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Easily measure the load time of a web page – Measure around the globe

Easily measure the load time of a web page – Measure around the globe

Introduction

We have seen in a previous post that it was possible to measure the load time of web pages from a web console. The data collection is fast and accurate, but we stay dependent on the network where we are localized. It can be interesting to measure a load time of web page around the globe
Indeed the measures from the web console are correct only for your environment/web connection. What’s the measure in another place of the world?
Is there an impact? I would like to ask “Yes”. Now we will try to prove it.

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Easily measure the load time of a web page – Web console

Easily measure the load time of a web page – Web console

A long load time to display your web page may unfortunately frustrate the user who will leave the website (the maximum waiting time tolerated is estimated to 4 seconds approximately). Even before landing on your page, the user has to find your website and Google Bots will tend to reference it better if the loading time is below 2 seconds.

It means the loading time of a web page is a critical feature.

There are various ways to measure the load time of a web page. For example:

  • the console in the browser
  • on-line websites
  • browser plugins
  • specific tools measuring loading time

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