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“I use a CDN that does this performance stuff automatically. Why do I need to worry about monitoring and optimizing my site myself?” It’s a fair question and one we hear often. Presumably users invest in these systems to automatically address some of the “lowest hanging fruit” types of performance bugs. More power to them! However, as a rule, no automated system can fully preclude intervention by flesh and blood humans. When was the last time you were able to complete a transaction at your favorite big-box grocer’s automatic che...

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Rigor’s robust Monitoring and Optimization APIs allow our customers to make the most of their data. While many of our customers are familiar with our API, there are some features which might not be as well known. In this article, I’m going to outline three awesome features of the Monitoring API that help users maximize Rigor. This article on our Knowledge Base breaks down how Rigor rolls up data and is the first place you should start.    There is the option to write query...

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Monitoring your sites for key performance metrics like Page Load or Visually Complete is important, because it helps uncover errors, outages, and critical defects. When performance degrades, you have to figure out why. While reading a waterfall diagram can help provide insight into what the browser was doing, you are still trying to reconstruct what the user experienced by looking at a timeline showing when a browser requested and received content. This is kind of like trying to experience a Broadway musical by only reading the sheet music. To...

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Monitor Rigor with our New System Status Page

Mark Isham

We are happy to announce the release of our new public facing system status page! While we always strive for perfection at Rigor, we also understand the realities of the digital world. Systems may go down, partners may have troubles, or maintenance may need to occur. The Rigor System Status page is your one stop destination to keep tabs on the latest status of all Rigor systems. If you're a Rigor customer, we highly recommend you bookmark this page: https://status.rigor.com. Rigor employs the best engineers in the industry to monitor...

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Web Performance Metrics for Landing Pages

Stephen Krauska

During an implementation call with a client few weeks ago, I was asked “What metrics should we optimize for?” It’s a question I’m asked regularly, so I decided to do some extra research into the subject and resolve it once and for all. From my experience working with customers to understand their performance problems, proven solutions I’ve seen work, and some help from the amazing #webperf hivemind on Twitter,  I came up with some solid answers for both this customer and the readers of Rigor’s blog. Read on below to learn about...

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New Feature: Bulk Check Creation and Management

Douglas Moski

Monitoring is essential to ensuring that digital properties are performing and functional. Because digital performance monitoring works best if you are watching all key areas of your sites and applications, customers rely on Rigor to provide ongoing insight as to the performance of their sites. This is important for companies of all sizes, however, enterprise organizations also face the added challenge of monitoring hundreds or thousands of business critical and revenue generating websites or web-based applications at scale. To effectively...

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This week, Inc. Magazine released the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing companies in the United States. Rigor was honored to be named in the elite Inc. 500 at the 430th spot. This ranking demonstrates a 10x growth over the past three years, 1,021% to be exact. For comparison, the overall economy grew 6.7% during the same time. As the CEO of Rigor, I’m immensely proud of this accomplishment. Our team--both past and present--has worked incredibly hard to get us to where we are today. They live out our Core Values on a daily basis, and I...

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