There is no end to the amount of tutorials that exist on optimizing your blog load time, ySlow and other factors. In this tutorial I aim to equip you with the tools you need to monitor your pages performance over time so that you can get insight into how effective your optimization’s have been or perhaps where more optimization is needed.
Yottaa is a free web-based performance testing tool that will track any website or blogs performance factors (Load Time, Response Time, ySlow, Complexity) over time and will give a combined “Yottaa” score plus tips on how to improve performance.
Pingdom Tools Pingdom Tools are a set of free tools to check load times for your website or blog and additionally you and do ping testing to diagnose potential hosting problems and do a DNS (Domain Name System) Health Check.
I additionally encourage anyone who is serious about the performance of their blog or website to have a Google Webmaster Tools account and monitor the speed data provided by Google. All of these tools combined can give you a picture into whether you need to step up your optimization efforts.
Notably every WordPress blog I maintain has load times of under 2 seconds and yet I still have all the fancy CSS and Graphics of a well designed blog. Remember website performance plays an important role in SEO.
- Google Page Speed Online
Page Speed Online analyzes the content of a web page, then generates suggestions to make that page faster.
dynaTrace AJAX Edition 3 makes building lightning fast Web 2.0 applications easy. Speed your page load times, optimize rendering, tune DOM execution, and compare to competition.
- Web page test
Webpagetest.org service will run a free website speed test from around the globe using real browsers at consumer connection speeds with detailed optimization recommendations