Site Speed- who to trust?
Posted on 2012-08-16
hi- I'm trying to make sure my site is optimized, an ongoing chore. But different tools give me radically different times; which should I trust?
For our home page, Google says for the month of August it's averaged a hefty 7 seconds to load. But today it's 0.9 of a second. I haven't made any changes, so how can that be?
Next I tried Pingdom.com tools. They say 513 ms. Seems like they're more reliable, because they break every element down, it's pretty amazing.
But they only do one page at a time. I'd like to somehow use Google to spot the slow pages, then use Pingdom to analyze the problem. But I'm not sure I can trust Google sitespeed.