I’m sure that you already aware how your site’s loading speed is part of the important elements for SEO. Besides SEO, site speed will definitely help you to improve the satisfaction of your followers/readers and increase the conversion rate of your site.
In the official blog of Google, Google announced;
Speeding up websites is important — not just to site owners, but to all Internet users. Faster sites create happy users and we’ve seen in our internal studies that when a site responds slowly, visitors spend less time there. But faster sites don’t just improve user experience; recent data shows that improving site speed also reduces operating costs.
Like us, our users place a lot of value in speed — that’s why we’ve decided to take site speed into account in our search rankings. We use a variety of sources to determine the speed of a site relative to other sites.
So, how can you know your site’s loading speed is fast enough or at least, up to the par against other sites from the same field?
One of my favorite tools to test loading speed of Kissing Crust is WhichLoadsFaster.
Basically, WhichLoadsFaster is a fun way to spread the word that web performance matters. It’s about friendly competition and about testing in everybody’s browser, not just ones that have nice performance tools already.
To check your site’s loading speed against other sites, enter your site’s URL and that of the other site into the two boxes provided. This is definitely tool you want to use against a competing blog or other sites which are the leaders in the area that you are in.
WhichLoadsFaster will give you the idea on how effective the strategy you have taken to improve your site’s loading speed and how far your site is left behind in terms of site’s loading speed as compared the leaders in the area you are in.
Here are the results of the loading speed comparison between Kissing Crust and other sites:
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It seems Kissing Crust is faster that some of top site out there Do you feel the same? Is loading time for Kissing Crust fast enough for you?