Posts tagged with Page Load Speed

Why adopting HTTP/2 should be a priority in 2016

While it can be difficult to predict what a new year will bring in the fast-moving world of the internet, one technical development should be on the radar of every organization in 2016: HTTP/2.

Here's everything you need to know about HTTP/2 and why your organization should look to adopt it in the near future.

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Five best practice tips to boost mobile conversions

With mobile now accounting for the majority of visits to retail websites, it’s crucial that retailers deliver a mobile experience that drives conversions.

To help ecommerce professionals understand how to improve mobile UX we recently examined 15 leading retail sites from the point of view of smartphone shoppers. 

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Ecommerce page load times are becoming slower: stats

Site speed is one of the most important elements in providing a good online user experience as nobody wants to sit around waiting for pages to load.

In fact research has shown that a one second delay in load time can cause 7% loss in customer conversions.

But a new report from Radware suggests that despite the effort that businesses put into ensuring a fast load time, average site speeds are actually getting slower.

The study shows that in spring 2012 the median page took 6.79 seconds to load, but this has now dropped to 7.72 seconds, a slowdown of 13.7%.

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Page load speed: 14 valuable tips for ecommerce managers

It’s widely accepted that minimising page load speed is good practice for ecommerce, to ensure visitors get a fast service and search engines don’t mark the webpages down for usability.

But what does this mean? What are the techniques you need to use to achieve this? And if you’re not technical, how can you make sense of the jargon to make sensible decisions?

In this blog, I look at the most common causes of slow page loads speeds, which will hopefully give ecommerce managers a useful starting place.

When I started out in ecommerce, I didn't get this at all but i've spent time learning over the years to ensure that I know what questions to ask and what to look for.

You don't have to grasp the detail of the technical implications to understand the essentials and that for me is something all ecommerce managers must master.

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