A New Page Speed Test Enters the Arena

Discussion in 'SEO, PPC and Online Marketing' started by Tin, Apr 23, 2020.

  1. Tin

    Tin Just an SEO Staff Member

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    Got wind of this yesterday - https://www.fastorslow.com/ for testing page speed loading titimes.

    Launched by Wordfence.com they have this to say about the tool.

    Fast or Slow is the first and only free website speed test in the world to test your site simultaneously, from multiple geographic locations, and give you real-world performance results based on actual browser simulations.

    Fast or Slow doesn’t just give you the network or ‘ping’ speed of your site. It actually tells you how fast your site is from initial DNS lookup to how long it takes your HTML to render in the browser. And it does that from 13 locations, allowing you to drill down into each location for more detail.

    Well worth a look.
     
    Posted: Apr 23, 2020 By: Tin Member since: Nov 14, 2005
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  2. fisicx

    fisicx It's Major Clanger! Staff Member

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    That's quite funky. Interesting data but not all of it is useful. If you are only targeting the UK giving me the speed from Singapore isn't relevant!

    But it's now been bookmarked and added to the list of tools.
     
    Posted: Apr 23, 2020 By: fisicx Member since: Sep 12, 2006
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  3. NickGrogan

    NickGrogan UKBF Ace Full Member

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    Tried it, gives the answers I'd expect, fastest in UK, then Europe and USA, slower elsewhere.

    Can achieve similar with GTMetrix.
     
    Posted: Apr 23, 2020 By: NickGrogan Member since: Nov 15, 2012
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  4. Tin

    Tin Just an SEO Staff Member

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    Agreed but it's another tool if folk want to add it to their list
     
    Posted: Apr 23, 2020 By: Tin Member since: Nov 14, 2005
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  5. zigojacko

    zigojacko I say it how it is Full Member - Verified Business

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    Tested a client's website... :D

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    Posted: Apr 23, 2020 By: zigojacko Member since: Dec 7, 2009
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  6. alan1302

    alan1302 UKBF Ace Free Member

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    Still some work to go then :p
     
    Posted: Apr 23, 2020 By: alan1302 Member since: Jun 2, 2018
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  7. Tin

    Tin Just an SEO Staff Member

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    He's right... that last 4% is going to be a real pain :rolleyes:
     
    Posted: Apr 23, 2020 By: Tin Member since: Nov 14, 2005
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  8. Tin

    Tin Just an SEO Staff Member

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    and here's my site :p

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    Posted: Apr 23, 2020 By: Tin Member since: Nov 14, 2005
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  9. NickGrogan

    NickGrogan UKBF Ace Full Member

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    Here mine

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    You can see the difference that location and CDNs make, optimised for UK, not great for Australia.

    It did find one thing that I can improve though, so that useful.
     
    Posted: Apr 23, 2020 By: NickGrogan Member since: Nov 15, 2012
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  10. Tin

    Tin Just an SEO Staff Member

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    Glad you found it useful and well done :)
     
    Posted: Apr 23, 2020 By: Tin Member since: Nov 14, 2005
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  11. Clinton

    Clinton UKBF Legend Full Member

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    Thanks for the link to the new tool. As stated, there's already GTMetrix (and Pingdom, BTW), but it's another tool to add to the list.

    However, I do not understand all this excitement about speed and the excessive pride some seem to have in scoring 100. Or even in the 90s.

    All that stuff about speed being a vital factor in SEO is a lot of FUD from the Gorg. It's importance is far lower than most people think. And if you drop from 100 to 96 - or 90, or 80 - you're not going to lose your #1 ranking. Similarly, moving up from 80 to 90 is going to likely do you b*gger all for your ranking.

    Yes, visitors get frustrated with slow sites so keep yours reasonably fast but, for goodness sake people, get a life. Stop spending a week trying to move up from 91% to 93% and go do something useful!

    There are some smart people in this thread. You should know better. :)
     
    Posted: Apr 23, 2020 By: Clinton Member since: Jan 17, 2010
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  12. NickGrogan

    NickGrogan UKBF Ace Full Member

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    @Clinton who are you referring to?

    All the posts here seem to be taking scores with a very large pinch of salt.
     
    Posted: Apr 23, 2020 By: NickGrogan Member since: Nov 15, 2012
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  13. Tin

    Tin Just an SEO Staff Member

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    I knew... or expected there to be some joviality putting this thread up and that's fine but 'doing this for Google, for SEO' - nope, that's not where I'm at to be honest. If someone somewhere sees a reference to my site and clicks it, then what I want, is for my site to hit his face as quickly as it can, because if it doesn't then I've lost him.
     
    Posted: Apr 24, 2020 By: Tin Member since: Nov 14, 2005
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  14. HostXNow

    HostXNow UKBF Regular Full Member

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    I tested it, and just like other tools, the results vary so much — shows, 92, 96, 100, back to 94.

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    Google network tools/Lighthouse within Google Chrome is the best and most accurate.
     
    Posted: Apr 25, 2020 By: HostXNow Member since: Mar 7, 2011
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