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2 - 3 Secs Pages

Pages That Load Between 2 & 3 Seconds - Raptor SEO Data

This data shows the number of HTML pages that were analysed during a crawl that load the between 2 and 3 seconds. When Raptor crawls a site, we determine how long the text on the page takes to load, we test this from a UK (United Kingdom) based server and measure the load time to within two decimal places.

The video tutorial below illustrates what exactly this data means, how to identify it, how to use it and we also demonstrate some of the options available within the summary tab.

 

 

These pages load between 2 and 3 seconds are slower than the 2 second maximum that Google recommend, as such we flag this as an error. These pages although not very slow, they are slow loading nonetheless and should be investigated further to improve the load times.

 

Where Can You Find This Data?

You will find this data in the reporting section under the summary tab, in the ‘page speed’ section, as is shown in the image below:

 

Pages load between 2 and 3 seconds

 

This data is analysed as part of the website crawl and is bucketed into this category if the page loads in between 2 & 3 seconds. This is shown because it can have an impact on both the user experience and the organic visibility of the affected pages.

 

Compare the Number of Pages That Load Between 2 & 3 Seconds

Raptor’s SEO reporting feature allows you to compare the data between any two crawls. We have highlighted in the screenshot below the column that shows the difference. You can use this to see if your site is increasing or decreasing in load times over time:

Compare slow loading pages over time

 

Look at The Specific Load Time Data

Clicking on either of the two numbers shown for this metric (current and previous crawl, both of which can be selected from all crawls) you will be taken to a page that details all the URLs that fall into this error category. Our site does not have any pages that load in more than 1 second, but the page, data and structure will look exactly the same as this:

 

Identify slow loading pages

 

This data provides the specific load times for each URL determined during the crawl along with various other data. From here you can download the data to CSV or view the paginated data online.

 

Visualisation of Page Load Time Data

We also show this data s a chart within the SEO audit section of the software, as shown in the chart below:

 

Visualise slow Page load time data

 

This chart is not a part of the summary tab (it is located in the SEO Audit section) but nonetheless it provides a sharp visualisation of the page speed data that we analyse during website crawls. We colour code the columns in the chart to highlight the potential severity of the page speed. In this example you can see that the colour is orange.

The orange colour indicates that this is an error but not a major error, relative to the slower load time brackets that we show you.