Load Time Analyzer
Optimizing your web page loading time is essential for keeping your visitors. If your pages load time is too long due to un-optimized images, people simply leave your site before it is loaded! This way, you might miss out many sales.
We optimized shops that took over 3 (!) minutes to load on a standard 56k modem. Obviously, these shops didn't have many clients.
Check your loading time
RED: Not acceptable, people will leave your site before it is finished loading
ORANGE: Not acceptable, Some images take too long to load, causing your visitors to leave your site
YELLOW: Almost acceptable, but not good enough for the majority of the -not-so-patient clients.
GREEN: Your site loads in 10 seconds or less. You might want to improve this even more, but it is not strictly necessary.
|| 3.0 sec. www.dmoz.org
|| 3.2 sec. www.yahoo.com
|| 3.3 sec. www.google.com
||||| 9.1 sec. www.1-hit.com
||||| 10.4 sec. www.redhat.com
|||||| 11.3 sec. wordpress.org
||||||||||| 22.0 sec. www.linuxforums.org
|||||||||||| 31.5 sec. www.msn.com
|||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| 60.1 sec. www.zdnet.com
For the geeky webmasters:
This tool adds up all files included in your page. (the original file plus the size of .js, .css, .swf and images) The time calculated is an average time (4.35kb/sec)
Ping enthousiast should read "The Ping Fallacy", Ping is a useful tool, but not for measuring internet speed. You also might want to try this quick ping speed test from Houston, TX.