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Making the web faster with RPO

By Mauricio Freitas, in , posted: 14-Oct-2008 12:52

Some time ago I posted about RPO on my Twitter. This is one of those software that seem to be aimed only at geeks at heart, but any company with a public-facing website should look at. In short RPO is a webpage optmizer.

You see, one of the factors that drive people away from your website is speed. How fast the information is presented to readers is important to determine how long visitors stay on a page or browse through a site.

RPO helps reduce this time by optmizing the content, reducing size and number of requests, combining files, and other tricks - all automatic and behind the the scenes. You can read more about these actions on Steve Souders' High Performance Websites blog.

I was just on the phone with CEO Ed Robinson, and he was telling me New Zealand website ownews can now speed test their sites with Page Test, a locally hosted instance of AOL Pagetest.

Here are some examples of local sites and their current performance: Stuff, NZ Herald, Geekzone. And you can see here a rolling list of latest tests.

Other related posts:
Microsoft Ignite New Zealand, Microsoft Surface Studio
Geekzone data analytics with Power BI
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Mauricio Freitas
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