Body Builders train and "test" to the extreme. If we only did a fraction of that for our blogs...
Developing great blog content is as much the actual content as the way in which it is delivered. I’ve spoken multiple times about this but it’s worth repeating: The speed of your blog impacts your search engine ranking and your user experience!
In addition, I’ve already shared 5 sites that help you test a web host as well as 10 sites to test site speed, page load, and caching but I wanted to share my entire list of “blog performance” resources that I use to test a blog so that you have everything that I have when doing diagnostic tests and such.
So here are 13 more tools for testing your blog so that you can optimize your blog to the max! Be certain that some of these are a bit more “nerdy” than the one’s previously mentioned; in other words, you might need a bit more technical knowledge to use them well.
Oh, and yes, I did in fact just say “to the max”.
1. Fiddler Debugging Tool
Fiddler is a browser-based HTTP debugging tool which enables you to analyze both incoming and outgoing traffic to your blog.
Cuzillion helps you analyze how pages on your blog and the components can interact with each other. If you’ve got custom templates for your blog this can be especially helpful. The author is the same guy who created YSlow!
3. Httpperf by HP
httperf is a tool for measuring web server performance.
4. IBM Page Detailer
IBM Page Detailer is a graphical tool that enables web content providers to rapidly and accurately measure client side performance of web pages. Neato.
5. Monitor Us
Mon.itor.us offers elegant, all-in-one web server monitoring as a service for sysadmins, webmasters, bloggers, individuals and small busness owners.
6. PushtoTest – Test Maker
PushToTest Test Maker is a free tool to test your blogs scalability and performance.
7. Pylot Performance Tool
Pylot is a free, open-source performance and testing tool for your blog.
8. Wbox HTTP Testing
WBOX is a free HTTP testing tool. Analyze your server’s file compression capabilities.
9. Web Page Analyzer
Web Page Analyzer is a super-simple web-based performance tool.
10. Site Perf
Another simple tool to test load speed, Site Perf simulates natural browsing behavior and provides you the results.
11. JMeter – Apache Testing
JMeter allows you to test an Apache web hosting setup.
12. The Grinder
The Grinder is a java load testing framework tool. It helps you create automated tests for you as well.
13. Open Web Load
Open Web Load is an open-source load testing web app.
Finally, as I mentioned in the beginning, here are two other posts that cover performance-related tools and testing that you might want to check out:
- 10 Sites to Test Your Blog’s Performance (Page Speed, Caching, Server)
- 5 Sites That Analyze and Test Web Hosting Services and Providers