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Page Speed Requirements
Google Page Speed can be used on all three major computing platforms, Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. Page Speed works in combination with your internet browser as an add-on. Currently, the only supported browser is Mozilla Firefox (Versions 3.0.4 and higher). Google Page speed also requires you to install the Firebug Add-on for Firefox. You must first install Firefox, then install Firebug, then install Google Page Speed in that exact order for Page Speed to work properly.
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What Can Google Page Speed Do For You
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Page Speed Specifics
Google designed the Page Speed add-on to tackle five major issues that are common problem areas with website code. By optimizing caching, minimizing round-trip times, minimizing request size, minimizing payload size, and optimizing browser rendering, Page Speed brings quicker load times throughout your entire website. Some of these terms may seem confusing to the beginner website owner. However, Page Speed simply focuses on one job, making your website load faster. To get a better understanding on each factor, you may visit the above links to get Google's definition.
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Page Speed Analysis
Page Speed has not even been out for a year yet, so there are more than likely enhancements to come. For now, Page Speed seems to be a logical choice for anyone looking to speed up their website or blog. Sites with especially high traffic rates may benefit from Page Speed the most, as page speed works on several areas of speed distribution throughout a website. Try adding Page Speed to see what you think. It's main purpose is to give your website's viewers faster load times and quicker navigation, which is always a plus. Page Speed in combination with Google's Webmaster Tools is a great combination for anyone who maintains their own site.