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It’s true that what might be considered the “most important” or “best” web performance metrics can vary by industry. For example, a media organization may be interested in tracking Time to Interactive because its site relies on third-party advertising for revenue, while an ecommerce business might want to dig deeper into First Meaningful Paint so it can ensure that customers can quickly take action to purchase an item. But there is some information that is universal for all websites - and everyone has to start somewhere, right?...

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“The Best in Performance” video series from Rigor gives you the chance to eavesdrop on conversations with web performance industry experts, thought leaders, and technologists. Listen in as they talk about current trends, challenges, and lessons that impact the APM and performance space today. You’ll be armed with information you can use in your own organization, and you’ll impress everyone with your insider knowledge! Check out our recap of episode two with Alla Gringaus, then view full episodes in the series and subscribe to be...

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“The Best in Performance” video series from Rigor gives you the chance to eavesdrop on conversations with web performance industry experts, thought leaders, and technologists. Listen in as they talk about current trends, challenges, and lessons that impact the APM and performance space today. Why pay for a conference (airfare! hotel! room service!) when you can learn from the best of the best while sitting at your desk (or on your couch)? Check out our recap of episode one with Cliff Crocker, then view full episodes in the series...

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Big data is like the pollution of the information age. There is an overwhelming amount of it—who manages it, where is it being stored, who is translating it, and what does it all mean? Many larger organizations leverage teams of data scientists to manage, configure and analyze the data pulled into BI and dashboarding solutions like Datadog and Grafana in an effort to get a single view into their performance. And while such solutions deliver strong value for managing data across multip...

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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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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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From improving brand perception to conversion rates, website performance is a critical component of a company’s bottom line. This is why performance should no longer be viewed as just the engineering or development team’s job. Unfortunately, outside of Google Analytics many Marketers and Retailers have little to no insight into their site’s performance or how their content impacts site speed. Traditional performance monitoring platforms are built for technical users. These tools are difficult to impossible for non-technical users t...

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