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
Representing more than 75% of the videos served on the Internet, MP4 is the most commonly used format today. However, MP4 is often used improperly, which can have an unfortunate impact on the User Experience. Let’s see how we can improve this. Continue reading Optimize your MP4 video for better performance
Updated on February 6, 2018 – All the Dareboost team wishes you all the best for this new year. Obviously, we’re talking about your websites performance, which we hope to be at the top in 2018. Why not considering your web pages optimization as one of your best 2018 wishes (and a real goal to achieve)? To motivate you, we’ve organized a little game during January, giving a chance to win a Business account and some Dareboost goodies… Now it is time for us to thank all the contributors and, of course, announce the winners!
To make 2018 a great year for your website performance, let’s have a look back on the major evolutions for Dareboost in 2017: new features, improvements, best practices, etc. This retrospective post may remind you some very useful information for 2018! Continue reading Web performance test & monitoring: Dareboost 2017 retrospective
Update: as announced 2 weeks ago, we have updated the quality checks on Dareboost on December 12.
Save the date! From December 12, new quality checks will enrich our website analysis tool. This post aims to introduce those new quality tests. This is a major update, with numerous new tests and also improvements for existing ones. Expect your Dareboost score to change on December 12! Let’s discover the changes and hopefully this will be an opportunity for you to fix some issues even before the update.
Just a few weeks after Boris Schapira has joined Dareboost as our Customer Success Manager, it is now time to welcome on board Matthieu Bué, our new Front-End developer. Let’s discover the man who will sublimate our tool interfaces and enchant our UX. Continue reading Matthieu Bué Joins Dareboost as Front-End Developer
[08:45 PM UTC]UPDATE : the network issue seems to be fixed now, we have removed the temporary blacklists and are monitoring closely the situation.
Since about 10:00 AM UTC this Sunday (12 Nov. 2017), Dareboost is facing issues for websites tested from Paris and Amsterdam.
Only websites using resources from Google domains are affected (Google Analytics, Google Fonts, etc). As these resources are very frequently used, numerous websites are affected by the issue. Consequently we’re communicating with details on the issue, although the issue is out of our reach (the connectivity issue does not depend on our infrastructure).
All our team members are mobilized and we’re doing our best to get this issue fixed as soon as possible. Continue reading Incident: no response from Google domains for Paris and Amsterdam probes
A great perceptual performance is an essential condition for any website overall success. As every people working for a website has to be concerned by speed issue, it should definitely matter for you as a webmarketing manager. Within this 2nd episode, let’s discover 3 more arguments illustrating how Dareboost can help you take control back on your web performance. Continue reading Webmarketing & website speed: How to Take the Control Back (2/2)
We are very glad to announce one more location to test and monitor your web performance with Dareboost: Mexico. The 12th location available on our service. Continue reading Website Speed Test from Mexico with Dareboost
Web agencies and their customers, managers and technical teams, are discussing and debating about load time without always understanding each others.
Whereas websites loading speed is an undeniable and strategic matter that every person involved within a web project should consider, relevant and consistent indicators for web performance have to be selected first. You can only improve what you measure and this measurement has to be reliable. Continue reading Load time is out!
“Reduce the page weight”: here is one of the most usual tips in Dareboost reports.
According to HTTP Archive trends, images represent 53% of the average pages weight, whether viewed on desktop or mobile devices. When you want to reduce the weight of your web pages, optimizing images should be at the top of your priorities.