Mobile devices travel the world with us. Whether we’re flying, taking the train or doing the old-fashioned road trip, our smartphones are almost always within reach – if not in hand – and we take them to theme parks, hotels and Grandma’s house.
In the hyper-accelerated world of technology, the modern consumer is bombarded with near-daily news of technological breakthroughs, OS updates, device refreshes and breakneck broadband speeds. With this all comes a reinforcement of expectations for modern webpages to deliver dynamic, rich content on par with high-definition cable programming, delivered just as fast as a user would […]
There are compelling arguments why companies – particularly online retailers – should care about serving faster pages to their users. Countless studies have found an irrefutable connection between load times and key performance indicators ranging from page views to revenue. For every 1 second of improvement, Walmart.com experienced up to a 2% conversion increase. Firefox […]
Cyber Monday is just around the corner, and early predictions point to holiday ecommerce sales hitting an all-time record of $72 billion. But retailers know that competition for this ecommerce spend will also be at an all-time high. Many will leverage aggressive strategies, ranging from rich visuals to geo-targeting campaigns, to earn their share of the holiday retail pie. These strategies, however, can come with a significant performance price tags, making pages slow to render — and ultimately driving away consumers.
Today at Radware, we’ve released our latest research into the performance of the world’s most popular ecommerce sites. Our research answers the question: Is the fight to offer shoppers the richest possible content helping or hurting the user experience?
Mobile used to take the backseat to desktop, but no longer. One out of four people worldwide own a smartphone, and at least 55% of all time spent on retail sites takes place on mobile devices. These numbers are why we’ve decided to release our annual state of the union for mobile web performance on the same day as our quarterly desktop state of the union.
In this post, I’ll walk through a high-level summary of our key findings, including statistics around load times, website fragmentation, and mobile performance challenges.
Last week, we released our quarterly State of the Union for ecommerce web performance, which, among other things, found that the median top 100 retail site takes 6.2 seconds to render primary content and 10.7 seconds to fully load. We also found that the median page is 1677 KB in size — 67% larger than it was just one year ago, when the median page was 1007 KB.
These findings and more — including Time to Interact and Load Time for the ten fastest sites — are illustrated in this poster-style set of infographics.
Our latest research into the performance and page composition of top retail sites finds that a typical ecommerce page takes 6.2 seconds to render its primary content, 10.7 seconds to fully load, and weighs in at 1677 KB. Keep reading to find out what this means for site owners who care about delivering the best possible user experience to their customers.
Last week, we released our quarterly State of the Union for ecommerce web performance, which found (among other things) that the median top 100 retail site takes 5.4 seconds to render primary content, and 10.7 seconds to fully load.
A typical leading ecommerce website takes longer to render than it did just three months ago, top sites are slower than the rest of the pack, and sites that use a content delivery network (CDN) are slower than sites that do not. These are just a few of the findings detailed in our latest research into the performance of the top 500 retail sites.
Our newest quarterly performance state of the union, released earlier this week, analyzes the load time of the top 500 ecommerce sites and compares their current performance to their performance one year ago. Among other things, we learned that the median web page takes 9.3 seconds to load — a 21% slowdown in the past twelve months.
Mobile users have high expectations. Two out of three shoppers expect pages to load in four seconds or less on their smartphones (and three seconds on their tablets). Google recently raised that bar in the latest version of their mobile development guidelines, stating that sites should deliver “above the fold” content in less than one […]
Since we began tracking the performance of the top 500 retail websites back in 2010, web page speed has migrated from the technology fringe to center stage, due in part to the numerous case studies from large and small companies demonstrating the relationship between site speed and business KPIs like revenue and conversion rate. Yet […]