Test Your Website With Google's Site Performance

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Getting users to your website is only part of the battle Web professionals face every day. We also need to keep them there. And nothing causes site abandonment faster than a poorly performing website. Google's Site Performance just launched and it can provide a detailed look at your website's performance issues.

From the Official Google Blog: "On Site Performance, you'll find how fast your pages load, how they've fared over time, how your site's load time compares to that of other sites, examples of specific pages and their actual page load times, and Page Speed suggestions that can help reduce user-perceived latency. Our goal is to bring you specific and actionable speed information backed by data, so stay tuned for more of this in the future.

Google Site Performance"The load time data is derived from aggregated information sent by users of your site who have installed the Google Toolbar and opted-in to its enhanced features. We only show the performance charts and tables when there's enough data, so not all of them may be shown if your site has little traffic. The data currently represents a global average; a specific user may experience your site faster or slower than the average depending on their location and network conditions."

To get started with Site Performance, log in to your Webmaster Tools account and select "Site Performance" under the "Labs" menu.

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1 comment

Stan Savio 01-14-2010 6:32 PM

Great tip. Never noticed this in google webmasters even though i have been using it for a long time.

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