Google has released Page Speed Online, a new service to help website owners speed up their pages.
The service is very easy to use, you simply insert your website URL in a search box, Google analyzes the site and then Page Speed returns back a score from 1 to 100 (the higher the number, the better) along with clear recommendations of how to improve the score.
Page Speed is a huge factor in the success of a website as today’s web visitor has very little patience and will click away or close the browser window if your site takes too long to load.
Why is Google offering this service you may ask yourself?
Slow websites translate into less ads being delivered and less clicks which in turn translates into reduced revenue for Google (very similar reason as to why Google offers Google Analytics for free.)
I’ve already been using the tool and have received a lot of valuable information to help speed up my websites – give it a try and let me know what you think.
Music video by Die Happy performing Supersonic Speed. (C)2001 Ariola Germany