Starting this week Monitis is rolling out new video tutorials that will guide users through setting up each type of monitor. The videos are located under the Resources tab of our homepage. One of the videos is for Full Page Load monitoring, which has been a huge hit since we added it to our services a few weeks ago. It allows users to analyze how objects in their webpage are loading in real browsers in different parts of the world and identify bottlenecks. This is an extremely important measure for understanding user experience, as studies have shown that even a slight lag in load time can cause a noticeable drop in viewership and sales. As the video highlights, Amazon.com discovered that a 100 ms increase in load time resulted in a 1% drop in sales. One might consider 100ms an unnoticeable duration, but 1% of Amazon’s annual sales is a whopping $300 million! Load time is also one of the parameters used by Google in determining a website’s PageRank.
One of our users, a large online news service, found that the website was loading fast save for a couple banner ads that were taking longer than 30 seconds to load. A customer in the education space found that pictures were taking too long to load and needed to be compressed or switched to .png files.
So, below is the video for your viewing pleasure. And if you’d like pricing details check out our Plan Builder. Full Page Load monitoring starts at just $5/month for the same plan that some of our competitors charge $50/month for!