[Announcement] Convert Experiments Makes CDN 25% Faster

[Announcement] Convert Experiments Makes CDN 25% Faster

Fabiola Martinez
January 8, 2016

We’re happy to announce that the technical issues -performance and scalability- that accompany fast and global growth, have been proactively addressed. To maintain our leadership position, effective January 2016, Convert.com will from now on, leverage Akamai’s Web Performance Solutions for fast delivery of personalized variations of website content targeted to each visitor for your account.

To benefit from a 25% faster delivery on SSL pages you need to update the code snippet on your website(s). Your non-SSL pages already benefit from the improved Akamai CDN we ran in parallel since December, but your secure pages and sites will only benefit from the Akamai infrastructure when you update the code.

We already saw a 25% increase in speed in our first experiments and a 100% uptime, which will be appreciated by all our clients. -Claudiu Rogoveanu, Chief Technical Officer of Convert.

The experience from our performance tests show that we were able to improve your account speed by 25% without an update on your site. We used Amazon Web Services Cloudfront CDN before and now switched to Akamai for a multi-year contract offering you a better speed on your account without additional investment on your end. This is now active for all your projects.

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Using Akamai’s Web Performance Solutions for our A/B testing and personalization product will result in a consistent user experience as well as reduced load times on our and our clients’ websites, while enabling us to focus on developing new products and services to further solidify our top market position. -Claudiu Rogoveanu, Chief Technical Officer of Convert.

We saw an uptime improvement from 99.89% in November to 100% in December and the new CDN infrastructure will now have a guaranteed uptime of 99.999%.

To improve the speed for your SSL pages you need to change the snippet on your site. Please check Project >> Settings for each project with the new one line Javascript snippet. Once updated your SSL pages will experience an instant performance improvement in addition to the 56% reduction in the code size.

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The old Cloudfront CDN will stay online for 2016 so there is no immediate need to update (client) websites. But it’s recommended to update in 2016 to improve conversion rates on SSL pages since we all know speed improvement are correlated to conversion rate improvements.

If you haven’t try Convert Experiments A/B testing tool and you’re interested in giving a try please register for a 15-days free trial.

Originally published January 08, 2016 - Updated April 15, 2019
Fabiola Martinez
As Digital Marketing Lead of Convert.com, Fabiola is responsible for increasing brand awareness, community growth and lead generation. Always trying to improve things as a team member and as a human being.
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