The need for speed

Posted by Shaun Ryan, June 5th, 2008 at 1:43 pm PST
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We strive to continually improve the service that we offer our customers. One part of that is ensuring that the search and navigation pages load quickly. The graph below shows how the average time (to serve the complete search page) for one of our customers has improved over the last 12 months.

Page Load Times

Even though this customer has a complex search, we thought 2 seconds was a little slower than we would like. We’re much happier with it sitting below half a second.

The changes that you can see are improvements to our algorithms and the configuration of our servers. They are examples of improvements that all of our customers receive the benefit of (with no additional cost to them).

   

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