Last week I was having terrible problems with my host Media Temple. I realize the value of a quick load for my sites and the impatience of today’s Internet user and knew I needed to get my site to load faster or else. Fortunately, my host was able to rectify the situation and get my sites up to par and keep me from the pain of changing service providers. Ironically, Google recently introduced Page Speed Labs to allow users to test their site to see how it ranks on a scale from 1 to 100 about the same time it happened. I was able to use it to see whether my speed was increasing or not. For shits and giggles I thought I would run some other domain sites through the test and rank the sites according to the results. The results are pretty much what I expected and personally, I’m glad to see that my site jumped 50 points with the fix. The winner was a three way tie between Godaddy, DNWire, and RicksSchwartz, and the slowest site I checked was DnForum.com. Personally I’ve not really noticed much difference inmost of the sites but evidently Google has.
RickSchwartz.com 86 (Ricksblog.com is an 83)