Wednesday, March 20, 2013

[Survey]: 79% of Top European Retail Sites do not use CDN

A vast majority of the top European retail sites do not use CDN, according to a new survey by Radware and Level 3. 

The survey finds that " .. 3 out of 4 of Europe’s top 400 retail websites take more than 3 seconds to load, failing to meet online shoppers’ performance demands. Numerous user experience studies have found that most online shoppers will abandon a page after waiting 3 seconds for it to load. 

The survey’s key findings include: 
  • The median load time for first-time visitors was 7.04 seconds.
  • 1 out of 4 sites took more than 10 seconds to load.
  • 79% of sites did not use a content delivery network (CDN)
  • 78 out of 400 sites do not use text compression

See "Radware and Level 3 Announce Key Findings on Page Speed of Europe's Top 400 Retail Websites" - here.

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