Aug 28, 2012

What is the Page speed of your Blog - Why, How to check & increase speed

Page Speed - This is one of the Search Engine Optimization (SEO) techniques new Bloggers / Webmasters are unaware of or choose to ignore. It's not a secret, just not discussed much in the blogging circles.

So you've created a New Blog / Website, Stuffing it with Large Images not optimized for Web,
Adding irrelevant widgets that adds little or NO value to user experience, excess Java Scripts and iFrames that take forever to load, Flash and a bunch of other sins against web designing.

It's your Blog - You can add whatever to it even if it reduces your page speed right?. (smh)
What is your blog page speed?
What is your page speed?

So, Why worry about your Page speed?

C'mon - You really don't want me to answer this do you?
You'd be surprised at the number of people who close your webpage while its still loading...
Anyways, here's a direct Quote from the Google Page Speed Page which is appropriately titled " Make the Web Faster"
High Performance web sites lead to higher visitor engagement, retention and conversion.
 I don't know about you - but this sounds like a good deal to me.

What is My Page Speed? 

It's been a while since i checked mine - But when the CEO of LoadedVilla made comments about his 85% page speed i had to check how fast Ngbuzz Blog is.. and the Google Developer Page speed checker ranked at 93% YAY!!

You can check your page speed Online using the Google insight page or the second option Google Chrome and Firefox Page speed Extensions

That's not all, - It also gives you suggestion on how best to increase speed, and highlights what might be slowing you down. Awesome Tool.

So tell me, How well did your page score??