5 Free Resources to Grade Your Website

Does your website make the grade?

I’m sure many can agree that regular(ish) health checkups with a doctor are essential in order to keep on being our healthy selves or find solutions if we happen to find ourselves under the weather. Your website is no different – it has a “health”. As a result, how well it performs or if your site needs to improve it’s overall “health” for better performance are things you need to know.

This post will give you my recommended resources that will allow you to get your free website grade.

Is a faster website a better website?

To put it plainly, the more optimal your website is, the higher the probability of your website to accomplish your intended goals. Much like in school where we were given a grade on a subject based on how well we performed, a website’s grade is not much different.

There are a few factors that are measured in order to analyze if a website “makes the grade.” Some of the attributes associated with an optimal performing website include:

  • How fast does your website load? This longer it takes to load your website, the increase in probability that your website visitor will navigate away from your site. The faster it loads, the better.
  • URL redirects. Many of these recommended website graders measure if there are any URL redirects. Does your website have any broken or redirecting links that may slow the overall loading time of your website?
  • Keywords and Header Analysis. In addition, many online website graders measure keyword usage and headers associated with your keywords. This has to do with  optimization, and showing exactly WHAT to optimize your website with your copy.

The websites below are resources I have personally used and recommend in order to grade your website’s performance:

Hubspot Marketing Grader  (Source: https://website.grader.com/)

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Google PageSpeed Insights  (Source: https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/insights/)

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Woorank  (Source: https://www.woorank.com/)

screenshot woorank website grader optimize digital marketing and website design

Quick Sprout  (Source: https://www.quicksprout.com/)

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Nibbler  (Source: http://nibbler.silktide.com/)

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