Survey of Retail Websites Finds that Page Loading Times are 9% Slower Than in 2011

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According to a report by site acceleration specialist Strangeloop Networks, E-commerce web pages are 9% slower than they were in 2011.

The report, entitled State of the Union: E-Commerce Page Speed and Website Performance, was based on data from 2,000 of the world’s top retail websites as ranked by Alexa.com. Each site was tested using a tool called WebPagetest, an open-source project primarily supported by Google, which simulates how pages perform for real-world users across major browsers, including Chrome 20, Firefox 13, and Internet Explorer 10.

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