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Measuring and optimizing for user experience is the future of web performance. Existing metrics like DOM Content Loaded and Onload Time are giving way to user-centric metrics such as visual timings and user timings. But do they ‘paint’ the whole picture? The older metrics and methods provide some useful insight, but to better serve users on the modern web we have to start looking at page ‘interactivity’. Interactivity metrics can provide insight and uncover blind spots not...

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ATLANTA – October 15, 2018  |  Atlanta-based website performance leader, Rigor, Inc, announced today that it has released two out-of-the-box integrations with Datadog’s monitoring and analytics platform. The integrations ensure that joint customers have end-to-end visibility into digital performance within a single pane of glass. Digital experience management (DEM) solutions from Rigor provide a window into the end-user exper...

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While monitoring is an important aspect of digital performance management, being proactive throughout the development lifecycle is of much higher value than catching something after it is out in the wild. Put another way, we all want to know about issues that impact our users, but wouldn’t it be better to not have those issues in the first place? As a part of this teams have a need to test things before they even release them, or even to monitor in places that Rigor doesn’t currently have a presence. Enter Rigor’s Private Locations, which...

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Why Paint Metrics Matter to Your Business

Douglas Moski

At Rigor, we strive to help everyone in an organization be performance-minded. That’s why we offer reports like Performance KPIs and track User Timings so you can measure what matters to your business and have robust discussions across teams based on what matters to them. If you are familiar with open source performance solutions such as Lighthouse and PageSpeed Insights, you probably understand the value in measuring user experience and paint metrics. Rigor’s analysis engine gathers and allows users to report on a host of additional key...

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Have you ever wanted to go beyond measuring Speed Index or page load, and instead measure a specific event like when an ad is displayed or when a 3rd party script has loaded? Today we are happy to announce that Rigor now supports the User Timing API. In this post, we will discuss what User Timings are, why they are important, as well as other improvements we made to Rigor in order to help you better track and trend the metrics that matter most to you and your business. At Rigor, we dub ourselves “web pe...

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Consumers are always on the lookout for new products and solutions that increase efficiency and streamline time-consuming processes, so every day the tech world is coming up with innovative solutions to improve these daily tasks. The Digital Experience Management industry faces the same challenge. While there’s a massive ecosystem of performance products and free tools out there aiming to make users lives easier, not all tools are good at everything. Teams often waste time and money trying to integrate separate solutions for each distinct...

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New Feature: Evergreen Chrome Browser

Chapman Lever

Today, we are excited to announce the launch of Chrome 67 and evergreen Chrome browser support in Rigor’s Digital Experience Lifecycle Management platform. What exactly is evergreen browser support? Starting today, Rigor users that select Chrome for their real browser checks will be automatically upgraded to new versions of the browser as they are released by the Chrome team. Rigor is proud to be the first monitoring technology company to offer this truly evergreen browser experience. Modern browsers are the gateway into the digital wo...

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