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Web Performance Optimization at Scale

Landon Bennett

I try to read as many blogs from vendors in the synthetic monitoring space as possible, both to learn and to stay in touch with what our competition is doing. One thing that I’ve noticed is that there’s a vast amount of helpful content on how to optimize your website. There are articles that go into how to optimize images, compress files, implement lazy load, and optimize third party tags. What's interesting about all of these tips and best practices is that they’re incredibly manual processes that require data from a large slew of too...

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Web Performance Monitoring for UX

Melanie Crissey

Something’s changing. We’re seeing a shift from traditional availability monitoring to web performance monitoring for user experience. In the past we used data primarily to answer questions like, “Is our site up?” and “How fast is our server?” We’re still answering those questions, and we’re also encountering new questions like: “How long does it take for this page to render on mobile?” “Where is the bottleneck in our product search and checkout process?” “How can we leverage web performance data to create b...

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Automating the Performance Optimization Cycle

Landon Bennett

The APM (application performance management) market is addicted to data. Every vendor is in a race to pull the most data and slice it up in more ways. If you don’t have the buzzwords “analytics” or “big data” in your pitch you don’t have a chance. If the end goal is to optimize performance it’s rather interesting that the APM market only addresses half of the Performance Optimization Lifecycle. We have endless tools for measuring and pulling performance data. But, nothing to help analyze that data a...

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Ad Performance for Online Publishers

Anthony Ferrari

Back in April, we discussed the impact of performance for online publishers. With the recent Facebook Instant Article announcement, performance for online media companies has never been more important. While Facebook's instant articles will increase the accessibility of media sites' content, it will drive users further away from the source and position Facebook to become an online publisher of its own. The challenge for online publishers is to provide an excellent user experience while driving revenue and keeping users on their site. Often...

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