From 2012, this article from Google’s SVP of Infrastructure, Urs Hoelzle, outline’s the search giant’s focus on Speed.
Dan Riti explains how he took a relatively standard BootStrap example website and optimized it to achieve a score of 100 on Google’s PageSpeed Insights.
IISpeed is an IIS webserver extension that ports mod_pagespeed from Google.
Google’s Developer Advocate and Web Performance engineer gives a full breakdown on the performance gains that you can achieve with Google’s mod_pagespeed Apache module that he contributed to.
Google has gone from a single metric on website speed performance, to a more comprehensive report that covers an overview, as well as page timings. These reports are now also integrated into other areas of the wider Analytics toolset – such as Intelligence reports that can be configured to create custom alerts.
The folks at Catchpoint explain why a great “Page Speed” score (as calculated by Google), doesn’t equate to increased page speed.
Google’s Analytics solution has had an enhancement made to site speed reporting that provides more technical information on each phase of the request/response for pages tracked on websites.
Google is now making access to their Site Speed reporting inside their Analytics product easier by removing the cumbersome requirement to add a specific tracking tag. Now all sites that use Google Analytics will have access to Site Speed data.