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Enrique Duvos

Enrique Duvos

March 14, 2017 7:29 PM

The big picture - images matter to customers

There is no doubt that images sell. On websites, the use of pictures not only illustrates a product, it encourages emotional engagement. A study by Nielsen[1] found that 63% of shoppers on mobile and tablet devices ranked product images first in importance over any other content on the page. So, what are you doing about the images on your website?

Michael Gooding

Michael Gooding

March 9, 2017 9:12 PM

UK broadband connection speeds - the devil in the de ...

On March 8th, Akamai released the Fourth Quarter 2016, State of the Internet / Connectivity Report, which gives a global view of internet connectivity trends as observed across the Akamai Intelligent Platform. It is always an interesting read, and looking back over the report's history since its first publication in 2009, we can really see how much traffic trends and speeds have evolved. The 'high broadband' category was then defined

Colin Bendell

Colin Bendell

December 20, 2016 9:06 AM

Enhancing customer experience through effective imag ...

Missed the rest of series? Click for Part 1 and Part 2 With the best will in the world and great planning, even the most stable websites occasionally suffer an unexpected outage. Your web operations team is charged with managing the risk of these unforeseen situations and they need to recognise that images are just as vital to your disaster recovery and business continuity plans.

Enrique Duvos

Enrique Duvos

December 5, 2016 10:08 PM

Managing the holiday season in 2016: A retail challe ...

eCommerce revenues keep climbing, but the pressure to reach sales targets is never more keenly felt than in the last two months of the year. To put the changing online retail landscape in context, retailers ranked in the Internet Retailer Europe 500 grew web sales to €145.01bn (£124.58bn) last year, up by 16.8% from €124.16bn (£106.67bn) in 2014. That rate outpaced overall retail sales growth in Europe, and the same

Akamai

Akamai

October 20, 2016 4:00 PM

#MobilePerf Blog Series: Mobile Page Speed WILL Impa ...

In my last blog when I kicked off our MobilePerf Blog Series, I talked about mobile Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) and Google's guidance on how to make your sites mobile friendly. Google just announced that they will also factor in your mobile site's page speed when ranking your organisation in the mobile friendly search results. According to reports on the Search Marketing Summit in Australia, Google's Gary Illyes said that

Akamai

Akamai

August 18, 2016 7:43 AM

#MobilePerf Blog Series: Mobile Search Engine Optimi ...

Today we are kicking off a new series of blog posts where we will specifically focus on mobile experiences, challenges, solutions, tips, trends and optimisations but most importantly, you will read insight and opinions from Akamai mobile experts. The first post is on mobile SEO and Key challenges for developing and managing mobile friendly web sites and apps.

Eric Fullerton

Eric Fullerton

August 1, 2016 1:30 PM

Images...They're Kind of a Big Deal

They may not have many leather bound books or smell of rich mahogany, but images are...kind of a big deal. In fact, it would be fair to say that content owners and consumers have gone a bit "image crazy" in the past few years.