Thursday, February 15, 2007

4 seconds - That is what I need ........

4 seconds - That's what I need to wait for a website to load.

I will stay if the website can be downloaded within 4 seconds. If it takes more than 4 seconds, I will leave. So, it is important for website designers and owners to ensure that their website can be downloaded within this time frame.

This is a finding disclosed in a recent survey conducted by Akamai.
  • This is the outcome from 75% of the 1058 web shopper surveyed.
  • 4 seconds is half of the previous surveyed time in the early days of online shopping.
  • 30% of the respondents, beside leaving the website, will at the same time spread and share the negative experiences through viral marketing - words of mouth.

Reading link is available here -
Websites face four-second cut-off (

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