According to officials at Gomez, a division of Compuware, the performance and overall responsiveness of Web sites has never been more important. That’s why so many companies aspire to land atop the Gomez’ annual Web Performance Awards list.
This year’s honorees were broken down into a variety of industry groups, measuring their response time, availability and consistency of performance across geographies, networks and various times of the day.
Not surprisingly, Google garnered the top spot among mobile search providers. Gomez honored Bank of America for rendering the best performance among mobile banking sites while the IRS and Slate Magazine topped the government and media categories, respectively.
Datamation takes a closer look at the list of 2009’s best-performing Web sites.
It’s not exactly the Oscars, but the Gomez Web Performance Awards give companies significant bragging rights for having a top Web site in their market segment.
Gomez, a division of Compuware (NASDAQ: CPWR), said Web site awards were given for three main criteria: best performance on average for 2009, response time (including how fast pages load and end-to-end processes like searching on the site or loading an image), and availability and consistency (measuring how consistent performance is across geographies, networks and times of day).