Website Performance Test – Testing Olympic Game 2012 Websites [Infographic]

Website Performance Test

As one of the world’s most important sporting events the Olympic Games attract millions of people from around the world. The mass media websites that cover the Games must be able to work under unprecedented loads of traffic. The Dotcom-Monitor team decided to take the opportunity to run a website performance test analyzing how the most powerful mass media websites respond to this massive influx of website visitors during the Olympic Games.

We setup website performance monitoring using two Dotcom-Monitor solutions:  ServerView and BrowserView Platforms.

What sites were monitored

First, official Olympic Game websites:

  • facebook.com/olympics       
  • london2012.com       
  • olympic.org    

Second, popular mass media sites that cover the Games:

  • bbc.co.uk/sport/0/olympics/2012/
  • ctvolympics.ca       
  • dailymail.co.uk/sport/olympics/       
  • edition.cnn.com/SPORT/olympics/       
  • espn.go.com/olympics/summer/2012/       
  • guardian.co.uk/sport/olympics-2012       
  • huffingtonpost.com/news/2012-summer-olympics/       
  • independent.co.uk/sport/olympics/       
  • london2012.nytimes.com/       
  • london2012.olympics.com.au/       
  • msn.foxsports.com/olympics       
  • nbcolympics.com       
  • nydailynews.com/sports/       
  • sportsillustrated.cnn.com/olympics/2012/       
  • teamusa.org       
  • telegraph.co.uk/sport/olympics/       
  • twitter.com/Olympics       
  • cbc.ca/olympics/       
  • youtube.com/user/olympic/    

How the sites were monitored
Each site was monitored every 5 minutes using the ServerView platform and every 10 minutes with the BrowserView platform (using an Internet Explorer  browser). Each site was monitored from:

  1. MN, USA         
  2. CA, USA
  3. Calgary, Canada
  4. London, UK         
  5. Frankfurt, Germany         
  6. Amsterdam, Netherlands         
  7. Tel-Aviv, Israel
  8. Hong Kong, China
  9. Sydney, AU

The results of our website performance test are shown on the infographic:

(the image is clickable)

Website Performance Test - Testing Olympic Games

Website Performance Test – Testing Olympic Game 2012 Websites [Infographic]

About 

Dan is the Manager of Market Development at Dotcom-Monitor. Connect with Dan on LinkedIn, Google+ and Twitter.

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