There is a variety of test you can perform to determine the speed of a web page.
The load time for any web page is very important because a slow loading page will cause people to leave your site quickly. In the early days of the web, I remember waiting a few minutes for a page to load. Today if over five-second go by, the visitor is gone and off to the next page.
This page includes resources for testing your the speed of your web pages and reducing page load times. Take the time to go through each page for the abundance of tips per page.
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How To Speed Up Your Website
In the section, you find resources to help you speed up your website. One of the main optimization tips for websites is to have a page that load almost instantaneously.
A slow website can be because of several reasons either internal or external.
Internal issues that affect loading time can be from; bloated pages, poor coding, scripts running in the background, uncompressed images, etc.
External issues that affect website speed usually have to do with your web host.