How to Test your Website Speed Against Benchmarks?
How to compare your site’s load speed,up-time, and performance to your competition. What is the easiest way to accurately benchmark the speed of a website?
There are a number of sites that offer free website speed tests. Few of these services give just the number of seconds it takes to load a page. Few other services give a much more detailed analysis.
Remember that the test results will vary as it depends on how much traffic there is at the time you make the test.During benchmark testing your website is compared to other similar websites in the Internet.
During the test performance is usually measured in terms of load time, speed and availability.
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See the below list of services which offers free website speed tests.
1. PageTest – WebPagetest
WebPagetest allows you to provide the URL of a web page to be tested. The speed test and analysis will be conducted from the location specified.The tool provides you a waterfall of your page load performance as well as a comparison against an optimization checklist.
Read more about WebPagetest.
Vertain software Compare your site’s up-time, speed and transaction performance to your competition.Vertain software offer a free website speed test.It provides Vertain Benchmarks like Average Speed and up-time and your sites speed and up-time will be compared to the average values.
You can access Vertain the here
Tracert will test the speed of your website for free to various places in the world. To use Tracert you need to register first.
Visit and read more about Tracert service
Webwait is another free service to test how long is your “webwait”. It will run the repeatedly (usually 5 times) and gives you the average load time.The result can be viwed as raw data or table data or graph format.
Access Webwait here
Numion is another free service and Free software to test the speed of your website. The test results displays as a graph.