Web Stress, Slow Websites & Your Brain [INFOGRAPHIC]

Web Stress – How Fast is Fast Enough?

Is your slow website giving your customers “web stress”? Studies show 57% of online consumers will abandon a slow page after just 3 seconds.

The infographic below, by our Internet web performance colleagues at Strangeloop, demonstrates what happens to your brain when it experiences a slow website…

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So, how do you deal with “web stress”? (personally, I start yelling at the screen if a website hits my 3+ second load time threshold – but here at Dotcom-Monitor we can be a little extreme when it comes to web performance)

We’d love to hear your comments below.


If you’d like to see how fast your website loads from around the world, checkout Dotcom-Monitor’s Free Webpage Speed Test. This website performance analysis is a free online test that uses Dotcom-Monitor’s browser-based BrowserView Monitoring™ platform. The test runs from each of Dotcom-Monitor’s 19 locations, producing a detailed waterfall chart that reports the time it takes to render individual webpage objects, including dynamic Web 2.0 page elements (such as Ajax, Flash, etc…). The BrowserView Website Performance Test puts the power of this type of user experience monitoring in the hands of anyone who wants to improve their website. To test a website for yourself, visit www.dotcom-monitor.com/WebTools/technical-tools-browser-test.aspx


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Web Stress – How Fast is Fast Enough? This Is Your Brain on a Slow Website [INFOGRAPHIC]

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