Measure your site's speed with Google Site Speed

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Screenshot of Google's Site Speed showing a line graph that charts the load time of a site

If you’re like me, you’re always worried about your site’s performance. How long does it take for your page to load on the client side? It’s a hard statistic to even gather data on, especially across a large sample of visitors.

Fortunately, Google Analytics recently added Site Speed, their solution for page load time tracking. Their load time tracking only works with IE9 and Google Chrome (browsers that support the HTML5 NavigationTiming interface), and it only samples a small percentage of page loads, but it should typically be enough data to give you great feedback about how long it’s taking your various pages to load.

Learn all about how to set up Site Speed and review Site Speed data on the Google Analytics Documentation site.

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4 comments on “Measure your site's speed with Google Site Speed

  1. It is not a good test. It might have other SEO purposes, perhaps nefarious purposes as well. It should be used as a serious tool. The authors of this site should be able to figure out why. If not, let me know and I’ll be happy to explain.