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Website maintenancePagespeed analysis made easy - measure the loading time of my homepage with one mouse click

Pagespeed, the loading time of a website, is a topic that is once again gaining importance in the development and operation of websites. Last but not least, Google, as probably the most important search engine provider, never tires of emphasising the importance of short loading times for the ranking. In order to be able to optimise the loading time, meaningful measurement methods are first necessary.

Matthias Speth, 12.01.2021

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Pagespeed: Fast pages are as important as ever Pagespeed, the loading time of a website, is an issue that is once again gaining in importance in the development and operation of websites. Although the speed of standard internet connections has steadily increased, web applications are tending to become more complex and extensive: content management systems with complete CSS and JavaScript frameworks, elaborate image material and multimedia functions continue to stretch bandwidths to the limit.
Therefore, the optimisation of loading times is a customer service in the sense of good usability of one's own online offer. And last but not least, Google, as probably the most important search engine provider, never tires of emphasising the importance of short loading times for the ranking in the search results.

How fast is my website?

The offers for measuring online loading times are large and confusing. Simply stating the time it takes for my website to load is also not very meaningful - it is more important to assess the degree of optimisation: Is the loading time "good" or "bad", is there still room for improvement?
In the following, we would like to introduce a tool that provides comprehensive and clear performance data and specific opportunities for improvement at the click of a mouse. It is a browser add-on called "All-In-One PageSpeed Test", which is available for Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. After installation, the add-on places an icon in the browser window which, when clicked, displays pagespeed reports from Yellow Lab Tools, Google's Pagespeed Insights and GTmetrix in three new tabs for the page currently displayed in the browser.
These three services each give an overall rating between 0 and 100 and list the criteria evaluated in detail.
They focus on different aspects and can therefore arrive at different ratings for a website. However, this is what makes the compilation of these offers so attractive, as the results obtained complement each other very well and provide a comprehensive overall picture of performance. All offers also provide detailed information and in some cases specific instructions on how optimisations can be implemented and how important or promising the proposed improvements are.
This makes it quick and easy to assess the performance of one's own web presence, to receive suggestions for optimisation and to monitor the success of implemented optimisation steps through further tests.

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