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Category: Page Load Speed

Website Server Speed Test – Impact of Traffic Loads on Euro Sites [Infographic]

Website Server Speed Test – As worldwide soccer fans went crazy about Euro 2012, the Dotcom-Monitor team took advantage of an opportunity to study how popular media site servers covering Euro 2012 behave when thousands of visitors converge on these websites. Dotcom-Monitor ran website server speed tests and monitored the most popular media site servers covering Euro 2012 from June 8 – June 15, which enabled us to validate how the performance of these media website servers changed and how well the tech teams had prepared for a surge in website traffic due to the Euro 2012 event.

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Bluehost Fastest Web Hosting Website in Test of Best Web Hosting Sites

Who has the Fastest Web Hosting Website?

Put to the test by Dotcom-Monitor, Bluehost ranks as the fastest web hosting website, beating the other top 10 web hosting company websites for speed across three continents, followed closely by InMotion and GoDaddy. Dreamhost was the slowest of the pack globally. Across a set of four different metrics, the Bluehost website proved superior, with GoDaddy scoring close behind in each metric.

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Dotcom-Monitor Launches Website Monitoring of EURO 2012 Coverage Sites

On the 8th of June the first game of the 2012 UEFA European Football Championship will start a series of exciting duels between European’s top 16 national soccer teams. Many popular media websites will be covering the EURO 2012 events. In turn, Dotcom-Monitor will be conducting website monitoring to analyze online performance and uptime of those sites covering the games. We will keep you updated and informed about the results.

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IRWD: Online Retail and the Speed and Beauty of Performance Monitoring

On February 15, 2012 I had the privilege of presenting a talk on website performance monitoring to 800+ of the world’s top online retail IT experts at the renowned Internet Retailer – Website Design and Usability Conference (IRWD) in Orlando, Florida alongside Matt Hoenck, the IT Director at Thymes.com. Competition is fierce in online retail and the stakes are high as more and more shoppers switch from bricks-and-mortar to online buying. Online retailers must remain informed of new technologies that improve website uptime and performance, (such as the new UserView Monitoring – Video Capture) and strike the right balance with user experience expectations involving website design and usability.

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Website Performance Monitoring, Site Speed and SEO

The suspicion that site speed might be a ranking factor for Google was just a suspicion; that is, until April of last year. Google plainly stated site speed as a factor in SERP (Search Engine Results Page) ranking. What does this mean? Website performance monitoring needs to become part of your SEO process – if it isn’t already.

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Interactive Agencies: CDN Monitoring to enhance “Client Experience”

CDN Monitoring to enhance “Client Experience”: The use of Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) allows interactive agencies to position online media, such that client website and web applications load faster for a better user experience, and improved website “results”, such as – impressions, conversions, and online sales. However, use of CDNs is not without risk for both interactive agencies and their clients. By using a CDN, the interactive agency is also losing some insight into the performance of/and direct control over the online content. In fact, several issues can develop within a CDN that adversely affects online content and the websites that interactive agency’s produce for clients. As a result of these issues, the interactive agency’s relationship with its clients can suffer. However, when external CDN monitoring is in place the interactive agency maintains insights into performance issues that occur to online content positioned on a CDN network and therefore can better serve its clients.

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Website Monitoring, Waterfall Charts, & Webpages of the Lycra-clad

An icon in the Twin Cities triathlon community, Jerry Bous, has a website problem that’s good to have. He has been able to parlay his love for the sport of triathlon into an occupation as THE triathlon race announcer as well as owner of the very popular and respected website www.MinnesotaTriNews.com.

But, the problem — similar to a triathlete who plateaus in their swim/bike/run speed at this point in the racing season — is that Jerry’s website may have recently “plateaued” in response time and in order to continue to improve is likely in need of some ongoing response time and performance monitoring.

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