Being able to monitor and measure the performance of your pages is crucial. You know that already. You also know that the next step is to quickly find out what’s hurting your pages so you can stop the pain.

You want to know:

  • Which performance rules is my page breaking?
  • How do I prioritize my optimization efforts?
  • How can I communicate this quickly and clearly to my team?

You can use SpeedCurve Synthetic monitoring to answer these questions.

How it works

Inspired by the great work done by Google’s PageSpeed Insights team, we developed our own curated list of performance rules. We took the rules that are most relevant to developers in the real world, then augmented them with data that’s unique to SpeedCurve – such as critical blocking JavaScript and CSS. And we packaged it with an intuitive UI that makes it easier for you to share your test results with your team, as well as other non-technical teams throughout your organization.

How to get to your page-level diagnostics

To get performance improvement tips for individual pages, you have to go to the test results for the page you're interested in: 

  • Go to the Site dashboard.
  • Select the page you're interested in from the menu at the top of the page.
  • Click on whatever point on the timeline you're interested in. You'll see a pop-up with a 'View Test' link, like this:
  • Click the 'View Test' link to go to the test results page. The page diagnostics are near the bottom of that page.

What you'll see

At a glance, you can see our curated list of performance rules, stacked and color-coded in their order of importance for this particular page. (We define “importance” as “the total amount of positive impact that optimizing for this rule would have on performance”.)

You can then expand any of these rules and see a list of specific assets that are causing trouble – again, listed in order of importance.

And here’s a feature we really love: When you look at your list of images that need optimization, you actually see thumbnails of each one, as well as a calculation of how much further each image can be optimized. This is a fantastic, fast, effective way to communicate to other teams in your organization, such as marketing and sales.

At SpeedCurve, we know you don’t have infinite amounts of developer hours to optimize your pages. We want to help you focus on what matters. As always, we welcome your feedback:

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