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Note: Archived Content

This is the archived version of the Zoompf blog. Since our acquisition by Rigor, all our new research and posts on web performance are being published on The Rigor Blog

Web Performance Survey: How Ready Are the 5 Top US Online Retailers for Black Friday?

With Black Friday just 4 days away, I thought it would be interesting to conduct a website performance survey of 5 of the top US online retailers to see just how ready they are for the upcoming uptick in traffic. And since most sites focus the majority of their optimization efforts on their home pages, […]

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Top 9 US News Sites Race for Fastest Site

Back in May, we had a lot of fun staging a mock Kentucky Derby style race of web performance for the top 9 online retailers, based on Alexa Traffic. Beyond satisfying the curiosity of the fastest retailer in the land (It was IKEA at 1.4 seconds), it was also a great excuse to play with […]

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9 Top Online Retailers Race in the First Web Performance Derby

If you’ve never checked out WebPageTest, you should. It’s a fantastic open source web performance analysis tool supported primarily by Google. One of the great new features of WebPageTest is the ability to capture video showing how long it takes your site to load relative to your competition. This is a great way to objectively […]

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Top Alexa Sites Averaging 9.5 Seconds Page Load Time

In our recent post, 5 common Causes of Slow Website Performance, we talked through some common performance optimization gaps that appeared in our recent analysis of the Alexa Top 1000 websites. Since so much interesting data came back from that exercise, we wanted to followup with some additional insights about the raw page load times […]

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5 Common Causes of Slow Website Performance

One of the benefits of working in the website performance industry is the treasure trove of interesting data just sitting out there in the public domain. Over the last few days we aimed our website performance scanner at the Alexa Top 1000 websites to gather various performance metrics of interest. In this post we’d like […]

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