Small Buisness Web Sites

Monitoring Website Response Time

Monitoring website response time is increasingly becoming more important if you want to keep people on your website. Clients expect an instant response.  Studies have shown that clients will give up quickly. They move to another site to find the information they are looking for. They do this after 3 to 10 seconds. There are a number of areas you can monitor and take action to improve your web sites response time.

Monitoring Website Response Time

Network Response – tough to anything about this one. There can be up to 20 different network elements including your own router and computer that can affect response time. Check often if you suspect a problem in this area and eliminate your own router or computer as the culprit.

Host Response Time – The server you have your content on should have the latest software.  Optimize it to serve content. Sharing impacts your site speed. Discuss the details with your service provider to determine if there are any limitations in this area.

Monitoring Website Response Time – Monitor the response of your web site. Look at details that could be impacting the time it takes for a page to load.

Managing Apps or Widgets – Every app and widget takes time to be processed and deliver a result. Review every widget and app. Make sure that your page is not being penalized by one of them. Evaluate your page load preparation time.

Manage Content – large image files, high quality images take a long time to load and send. Even your own device may find larger images difficult to process. It may take more time to present it on your local screen. Convert to smaller less detailed images. If you need high-quality images, give the reader the opportunity to load these files with a second click. This is one way to manage their expectations.


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