Page timing report
About the report
The page timing report consists of four reports: page URL, locations, devices, and browsers. In a while, we’ll describe each of them in detail. But first, we’ll show you how to access the report.
To see data for the page timing report, follow these steps:
- Log in to Piwik PRO.
- Go to Menu > Analytics (new).
- Navigate to Reports.
- On the left, click Page timings.
Metrics in the report
In the page timing report, you’ll find the following metrics:
- Time to interact: the time from the user request (for example, click a link or submission of the URL in the browser) to the point when page content and main scripts are loaded and the user can interact with the page. It’s the total time of the transaction between the client and the server.
- Time of redirections: the total time of one or more redirects that occurred. Transactions that don’t have any HTTP redirections are not included in calculating the average value.
- Domain lookup time: the time taken to resolve the server’s IP address.
- Server connection time: the time taken to establish a connection with the web server.
- Server response time: the time taken to receive the first byte of response from the server to the browser’s request.
- Time until DOM is ready: the time taken to process the page document HTML and CSS.
- Page rendering time: the time taken to create the render tree, layout, and finally draw the website in the browser.
Page URL report
The Page URL report lists pages from your website and shows metrics that we showed above. Using this report you can learn which pages are loading quickly and slowly, and take steps to optimize them. For example, you may find out that a particular landing page shows a poor loading speed and work on that page or redirect it to a landing page that works better.
The location report lists countries and mentioned metrics. It’s used to spot areas in which your website is loading significantly slow. For example, you may learn that the audience you care for is living in an area with a poor Internet connection and this area shows up in the locations report with long loading times. Knowing that you may work on preparing an optimized version of your website or landing pages and keep the audience engaged with your site.
The locations report has a nested dimension of the subdivision and city. Using it, you can pinpoint the area that is having a low loading time of your website.
To access subdivision and city for the location, follow these steps:
- Go to Page timings > Locations.
- Click a country for which you want to see a subdivision.
- Click a subdivision for which you want to see a City.
- View the report.
The device report shows you device types: desktop, smartphone, tablet, and more combined with mentioned metrics. With this report, you can learn about the loading speed of your website on different devices and recognize if there are any problems on any of them. For example, you may notice that your site loads slow on Android and take steps to optimize it for this type of device.
The device report has a nested dimension of the device brand and device model. Using it, you can precisely identify which device is experiencing slow loading time of your website.
To access the device brand and device model, follow these steps:
- Go to Page timings > Devices.
- Click a device for which you want to see a device brand.
- Click a device brand for which you want to see a device model.
- View the report.
The browser report lists browsers used by visitors to interact with your website and mentioned metrics. Armed with this report, you can uncover issues that may happen on various browsers. For example, you may see that a group of visitors, while using Safari, experiences slow loading time. Knowing that you can redesign your site to deliver a website shaped for this browser.
The browser report has a nested dimension of the browser name and browser version. Using it, you can precisely identify which device is experiencing slow loading time of your website.
To access browser name and browser version for the browser, follow these steps:
- Go to Page timings > Browsers.
- Click a browser for which you want to see a browser name.
- Click a browser name for which you want to see a browser version.
- View the report.