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Monitoring Website Response Time

Monitoring website response time is increasingly becoming more important if you want to keep people on your website. Clients expect instant response time and are not prepared to wait for a page to load. After 3 to 10 seconds, studies have shown that clients will give up and move to another site to find the information they are looking for. 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 are and eliminate your own router or computer as he culprit.

Host Response Time РThe server you have your content should have the latest software and be optimized to serve content. If it is shared or otherwise loaded, your site could be impacted. Discuss the details with your service provider to determine if there are any limitations  in this are.

Monitoring Website Response Time – Monitor response of your web site and look at details that could be impacting the time it takes for a page to load. Two areas that are common problems are discussed below.

Managing Apps or Widgets – every app and widget takes a little bit of time to be processed and deliver a result. review ever widget and app to make sure that your page is not being penalized by one of these apps or widgets. Some host providers have tools that can be loaded or added to 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 and take more time to present it on your local screen. Convert to smaller less detailed images. If you need the high quality images, give the reader the opportunity load these files as a second click. This is one way to manage their expectations.


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