How can I test my website loading speed?

You can use the following tools to test the speed of your website. These tools are all free to use:

  1. https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/insights/
  2. https://tools.pingdom.com/fpt/
  3. https://gtmetrix.com/

The 3rd on the list provides the most information and really helps you to pinpoint areas for improvement e.g. it’ll even tell you which images are missing size specification (this slows your website down) and it’ll tell you the size of those missing images. This makes optimising your website for speed even easier.

Nina Young About the author

I studied mathematics at university, taught myself software development, honed my skills with multinational companies such as IBM and have set up and sold my own businesses. My perspective covers the all important period when a business moves from small and successful to substantial and market-leading, and my personal experience allows me to provide online solutions that give business leaders mastery of their online presence and control over business development.

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