Google PageSpeed Insights

July 28, 2023

The Google PageSpeed Test, also known as Google PageSpeed Insights, is a free online tool provided by Google that evaluates the performance of a webpage and provides suggestions to improve its loading speed and user experience. It analyzes both mobile and desktop versions of the page and assigns a score based on its performance metrics.

To use Google PageSpeed Insights, follow these steps:

  1. Open your web browser and go to the Google PageSpeed Insights website:

  2. Enter the URL of the webpage you want to test in the search bar.

  3. Click on the "Analyze" button, and the tool will start analyzing the webpage.

  4. After a few seconds, the tool will display the PageSpeed score for both mobile and desktop versions of the page. The score ranges from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating better performance.

  5. Below the PageSpeed score, you will find a list of performance optimization suggestions. These suggestions are categorized as "Opportunities," "Diagnostics," and "Passed Audits."

    • Opportunities: These are the optimization opportunities that can significantly improve the page's performance. It might include suggestions to reduce server response times, minimize render-blocking resources, optimize images, etc.

    • Diagnostics: These are issues that may affect the page's performance but are less critical than the opportunities.

    • Passed Audits: This section lists the aspects of the page that are already optimized and performing well.

  6. Each suggestion will have a "Learn More" link that provides additional information and resources to help you understand and implement the recommended optimizations.

  7. Google PageSpeed Insights also provides a "Lab Data" section, which offers a more in-depth analysis of the webpage's performance metrics, including First Contentful Paint (FCP), Largest Contentful Paint (LCP), Speed Index, Time to Interactive (TTI), and more.

By following the optimization suggestions provided by Google PageSpeed Insights, you can enhance your webpage's loading speed, user experience, and search engine rankings. It's important to regularly test your website using this tool and make necessary improvements to ensure a fast and efficient web experience for your visitors.