How to Check Blog Loading Speed on GTMetrix
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How to Check Blog Loading Speed on GTMetrix - Loading a blog is one of the success factors of a blog. SEO experts and people from search engines like Bing and Google agree that loading a blog has a big impact on the user experience.
Therefore, you need to pay close attention to the loading performance of your website/blog. This is so that people who visit your blog don't run away because of the heavy loading.
This time I will try to share a little tutorial on how to check the loading performance of your website/blog using the GTMetrix tool.
- Internet Connection
- Laptop/ Computer/ Mobile
Estimated Time Required
Estimated Time Required: 5 Mins.
Step 1 - Go to the GTMetrix.com site
The first step, please enter the GTMetix.com site. You can click this link: https://gtmetrix.com/ to go directly to the site in question. After that, please enter the URL of the website page that you want to analyze its performance in the column provided then press the Test button on the website page or press ENTER on your keyboard to start the analysis process.
Step 2 - Wait for the Analysis Process
After that, all you need to do is wait until the analysis process of the page you scan is complete. This process usually does not take long, about 30-60 seconds.
Step 3 - View Results and Performance Analysis
After the scan process is complete, the results / scores / scores from the performance of your website / blog page will also appear. If the color value of your page's performance is yellow or red, please analyze the cause and fix it. You can see it in column number 2 as in the image above. If the score is green like column number 1 in the image above, it means that your website page is optimal enough and you don't need to tweak it again unless you really understand what you're doing.
Why should you use GTMetrix? Why not use Google Pagespeed Insights?
This is a simple question actually. The answer is because there is no problem. However, it would be better if we don't rely on just one tool. In the business world when something like that happens, the term is "The Winner Takes All".
If we only rely on Google Pagespeed Insight, and it turns out there is a flaw, we will take Pagespeed completely for granted.
By using other tools with the same function, we will be able to see whether the results are correct or not.
And coincidentally, the analysis results from GTMetrix are not much different from Pagespeed. So, there should be no problem.
GTMetrix Advantages and Disadvantages
The reason I recommend GTMetrix is because of the following advantages.
- This tool is completely free. There are paid ones, but for performance analysis, I think the free version is more than enough.
- There is a compare tool that can be used to compare 1 page with other pages. This feature can be used to analyze performance and compare it with your competitors' websites. And it's also free.
- It is easy to use and the data presented is displayed in such a way that even a layman like me can easily understand it.
Although I said good things about GTMetrix before, but I want to be honest there are some shortcomings of this tool provided by GTMetrix. Some of them are:
This tool only analyzes the desktop version. So, it is less accurate to be used to analyze the performance of a mobile-oriented website.
Yes, maybe that's all I can give you a brief guide this time. I know this tutorial is very basic. However, I hope this can help you and be useful for you. If something is unclear or you want to ask, please convey it through the comments column below, thank you and see you in the next content.