Keeping your sites fast with regular performance tests

Do you have clients, or stakeholders asking about improving their site performance, or wondering why their site seems to have gotten slower over time?

It happens to everyone: you deliver a fast website from the start, but then over time you get feature request after feature request, deadlines get rushed in, and the next thing you know you've got a client asking why some pages are taking up to ten seconds to load.

It doesn't have to be this way.

It's actually a simple fix: regularly check your site speed.

There are several manual tools you can use for free:

Pro tip: Export the numbers, and use Excel or Google Sheets to graph your performance over time.

Once you start checking your site speed daily, it becomes easier to notice your performance slipping over time.