If you’ve used any of these tools, you may wonder why the results are sometimes different. The post serves to highlight the key differences in these performance analysis tools. We’re glad to be in the company of other great tools that offer an in depth look at website performance. PageSpeed Insights, Pingdom Tools, and WebPagetest all offer similar features to GTmetrix, but there are a few things that should be pointed out with regards to our differences. Test Locations Where you test from affects your performance results. Different distances in test locations will cause things like latency and network connection quality to factor into page performance. In fact, it’s the prime reason why Content Delivery Networks are a crucial aspect in serving a fast website. Additionally, geospecific content may be triggered in various regions due to third-party resources or ads. GTmetrix by default, tests from Vancouver, BC, Canada; This means Guest tests (tests initiated when not-logged in) and the default page settings for analysis. If you log into your GTmetrix account, you’ll have access to the rest of our 7 global test regions. Here are the test regions each webtool offers:
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