For improved website performance both in user experience and SEO, low latency is critical. In my last post I covered Why Low Latency Matters? in this post I point out 5 FREE ways to measure latency from around the globe. True, this is easy to measure: fire-up firebug or open a command line window and ping around. But how do we know what our users from around the globe experience? Luckily there are many paid and free solutions out there that do exactly that. Here are some services which offer free latency and ping reports:
Great for a single manual test. You also need to have a budget for this service. However, for a one time manual check, Alertra.com offers a global latency test for free right from their home page. No need to register or sign up for anything. Type your full URL including the http and page and receive the results in seconds.
Great for free ongoing test. This service have a free ongoing monitoring per a single domain. The free service is only restricted to 30 or 60 check minute intervals. If you wish to check your site in smaller intervals you will need to upgrade to one of their paid services.
An enterprise solution for websites wanting to get a ton of information about the various response times and page load speeds from around the worlds. They offer a free trial on their website but are missing any sort of price sheet, so I have no idea as to what size websites they cater to.
Another Enterprise solution for well funded websites. They do offer a free load time test here which they will email you back the report.
Seems to be more budget friendly than larger website monitoring services. Also offers free latency test per domain on manual tests.
What do you use for website performance monitoring service?