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:
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:
Update: PageRank Status 6.5 added a new feature to show the page load time graphically. The new screenshot:
To analyze your current page speed, please follow the steps below:
Tips: You can set the Page Speed page as the first page in Options window.