Top 5 Website Speed And Performance Testing Tools For 2020

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One of the main challenges for e-Commerce business store is “Page Load Time”. It is as simple as that if your site is slow; you are losing your business. The speed of your website has a direct connection with SEO and conversion rates. Research shows how critically the user leaves a site if it hasn’t loaded in 3 seconds. Nobody wants to surf on a slow site. Not taking the time to make improvements can be a costly mistake. Naturally, you have to spend some money to get the best tool. After a large excavation, we have made a list of the best free as well as paid tools to test website speed and performance.

Google Pagespeed Insight

Google Pagespeed Insight is a most popular free website speed testing tool offered by Google that analysis website performance on the scale of 1-100 and provides suggestions to make it better. PSI uses Lighthouse to collect and analyze lab data about the page.

Once you insert the URL of the page you want to check, it gives you an overall rank for page speed. The Higher the ranking better the optimization of your site. The tool presents reports for both desktop and mobile version of your website. One of the unique analysing aspects that power Pagespeed from other speed testing tools is Field Data. It compares the speed of the page with other pages in the Chrome User Experience Report over the last 30 days. It is a pool of performance metrics gathered from some users of Google’s Chrome browser. Most importantly, the tool provides various bits of advice to optimize response time.

GTmetrix

GTmetrix holds a position among the premier free website speed test tools of 2020. The tool is sleekly straightforward. It is a free online website speed test tool that offers an analysis of page performance without any fee or even registration. Along with a detailed examination of page speed, it also reports YSlow metrics, recognising your website a grade from F-A. The grades are assigned on the bases of site performance in the fields including PageSpeed, YSlow, waterfall breakdown, video, and history.

GTMetrix offers an incredible upgrade that grants access to page settings, monitoring, and alerts, among other benefits, that can be spectated in the graphical format. The tool allows you to analyse your website from seven different countries as well as different browsers. Moreover, it allows an advance feature to playback web page loads with videos.

WebPage Test

The webpage is one of the most popular tools for speed testing across 40 multiple locations worldwide in over 25 browsers including mobile browsers. It offers a grade from F to A based on different performance tests such as FTTB, compression, caching, effective use of a CDN, etc. It offers a unique procedure to the test by running a test called a first view and a repeat view. This helps to diagnose what may be a first time DNS lookup delay as mentioned earlier.

The free speed testing tool considers aspects such as the type of browser, device, connection speed, and cache state the user has to obtain concrete results.  It showcases straightforward reports, a visual comparison, and traceroute examination. Its report is divided into six sections; summary, details, performance review, content breakdown, and screenshots.

Pingdom Speed Test

Pingdom is one of the best-Paid tools for performance monitoring services for business. It does not offer free services, but a user can opt for 14 – day’s free trial. It allows the user to test the webpage speed from 4 different testing locations. This tool helps customers to get alert about any issue by minutes so that they can focus on their daily business. It enables SMS or email notifications for an in-depth insight into page speed and performance expectations. Pingdom is a deceptively deep webpage speed tester with a nice mixer of options and simplicity. The reports report reflects four different sections which include a waterfall breakdown, performance grade, page analysis, and history.

Pingdom is a great tool to provide a client-facing report while also giving your developer information specific enough to address problems.

Web.dev

It is a free- modern website speed testing tool that ranks the performance of your website from 0-100. It is an incredibly straightforward and user-friendly tool. By inserting a URL of the website, it starts auditing the performance on different stages including eliminate render-blocking resources, Defer off-screen images, Efficiently encode images, Minify CSS and Displays images with incorrect aspect ratio. The reports are presented in 6 different sections; performance, accessibility, best practices and SEO. For better improvement, it states guidance for each rank determining aspects.

We hope our piece of work helps you to empower website performance. We would advise our reader to check on the above-mentioned tool. Well, most of them are free and open! For more personalization and best outcomes, you can count on SetuBridge. We provide the most dependable services to help your website rank top in all the aspects. From the vast experience, we have advance knowledge of tacts and tricks for better website ranking. You can get our guidance at support.setubridge@gmail.com

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Written By Sagar Panchal

Sagar Panchal is the CEO of SetuBridge, a creative agency specialized in Web development, mobile app development, e-commerce etc. He has many years of experience within the web design industry and has a passion for the latest web technologies and design trends. He loves to write on ​technology & passionately promotes digital best practice.

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