Page load optimization is when you take a look at server and client side elements of your website and see how long it takes for your website to load. This is done on a page by page basis. Usually webmasters will only test the homepage, but it is important to actually test every page, especially popular pages or pages with videos, large images or pages that have many http requests being done.
What is Included in Our Page Load Time Audit?
There are many things that we look at when we do a page load audit. Once our audit is complete, we can also provide optimization suggestions and even implement the audit for you. You can expect anywhere between a 10% or 95% improvement as a result from this effort. Here is a list of things that we check for:
Page Load Optimization Excerpts Report – Visual Representation
This image shows a quick performance overview. The red arrow indicates below average, the diamond indicates average. In this image there aren’t any areas showing that are above average – those would be a green arrow. Areas that are failing are in red and dark yellow, whereas green-yellow indicates a pass. Areas in green indicate no further optimization is likely needed. See the visual representation below.
High Level Report of Elements that Load Slowly
If we take a closer look at Defer parsing of Java Script, we can see some high level report details as shown below. Please note that in this example, the image above and the image below were pulled from different reports. That’s why the D grade and the F grade are different. If this data was from the same report, these grades would match.
Page Load Audit Result Example – Element Details
Waterfall Chart – See How Your Website Loads, One Request at a Time
You will also receive a waterfall chart which shows you each request that is being done on your website, and how long it takes for each request to be made. We have expanded one element in the waterfall chart below, and you can see the details of that request.
Check Your Page Load Time Frequently – Sample History Report Below
It is a good practice to check your website’s loading time every month or after any big changes in website enhancements (like using a CDN), server moves or if you notice people are leaving your website too soon, especially on key pages, that are not ‘exit pages’. Exit pages are basically pages where a visitor fills out a form and leaves.
Contact Us for More Information or Order Your Page Load Time Audit Today
Page speed is an important part of having a website. Fast websites allow visitors to find what they are looking for instantly. When visitors are waiting for pages to load, they may become frustrated and go to a competitor’s site. Search bots also don’t like slow sites. They want to crawl fast so that they can continue on crawling other sites. Visitors and search engines have this in common. To order your page load optimization audit, click the free quote button below and indicate which pages you would like analyzed and if implementation is required. You can also call or text us at 604-779-8438 or send us an email.