Tuesday 28 July 2009 | 1:28 p.m.
Making your website as fast as possible could help keep visitors on your site, so any improvements you can make to the speed of your site should be good for business! Conversely, if browsing a site is slow and cumbersome, visitors may give up and shop elsewhere. Today we want to share a cool Google tool called Page Speed that can show you how to increase the speed of pages within your site. If you are not responsible for your website's code you may want to pass this information on to your webmaster.
Page Speed is an open source Firefox/Firebug Add-on that webmasters and web developers can use to evaluate the performance of web pages and get suggestions for improvement.
How does Page Speed work?
Page Speed can carry out tests on your website's web server configuration and front-end code. The tests rate your site against a set of best practices proven to enhance web page performance. When you run Page Speed on on your site's pages you will get a set of scores for each page, as well as suggestions on how to improve performance.
How do I get Page Speed?
Access the Page Speed site here. Once you or your webmaster install the add-on you can begin testing your web pages. You can also watch this YouTube video to learn more.
Page Speed is part of a wider Google campaign to make the web faster for everyone. Check out the YouTube video below to hear about Google engineers and webmasters vision on making the web faster:
Find out more by visiting the Google Code site. If you have your own suggestions for making the web faster please let us know.