Blog Speed: How To Measure It

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Here’s my first video in this ‘improve your blog speed’ expert series.

In this video I show you how to easily measure the load speed of your blog.

Pingdom tools can be found here:


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27 Responses to Blog Speed: How To Measure It

  1. TrafficColeman February 8, 2011 at 2:51 pm #

    Blog load speed can make or break a you must be willing to get it right..

    “Black Seo Guy “Signing Off”

  2. Sebyfwa February 9, 2011 at 12:46 am #

    Hmmmmm …just few days ago when you did announced this article’s series ….your score in pingdown was arround 8 sec for main page and you Yslow score was D … Yslow is B and pingdown …is the one from the video ………
    So I guess you did made some changing on your own blog …optimizing compression , moving Css on top and Js on bottom , etc …before “teaching” tutorials about page load :))) .
    good for you …congrats.
    Regards !

    • Andrew February 9, 2011 at 7:49 pm #


      I will be sharing the less technical changes over the next few videos.


  3. Alex February 9, 2011 at 4:29 pm #

    Great video, Andrew. pingdom have some great tools.

    I also want to recommend you the YSlow plugin for mozilla firefox, this plugins not only analyzes your page and gives you a grade on how fast your page loads but also gives you some tips on what to do to improve that speed.

    • Andrew February 9, 2011 at 7:51 pm #


      I do use YSlow myself but this blog expert video series is aimed at those who are less technical.


  4. Keith February 9, 2011 at 7:48 pm #

    Having a blog or website that loads quickly, is very important to ranking in the search engines. I have studied lots of websites and most of the top ranked websites load quickly. I got my info from alexa, which is also a fantastic tool to finding out more about your competition.

  5. Dennis Edell February 9, 2011 at 2:20 pm #

    Love the videos man, I keep forgetting where you’re from. 🙂

    This post will be attached to a drafted post I have on blog speed.

    • Andrew February 9, 2011 at 7:50 pm #

      Thanks, Dennis.

      Look forward to your post!


      • Dennis Edell February 11, 2011 at 4:17 pm #

        I went looking for it but couldn’t find it…will try again.

  6. Sebyfwa February 9, 2011 at 5:07 pm #

    Yes , Yslow and Page Speed ( from Google ) are 2 “Must Have ” plugins for Firefox and both are running on firebug .
    Running the analyzer from Page Speed will allow you to collect precious informations for beginning the page load optimizations .
    You will get a list of “what is wrong “

    • Andrew February 9, 2011 at 7:53 pm #

      But you have to be pretty technical to understand it all and this series is aimed at those who are not.

      So I won’t be covering YSlow or Page Speed.


      • rkinfo July 27, 2012 at 11:47 am #

        Tools to measure and improve the loading speed of your blog

        The loading speed of a blog or any web has always been important. If your page takes 15 or 20 seconds to load then do not walk complaining that you have few visitors. No matter how much SEO work or social media do if all the reader will be bored before the page finishes loading and directly going to close. But now not only important to have it load faster for your readers do not get bored but google has announced recently that the upload speed affects your position . Read here an official announcement in English .

        Luckily there are ways to check, check and compare the loading speed of our blog and also techniques to increase it. As for the test tools I’ll leave the results that I gave my so they can compare. Although I’m always doing something to improve the loading speed. Since my last change of theme

        Pingdom Tools

        The most comprehensive online tool without doubt, besides showing the total charge time, it shows individually each of the elements of your page (in the form of bar graph), since it makes contact with your server until you download the last element ..

        Very useful no doubt as his bar graph allows us to appreciate the order in which items are loaded, time and weight. In Emezeta we explain how to use this tool properly.

  7. Kimi February 10, 2011 at 7:10 pm #


    I usually measures my pagespeed with YSlow and PageSpeed addon, for online tools, i like wholoadsfaster lol..

    I have used pingdom in the past though..but to me, its a bit complicated 🙁

    Thanks for the video!



    • Andrew February 13, 2011 at 9:12 am #


      Putting in your URL and clicking a button – complicated?


      • Kimi February 13, 2011 at 9:44 am #

        No, not that part.

        But the result analysis and sign up to get in is to me a bit complicated than other tools LOL

        • Andrew February 14, 2011 at 4:37 pm #


          You don’t have to sign up.

          And just look for te ‘long bars’. They will tell you what images to optimize.


          • Kimi February 14, 2011 at 5:44 pm #


            Thanks! I have just tested mine, it is very easy, you are right.

            I think I have tried it before, too much websites I use, so I am not sure which websites I have tried.

            You’re so right, very very easy.


          • Andrew February 16, 2011 at 1:39 pm #


            I hope you see a difference after implementing some of the ideas I share.


  8. Zezebel February 11, 2011 at 6:35 am #

    Faster loading time is very important for Google, right?
    Still trying to make my blog maintain below 4 seconds…. 😀
    Wish i can find a tools in your site.

    • Andrew February 11, 2011 at 10:58 am #


      Just watch the videos that are in this series and you will be able to imporve your blog loading time.


  9. PR February 11, 2011 at 8:23 am #

    Great share Andrew, this is a Great tool, especially the Real time load statistics!

  10. Udegbunam Chukwudi February 19, 2011 at 7:13 pm #

    I prefer GTmetrix It’s less complicated and more detailed than Pingdom

    • Andrew February 21, 2011 at 6:21 pm #


      Thansk for sharing that tool – I shall have a look.


  11. StevenPapas February 28, 2011 at 1:17 pm #

    thanks for the tutorial, Andrew. Usefull indeed. What kind of enhancements would you propose? Deactivating plugins or useless widgets and ads would work? Thank you.


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