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An Easier Way to Monitor Site Performance and Troubleshoot Issues

Spring is finally in the air here in New England, which means getting back to the outdoors, the start of grilling season, and spring cleaning for many folks. If you are a YOTTAA customer, you may have noticed our own version of the latter with several updates to the portal over the last few weeks. YOTTAA has been hard at work to streamline users’ workflow, shorten the path to insights, and improve diagnostics data so users can quickly pinpoint site performance issues across several areas of an eCommerce site (and without any allergies too). 

Recent Upgrades 

Several significant upgrades have been released recently as part of an effort to improve the user experience and bring insights to the forefront of the portal. Highlights include: 

  • New Core Web Vitals and Performance dashboard 
  • New Violations and JS Errors dashboard 
  • New Service CTRL (security) dashboard and lots of new blocking functionality  
  • A new portal landing page  
  • Customizable columns on Inventory Performance (3rd parties)  
  • Updates to anomaly detection and alerts 

A New Dashboard Design 

Many of the latest dashboards follow a new design concept that aims to provide a more consistent interface for monitoring key performance indicators and trends, while also allowing users to drill into the details to diagnose specific site performance issues. 

Dashboards are comprised of Monitoring information where users can find KPIs, key insights specific to a selected metric, trending data with various levels of granularity, and breakdowns by dimensions like devices and page categories.  

Digging a level deeper, Diagnostic data provides users the ability to drill in from the page category level down to page and resource level to identify root causes of site speed issues across various timing metrics. Diagnostics were built with flexibility in mind providing users with multiple ways to dive into a problem. 

Anomalies leverage the same data to instantaneously alert users when changes outside of a normal threshold occur. Most recently, YOTTAA added support for Core Web Vitals. 

An Example with Core Web Vitals 

  • Brand X is looking to improve their Core Web Vitals in preparation for Google’s SEO which will include these new metrics in their search ranking algorithm this summer. Brand X wants to measure their current standing with Core Web Vitals using real user performance data and find opportunities for improvement. 

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  • Based on Google ranking of Good, Needs Improvement, or Poor, they can see they are doing ‘Good’ with First Input Delay (FID), ‘Poor’ on Cumulative Layout Shift (CLS), and ‘Need Improvement’ on Largest Contentful Paint (LCP). They decide to focus on LCP today. 

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  • From the above, the ‘Category Details’ page category makes up a good amount of pageviews and has one of the highest LCPs so probably a good place to focus efforts on.

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  • Brand X can look at LCP trends by various dimensions and granularities. They can also compare pageviews optimized with YOTTAA’s technology (blue line) vs. a control group to see the effectiveness. A more real time view is also available if looking to see the impact over time. 

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  • The IT team is looking for ways to improve LCP and need actionable data. Leveraging YOTTAA’s Diagnostics, they can choose one of several options to dig in further including seeing a distribution of pages and LCP performance, or the top pages, resources, or 3rd parties impacting LCP. 

Dashboard LCP

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  • With the most recent update to YOTTAA’s Rapid JS library, Brand X can access new Core Web Vitals details including the LCP render time at the resource or element level (e.g., an image or div class) and the load order. They can examine the load time of each element on the path to loading a resource like the html and the image itself to see exactly where the slowdown is with LCP.  
  • Brand X has also signed up for Core Web Vitals anomaly detection and will get an email and/or Slack message if there are relevant changes in LCP. 

Start measuring today 

Both business and technical users of YOTTAA are excited about the new dashboards as they provide both a high-level view of site performance across pertinent metrics and the ability to intuitively drill down to various levels of granularity like in the example above. The new dashboards complement YOTTAA’s industry-leading page speed acceleration capabilities and more upgrades are on the way. So, if you are in the spring cleaning mood (for your eCommerce site) or are looking to improve site performance, shopper experience, and conversion rate, get in touch today to try out the most complete site performance solution for eCommerce sites. 

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