Analyzing with Google’s Page Speed Helps ??

Posted In Featured, Google, Tools - By NitiN Kumar Jain On Monday, April 4th, 2011 With 0 Comments

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Google Labs launched its new online tool for public use, namely Page Speed.

The tool was existing for some time as plugins for different browsers but continuing the Google trend, they launched it as full fledged separate tool for easy use for web developers and owners.

As they say:

Page Speed Online analyzes the content of a web page, then generates suggestions to make that page faster. Reducing page load times can reduce bounce rates and increase conversion rates.

Using this tool, one can analyze the performance of their website / blogs. It gives a detailed report about your website including problems and methods to speed up your website. It also suggests a page speed score of the website in question out of 100. So does higher score means a popular and speedy site?? we’ll analyze it below!!

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It also suggests improvements in the mobile version of your website which is again the best part of the tool.

The performance of any website is said to be directly related to the popularity and organic traffic. Before writing this post NKJLive got a score of 78, I did few modifications as suggested and I managed to move up to 82 but does it really matter??

Let’s see how some popular sites are performing:

In my analysis, I did see relatively good score for Labnol and Gigaom but for the most popular tech sites like Mashable and TechCrunch the scores were too less although they have a very good Google page ranks (8 and 8 respectively) and Alexa ranks (286 and 374 respectively).

For the non technical site, which is the most popular site in India (online India railway ticket booking system), also got a very low score although it has a page rank of 4 and alexa rank 597.

So, does this page speed score really matters? I am not sure how it does. May be you have ideas??