Posts tagged ‘real user measurement’

Guest post on High Scalability

I’ve been a long time fan and reader of High Scalability, a blog about building bigger, faster, more reliable websites. It’s a great resource for anyone who cares about building websites at scale.

Yesterday, I had the privilege of writing a guest post for them titled, Averages, Web Performance Data, And How Your Analytics Product Is Lying To You. I wrote about the importance of looking beyond averages when looking at your performance data. I also talked about the importance of using Real User Measurement to make sure the numbers you are looking at are accurate.

For people who care about performance, it’s important to use a RUM product that gives you a complete view into what’s going on. You should be able to see a histogram of the loading times for every visitor to your site. You should be able to see your median load time, your 99th percentile and lots of other key metrics that are far more actionable than just looking at an average.

You can read the full article here.


What I’ve been working on lately: Torbit Insight

This week at Torbit we launched a new product called Torbit Insight. It’s a real user measurement tool that let’s you see how fast your site is loading for every visitor on every page. There’s nothing else like it on the market and it’s obviously resonating with people since we just launched and it’s already being used by some of the largest sites on the internet!

I wrote a longer post about our launch on the Torbit blog so I won’t rehash everything here. You can also see the coverage we got on TechCrunch, The Next Web, CloudAve and K9 Ventures. I particularly love the coverage we got in other countries, like this article in Spanish or this one in Chinese.

The response from everyone has been nothing short of amazing. It’s been great hearing from our users who seem particularly impressed with our real-time features. Take these tweets for example:

We worked hard on this product and it’s exciting to finally get to share it with the world. I am so grateful to everyone who had a part in making it happen. To Jon, Ilya, Mike, Dave, Chelsea, Hudson, Zack, Katie, Manu, Daniel – thank you all. I’ve never been a part of a better team. Once again, you make me feel like the luckiest guy in the world.

For my faithful readers, I hope you will measure the speed of your website, with Insight.