The Performance Beacon

The web performance, analytics, and optimization blog

For the web performance community, the hunt for a single metric that captures the entire user experience on a website is kind of like the quest for the holy grail. On the one hand, there’s pretty much universal agreement that there’s no single metric that fully captures the entire user experience on all websites. But on the […]

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performance monitoring and business intelligence

For close to two decades now, businesses have discovered opportunities to use Internet-based interactive applications to improve or expand their “brick and mortar” businesses. Now, whether its retail, wholesale, manufacturing or services, the vast majority of businesses in North America, Europe and Asia have found a way to use web and mobile to change their […]

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Back to school: website performance monitoring

What’s the performance “sweet spot” — defined as the page load time that yields the peak conversion rate — for any given site? It’s a fascinating question because there’s no single answer. The sweet spot can change from day to day (or even from time of day to time of day), from region to region, […]

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