From dealing in web search and an array of other web services, Google has understood one fact over time- people love speed. Speed goes in line with the quality and popularity of the service you provide. If your service is too slow, you are running the risk of losing your users.
Google started considering speed data for websites and it is a determining factor behind search ranking. To help developers and website admins make their websites faster, Google has rolled out a new feature from its Google labs: the Page Speed Online tool. This tool simply takes the page speed tool online and makes it available as a web-service.
Page Speed Online is described as,
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.
With this tool, Google estimates your website performance in terms of page-speed and returns a score. This score indicates your site’s scope for further improvements. Google.com has a perfect score of 100. However, this score should not be seen as a direct indicator of page loading time. The loading time of websites can be tested with Pingdom tools load test.
I tested my blog against the Page speed and the result appears as shown below.
Not only this, this tool from Google also gives a list of matters you should take care of, with three different levels of priority.
All in all, this will help webmasters work towards creating a better and faster web. The same tool was available with a Firefox addd-on earlier and launching this as a web-service makes it easily accessible across all browsers and platforms.