Top 7 Alternatives to Google PageSpeed Insights Tool

Top 8 Alternatives to Google PageSpeed Insights Tool

PageSpeed Insights is a great website speed testing tool from Google.

Millions of webmasters across the globe use it on a daily basis to measure performance and loading speed of their sites.

When it comes to testing, you may want to diversify your toolset though.

In this blog post, you will look at the top eight alternatives to Google’s PageSpeed Insights.

Alternative #1: GTmetrix

GT Metrix

GTmetrix is one of the popular alternatives to PageSpeed Insight. It gives you a comprehensive understanding of how quickly your website loads.

It also provides actionable recommendations on how to optimize your website for better speed.

GTMetrix analyzes your website with the rule-sets of both Google PageSpeed and Yahoo YSlow.

It gives you a detailed visual information on your page load time, the number of HTTP requests it is getting, and total page size.

Using this tool, you can keep complete track of your page’s performance. You can schedule monitoring for daily, weekly or monthly tasks as you see fit.

Set a date range to store certain performance criteria reports.

It will recommend you solutions for various issues that slow down your website loading.

GTmetrix is capable to detect complex render-blocking resources on your web page.

People who see the suggestion to remove render-blocking resources may read a detailed information on how to eliminate render-blocking JavaScript and CSS in above-the-fold content.

Alternative #2: Pingdom

This tool also can help you learn how to make your website load faster. Use Pingdom to easily find out the size of your web pages, which of them is slow and which one is fast.

The biggest reason behind the popularity of Pingdom is its user-friendly interface. It a useful speed testing tool for both professionals and novices.

It comes with some advanced features. Use it if you need to examine a single element of a web page such as images, CSS files, HTML, JavaScript, etc.

The tool automatically puts together various performance-related stats so that you can keep a check on different performance issues simultaneously.

The tool keeps the records of every speed test you performed on it. You can review them later on and analyze the charts displaying how things change over time.

Pingdom tool lets you test your website speed from multiple locations. You can see how fast your website loads in the United States, Europe, and other countries across the world.

You also have an option to share your test results with work colleagues and friends.

Alternative #3: Webpage Test

This online testing tool lets you run a free speed test from multiple geographical locations across the globe. It tests website speed using real browsers (Google Chrome, Internet Explorer).

It means you’re going to get more accurate results out of this testing.

The testing results provided by Web Page Test tool contain detailed diagnostic information such as page speed optimization checks, resource loading waterfall charts, etc.

You also get recommendations for improvements.

Webpage Test tool is very user-friendly and easy to use:

  • Enter your website URL.
  • Select your browser and test location.
  • Hit the ‘Start Test’ button.

Alternative #4: StresStimulus

It is a popular load testing tool which can be used for websites and mobile applications. Use it to test diverse scenarios that are difficult to test with other tools.

StresStimulus automatically supports advanced autocorrelation function that can fix playback errors. Moreover, it can detect hidden concurrency which is left unexposed by functional testing.

The tool monitors the performance of every HTTP requests so that you can focus on the areas that need optimization.

StresStimulus is easy to install. You just need to download it from the website and install it on your computer like you install any other Microsoft application. Find the downloading link here.

Watch their cool video tutorial on how to use StressStimulus.

Alternative #5: DareBoost

IDareBoost is an all-in-one tool for speed testing, website analysis, and performance monitoring.

It is a premium service but you can use it five times per month absolutely free. However, as a free user, some advanced features won’t’ be available to you.

DareBoost provides an insightful audit of your website’s quality for better performance along with effective optimization tips.

As in case of StresStimulus, you need not install DareBoost on your system. Just sign up on their website and you’re ready to use it.

DareBoost will provide you complete information on HTTP requests your site is receiving and the weight of different elements (CSS, Scripts, Images) on your website.

Alternative #6: KeyCDN Site Speed Test

KeyCDN

If you are looking for a sound alternative to Pagespeed Insight, then KeyCDN is the most recommended name out there.

The tool offers exceptionally fast and easy way to determine the overall performance of your site.

One of the advantages of this tool is you can test your website from 14 different locations, including from New York, London, Paris, Tokyo, Sydney, Bangalore.

The tool gives you an option to run both a public and a private test. Once you run it, you can bookmark its results for future reference or share them with your friends and colleagues via Twitter.

Alternative #7: Chrome’s DevTools

This tool is quite popular among developers. It comes built-in into your Google Chrome browser. Just click Ctrl+Shift+I (for Windows) to instantly launch it.

This tool generates a waterfall analysis of your entire site. It drills into the performance of each and every asset available on your site.

Click here to learn its complete setting up procedure.

Conclusion

Most of the discussed above alternatives to Google’s PageSpeed Insights are free.

They offer an accurate and comprehensive picture of your site’s performance.

If you are using any other great alternative which we have missed on this list let us know in the comments below.

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lionheartseo
lionheartseo
5 years ago

Thank you for these resources. I came ‘this close’ to getting the YSlow Chrome extension, but before I clicked submit, I took a look at the reviews from customers in the Google Chrome store. Essentially, they report recent errors and issues that aren’t being addressed. It looks like YSlow hasn’t updated the extension in about 5 years, and it’s not working. So, of course, that’s when I found this article – and lots more options! Too bad, because YSlow had great reviews. You state that, “GTMetrix analyzes your website with the rule-sets of both Google PageSpeed and Yahoo YSlow.” So I’ll give it a try. I appreciate your help..

alex-smirnov
5 years ago
Reply to  lionheartseo

Thank you very much for the heads-up. You are absolutely right. YSlow plugin seems totally abandoned, at least for Firefox and Chrome. We removed it from this list. Cheers!

Dawwwg
Dawwwg
4 years ago

The number #1 and #2 (besides the Chrome DevTools) are the only decent ones, the other ones are slow, lack details and/or just offer screenshots of the Chrome DevTools results. Some test-servers have really weird high latencies as well (even when picking a geographically server close to the source-server) , like they’re doing it on purpose to upsell you a CDN.

Muhammad Abdullah
Muhammad Abdullah
3 years ago

OMG!!! I’ve been at this for 3 days!! No where did I find this info but here. Your fix worked like a charm.

THANK YOU!!! (Yes, I know caps aren’t cool, but I actually was screaming ;> )

mikall
3 years ago

Awesome!!

Md Abdullah
Md Abdullah
3 years ago

I love the infographic that makes the comparison super easy. Nice add!

Matt Zeunert
Matt Zeunert
3 years ago

I run a website monitoring tool called [url=https://www.debugbear.com/?utm_source=rdt&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=fe3]DebugBear[/url], which might also be worth trying out.

It’s based on the same report as PageSpeed Insights, but also continuously collects additional data about the page. You can easily compare test results, so if there’s a regression it’s easy to identify the cause.

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