Google is entering the world of content delivery in a try to speed up page load, they pronounced the news on the official blog today. I thought to give it a try, so I went to sign up for Google speed service page to give it a try, but unfortunately, Google -like usual- is giving this service to a limited number of users, the interesting thing is this service won’t be free, but Google didn’t talk about pricing yet.
So, if you would like to join this service, I recommend you sign up for Google speed service now!
Here is a quote from Google’s official blog:
Page Speed Service is an online service that automatically speeds up loading of your web pages. To use the service, you need to sign up and point your site’s DNS entry to Google. Page Speed Service fetches content from your servers, rewrites your pages by applying web performance best practices, and serves them to end users via Google’s servers across the globe. Your users will continue to access your site just as they did before, only with faster load times. Now you don’t have to worry about concatenating CSS, compressing images, caching, gzipping resources or other web performance best practices.
In our testing we have seen speed improvements of 25% to 60% on several sites. But we know you care most about the numbers for your site, so check out how much Page Speed Service can speed up your site. If you’re encouraged by the results, please sign up. If not, be sure to check back later. We are diligently working on adding more improvements to the service.
Run tests to measure the speed up of your site
I’ve made a test to see how the difference between my original load time and the optimized load time, you also can do a test by visiting this site: Run a page load speed test.
The speed test took around 6 minutes which is fine, but the results is not what I expected, check it out the results below:
And here is the other visual comparison results I’ve got:
As you can see in the results, no big change happened, no WOW!
My conclusion about Google speed service
Needless to say, this service won’t work well for everybody, it won’t make a big different of all sites and blogs, especially for people like us who spend many hours working and trying to enhance their page load speed. So, probably it will show different results for the big sites with really heavy content, hopefully it would be one of the best choices for them.
Run a page load speed test to see how the optimized speed service could reduce load time for your site, and if you would like to join this service, I recommend you sign up for Google speed service now!