Page Speed Data
Page speed is hugely important to users who will not stay on a site that takes age to load and is consequently also very important to Google. As such this is a direct ranking factor and is vital to good SEO.
Currently Raptor we provide three types of page speed content for each page or resources on your or a competitor site. We will be adding more to this list over time, but for now this is what we give you as part of our web crawler:
S (Seconds) response time it took to full load a page or resource.
This speed assessment is made from servers based in the same country / region as the website is being hosted & targeted in. If your site is in the USA, our page load times are based on servers in the USA. The same is true no matter what country a site is in.
There are many things that can affect page load times outside of the technology loading, downloading, running and rendering the data. High usage, natural fluctuations in server and network speeds can all have an impact. Regular scheduled checks are the best way to gather reliable data points to precisely assess page load times.
Raptor’s page speed analysis tools are internally consistent so, even with a single crawl you can get a close picture of page speeds, but more importantly which ones are slow or fast.
Size of pages, images, videos and resources in Kb.
The size of a webpage is the single largest factor is how quickly it can load, there are other components like external files which can also massively affect page load times. This metric shows you the total size of the webpage, including all the following:
- Embedded Images
- Embedded widgets
This does not include any external files that may be needed to full load or render the webpage.
Such as resources is using gzip compression.
Here we detail the type of encoding used / if used on the resource / URL. Encoding such as gzip compression can improve load times and makes for a better user experience. We look for things such as but not limited to:
We do all the following with the web crawler’s scraped data, to determine:
- The load of time of pages and resources on a site
- Competitive benchmarks
- The size of pages and resources
- Encoding types for content
Page speed data can be used for many things, such as easily and quickly identifying:
- Which pages are slow
- Which pages are fast
- Bottlenecks in load times
- Opportunities to improve performance
- How you compare to the competition
The list of guides below might be useful if you are analysing this data and want to know more about it:
Related column headers in Raptor website crawler reports for this topic are as follows:
There are several main benefits to analysing page speed data, some of the more popular ones we’ve listed below:
- Identify slow page
- Analyse page speed
- Compare to your competitors
- Save Time collecting and exporting data
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