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A couple good tools that I have run across for doing this are Pingdom Tools and BrowserMob. Of the two I like the results interface from BrowserMob the most.


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Unfortunately, you most probably won't be capable of measuring the SEO performance of the page before and after on-page optimization. The reason is you can't freeze the search engines for a period of time for your keywords. Search engines continue to calculate positions during the time where robots (web crawlers) index your page page for the first time and ...


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Quantcast is a great solution, but if you want more control over your data, I think Piwik would offer you a great solution (ok I'm a bit biased, being part of their team, but it is awesome). You can create a profile for your advertisers and they can check the stats themselves, or you can create an iframe with the specific stats, on a secure page which they ...


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Google Analytics uses the following definitions : The time on site for a particular visit is the sum of the time on pages for all pages that constitute that visit. The time on a page for a particular page is : calculated by subtracting the initial view time for a particular page from the initial view time for a subsequent page as pointed on ...


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From Reverting Back to Original "Average Time on Site" Calculation Today, the amount of time spent on a website is calculated from [...]the total time on site for all visits divided by the total number of visits


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When I want to do SEO changes and measure the results, I change half the pages on the site. This works best if you have a site with lots of similar pages that get similar amounts of search engine traffic. To make it work: Divide your pages into two groups, randomly if possible. I generally use the content id for each page and do even and odd. Exclude ...


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Most of the online advertisers I have used have used Alexa ranking as a rough estimate how much traffic my site receives. Google, Alexa, Quantcast and all other stat based programs can be faked using plenty of proxies. The real test is checking your rankings and ensuring that your being found on certain 'KEYWORD PHASES' they will want to be targeting. ...


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The other answers are useful, but they don't allow me to do the measurements I want to do in a repeatable, automated, systematic way. After some more researching, this is a multi part problem. I will need to Use the Firebug plugin, and the YSlow plugin. YSlow will send a beacon to me containing stats Setup a server to receive, collect & report on ...


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You can use : In Chrome: Google Chrome Developer Tools, directly in the browser (no need to install). [menu] ⇒ Tools ⇒ Developer Tools (what you are looking for is in the Resources Panel) Google Speed Tracer, but be careful with it: you need to use an unstable version of Chrome, and I've stopped to use it because of that. In Firefox ...


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Instead or in additon to monitoring the page size I suggest to optimize for performance. So monitor the page load time and idealy also your web app's transaction performance. If you google for "real browser monitoring" you will see a some providers like AlertFox. Another totally free option is to run the performance monitoring locally with iMacros, Google ...


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I've been using the tor network. it alows me to randomly connect through proxies throughout the world and is completely free. combine that with firebug and the tor plug in for firexof and it only takes a few seconds to quickly check how the page loads elsewhere in the world


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WebPageTest currently lets you test your site for free from 8 locations across the world & there was info at Velocity 2010 that more test locations are coming up. It even lets you configure browser, connection & band-width type & also choose from other test settings. When you submit a URL to test, it generates a comprehensive report that ...



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