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Posts tagged with Alamy

Q&A: how photo site Alamy reduced its site speed for international customers

When online photo company Alamy decided to expand its business globally one of its most important challenges was maintaining a decent site speed to ensure a consistent user experience for global customers.

As it operates in a crowded market place, Alamy focuses on differentiating itself from the competition both on the size of its database and the level of service it provides. 

An important part of that is the overall speed of its site, the homepage and an on-site search tool.

So when Alamy found that its US site was noticeably slower than the UK version it ran a series of tests using Compuware to work out the best way of getting its US customer base up to speed.

To find out how Alamy resolved the issue and how it continues to track its site speed I spoke to head of production Richard Taylor...