Web Pages Optimization: 2018 Dareboost Top of Tips

Among the many tips delivered by our analysis reports, which are the most appealing to those who have tested their web pages on Dareboost? We have reviewed the results of over 270,000 audits conducted via Dareboost and how the reports generated by our tool were browsed. Let’s focus on the most “clicked” best practices of the moment. Continue reading Web Pages Optimization: 2018 Dareboost Top of Tips

[Dogfooding] How Dareboost has benefited from Custom Timings monitoring

We may be Web Performance experts, we still don’t have superpowers . We also need tools to analyze our sites and applications. So when we released our new Custom Timings feature, we naturally jumped at the chance to test it on Dareboost.com… and immediately saw the benefit. Continue reading [Dogfooding] How Dareboost has benefited from Custom Timings monitoring

New Metrics for your Web Performance tests & monitors: Custom Timings

Custom timings (API User Timing), have just landed on Dareboost! This brand-new range of performance indicators gives a new dimension to your web page analyses and monitors. And that’s not it yet: more advanced indicators such as DomContentLoaded or Onload are now available in your monitoring data… Let’s discover how to use these new performance metrics with our tool. Continue reading New Metrics for your Web Performance tests & monitors: Custom Timings

User Timing API (Custom Timing): the most relevant performance measure ever

You may already have dreamed of it: being able to measure exactly when one image of your web page is rendered or a particular script is executed, and track this moment through your favorite tools. The User Timing API made it possible, allowing you to place marks wherever you need within your pages! That feature is now supported by all the most recent browsers. And Dareboost is about to let you benefit from it at a larger scale! Continue reading User Timing API (Custom Timing): the most relevant performance measure ever

Back to static with JAMStack: a paradigm shift for better UX and web performance

For several years now, a new range of solutions have emerged in the web technologies landscape. Static site generators, headless CMS, content infrastructure… these solutions contribute to a global trend. “Static trend”, “JAMStack”, several names exist but none really covers what is an overall new proposal for web application architecture, and somehow a comeback to the roots of the Web.

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Speed Index: what is it and how to properly use this performance metric?

At Dareboost, we have a motto: you can’t assess your overall website performance with one single metric! Nevertheless, some are more synthetical and relevant than others. We consider Speed Index as one of the most important indicators to analyze. Let’s discover why: what does the Speed Index indicate? How is it measured? How to interpret and use it properly? Continue reading Speed Index: what is it and how to properly use this performance metric?

Google Speed Update: a Speed Ranking Signal for Mobile Searches

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

2018: May the Speed Be With Your Website!

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!

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Website analysis: new checks in our test reports

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.

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Incident: no response from Google domains for Paris and Amsterdam probes

[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

Webmarketing & website speed: How to Take the Control Back (2/2)

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)

Load time is out!

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!

Optimize Images to Reduce Page Weight: File Formats, Tools and RWD

“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.

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Webmarketing: How to Take Control (back) on your Website Speed with Dareboost

Loading speed 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. Let’s see how Dareboost can help you take control back on your web performance, even if you’re not a tech expert. Part 1/2 Continue reading Webmarketing: How to Take Control (back) on your Website Speed with Dareboost

Paris Web 2017: Web Performance in the spotlight!

The 12th edition of Paris Web – the unmissable event dedicated to web quality – has been held last week. With Dareboost – for the very first time – as one of the sponsors. As a matter of fact, our on-site stand has not been – by far – the only place where one would learn about web performance! This event also allowed us to meet long-time clients and partners, as well as Harry Roberts, a renowned and amazing speaker and also a prescriber for Dareboost! Continue reading Paris Web 2017: Web Performance in the spotlight!

[Infographics] DiG Publishing Lisbon: website speed tests results for leading european publishers

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

Ensure secured connections with HSTS (HTTP Strict Transport Security)

Our regular readers already know that HTTPS is now a requirement for any websites. The urge to get rid of unsecured navigation has never been stronger: each release of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox comes with a new warning sign for users sharing private data. Soon, all forms will be concerned.

But offering an HTTPS version of your website is not enough to automatically redirect all your HTTP traffic to this secured version. Continue reading Ensure secured connections with HSTS (HTTP Strict Transport Security)