Many webmasters know about the importance of page speed and its significance in SEO and user experience. The other day i experienced low speed on one of my domains. I thought maybe some crappy PHP injection was going on or someone is messing with me or some ISP problem, but after several hours i found out a glitch in server and it got fixed. Anyway! There are many ways to measure the page speed and understand how fat your site loads on the Internet. Some browsers such as Firefox have implemented this tool. What you do is to start your Firefox, then select Firebug window and choose the page speed tab. When you find the page speed tab, navigate the website that you want to analyze and wait until the profiling is done. You will be able to see the progress.
Some video streaming sites may want to measure their page speed by using this tool, however, they may not be able to see the “Done “message until the video starts to play.
When the tool finishes analyzing, you will be able to see the performance of page speed and list of data. These pages are sorted by importance for your site.
To find out, you must expand each performed indicator and see the recommendation for page improvement. If you click at any name, you will see a series of rules and suggestions for page speed improvement.
When you see the list, click at the resources to show you the details then click at select export tap.
You may be wondering how to measure your websites page speed score. The answer is that you should be able to see the specific recommendations for improvement. There are two types of scores such as: a numeric score and color score.
The scale of numeric score is 100 and the color score is (yellow, green or red). To understand better the score factors is that the numeric score is in fact a “raw” score which shows how your website or that particular page is performed and loaded up .This is done by applying some quantitative measurements. Let’s talk about this type of measurement. A quantitative measurement for this type of scoring is based on the number of downloaded files. Keep in mind that there is not a one-to-one mapping between a numeric score and a color score or code.
For instance if a score is from 0 – 100, the color code will be yellow. This means that the browser is establishing a TCP network connection with the web server. This will not be for connections that are reused.
Thus, you should always see the color-code score as the authoritative one. So how can you interpret the color code scores? There are several categories such as: high priority and low priority.
There are different color codes while measuring the page speed such as dark gray for DNS which means the browser is performing a DNS lookup for the site. Light blue means connected and the browser is waiting for data over the network.
Orange mean that in local events cache hit the browser successfully and web server is sending out groups of data in case if it is a large file. In conclusion keep an eye on your page speed and your website’s user interface. This way you will lbe able to keep both search engines and humans happy.