This GZIP Test Tool Checks If Your Web Page Is Compressed

Compression is a simple, effective way to save bandwidth and speed up your site.

If you’ve optimized your site and want to check if you’re actually serving up compressed content, you can make use of this free online gzip test tool.

Below is a result of a test I carried out using the tool.

As you can see in the result, Ogbongeblog homepage shrunk from 51k to 10k, almost 80% reduction in size.

I used W3 Total cache plugin for the gzip optimization.

Alternatively, you can use

You can also use Chrome to check.

In Chrome, open the Developer Tools > Network Tab (Firefox/IE will be similar). Refresh your page, and click the network line for the page itself (i.e., The header “Content-encoding: gzip” means the contents were sent compressed.

Source : How To Optimize Your Site With GZIP Compression – BetterExplained

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Waow! this is one of the most insightful posts I’ve come across on site optimizing. Thanks

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Woow!!! I did mine, and it worked perfectly.


My homepage shrunk from 191k to 19k, almost 90% reduction.

I also used W3 Total cache plugin for the gzip optimization.

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For those who use blogger, how can they compress their site? This tool seems to be for checking if your site is actually compressed and it works for wordpress alone. How can you compress blogger sites on custom domains?

Sorry. It’s for hosted sites…

Ok, it works on one of my hosted sites. Thanks

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