You can learn a lot of things from your website visitors by asking them simple survey questions.
Earlier this year, Google introduced a Consumer Surveys product that website owners can use to collect survey responses from website visitors. A survey with four default questions is free to use, and custom questions cost just $0.01 for each response or $5.00 for 500 responses.
I installed the free survey on my website and collected responses for the third quarter.
With nearly 8,000 impressions, I gathered 40 responses for a response rate of 0.5%.
But what my website visitors overwhelmingly pointed out in the survey is how slow my website is when loading pages.
I knew my website was not the fastest, but visitor feedback encouraged me to figure out what was making things so slow.
What tool did I find most helpful in diagnosing my website speed issues? It's a website speed test tool from Pingdom.
Enter your website address in the free Pingdom Website Speed Test toolbar and press enter. Pingdom loads your website in real time and displays a color-coded bar chart showing the number of requests processed to load the page, the load time of each request, and the total page size of data transferred.