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Why Are Eighty Percent Of Travel Sites Failing Customer Expectations?

May 31, 2016 — by Matt Young0

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The travel industry is changing.

As the world’s population grows and migrates from region to region, it adds to the number of people traveling back-and-forth from their new homes to loved ones in their countries of origin. Additionally, the hyper-competitive tour industry continues to invest big money to entice vacationers and sightseers to venture to new places far and wide. Be it planes, trains, cruises, or automobiles, people are getting around to motels, hotels, hostels and resorts, and the amount of money generated is huge.

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eCommerce Closes in on the Three Second Pageload Target

April 12, 2016 — by Matt Young0

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It may be hard to believe, but ecommerce sites have been around in earnest for a little over 20 years – Amazon and eBay were both founded in 1995 (right as the Netscape and Internet Explorer browsers were debuting), preceded the year before by J.C. Penney. In 1997, Dell became the first company to land $1 million in online sales.

Twenty years later, it’s hard to imagine a world without ecommerce. Virtually anything can be, and is, bought online, to the tune of $1.2 trillion U.S. dollars globally in 2013, and an estimated $1.672 trillion in 2015. It may have started with books and music, but it encompasses pretty much everything at this point.

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Why it takes so long for news, sports, and travel sites to load

March 22, 2016 — by Matt Young4

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What’s the price of a second?

When Amazon.com went down for 20 minutes earlier this month, it cost the ecommerce giant an estimated $3.75 million – $3,125 per second.

Many other sites are leaving money on the table even when their sites are fully operational. The 2016 State of the Union: Multi-Industry Web Performance (Desktop Edition) found that most travel, news, and sports sites fail one of the most fundamental tests of web performance: load time.

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Performance Bottlenecks Evident in the Top 50 Sites of Multiple Industries

March 22, 2016 — by Kent Alstad6

Web pages are trying to do too many things, and often failing to optimize along the way.

It’s not just ecommerce sites, either: for this quarter’s State of the Union Report, we decided to look at the top 50 websites of four key industries to see what web performance bottlenecks were prevalent, and we learned quite a bit in analyzing news, travel and sports sites, along with ecommerce.