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Important Changes to GTmetrix

We’ve made some major changes to GTmetrix – read on for details on this release.

As previously announced and planned for December 1, 2023, we have now implemented important changes to GTmetrix:

  • Price increase for all GTmetrix PRO plans
    • Introducing the new Micro plan ($5/mo)
  • Changes to Guest/Basic usage
    • Login required to generate report
    • New Basic account limits

In this post, we elaborate on these changes, along with other changes and updates we’ve brought to GTmetrix.



Price Increase for GTmetrix PRO Plans

As previously announced, we’ve now enacted the price increase for all GTmetrix PRO plans, including Custom and Legacy PRO plans.

We’ve also increased the On-Demand Test Limits for Solo, Starter, and Growth plans.

New Individual plan pricing.

As always, you can save 15% off the month-to-month cost by subscribing to a Yearly term.
New Business plan pricing.


For existing PRO plan users, the new pricing will be applied to their subscription at their next renewal. Specifically:

  • If you are on a Monthly plan, you should see the new pricing take effect on your next renewal (e.g., if your plan renews on the 15th of each month, your new pricing will take effect on Dec 15, 2023).
  • If you are on a Yearly plan, you should see the new pricing take effect on your next annual renewal (e.g., if your plan renews on Feb 24th each year, your new pricing will take effect on February 24, 2024).

Visit your Account page to learn when your next renewal is.

Note that existing Custom and Legacy PRO plan users should have received an email from us, mentioning your new plan pricing.


The New Micro Plan

You can now subscribe to the new Micro plan to get some of the important PRO features at a reduced price ($5/month or $51/year).

Key features of the new Micro plan include:

  • 25 Weekly On-Demand Tests
  • 1 Daily Monitored Slot (no Hourly Monitoring)
  • 10 Daily API Credits
  • 1 Month Data Retention
  • Mobile Testing on 40+ Devices
  • Monitoring from 7 Global Locations
  • PRO Analysis Options (User Agent Override, DNS Override, Custom Connection Speeds)
  • Video Capture for Alerts
  • Full Report PDF
  • Unlimited Tags and Dashboard Filters
  • Global Notes

Visit our Pricing page to see how this compares to our other PRO plans.



Changes to Guest/Basic usage

This release also sees changes to Guest and Basic usage of GTmetrix.

You can read our previous announcement to learn more about why we are enacting these changes.

Read on for more details regarding the changes:


All Testing Now Requires Login

Guest/Non-logged in testing is no longer offered. Users will now need to be logged-in from a validated e-mail address to generate reports.

If you launch a test from our home page (i.e., without logging in), GTmetrix will start analyzing your page – however, once the analysis is complete, you will be prompted to create an account or login to your existing account to view the report.

Analyzing your page as a Guest will require you to login or create an account in order to view the report.

If you are creating a new account, you will need to validate your email first before you can log into GTmetrix.

Once this is done, the report will be added to your GTmetrix Dashboard and you can view the report and continue testing.

Once you login or create an account, the report is displayed and also added to your GTmetrix Dashboard.



Changes to Basic Account Limits

We’ve also made changes to the Basic (Free) Account. These include:

  • 5 On-Demand Tests (Non-renewing)
  • 25 Trial API Credits at sign up
    • 5 Daily API Credits (refilled every day) after the trial credits are used up
  • 1 Week Data Retention

Once you’ve hit your test limits, consider upgrading to one of our PRO plans to continue testing.

With our new Micro plan, we now offer plans as low as $5/month for your performance testing needs.



Waterfall Chart Enhancement and Fixes

We’ve also tweaked and fixed a few issues on our Waterfall Chart:

  • Initiator Column Added


      We’ve added an initiator column to the Waterfall Chart.


    • Fixed Long/Failed Third-Party Requests
      • We patched an issue that was causing long/failed requests to be displayed and redirects to be merged.
      • Note that these issues were cosmetic in nature and had no effect on your page’s actual performance.



    General updates and improvements

    • Added more test server capacity in the following locations:
      • Chicago, USA
      • Frankfurt, Germany
      • Stockholm, Sweden
      • Sao Paulo, Brazil
      • Sydney, Australia
      • Mumbai, India
      • Singapore

    • Added the following CDNs for auto-detection:
      • Hostinger
    • Purged non-validated basic accounts that have been inactive for a long time.




    While this release includes significant changes to GTmetrix, these updates aim to maintain our quality of service and to improve GTmetrix overall as a performance testing platform.

    We hope the introduction of our new Micro plan can provide users with an affordable path to upgrade, and we’re committed to investing resources and efforts into providing our users with more value and evolving GTmetrix functionality in the years to come.

    Let us know if you run across any bugs or issues and feel free to tell us your thoughts on Twitter (@gtmetrix) or contact us.


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