Announcing Full Page Test 2.0: Test your site’s load time, find bottlenecks, get performance-boosting tips

The full announcement is over at the Pingdom blog, but we thought this was interesting enough to all of you that we included a shorter announcement here in Royal Pingdom as well.

Pingdom Tools for webmastersAfter more than six million performed tests, we thought it was time to give version 1.0 of our popular Full Page Speed Test in Pingdom Tools a well-earned break. Actually, we’re giving it a full retirement, umbrella drinks and sunny beaches included. But don’t worry, version 2.0 of the Full Page Test is here to save the day! It’s still in beta, a few tweaks remain, but it’s fully functional so don’t hesitate to give it a spin.

This new Full Page Test is still completely free to use. It still helps you profile your website’s performance. But now it’s even better.

When we say it’s better, we really mean it. We’ve rebuilt the Full Page Test from scratch and have worked hard to make this brand new version super useful to you. Although we may be a bit biased – it’s our baby, after all – we think it’s pretty awesome. The ultimate judges will of course be you, our users, but we suspect you’ll agree with us once you’ve tried it out.

Analyze and optimize website performance

The whole point of our Full Page Test tool is to help you analyze the load speed of your websites and learn how to make them faster. With the help of this tool you can identify what about a web page is fast, slow, too big, what best practices you’re not following, and so on. We have tried to make it useful both to experts and novices alike.

In short, we want it to be a free, easy-to-use tool to help webmasters and web developers everywhere optimize the performance of their websites.

Pingdom Full Page Test version 2.0

You can read the full announcement over at our Pingdom “product” blog, including more info about the new features and how it works. Or why not go right ahead and try it out? Let Pingdom help you with website performance monitoring.

4 comments

  1. It chokes on my web site: http://dannyman.toldme.com/ … do I get a prize?

    My web site generally renders under 1 second worldwide, but your test times out after 1 minute.

    Ideally, you want to do some DOM parsing. My CSS file references a 31MB font face that doesn’t get used. I assume you’re choking on that.

    -danny

    1. @Daniel: Thanks for the feedback. Just tried testing your website and it worked just fine now. Loaded in its entirety in 4 seconds. We use the Chrome web browser, so we’re not loading anything it wouldn’t. We were adjusting a few things before the weekend, so that must have fixed whatever the problem was.

  2. Great tool, thank you for this article.

    These kind of tools are getting more and more requested on the market, search engines like Google love speed, fast = good.

  3. Thanks for the tool. Very useful. I my not always conscious of load times but should be. Getting that data helps focus on removing unnecessary items from the page to increase speed.

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