Today's audiences will abandon a site that loads too slowly. Here are some tips to make sure you can keep up with your customers.
By Imad Mouline, Chief Technology Officer, Gomez
A decade ago, there was an "8-second rule," the time a person would wait for a web page to load before leaving. Now surveys show this is less than three seconds.
Some executives can't imagine that a few seconds wait time can hurt their business. This is a mistake, according to a 2008 report from technology research firm Aberdeen Group, "Customers are Won or Lost in One Second," which said that a one-second delay could mean a 7% reduction in completed sales. For a $100,000-a-day e-commerce site, that's $2.5 million in lost yearly revenues. More
SparkPeople helps millions of dieters lose weight -- but not from their wallets.
Today people turn to social networks for help with everything from finding a job to landing a date. So it's only natural that virtual communities would crop up around another of life's big challenges: losing weight.
But the usual suspects aren't the ones leading the way in convening calorie counters online. That title belongs to SparkPeople.com, a free website MOREJessica Shambora, Writer-Reporter - Apr 13, 2010 11:32 AM ET
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