Amazon’s Summer Sales Event And How It Will Affect Web Traffic

Most large retail operations are preparing for Black Friday and Cyber Monday and the rest of the holiday season.  Even those who aren’t actively preparing for it are at least thinking about it.  Updates are put in place to eCommerce, the applications, the navigational paths, … [Read more...]

Digital Supply Chain For Mother’s Day Flower Delivery

With mother’s day imminent, I was thinking about how do the flowers get from a click of the mouse to your mother’s door. Since the product I work on, AlertSite, is concerned with performance across the digital supply chain. Certainly there is a physical supply chain, so I … [Read more...]

Baby Animals Rule the Internet

I just read a new report entitled “U.S. Digital Future in Focus 2015" by comScore. It covers the digital media ecosystem, looking at trends over the year.  Some of the most interesting items were: In social media, my favorite item of note is that National Geographic … [Read more...]

11 Costly Website Crashes and Application Performance Bloopers to Learn from in 2015

Looking back a year from now, this is one annual roundup list you won’t want to make. Throughout 2014, we bore witness to an eclectic assortment of costly web performance hiccups that met the public eye, spanning many different industries, causes and end-users. Yes, your … [Read more...]

Covert Operations: An Undercover Web Performance Pro’s Report from Inside an eCommerce Call Center

  Though my day job is web performance, I occasionally work a night or weekend shift in the customer call center of a large public specialty retailer.  The retailer has many bricks and mortar stores, a catalog business and an eCommerce site. With this part time gig, … [Read more...]

This Holiday Season Help Your Website Achieve Peak Performance – Part 5

Getting More Out of Your Load Tests You may want to simulate different data for each virtual user in your load test. For instance, making each virtual user use different user credentials and form values for data entry help to drive out any web server or database caching … [Read more...]

Cyber Monday Website Performance: Post Game Analysis

  Mid-afternoon on Cyber Monday this week we checked in with a “halftime” report to share some insights on website performance during the busiest online shopping day of the year. As promised, we are back with our retrospective analysis of “Cyber Monday”—which, in … [Read more...]

This Holiday Season, Help Your Website Achieve Peak Performance – Part 4

Less Time Load Testing, More Time Fixing Now that you have clear expectations and more tangible goals to base your load tests on, the next step is to build your load tests. LoadComplete makes this astoundingly simple with a record button that launches your browser so you … [Read more...]

Cyber Monday Website Performance Play-by-Play: The Ruling on the Web Stands

  Here we are on Cyber Monday afternoon, and right on cue, the holiday shopping web performance-themed articles and blogs continue flow.   And it’s not just APM companies filling up our twitter feeds with attempts to spin up a Marketing angle—technology, business and … [Read more...]

Holiday Season Shopping Cart Abandonment: The Global Website Performance Epidemic

  Holiday-Season-Shopping-Cart-Abandonment-the-eCommerce-Web-Performance-Epidemic from SmartBear   Here we are again. It’s that time we prep for all year—making sure our website performance is optimized for holiday revenue, and watching our calories to … [Read more...]