We often assist our clients in their web performance optimization projects. Between two follow-up meetings, some members of the Etam Group‘s web development team gave me an interview.
Alexandre Thuriot, SEO architect, explains how he has been using Dareboost to manage and optimize performance for a leading french coupon website: radins.com. Conversion rate increased by 12%.
After our articles about Test My Site and PageSpeed Insights, our collection dedicated to the Google Speed Update ecosystem continues with another tool: Lighthouse.
Released in 2016 as a Chrome extension, Lighthouse is now also available directly in Chrome DevTools, via the “Audits” tab. Lighthouse is a great resource for developers interested in web performance and quality. Continue reading Lighthouse: a powerful tool included in Chrome and DevTools
This is the second part of our weekly series about Google toolkit for web performance. A few weeks before the Speed Update (Google algorithm change expected on July 2018) this collection will help you to benefit from the best of the available tools and to avoid tricky mistakes. The tool of the day is perhaps one of the most well-known: Google PageSpeed Insights. Continue reading PageSpeed Insights: the best tool to check your website performance for the Google Speed Update?
Dareboost has tested the loading speed of 12 leading e-retailers of the French beauty market. Nocibé, The Body Shop and L’Oréal Paris stand out as the fastest websites. But the overall industry’s web performance measured by Dareboost is among the slowest ones since we’ve begun to test the french e-merchants loading speed, two years ago… Continue reading Web Performance & E-commerce Benchmark: Who’s the Fastest Beauty E-retailer in France?
This is the first part of a serie of articles we’re dedicating to Google tools related to website speed test and analysis, a few weeks before the Google Speed Update.
Today’s tool: Test My Website. Powerful service or simple gadget? Continue reading Test My Site – Google Tooling and Google Speed Update, part 1.
On July 2018, Google will use Speed as a Ranking Signal for Mobile Searches. As a service dedicated to website speed monitoring and optimization, we’re of course very interested in how Google is dealing with website speed to crawl, index and rank web pages within its search results. After Red Slow Label and Slow to Load testings conducted in 2015, and with the Mobile First Index being deployed, we should not be surprised about this last move from Google. Let’s have a quick look back on this history before detailing this Speed Update announcement. Continue reading Google Speed Update: a Speed Ranking Signal for Mobile Searches
As Dareboost is one of the 40 selected startups coming from 15 countries by DiG Publishing to present their services to 120+ leading european publishers, we have decided to test the web performance of some of those top news medias and vertical websites with large audience before going to Lisbon. Here are the detailed results. Continue reading [Infographics] DiG Publishing Lisbon: website speed tests results for leading european publishers
Regarding website monitoring, 2 approaches coexist – without competing: Real User Monitoring, based on real users browsing, and Synthetic Monitoring that emulates users visits. Let’s focus on the specific benefits brought by this second approach. Continue reading Website Performance Monitoring: 5 reasons why you should use synthetic monitoring
The Chinese web is a highly coveted market for all brands of luxury goods from around the world. But it is also a difficult sector for investments – with its limited access conditions as well as its famous Great Firewall. How do these brands manage to deal with these technical handicaps? Using its Chinese probes, Dareboost tested the web performance of 49 of these prestigious brands. Continue reading Website Speed: 49 Luxury Brands Tested in China
They have been sold up to 250,000 times on the ThemeForest marketplace…But how fast are those famous WordPress themes? Dareboost have been testing 8 of these best sellers themes by monitoring their demo pages for several months. Here are the results. Continue reading WordPress: which is the fastest theme among ThemeForest best sellers?
If you’re reading this blog, you probably know that load time matters when it comes to user experience, a lot. And it’s even a major factor determining the success of a website.
Server response time, speedindex or start render, or again fully loaded time, whatever is the metric you want to collect, your measurement method should take into account several major parameters if you want reliable results through time. Continue reading Website Speed Test, Dareboost tips for reliable results