Web Page Load Speed
Page load speed is a key factor both for end user satisfaction and search engine ranking position. Fast web page
load speed is crucial for devices using the mobile phone network to access the interent.
Graphics and content are tuned to provide an appropriate balance between quality and page load speed and immediately
prior to website go LIVE, page speed is tested against Google’s page speed checker and also benchmarked on an
independent testbed in the United States. All HawkOwl websites' page load speeds are re-checked on a quarterly cycle.
HawkOwl websites average “first view” page load speed is
3.3 seconds, "repeat view" (second and
subsequent visits to that same page) average page load speed is
0.8 seconds. Tests simulate an average (UK
speed) broadband connection in the US accessing the website on the HawkOwl server in Gloucester.