How fast it is?
Or you are worried about the slow speed of your website?
Here, you are in the right place.
Site speed is arguably one of the most important metrics for any website — for some sites, the difference of a single second can add up to thousands of dollars of missed or gained revenue.
This makes accurately measuring site speed crucial. Unfortunately, site speed isn’t a particularly easy metric to measure.
In this article, I’ll show you how to use one of the most popular tools available, GTMetrix, to effectively gauge a website’s speed.
What is GTMetrix?
GTmetrix gives you insight on how well your site loads and provides actionable recommendations on how to optimize it.
How to use GTMetrix:
Enter your website’s URL.
And get your report. 😎
GTMetrix provides multiple locations to test your website such as
- Dallas, USA
- Hong Kong, China
- London, UK
- Mumbai, India
- Sydney, Australia
- São Paulo, Brazil
- Vancouver, Canada
I often see people testing ONLY their homepage. This is an absolute beginner’s mistake that can skew things a lot more than you might think. First of all, your homepage may be the least data-intensive page on your site, making it naturally the fastest.
Your homepage may also not be as important as you’d like to think. I worked on a site that acquired 97% of its traffic organically through search engines, almost all of which went to single posts/pages — so be sure to focus on more than just your homepage!
In short: the speed of your homepage is, of course, important but may be secondary to many of your other pages, so be sure to also test as a number of other pages. Test pages like single post pages, store pages, and product pages, etc, to get a well-rounded set of results.
Hope, this article was helpful.