Why Ecommerce Sites are Getting Slower [Infographic]

Linda Bustos

March 28th, 2013

This week's infographic Friday Thursday is courtesy of Radware, sharing insights from their recent survey of 2,000 top trafficked ecommerce sites (Alexa), comparing year-over-year data on website performance (site speed).

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  • The median page load speed for ecommerce sites is 7.25s (Tweet this
  • The median page load speed for ecommerce sites in 2012 was 22% slower than 2011 Tweet this
  • The top 100 ecommerce sites (Alexa) are 14% slower than average, with 9% more resource requests Tweet this
  • Only 25% of top 2000 ecommerce sites use CDN (content delivery networks) Tweet this
  • 87% of top 2000 ecommerce sites use keep alives to increase page speed Tweet this
  • 78% of top 2000 ecommerce sites compress text to increase page load speed Tweet this

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Linda Bustos

Linda is an ecommerce industry analyst and consultant specializing in conversion optimization and digital transformation.