Website Speed Testing | Your eyes can deceive you! Because it is hard to replicate the loading speed of your website on desktop and especially hand-held devices. Therefore you must take into account the following.
CHECK YOUR COMPUTER OR DEVICE
Your machine speed (your computer or device). For example, you might have a device with an older processor. At the same time, your device may not have enough RAM. To illustrate, a computer running software such as Word, Point Power, Excel, and Outlook requires adequate RAM. Most important, web browsers also require RAM. Therefore it may be necessary for you to close some programs to free up your RAM or system resources.
CHECK YOUR INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDER
On the other hand, your Internet Service Provider or ISP connection to the Internet might be slow. For example, you might have ISP service through COX, Verizon, Comcast, and others. First, check with your service provider to see if there are any connectivity issues on their end. Consequently, you can perform internet speed tests from the comfort of your home or office. Please see The 7 Best Internet Speed Test Sites.
CLEAN-UP YOUR WEB BROWSER
Many of us use one or more of the following browsers. Specifically, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apples’ Safari, and others. Consequently, over time, your web browser accumulates a cache of links, images, and scripts as you visit websites overtime. As a result, this can cause your web browser to load slow. Please read, How to clear your browser cache.
RE-BOOT YOUR ROUTER
In like fashion, your Internet router accumulates cache memory as you visited websites over time. Therefore a reboot can fix internet connectivity issues and slow connections. Moreover, this is one of the major troubleshooting options available to you at home.
OPTIMIZE YOUR WEBSITE
Website speed optimization has become a huge factor in website ranking. For example, a slow loading website will not rank as well in Google compared to a similar website that loads fast.
There are several online tools you can use to evaluate your website. For example, see our full list of speed testing tools below. Most importantly, do not consider a speed testing score as the end-all-be-all measure of your website’s success. To begin with, speed is not the only measure of a successful website. To illustrate please read The Website Wow Factor.
However, do not be discouraged if you have a low score. First, take a deep breath. Second, read the analysis, and do the research. Finally, if you rather not tackle this yourself, consult your webmaster or contact website professionals at VISIONEFX.
FULL LIST OF SPEED TOOLS
Google Mobile Friendly Test
Google PageSpeed Insights
KeyCDN Speed Test
Varvy Pagespeed Optimization
Yellow Lab Tools
Google Chrome DevTools
Sucuri Load Time Tester
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