We all know that Black Friday and Cyber Monday can strike fear in the minds of e-commerce companies but let’s take a look at why. These two dates represent the busiest times of year for e-commerce companies and this year, industry pundits predict that traffic will be the highest in history. Learn how website monitoring can help protect revenues and keep your customers happy.
Is your website loading like it has a piano on its back? Learn how bulky images and other media may be to blame, and how you can regain your website speed with simple tools for image optimization and website performance analysis.
As we at Dotcom-Monitor are back at it after the holidays, we thought it would be interesting to see which blog posts over the past year have sparked the most interest. See our Top 10 Web Performance Blog Posts of 2012.
Announcing UserView Video Monitoring – Web Application Monitoring with Video Capture:
A user’s view video of web application errors, diagnostics, and performance
Minneapolis, Minnesota – Dec. 13, 2012 – Dotcom-Monitor, (www.Dotcom-Monitor.com), announces an industry-first with the launch of UserView Monitoring™ Video Capture (UserView Video) , a browser-based monitoring service that records a video of a web application transaction, measures performance, captures errors, and provides diagnostics all on the same screen.
“When web applications have errors UserView Video captures a user’s view video of the error – as it is occurring – that is paired with an interactive waterfall chart displaying details of the web pages’ code performance. It’s the fastest way available to diagnose web application errors minimizing downtime. You don’t have to guess about what to fix, or what website users are experiencing. The web operations team can simultaneously see the network data and a video of the user’s experience, so finding the problem that users experience is faster.” noted Vadim Mazo, CTO.
Black Thursday Eve, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday, are here and web sales are expected to increase up to 18% this holiday shopping season compared to 2011, according to ComScore. Last year’s online retail holiday sales were $37.2 billion. Unfortunately, some website owners will discover that their website’s speed and performance does not meet customer expectations and they’ll miss out on their piece of the web sale pie.
So, with pressure on e-commerce websites to perform, web operation personnel are tasked to make websites look great and handle the stress points of added holiday traffic. Moreover, 2011-2012 has seen an explosion in the use third-party apps such as widgets, social media buttons, and third party icons that impact website speed and performance.