Checking TTFB using console in Mac or Linux

# curl -o /dev/null -s -w 'TTFB: %{time_starttransfer}\n' ""
TTFB: 0.281306

TTFB stands for “Time To First Byte,” which refers to the amount of time it takes for a web server to start sending data back to a user’s browser after a request is made. This includes the time it takes for the server to receive the request, process it, and generate a response.

TTFB is important to SEO because it is one of the key factors that search engines use to evaluate the performance of a website. A slow TTFB can negatively impact a site’s search engine rankings and overall user experience. This is because users are likely to abandon a site if it takes too long to load, and search engines prioritize fast-loading sites in their results pages.

To improve TTFB, website owners can take a number of steps, such as optimizing server configurations, reducing the number of plugins or scripts, and using a content delivery network (CDN) to distribute content more efficiently.


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