The speed of a website is a very important factor for providing a better browsing experience to visitors (which directly effects the success of a website).

Specially, after Google announced that "speed" became one of the elements in its search ranking, it is clear that web designers/developers should be focusing more on this.

GTmetrix

GTmetrix is a free and online website speed analyzer which uses Google Page Speed and Yahoo YSlow as the analyzing engines and display their results + recommendations online.

It enables you to compare multiple URLs and, once signed up, you can:

  • view the past tests ran to compare with the current results
  • schedule daily/weekly/monthly automated checks
  • save reports
  • set any report to be public or private

GTmetrix also has a bookmarklet which you can run a test for any website with a click.

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