Google Shows Nearly 100 Million Unsafe Browsing Warnings Per Week

Safe Browsing – Transparency Report – Google The Google Safe Browsing system is designed to warn people from Google's search results and when using popular browsers if they are about to enter a site deemed unsafe due to suspected malware or phishing attempts. Google's now sharing figures on how often it warns: currently almost 100 million times per week, along with other statistics. The statistics have been added to the Google Transparency Report, where Google has shared information about when it is required to remove content or provide user data due to legal reasons. Now, Safe Browsing statistics are a new area of the report. Unsafe [...]


Mobile Web Access Is Nearly 30% Faster Since 2012

After publishing a study last year that measured the speed of websites around the world, Google compared recent Site Speed data to the 2012 data to determine if the Web is getting any faster. While numerous improvements have been made to the core infrastructure of the Internet, there has not been a significant change in speed for desktops because of the increasing size of webpages. Since 2012, Google reports webpage sizes have increased by over 56 percent. In contrast to desktops, mobile access speeds have increased approximately 30 percent compared to 2012 with the addition of several L [...]


Top Retail Websites Not Getting Faster: Average Web Page Load Time Is 7.25 Seconds [Report]

turtle-slow-speed-featured According to a recent report published by Radware, load times for the top U.S. retail websites are 22 percent slower than in December 2011, continuing to go well beyond the ideal three-second load time. For their Spring 2013 "State of the Union" report, Radware evaluated load times for the top 2,000 U.S. retail websites as ranked by Alexa.com. The sites were tested using three different browsers: IE 9, Firefox 17 and Chrome 23, all on a DSL connection. The study found that the median load time for first-time visitors to a retail website's home page was 7.25 seconds, a 22 percent increase [...]


Mobile Browser Speed Battle: iOS Devices Faster On 3G, Android Faster On LTE

mobile-web-traffic-featured A new study on mobile browser speed offers mixed results when comparing iOS and Android devices, and shows that it's not just the device/platform that you're using, but also the cellular network that you're on that matters. Strangeloop Networks has just published its 2012 State of Mobile Ecommerce Performance report, which looks at how fast the top 200 e-commerce websites load on mobile web browsers. It's a companion report to the desktop browser speedy study that Strangeloop issued last week. For this study, Strangeloop measured 200 e-commerce sites over 3G and LTE networks in July and [...]


Retail Web Sites Are Getting Slower; IE 10 Beats Firefox & Chrome, Study Says

turtle-slow-speed-featured The top retail websites are slower to load than they were last year, and the problem is at its worst on Google's Chrome browser -- the slowest of three browsers measured in Strangeloop Networks' Fall 2012 State of the Union study on page speed and web performance. Strangeloop measured the performance of the top 2,000 retail websites (as ranked by Alexa) during July and August, and found that the median page load was nine percent slower than its last study, which was done in November 2011. That's measuring first-time page views, which slowed from 5.94 seconds last year to 6.5 seconds this ye [...]


Study: Folks With Latest Version of IE Are Most Likely To Click On Ads

IECTR A new study by Chitika finds that, among users of Internet Explorer (IE), people with the most updated browser version (IE 10) were most likely to click on ads. The findings seem to jibe somewhat with the idea the less-sophisticated users are more likely to click, in that the savviest users are more likely to be using alternative browsers like Firefox or Chrome. But keeping a web browser updated is a sign of a more sophisticated user. There's the possibility, however, that many users of the latest version of IE have just bought new computers lately -- new Windows machines ship with the late [...]


Is Chrome Slower Than IE9 & Firefox? A New Study Says It Is

google-chrome-logo This may come as a surprise to a lot of Chrome users: A new study about page speed and website performance says that Google's Chrome web browser performed slower than both IE9 and Firefox in a recent analysis of retail website home pages. The findings come from Strangeloop Networks' annual e-commerce page speed and website performance report, just released today. The company tested the home pages of the top 2,000 Alexa-ranked retail websites and found that both IE9 and Firefox 7 were about five percent faster than Chrome. In its report, Strangeloop doesn't claim that its study "d [...]


Google Triples Its Spending To Keep Default Search Spot In Firefox

google-firefox-logos How important was it to Google to remain the default search engine in Mozilla's Firefox browser? Important enough that Google agreed to pay three times more in this deal than it did in 2010. AllThingsD is reporting that Google's new deal with Mozilla is costing a cool $300 million per year. That's about triple what Google paid in the previous deal: According to Mozilla's 2010 annual report, Google accounted for about 84% of Mozilla's $123 million in revenue, which comes out to about $103 million. Why did Google agree to triple its costs on Firefox when it has Chrome, its own growing web [...]


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