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How to check the page load time of current website

December 21, 2012 08:20 PST

Page load time is an very important part of web user experience, it's also becoming a more important factor when it comes to search engine rankings. There are some interesting facts and stats:

  • 47% of consumers expect a web page to load in 2 seconds or less;
  • 40% of people abandon a website that takes more than 3 seconds to load;
  • A 1 second delay in page response can result in a 7% reduction in conversions.

If your site is too slow, perhaps you need to optimize the web site or migrate to a faster server. There are many tools for checking how long it takes to load your website. Today I integrated this feature to PageRank Status 6.30 (A SEO toolbar for Chrome), it shows the page load time of current web page and rates it, and also provides the timing-related information, there is a screenshot:

Screenshot: Check the page load time
Screenshot: Check the page load time. Click for large preview.

Update: PageRank Status 6.5 added a new feature to show the page load time graphically. The new screenshot:

Screenshot: Show the page load time graphically
Screenshot: Show the page load time graphically. Click for large preview.

To analyze your current page speed, please follow the steps below:

  1. Go to PageRank Stauts on Chrome Web Store, then click ADD TO CHROME button to install it.
    Screenshot: Click ADD TO CHROME button to install PageRank Status on Chrome Web Store
    If you have installed PageRank Status on your Chrome, please Update it to version 6.3.
  2. Browser a web page on Chrome browser, and then click the PageRank Status button in the Chrome toolbar.
  3. Click Page Speed tab page, it will display the page load timing information of current web page.

    Tips: You can set the Page Speed page as the first page in Options window.

Other resource about page loading time



#1  posted on December 21, 2012 10:35 PST
Thanks for such a beautiful extension, i am using this from last 2 months and its been highly productive for me.

#2  posted on December 22, 2012 08:51 PST
Useful tool, thanks!
One question: This tool measures site load time for particular user running the tool, or uses some server to measure the speed?
replied on December 23, 2012 00:05 PST:
It measures site load time for the current web page in current session.

#3  posted on December 22, 2012 10:51 PST
Parabéns, todos deviam utilizar a ferramenta.
Ferramenta muito útil, carrega muito rápido e limpa.
Uso com frequência e continuarei usando.

#4  posted on December 22, 2012 10:55 PST
Quase deixei de comentar:

"Vejam em nosso site: http://www.bosso.com.br/ o quão importante foi saber da velocidade da página e que resultado já atingimos com isso.
Obrigado aos desenvolvedores, esse trabalho é fundamental para a existência e crescimento numa web tão competitiva.

#5  posted on December 23, 2012 01:52 PST
"Vejam em nosso site: http://www.ksa-flh.com o quão importante foi saber da velocidade da página e que resultado já atingimos com isso.
Obrigado aos desenvolvedores, esse trabalho é fundamental para a existência e crescimento numa web tão competitiva.
MR:ksa-flh Fashion

#6  posted on December 27, 2012 13:05 PST
Ever since this update, I'm getting a lot of console.log() spam from PageRank Status. For example, I see this in my console.log:

document.readyState: interactive chrome-extension://hbdkkfheckcdppiaiabobmennhijkknn/jsr/en_content-pagespeed.js:1
document.readyState: interactive chrome-extension://hbdkkfheckcdppiaiabobmennhijkknn/jsr/en_content-pagespeed.js:1
document.readyState: interactive chrome-extension://hbdkkfheckcdppiaiabobmennhijkknn/jsr/en_content-pagespeed.js:1
document.readyState: interactive chrome-extension://hbdkkfheckcdppiaiabobmennhijkknn/jsr/en_content-pagespeed.js:1
document.readyState: interactive chrome-extension://hbdkkfheckcdppiaiabobmennhijkknn/jsr/en_content-pagespeed.js:1
document.readyState: interactive chrome-extension://hbdkkfheckcdppiaiabobmennhijkknn/jsr/en_content-pagespeed.js:1
document.readyState: interactive chrome-extension://hbdkkfheckcdppiaiabobmennhijkknn/jsr/en_content-pagespeed.js:1
document.readyState: interactive chrome-extension://hbdkkfheckcdppiaiabobmennhijkknn/jsr/en_content-pagespeed.js:1
document.readyState: interactive chrome-extension://hbdkkfheckcdppiaiabobmennhijkknn/jsr/en_content-pagespeed.js:1
document.readyState: interactive chrome-extension://hbdkkfheckcdppiaiabobmennhijkknn/jsr/en_content-pagespeed.js:1
document.readyState: interactive chrome-extension://hbdkkfheckcdppiaiabobmennhijkknn/jsr/en_content-pagespeed.js:1
document.readyState: interactive chrome-extension://hbdkkfheckcdppiaiabobmennhijkknn/jsr/en_content-pagespeed.js:1
document.readyState: interactive chrome-extension://hbdkkfheckcdppiaiabobmennhijkknn/jsr/en_content-pagespeed.js:1
document.readyState: interactive chrome-extension://hbdkkfheckcdppiaiabobmennhijkknn/jsr/en_content-pagespeed.js:1
document.readyState: interactive chrome-extension://hbdkkfheckcdppiaiabobmennhijkknn/jsr/en_content-pagespeed.js:1
document.readyState: interactive chrome-extension://hbdkkfheckcdppiaiabobmennhijkknn/jsr/en_content-pagespeed.js:1
document.readyState: complete

Please remove these console.logs as they're forcing me to disable this plugin when I am developing.
replied on January 05, 2013 22:23 PST:
Hello Feross, I have removed the debug log output in console. please update your PageRank Status version.

#7  posted on December 29, 2012 22:48 PST
Simple and easy to use tool to get an instant information about websites

#8  posted on January 08, 2013 10:31 PST
This is the best update of Chrome extension

#9  posted on January 10, 2013 18:21 PST
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con Servidor en USA.

#10  posted on January 15, 2013 06:03 PST
I used Chrome and bye bye Firefox
Useful tool, thanks!

#11  posted on January 18, 2013 03:26 PST
Nice extension, very usefully, since 2 weeks i changed from Firefox to.

#12  posted on January 20, 2013 14:15 PST
Nice, very usefull toll i like it.Thanks for sharing it.

#13  posted on February 08, 2013 02:07 PST
Thank you for really nice tools. i have already installed this tool in my Chrome. i have been feeling really nice service compare with other tools.
http://seo-and-blog.blogspot.com/

#14  posted on February 26, 2013 20:01 PST
Thank your for nice tools. i always use Google PageRank Checkers.

#15  posted on March 08, 2013 18:41 PST
This is the best update of Chrome extension
Thank your for nice tools. i always use Google PageRank Checkers.

#16  posted on March 10, 2013 19:15 PDT
what is the standard time to load a page? What kinds of effects on SEO due to slow loading?

#17  posted on March 19, 2013 10:43 PDT
Very Thanks for this tools. I have this tool in my browser.

#18  posted on March 20, 2013 04:59 PDT
Thanks for this plugin,i have installed this on my crome.

#19  posted on March 23, 2013 13:02 PDT
My internet is slow so every site loads slowly :P

#20  posted on March 25, 2013 13:43 PDT
I been using the page rank status google chrome extension it's a nice little tool great work guys thanks.

#21  posted on March 27, 2013 23:29 PDT
This is a great tool! This will be very useful for me since I maintain several sites.

#22  posted on April 05, 2013 03:41 PDT
Very useful tool for me. that's why i like Google chrome.

#23  posted on April 09, 2013 09:28 PDT
Thank you for this reliable information. I always use this tools.

#24  posted on April 18, 2013 14:37 PDT
Very informative and well noted. A very useful tool for webmasters and bloggers alike.

#25  posted on April 22, 2013 09:49 PDT
I'm weating for pagerank.
thanks

#26  posted on May 09, 2013 22:16 PDT
yeah it will be very helpful for us if you provide page rank too .

#27  posted on June 09, 2013 20:30 PDT
Page load time of a webpage is the main factors to increase or decrease the visitors ratio to your websites. therefore, you have to checkout your webpages open times and create it faster than previous one.

#28  posted on June 22, 2013 07:14 PDT
PageRank Status is great extension, the article has increased my blogging experience. Thank's.

#29  posted on July 10, 2013 00:18 PDT
nice article.. thank you

#30  posted on July 16, 2013 11:21 PDT
This is the best Chrome extension. It is very simple and easy to use tool to get an instant information about websites.

#31  posted on July 17, 2013 10:38 PDT
nice article ....

thank you

#32  posted on July 17, 2013 10:59 PDT
Simple and easy to use tool to get an instant information about websites

#33  posted on July 17, 2013 11:04 PDT
Thanks for such a beautiful extension

#34  posted on July 17, 2013 11:05 PDT
Ever since this update

#35  posted on July 17, 2013 11:07 PDT
Thank your for nice tools. i always use Google PageRank Checkers.

#36  posted on July 17, 2013 11:45 PDT
Very useful tool for me.

#37  posted on July 17, 2013 11:46 PDT
Thanks for this plugin.

#38  posted on July 17, 2013 11:54 PDT
Thanks for this plugin.

#39  posted on July 17, 2013 11:55 PDT
Simple and easy to use tool to get an instant information about websites

#40  posted on July 17, 2013 11:56 PDT
Thanks for such a beautiful extension

#41  posted on July 17, 2013 12:00 PDT
I used Chrome and bye bye Firefox
Useful tool, thanks!

#42  posted on July 17, 2013 12:02 PDT
Very useful tool for me.

#43  posted on July 18, 2013 01:37 PDT
Thanks for this plugin.

#44  posted on July 18, 2013 01:38 PDT
Thanks for this plugin.

#45  posted on July 18, 2013 01:40 PDT
Thanks for such a beautiful extension, i am using this from last 2 months and its been highly productive for me.

#46  posted on July 18, 2013 01:42 PDT
Simple and easy to use tool to get an instant information about websites

#47  posted on July 18, 2013 01:43 PDT
Please remove these console.logs as they're forcing me to disable this plugin when I am developing.

#48  posted on July 21, 2013 06:04 PDT
Thanks for such a beautiful extension

#49  posted on July 21, 2013 06:05 PDT
Thanks for this plugin.

#50  posted on July 21, 2013 06:10 PDT
I used Chrome and bye bye Firefox
Useful tool, thanks!

#51  posted on July 24, 2013 04:40 PDT
I must install chorome and the puling

#52  posted on September 14, 2013 22:33 PDT
need more new kind of business strategy..........lol

#53  posted on September 17, 2013 06:44 PDT
Please also add site competitor to check competition between 2 sites on same niche.

#54  posted on September 22, 2013 03:07 PDT
Thanks for making and sharing these tools for chrome

#55  posted on October 25, 2013 16:03 PDT
This is the best Chrome extension. It is very simple and easy to use tool to get an instant information about websites.
I used Chrome and bye bye Firefox
Useful tool, thanks!
Thanks for such a beautiful extension

#56  posted on December 29, 2013 03:52 PST
I have added pagerank status in my chrom browser. Great tool.

#57  posted on March 18, 2014 20:36 PDT
PageRank Status is great extension

#58  posted on April 08, 2014 15:28 PDT
good knowledge

#59  posted on August 17, 2014 02:19 PDT
My blog load time is slow. It's just 7.14 seconds. what can i do to optimize the blog to be faster?

#60  posted on August 19, 2014 00:38 PDT
extension work good this is pratice and always ready for test thanks for share.

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