Update: GoDaddy has posted a followup in their forums. This is how the internet should work all the time!
Last November, we posted a report detailing the slowest-loading 3rd party page elements (3pes) that our volunteer panel of GhostRank members had come across. The report took on a life of its own, as often happens on the web. GoDaddy – whose site analytics product made the top ten list – contacted us. Most people are familiar with GoDaddy’s domain name services (Ghostery.com was purchased through GoDaddy, for instance), but they also offer site hosting and the site measurement tool that showed up in our lag report. We had no idea what to expect…
The response we received wound up being very positive. Their developers were genuinely concerned about the report’s findings on GoDaddy Analytics. What’s even better – they fixed it. Check out our updated latency research:
This is very exciting. You can see how empowering it really is if you break the process down:
1. GhostRank volunteers send anonymous stats back to Ghostery
2. We make a report on the data that highlights slow 3rd party elements using the info
3. The developers of the 3pes see the report and fix the problem
4. Page load times are improved for millions of people
End result: you guys/girls just enhanced the internet for everyone who uses it!