Four Free Tools to Test Your Web Page Performance

Four Free Tools to Test Your Web Page Performance

Your web page is your business’s home on the internet. All of your social media profiles and even in-person communications lead people back to your site when they are alone, on their computer, and curious about your business. Maybe they come to find you through search results when they’re looking for a specific need. However they find your site, they do it without you standing by their side.

So when the page loads slowly or elements on it won’t load at all, you don’t have the chance to tell them to wait. You can’t tell them it loaded fine for you. And you can‘t assure them the content they are waiting for is worth waiting for it to load. There is nothing for them to do but click off your page and go somewhere else.

It doesn’t matter how many times your page loads perfectly fine for you on your computer. What matters is how it’s loading for everyone else, including the search engines who judge where they should rank your page based on a variety of SEO factors, including web page performance.

This is where online SEO tools can be your best friend. Not just your friend, who tells you what you want to hear, but your best friend, who gives you clear-cut answers on what the truth is.

Your business’s home needs to give your customers an amazing first impression. Great SEO tools for web page performance can give you the answers you need to hear so your site can do as well as you need it to.

When you run your pages through the four performance checkers below, you’ll have a comprehensive view of your web page performance.

Web Page Speed Check

The search engines care how quickly your site loads, users can how quickly your site loads, and so you also have to take this into consideration when you are evaluating your site’s performance. If you have a high bounce rate, there’s a good chance the reason is that people come to your page, find it loads slowly, and immediately leave without waiting for things to load. Your page may have the content they are looking for, it may even have things they would like to buy, but users have no patience or trust in a site that loads too slowly.

You need to know exactly how your pages are loading for other users before this becomes a problem. It’s best practice to check on this regularly.

The best way to do that is to use our online SEO tools for checking web page performance. The Page Speed Checker tool is very effective and yet simple to use. You enter your URL into a box, hit the “submit” button, and receive your results. This will give you insight into how quickly your site is loading for other users. You will see the time it took for your entire page to load, as well as each individual script on the page. If there is one element that is lagging your page up, you’ll easily be able to identify the problem once you run it through the Page Speed Checker.

Web Page Size Check

Do you know exactly how large your webpages are?

Once you’ve checked your page speed, it’s time to check your page size.

Page size affects your loading speed and how search engines judge your site. You can have a minimalistic design with very few images, but poorly optimized that page could be enormous. Meanwhile, a page with embedded video content, but well optimized, could be nice and tidy. Taking a quick look over your page will not tell you the size. You need an SEO tool for that.

Our Page Size Checker is straightforward and easy to use. Enter a URL, hit “submit”, and find out the exact page size in both bytes and kilobytes.

Pagespeed Insight Check

Once you know your page speed and size, it’s time to get some insight with the Pagespeed Insights Checker. This invaluable SEO tool will take you one step further toward an actionable plan to improve your page performance.

Once you enter the URL for your page, our powerful SEO tool will look it over and quickly return with information for you. You’ll be given results on the page that provide a pagespeed score, offering you a quick look at how your page is doing overall. You’ll also see a page code analysis. This is presented as a pie chart and gives you a look at what percentage of different types of code are on the page. These types of code play a major factor in how quickly your page loads. The analysis will show you roughly how much JavaScript, Images, CSS, HTML, and Other scripts are on the page.

To give you a place to go with this information, the Pagespeed Insights Checker will then show you some Page Optimization Suggestions. This is a short list of ideas for what you can adjust on your page to improve your loading speed.

Web Page Authority Check

The last of the four SEO tools presented here inspects how your pages are doing for SEO and gives you an easy to judge page authority score.

Your page authority score comes from a system created by Moz. This ranking system rates your page authority on a scale between one and a hundred. This number is helpful when considering how well you’re doing for SEO. The rank doesn’t look at keywords, but examines how you’re doing on a myriad of other factors, such as link building from other authority pages.

When you use the free SEO Page Authority Checker, you can enter up to 20 pages from your website to see how they’re rating on the Moz authority scale. There’s no better or faster way to get a look at how your individual pages are doing for SEO and gain insight for how you can improve.

Don’t Skip Testing Your Site

These four free SEO tools will help you gain insight on the small things you can do to greatly improve your site’s performance. It’s easy to skip these small steps and not take a closer look at how your pages perform. Many webmasters want to say it’s “good enough” and call it a day. But the site owners who are successfully ranking above you in the search results and who have happy website users who come to visit them again and again are taking this next step to make sure their sites run smoothly. You should do the same. Because we know that, we’ve created these easy-to-use SEO tools that cut out the guesswork and give you clear answers on how your site performs and what you can do to make your site the best it can be.

Beau Brewer

Beau Brewer

I've been fortunate to have had the opportunity to gain experience (20+ years) in Advertising. I possess the unique ability to "hand craft" corporate identity, website design, and graphic design by applying my experience to create a perfect combination of printing, marketing, and design.

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