What is Website Page Load Speed ?
Website speed or page load speed is simply how fast your web page content load in your browser.
It is a measure of how fast is the speed of your web page.
If your web page speed is high, it makes for a good user experience, as a slow website would easily annoy your user and likely many would even exit your page as they do not want to wait too long for your website content to show up.
A fast web page also helps your website in SEO ranking, as web page speed is one of the criteria where google search engine rank your site.
And with a higher page speed, your website could support proportionately more visitors than a much slower website.
How to measure your website page load speed ?
Google has provided a tool for you to get an indicative speed score of your website page speed for both mobile and desktop devices.
And since your website page load speed would vary each time you make a measurement, therefore it is important that you take at least 5 to 10 readings to get a feel of what sort of speed score your website could reach. And where each reading is space at least 10 seconds apart.
For example, to measure the website page load speed of our main page https://www.hymedia.biz/,
use your Chrome browser, and goto google page speed insights url ( https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/insights/ ),
and follow the steps below.
Step1. Then paste the full url: https://www.hymedia.biz/ into the url field of the page.
Step 2. Click on “ANALYSE” button to start the speed computation.
Step 3. Ensure or click at the “Mobile” tab settings to see Mobile speed score
Step 4. The indicated Mobile speed score is shown accordingly.
Step 5. Click on the tab settings “Desktop” to check the desktop speed score.
Step 6. The Desktop speed score is shown accordingly.
Wait about 10 seconds, and repeat Step 2 to Step 6, to take at least 5 to 10 readings to have a good feel of the Mobile and Desktop speed score your website could reach.
Most websites with reasonable speed would fall in the speed score of 50 to 70 for mobile & for desktop, where mobile score is usually at the lower end of the range due to less resources on the devices.
With website speed optimization, your website speed score could increase to beyond 70 and sometimes also beyond 90.
It is important to emphasize again that it is not the exact speed score that is important, as the speed score would vary at each instant, but the range of the speed score your web page could reach most of the time, after taking multiple readings.
How to do Speed Optimization, and what Factors affect website speed
(1) Webserver/Hosting features and hardware resources,type of storage device
(2) Webserver Connection speed and bandwidth
(3) Content Delivery Network used
(4) Web page images need to be optimized
(8) Cache your website
Where to find Web Developers for Website Speed Optimization in Singapore?
If you require to Web developers highly skilled in website speed optimization, do contact us.
We have Web developers highly skilled in Website Speed Optimization located here in Singapore that could meet your website speed optimization requirement. Do check out our Website Design Singapore main page.