Google Page Speed Tool Helps Optimize Your Site's Load Speed

Google has handed a graduation diploma from Google Labs to its Page Speed Online tool, which is now “in the wild” as they say. Find it at https://developers.google.com/pagespeed/. It’s home page couldn’t be more simple: just enter your site’s URL and click “Analyze.”

 

Google Page Speed Online
Once inside, Google Page Speed Online offers a number of suggestions for speeding up the load time and overall performance of your web site. The suggestions are grouped by high, medium, and low priorities. You can click on each suggestion to get details and specific action suggestions.

Why should you try to optimize the speed of your site? Faster page load speeds can result in:

  • Google is now placing a greater emphasis on landing page speed and quality in its search ranking assessments.
  • Reduced bounce rates, as your visitors experience less frustration.
  • Increased conversions as visitors get more immediately to your message and call to action.
  • Lower paid search costs, as page load time affects quality score for ads and keywords. Better quality score equals lower cost-per-click for your ads.
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Mark is Director of Digital Outreach for Virante Inc. Mark helps businesses build strategies to increase brand influence and attract natural links and social signals. He has a special reputation as an expert on Google+ and Google Authorship. A former teacher, Mark has worked directly in Internet marketing since 2005, but has been involved in social media and online community formation since the mid 1990s. When not helping Virante clients improve their online presence, Mark participates in competitive storytelling, plays with a Dixieland street band, and (surprise) spends more time on the web.

Comments

  1. i have recently read about Google page speed on other blogs ,in this article you explained what are benefits of increasing web page load time

  2. Hi Mark, I just tested my blog that I’ve just started rebuilding, doesn’t look good after running the speed test. It’s a WP blog and I see you’re also running a WP blog. do you use any of the cache plugins? if so what cache plugin do you prefer ?
    Thanks

  3. I used it before. Thanks for sharing.

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