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Whether you’re already familiar with waterfall charts or they’re new to you, you may be looking for some help with interpreting their lines, numbers, and colors. This article will give you an overview of six columns you are likely to see on a waterfall chart and share tips for using the information found within the chart to diagnose and address speed issues. This article will use a waterfall chart generated on the Rigor platform for the home page of the Rigor Knowledge Base as its prim...

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Minifying your HTML can improve your PageSpeed Score, decrease your page’s render and load times, and reduce your overall page size. By reducing the size of the HTML files used to build your webpage, you can speed up your site’s page load times and make the download less expensive (in terms of data usage and browser work) for your user. Plus, you will cut down on: The amount of time required by the browser to download the resource The amount of time required by the browser to parse the file and build the DOM tree The data...

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Redirection occurs any time your user attempts to load a page with a given URL but is instead sent to a site that uses a slightly different address. There are many reasons why you might consider redirection: The original site has moved, and you want to send the user to the most current location You want to track clicks and log pages that refer users to your site/sites You want to reserve multiple domains You want to secure the information you are sending and receiving by switching from HTTP to HTTPs However, there may be case...

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At Rigor, when we talk about building a Culture of Performance we mean both digital performance as well as “people” performance. Having great people who are aligned and inspired (or a lack thereof) can impact your digital properties and revenue as much as the insight from your digital performance tech stack. We understand how important people are. It’s why we help our customers track and quantify performance wins, why our number one Core Value is #CustomerFirst, and why we focus so much on building a positive culture. Because we’...

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How To Deliver A Better Mobile Experience

Hanna Woodburn

It’s never too soon to start thinking about your New Year’s Resolutions. And, if you are looking back on your Cyber Week website performance and noticing a correlation between high bounce rates and mobile users, we suggest putting “Improve Mobile Performance” on top of that list. Delivering a good user experience via mobile is no longer a nice to have. It’s essential for businesses that want to be able to compete. In case you aren’t convinced, here’s why you should improve mobile UX and steps you can take to get started....

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Four Ways to Make the Most of Your SaaS Trial

Stephen Pyles

If you’ve ever purchased a car you know the process can be overwhelming. Scanning across the grand expanse of the dealership, the options seem endless. To evaluate your options, you might ask things such as, “What do I need to do with the vehicle? What would be the best option for me based on my price point? Which car has better gas mileage?” Customers go through the same process when selecting software vendors. Which SaaS solution will provide the best ROI? What platform can we adopt that will bring the most value to our team? Selecti...

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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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