5 Steps to getting started with Web Performance Monitoring

Transaction-heavy and content rich media sites are beginning to pay a lot of attention to their WebPerformance – testing monitoring and working proactively to remove performance bottlenecks. That doesn’t mean that site owners with smaller visitor numbers and smaller IT budgets couldn’t or shouldn’t learn and adopt these best practices. Here’s a simple 5 step approach to getting started with Web Performance monitoring. But before we dive in, let’s have a look at WHY you should manage your Web Performance.
  1. SEO – Google have included “web site speed” in their ranking algorithm
  2. A fast web site is key to visitor conversion & retention
  3. Use of external Web 2.0 content on a web site can hurt it’s performance
A Web Performance should:
  • Monitor your Web Performance
  • Monitor from your user’s perspective
  • Monitor your most important pages and components
  • Analyze and improve
  • Alert you when things go wrong

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