Mar 24, 2011

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Page Speed Extension for Chrome

We are much awaiting for Page Speed Extension for Google chrome from past few months. Now it’s available in 40 languages. Page Speed is a good extension which clearly explains you technically what areas need to optimize to make your site faster.

Here are the detailed instructions to Install Page Speed for Chrome

 I feel comfortable using it on Firefox till now. Let’s see whether I will shift to chrome or not. Based on my experience I always used to get the following areas to optimize for my clients websites.

  • Optimize images
  • Minify HTML
  • Minify CSS
  • Minify JavaScript
  • Enable compression
  • Combine images into CSS sprites
  • Combine external JavaScript
  • Minimize DNS lookups
  • Leverage browser caching
  • Specify image dimensions
  • Combine external CSS

Page Speed Extension Observations:
I have checked with few domains and found different scores for same domain in Firefox and Chrome. Here is the list.

   Domain                          Firefox Score       Chrome Score                             96/100                  94/100                              86/100                  84/100                                 95/100                  95/100                                 86/100                  80/100

Chrome is giving less or equal score compared to Firefox. If you have any observations, suggestions feel free to comment.


  1. Great observation between firefox and chrome thanks for sharing it.