Which Websites Were Ready for Winter Storm Nemo?

By Rich Steeves February 11, 2013

Over the weekend, New England was ravaged by Winter Storm Nemo, which dumped more than three feet of snow on certain parts of the area and wreaked havoc with scheduled events like the Microsoft Surface Pro launch event. While many people were snowed in, waiting out the blizzard, they turned to the Internet for information and entertainment. Which websites got the most traffic, and which ones were up to the challenge? A new report from Keynote tells the tale.

They Keynote Mobile News & Portal Performance Index – US, gives interested parties lots of information about how sites perform in certain circumstances. The reports shows average response times, success rates and download speeds for some of the largest and most popular news and portal sites accessed by smart devices. A closer look gives some interesting insight into which sites were ready for increased traffic.

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In the report, “response time” referred to the average time (in seconds) it took to download the mobile Web site to a smartphone, and “success rate” was the percentage of time the mobile Web site successfully downloaded complete content to the smartphone.

While many people prefer Google to Bing, Microsoft’s search engine topped the list of both the fastest response time and highest success rate. Bing’s response time was 5.78 seconds, compared to Google, which had a response time of 8.31 seconds (coming in sixth place on the list). Bing also had a 100 percent success rate, as compared to Google, which had a 99.61 percent success rate (tied for eighth on the list). Google news, on the other hand, had a response time of 6.92 seconds (fourth) and a success rate of 99.87 percent (tied for second).

Other highlights include Facebook, with a 6.65 second response time (second) and 99.23 percent success rate (13th); Twitter, with a 7.39 second response time (fifth) and a 99.7 percent success rate (sixth); and Yahoo, with a 16.84 second response time (14th) and a 99.61 percent success rate (tied for eighth). Check out other popular sites on the report here.




Edited by Carlos Olivera

TechZone360 Web Editor

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