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Score 8.7 out of 100
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Score 9.4 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Google PageSpeed Insights

It's well suited for marketing agencies and business owners who want to think about website speed or performance.
Lindsay Halsey | TrustRadius Reviewer

GTmetrix

I am not at all averse to the larger SEO platforms like SEMRush or Ahrefs they are great tools and can do virtually do everything GTmetrix can. However, I tend to like tools that are really good at one thing if I am looking to do a specific task.
GTmetrix is superb at what it does. Of all the Website audit tools available GTmetrix is the best at looking at the technical issues a site or page may have. It is built to do this one function and it does it great. Especially considering you can do all this with a free account. If you are looking for Metas description, H tags or other on-site data, this is not the tool. However, if you want to see all your render-blocking Java Scripts if compression is being used or scaled images are correctly sized, this is the tool.
A typical scenario we find ourselves in during speed optimization is to have a tab with GTmetrix open as well as being in the backend of whatever website we are working on. As we make changes to the site we can immediately check using GTmetrix to see how the improvements are helping. This process takes place in real-time and is quite efficient. I can do the same with other tools but they tend to look at other areas of the site at the same time and that makes the process slower.
Jeff Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

SEO

Google PageSpeed Insights
8.2
GTmetrix
Keyword analysis
Google PageSpeed Insights
6.0
GTmetrix
Page grader
Google PageSpeed Insights
9.0
GTmetrix
Competitive analysis
Google PageSpeed Insights
6.0
GTmetrix
Site audit / diagnostics
Google PageSpeed Insights
10.0
GTmetrix
Site recommendations
Google PageSpeed Insights
10.0
GTmetrix

SEO Channels

Google PageSpeed Insights
10.0
GTmetrix
Mobile SEO
Google PageSpeed Insights
10.0
GTmetrix
Global SEO
Google PageSpeed Insights
10.0
GTmetrix

SEO Platform & Account Management

Google PageSpeed Insights
8.0
GTmetrix
Integration with web analytics tools
Google PageSpeed Insights
8.0
GTmetrix

Testing and Experimentation

Google PageSpeed Insights
GTmetrix
8.6
Cross-browser testing
Google PageSpeed Insights
GTmetrix
9.1
Preview mode
Google PageSpeed Insights
GTmetrix
9.1
Test duration calculator
Google PageSpeed Insights
GTmetrix
9.1
Server-side tests
Google PageSpeed Insights
GTmetrix
7.3

Results and Analysis

Google PageSpeed Insights
GTmetrix
9.0
Test reporting
Google PageSpeed Insights
GTmetrix
9.0
Results segmentation
Google PageSpeed Insights
GTmetrix
9.0
Experiments results dashboard
Google PageSpeed Insights
GTmetrix
9.0

Pros

Google PageSpeed Insights

  • Straight to the point
  • Valuable feedback on performance
  • Provide optimized assets (CSS, JS and images)
Carlos Eduardo de Souza | TrustRadius Reviewer

GTmetrix

  • Really complete report of performance issues.
  • Get reports from PageSpeed and YSlow at same time.
  • Gives a score from each separate tool, also displays loading time, page size and total requests very easily.
Carlos Eduardo de Souza | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Google PageSpeed Insights

  • The suggestions for improvement can be technical for non-developers.
Lindsay Halsey | TrustRadius Reviewer

GTmetrix

  • A few more test locations
  • Save more runs when logged in
Sanjit Mandal | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Google PageSpeed Insights

Google PageSpeed Insights 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It's a free, easy to use tool
Lindsay Halsey | TrustRadius Reviewer

GTmetrix

GTmetrix 9.1
Based on 1 answer
It's easy to use fast, data is easy to read and take aways are great too.
Sanjit Mandal | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Google PageSpeed Insights

Google PageSpeed Insights 1.0
Based on 1 answer
There is no support from Google for the tool.
Lindsay Halsey | TrustRadius Reviewer

GTmetrix

GTmetrix 4.6
Based on 2 answers
I have never had the need to use GTmetrix support. Therefore, there is really no way for me to give a grade here. However, if you are on a paid plan my guess and it is a guess, is that their support is as good as the tool is. There are a lot more features in the paid plans, reporting. monitoring etc. I could see where support could come into play as these features are added to the account
Jeff Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Google PageSpeed Insights

I think GTmetrix has some feedback that PageSpeed doesn't provide, but Google's tool is easier overall and has a better user experience; also offers compressed images, CSS, and javascript files if that's the case. Also, Google has extensive documentation to help you better understand what can be done to improve your grade.
Carlos Eduardo de Souza | TrustRadius Reviewer

GTmetrix

GTmetrix gathers data from both Google PageSpeed and YSlow at same time, so we're using it more often than Google's alternative.On the other hand, Google PageSpeed offers neat features like download optimized images, scripts and CSS (which GTmetrix don't), so it could be a better option if you (or your client) need that.
Carlos Eduardo de Souza | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Google PageSpeed Insights

  • Since it's a free tool, we can't recommend it enough.
  • It only requires a small amount of time to get used to and be able to make improvements on the website.
  • I think the negative impact may be the "grade" issue because some clients ask to get "100%" and it depends on the tools and web hosting you are using.
Carlos Eduardo de Souza | TrustRadius Reviewer

GTmetrix

  • A great free tool that is does what it is meant to do very well.
  • Due to its simplicity and speed it is highly efficient.
Jeff Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Google PageSpeed Insights

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?

GTmetrix

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Google PageSpeed Insights
10.0
GTmetrix
9.5

Usability

Google PageSpeed Insights
10.0
GTmetrix
9.1

Support Rating

Google PageSpeed Insights
1.0
GTmetrix
4.6

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