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Black Friday & Cyber Monday – 2013 – The results are in!

This article is work in progress as we collect more data. Keep checking.

Date: November 28 2013 from 00:00 EDT to November 29 2013 23:59:00  EDT

Desktop Web

We monitored the web performance of the IR50 websites (Excluding Grainger, McMaster-Carr and Symantec ) from our US Backbone Nodes using Internet Explorer browser. The goal was to compare the performance of the sites and to see how well each website handled the traffic during the event.

Sample size: 1500 test runs per site.

DNS Time:

Fastest: Avon 5 ms
Slowest: Victoria Secrets 217 ms

DNS

Wait Time:

Fastest:  Staples 19 ms
Slowest: PC Connection 595 ms

Wait Time

Response Time:

Fastest: Rakuten 131 ms
Slowest: PC Connection 802 ms

ResponseTime

Render Start Time:

Fastest: Rakuten 379 ms
Slowest: Vista Print 1,930 ms

RenderStartTime

Document  Complete Time:

Fastest: Barnes and Noble 973 ms
Slowest: ToysRus: 4,317 ms

DocumentComplete

Web Page Response:

Fastest: Apple 1,677 ms
Slowest: Newegg: 6,709 ms

WebPageResponse

Total Downloaded Bytes:

Lightest Page: Dell 401 kbytes
Heaviest Page: Urban Outfitters: 4,200 kbytes

Total Downloaded Bytes

Number of Requests per Page:

Least: Netflix 36 requests
Most: Newegg 329 requests

#Items

Number of Hosts per Page:

Least: Apple and Gap 3 hosts
Most: Neiman Marcus 106 hosts

#Hosts

Correlation between Metrics:

All Metrics

Availability:

Uptime Desktop

Notable Outages:

Shutterfly Mobile and Desktop:
shuterfly
shuterfly-browser

Interval: 5 minutes from 8 US Cities (Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, New York, Phoenix, San Francisco, Washington DC)

 

Mobile Web

We monitored the web performance of the IR50 websites (Excluding Grainger, McMaster-Carr and Symantec ) from 16 4G Nodes in NY, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Chicago DC, San Francisco, Dallas & Denver on both ATT & Verizon using an Iphone 5  (emulation). The goal was to compare the performance of the sites and to see how well each website handled the traffic during the event. Web sites that did not have a mobile web site version were slower.

Sample size: 1500 test runs per site.

All Metrics 4G

Very impressed by the uptime of some of the mobile sites this year:

Uptime 4G

Metrics Calculation: Metrics display median value.

Document Complete: The time it takes the browser to download and render the page. This is the time when the browser states “Done” in the status bar – or the mouse changes from “Waiting” state to a pointer.

Render Start Time: The time it takes for the page to start displaying something other than white space.

View the 2012 Results

The Catchpoint Team.

Photo by tshe

 

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Posted on: November 29th, 2013

Catagory: Benchmarking

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