March 27th, 2013 | 1 MIN READ

Why Ecommerce Sites are Getting Slower [Infographic]

Written by Linda Bustos

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

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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