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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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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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There’s the old adage that knowledge is power. We like to think that the same is true of data because it provides insight and can be used as a jumping off point to make informed decisions. Our Optimization product, for instance, is predicated on helping our customers take informed, strategic actions based on the performance data Rigor provides.Within Rigor, users can read data in graphs or dashboards or pull data point-by-point. But what if someone wanted to pull their raw load data out of Rigor? This was the challenge that a customer fa...

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New Feature: Optimization Powered by RBCv3

Hanna Woodburn

Web development teams that focus monitoring and improvement activities solely on application availability miss many opportunities for improvement. To help address this gap, Rigor’s Optimization platform is all about finding and translating specific performance problems in your app into actionable steps you can take to improve overall performance.Rigor continues to build tools that enable teams to better identify and resolve issues early and often. To further this mission, Optimization has scripting functionality that can test multi-page f...

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Each month Rigor sponsors the Atlanta Web Performance Meetup at our home in the Atlanta Tech Village. This event is a chance for attendees to network with other website developers, designers, and system administrators who all want to improve the user experience, lower abandonment rates, and raise conversation rates by making their websites fast.Various web performance meetups have been founded across the country, with the most notable being the NY Web Performance Meetup and the San Francisco and Silicon Valley Web Performance Meetup.Ou...

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API Testing vs. Monitoring

Hanna Woodburn

With the release of our free API Testing product, APITester.com, we have further enhanced our array of solutions designed to help ensure that you are delivering high-quality user experiences quickly and reliably.We’ve already outlined why API performance matters and what aspects of APIs to test, but what is the difference between API testing and monitoring?As with most things, context matters. The use cases for testing and monitoring are different because the objectives are different. The ultimate goal is to verify that your APIs are...

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