Black Friday Looms – Free Website Performance Test & Uptime Monitoring

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.

Presidential Election Website Performance and Uptime – Romney vs Obama

As the Nov. 6, 2012 Election Day nears the two presidential hopefuls are in a close standoff. This year, even more than in year’s past a candidate’s website play an important role in presenting the candidates views and as a fundraising conduit. Dotcom-Monitor has been tracking both candidates’ websites MittRomney.com and BarackObama.com for uptime and performance. After all, if the candidate’s website isn’t up, or isn’t performing well it neither presents the candidates views, nor raises funds. We monitored both sites in 15-minute increments from eight USA-only locations using Internet Explorer, non-cached, starting on October 26th 2:30 pm CST. We present our presidential election website performance findings to-date here on Oct. 30, 2012. We will provide updates on the websites’ performance over the next few days as the race continues to intensify.

Announcing BrowserView Website Monitoring at Internet World Tradeshow

Announcing BrowserView Monitoring at Internet World Tradeshow: Dotcom-Monitor Launches Worldwide Speed Performance Website Monitoring Solution

Minneapolis, Minnesota – April. 20, 2012 – Dotcom-Monitor, (www.Dotcom-Monitor.com), today announced the immediate availability of BrowserView Monitoring™ website speed testing solution testing using Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer browsers from worldwide locations.

“The 20th anniversary of Internet World is an ideal launch event for BrowserView Monitoring,” said Vadim Mazo, Chief Technical Officer (CTO). “Obviously, slow web pages frustrate website customers. Having the ability to affordably uncover website issues and make constant improvements is a key goal for website marketing and IT,” noted Mazo, “Consistent delivery of web pages at peak speed is critical to customer satisfaction and repeat visits.”

Free Browser-Based Website Performance Test via Worldwide Network

UserView Snapshot is a free online test that uses Dotcom-Monitor’s browser-based UserView Monitoring™ platform. The test produces a detailed waterfall chart – from each of the 13 worldwide locations – that displays the time it takes to render individual webpage objects, including dynamic Web 2.0 page elements (such as Ajax, Flash, etc…). UserView Snapshot has the most comprehensive worldwide network of monitoring locations currently available.