To understand the impact of their effort into making the web faster, Google engineers built HTTP Archive to track the speed of the web over time.
“HTTP Archive is an open source service, that Google is now transitioning the ownership and maintenance of it to the Internet Archive,” Google revealed.
HTTP Archive crawls the world’s top 18,000 URLs, with a plan to increase that number to a million or more in the coming months.
“HTTP Archive generates regular reports illustrating trends such as page size and Page Speed score of the top pages on the web. Interested users can download the raw dataset for free, modify the source code to perform their own analyses, and unearth valuable trends,” Google adds.
[Source: Google Code blog]