Text My Site is a free tool provided by Google that lets you run a quick test of your blog’s performance in terms of Mobile Friendliness, Mobile Speed and also desktop speed. As we know these three factors are important SEO ranking factors for blogs.
To test your website, visit https://testmysite.thinkwithgoogle.com insert your blog URL into the box and get ready for your results. And you should not forget to fix an issue found using these great tips I have already published on my blog.
Why Speed is important for your blog
Fast blogs perform better than slow blogs. Users are mostly slight to abandon your blog if it is slow loading and also Google will reduce your ranking power.
Many bloggers have started optimizing their websites for speed and you should also do that. I have written a lot of articles on speeding up your blogger blog.
Follow the guides below to enjoy a super fast blogger template. Remember fast blogs are better for SEO and reducing bounce rate.
Read More: Why You Should Speed Up Your Blog?
Optimize Results From Test
If after testing your blog, you find any of these errors, simply follow the below links and posts on my blog to optimize your blog for high speed.
Images could also drastically reduce the loading of your blog. Since these images are cropped and resized consequently, they will bring a drop in blog speed. Read below posts to optimize your images
LazyLoad Embedded Videos
Adding videos to your blog pages is but fun and speed killing but this only when you fail to lazy load it. In other to overcome slow loading YouTube videos, follow the below post to lazyload YouTube videos.
Rendering Blocking CSS
CSS files can affect your blog loading speed when loaded externally. If you use CSS files from external sources, read the below post to optimize the loading of these files.
These icons generally are fast loading but can also act as rendering blocking CSS. in other to optimize it’s load time, read below post.
Google has a large collection of blog font and we are also so happy to use them on our blog. Well, just so you know, external fonts can affect your blog loading time. Proper optimization is required.
Using Google Text My Site will give you a good insight of your blog and also you will get to know what you are doing wrong. These different posts should help you solve any speed issues.