Load Times for Web Pages
I have been experiencing slow website load times over the last little while so I thought I’d investigate and find out what the causes were.
The first tool I used was: Web Page Analyzer which has the ability to analyze all the various components and code blocks of a website. The main areas of importance include:
– Page load time at various Internet connection speeds
– The size and number of objects within the specified page
– Detailed Analysis explaining a list of recommendations.
Secondly I used: OctaGate which quickly showed the load times for every widget, script and feed item on the page. From its analysis I was able to determine that one of my alternate feeds coded in the meta tags was taking 4-5 seconds to load.