Google has officially announced that they have started counting the site speed as a ranking factor, and has already started for US searches. Google is supposed to measure page speed based on the speed at which a page responds to Google bot and the load time as measured by the Google tool bar. According to Google only fewer than 1% of search queries are affected by the site speed signal and it doesn’t carry much weight as the relevance of the page. This means that going forward, the website speed enhancement must be mandatory in all the Search Engine Optimization strategies and plans.
Here I would like to list 5 of the major tools that are useful for checking and analyzing the speed of websites. I am sure that I have missed other important tools in this list and hope these tools would be enough to evaluate and enhance the speed of your websites.