What is the best tool to measure website speed?
It would be great to view the average speed of the most popular pages on a website, filterable by location, device, and other segments.
Google Analytics seems to provide this but when I've checked in the past it seemed like the samples they used were very small and statistically insignificant (though checking now they might have improved this feature). What do you guys use?
Hi there! Thank you for the replies here but the solutions you suggested don't work for me for some reason... I would like to get something like the speed test from http://www.meter.net for example. It is a great example of how such a service should work. Maybe you can recommend me something?
One of my favorites is http://tools.pingdom.com/fpt/ It gives a lot of details.
Google Analytics has a Site Speed tool (which couples directly with PageSpeed Insights - nifty). I personally use that along with GTMetrix, to measure performance and see where there's room for optimizations. Plus the reporting functionality in Analytics can be very useful too.
most of these tests will tell you to optimize your images. So Photoshop/Save for Web is clutch.
Pingdom is great free 30 day trial, then $199 a month after that.