Check Your Site With Google Developer Speed Test
If you are in the business of making websites or even if you are a beginner with building websites then you need to know and understand how to test your site speed and the best way is to use the well trusted Google Site Speed Test for developers. Just because it says for developers doesn’t mean that you have to be a developer of software or anything of that nature. Google’s developer section is for those who are making website or app for mobile phones.
On my very first website which is IncreaseStrengths.com, I did a lot of work to make sure that there was plenty of high-value information on the site to be able to help everyone that I could with their health and fitness goals. However, there is one thing that I missed. The thing that I missed is my website loading speed which only helps in having the person reading it.
In other words, if you are making a website and ignore site speed then you will not get as many people looking at your website because it loads slowly and in today’s fast pace world, we tend to be in a rush so speed is everything. As soon as I figured out that there was a way to check this then I tried and well the results were shocking to me. My website’s loading speed was terrible but by using Google’s site speed test thenI was able to resolve the loading problems quickly.
How was Using the Google’s Site Speed Test an Easy Fix for me?
You might be wondering why I say that it was easy to fix the issues to get my website’s speed better. Well, this is because, in the site speed test that Google does, they give you exact what is wrong and exactly how to fix the issue. In most cases they even give you the files to fix the issues, I had a slow loading speed due to images that were bogging down my site so they had a file for me to use at the bottom of the site speed test that Google does and all you have to do is to download the files then replace them on your website.
This couldn’t have been any easier so with that said, thank you Google.
This is a very helpful tool the Google has that I highly recommend using for anyone that is building a website or even has a website that someone made for them. You do not have to be the person that made the website to do the test in the Google Developer’s section, all you need is a Google account that most us have anyway if you have an android device.
Google Out Did Themselves with this Free Tool
It is generally a quick test for any size website and is only limited by you or bandwidth but anything internet based is subject to your bandwidth. I was introduced to this free tool and have been using it as my go-to ever since.
Give it a try and et me know what you think. As a matter of fact, you can enter in Google site speed test in their search console.
I would love to hear your thoughts on this.
Sounds like a great tool Shane that I can use. I have a website with plenty of color pictures. That is because I want to make a site that is visually appealing. I just hope that my site does get noticed and that people don’t get turned off with it loading. Although I don’t think that it takes long to load, but each to their own opinion.
Is there such a tool within Google Analytics or Webmaster Tools? Or do I have to check out a third tool for my site?
The tool I was referring to is the Google Site Speed Test that Google has, they have it in there system for anyone to use on any website. Simply open Google for a normal search then type in Google Site Speed Test and it will be one of the first on the search page and is completely free to use.
I hope this is helpful, let me know if I can help out in any other way.
I too am those kind of people who can’t stand slow websites and for me no matter how established that website it, I would still click away and go to another website instead.
Information is free and if your website couldn’t load right, you’ll lose a web visitor just like that. Out of curiosity, what is the idea page load time to be considered normal or fast? Mine loads at 1.97s
I completely agree about skipping through to the next website if the one you are looking for is slow so how to we speed up our websites?
Well, Google has great tools to help you make your website better and to be honest, who is better at understanding what people want than Google.
Thank you for your comment.
I never knew about this function of Google as far as I’m aware, I’m gonna take this page into account and see about applying this site speed test onto my own website to check it. You make a good point about how if a site takes too long to load interest can be lost, I’ve done that in the past I will admit.
Thanks for the article, I’ll test it myself down the line. Regards Ryan. 🙂
I am glad that this article helped you understand how to use Google site speed test for developers. I have used it on many sites to be able make the sites more user friendly and acceptable to speed on mobile and on the desktop.
Let me know if I can help you out in any further way,
Wow, how do I not know about this?! I have been working on my first website for 6 months now and every post contains images, some embedded YouTube etc so this will definitely come in handy. Is this a FREE Google service? The more I find out about Google tools, the more I love Google 🙂
Google offers many free services to help out where they can, all they ask is that people do not try to trick their searches. Google has many free tools to use and even shows you how to use them. I have had a lot of people ask me about site speed so I thought this was the best answer.
After all, who knows best….Google
Thanks for the awesome article. I didn’t know that is was so easy and I implemented it directly to my website. The developer thing scared me a little bit because I thought it should be difficult to do. But thanks to you, I checked it out and it worked.
Keep up the good work, I really enjoy your website.
I am glad to hear that my article helped you with using Google’s site speed testing. At first I was somewhat offset by this because it says developer but that just means the Google developers requirements for you to be the best fit for their search engine.
I will be very glad to help out if needed however the instructions on Google’s site speed test are very simple and helpful so reach out to me if needed.
Hey Shane, thanks for the insight into Google Speed Test On the Internet. I will be checking my website with this tool to see how fast my website load speed is.
You are right, we all have the attention span of a gnat these days, anything that takes more than a few seconds to load and we’re off looking elsewhere so this is critical information to learn for me.
I probably have the same issue as you regarding images as I have plenty on every post. You mention they present you with a file, I’m guessing this is to reduce their size.
I have a WordPress website, is it a straightforward operation to install the file. I am pretty new to website building so any info you have regarding installing the file will be awesome.
Nice to hear from you about my article Google’s Speed Test tool, I ran my first test and found that the results were shocking…actually pretty poor to Google’s standards so I followed their recommendations which they describe in the site speed test.
The directions that they give you are somewhat over whelming at first but if you look at the bottom of the page then Google has been nice enough to give the files that you need to fix these issues. The first thing that I did was to replace the images on my website with the ones that Google compressed for me.
Next into the other elements that they discussed, I fixed them and now my website not only loads faster but is more responsive. I then re-tested my website with the Google site speed tool and the results were much better.
I hope that this helps you in optimizing your WordPress website and please let me know how things turn out. If I can help out in any way then just let me know.
Hi Shane, thank you for sharing such an easy to use tool. I’ve always been put off anything with the word developer as I don’t have much knowledge in programming. However, the speed test site is so fast and simple to try. Didn’t realize there were such tweaks as java and cache optimisation.
Thanks again for the tool!
Yep, glad to be able to show such a hidden gem that has been right underneath our eyes that whole time. What happens is that some high end programmers know these tools and use them a lot however they charge people money for so called SEO improvements.
The tools that Google offers are very helpful and most importantly are free so why wouldn’t we use them.
How has it been working out for you since you started using it?
Hi Shane. When it comes to site speed, how is it actually measured. What I mean by that is should your site be loading in 3 seconds or 1 second or even faster. So when you do the site speed test, what should you be looking for to know that your site speed is running at its most efficient.
Website loading speed is critical in keeping people’s attention as we all have been known to click to the next link if the first one is slow to load.
We live in a fast paced world so we need to be aware of that. Using Google Search engines tools such as their site speed test helps you understand where you can improve things on your site to make it more search engine friendly.