two website to analyze the page loading time and performance of your blog. Again, loading time is one of most important factor of a website and try to make your page load time below than 4 seconds.
Do let me know which website do you use to check loading time of your Website? If you find these tools interesting, don’t forget to share it with your friends on Facebook and Google plus.