Timing the page load of your blog/site is important for optimization. You can test if there is an error in your site depending on how long it takes to load. You can also find out which widget installed in your site makes the loading slower. You can see it below your Firefox browser as your site loads. If a widget takes too long to load, chances are that its host is having problems. If it does not get resolved immediately and have been doing it for days, maybe it’s time for you to remove it.
WebSlug is a web service which helps you to measure the loading time of websites or blogs. You can do comparisons or test your site alone. There is also a list of fastest loading websites and the slowest. Unfortunately it does not give out detailed information on which part of your website loads the slowest of fastest. It would be great if it can dish out some stats to better optimize your site. That being said, it’s still a great tool for checking your sites loading time and compare it with others. This way, if your site takes too long to load, maybe you should think about optimizing your site by checking for errors and removing unnecessary widgets and plugins that makes your site crawl.
Tip: You can also use the FireBug Firefox extension to check your site for errors.
The information about WebSlug is contributed by one of our readers. Thanks to Kimble of GreenerDesktop for sharing WebSlug.