In his time as Director of E-Commerce at Linen Chest, Riaz Faride was faced with a challenge right out of the gate. He found himself responsible for a site that had page load times ranging anywhere from 6 to 30 seconds. Linen Chestís site was heavy, images were hosted on the origin, and code was never refactored and needed to be optimized. Riaz knew he needed to make some changes, and fast.
In the face of changing consumer demands and expectations, publishers are seeking new ways to reach and engage their audiences. With this in mind, Akamai and Telegraph Media Group combined efforts to test a hypothesis: would the optimization of image display improve page load times enough to boost session lengths and ad impressions?
The UKís number one property website, Rightmove.co.uk, provides home hunters with both website and mobile access to over one million available properties daily. Their website and mobile platforms make searching for and researching properties to buy or rent, easy.
Rightmove continues to grow with over 50 million-page impressions a day, often topping 55 million. Since its initial launch in 2000, there have been almost 40 million properties listed, with a library of over 2.5 billion active and archived images. Rightmove customers, including UK and overseas-based estate and letting Agents as well as new home developers are uploading 2 million images every day.
Tim Harding, Head of Operations at Rightmove, is responsible for ensuring these images are available to home hunters visiting the site at all times, no matter what device they are using or where they are located.
After two years at Rightmove, Tim has seen a tremendous increase in the amount of images posted per property, along with g
Most organizations are concerned with the speed of their applications. Whether it involves an internal business application or a customer-facing shopping site, web application performance can have a huge impact on business performance. A faster-performing web application results in greater sales, better user engagement and improved productivity. The aim of accelerating these web applications is to improve the end-user experience with faster page-load times and more responsive interactivity. Read this article to learn more about the essential principles driving web application acceleration technologies today.
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Oct 17, 2012
Faster page load times for Microsoft SharePoint provides user with a more satisfactory experience. This whitepaper examines how two techniques can optimize delivery of web content both separately and delivering up to 4x improvement.
Published By: Ensighten
Published Date: Aug 02, 2012
If your website takes longer than 3 seconds to load, it's already losing revenue. Case studies from dozens of companies like Amazon and Google prove that page load time has a direct link to metrics like cart abandonment, page views, and conversion rate. In short, speeding up page load times through web performance optimization (WPO) may be the most efficient way to increase the ROI of your website. This guide covers the many ways that improving web performance can impact your bottom line, so that youíre equipped to prove the ROI of improving your siteís performance. Download the free guide now!
Most sites aspire to faster page load times. But in order to improve, you first need goals based on real data. Only robust performance benchmarking will tell you how your user experience stacks up against competitors, and how performance varies in all the regions you sell to. This guide presents 9 key tips to ensure you get actionable insights from benchmarking performance against competitors, including common oversights and best practices. The guide also links to free tools that can help you to accomplish your benchmarking project. Download the eBook here!