Nov 30, 2022   |  By Gav Winter
If the World Cup was decided on teams’ website performance, Serbia would be lifting the trophy for the 2022 tournament. That’s the findings of the Web Vitals Index – a league table powered by next-generation website monitoring specialist, RapidSpike.
Nov 23, 2022   |  By Gav Winter
We recently featured in Ecommerce Age. If you missed the write up, you can catch up in full, here… As ecommerce continues to outdo the high street, Black Friday sales are becoming as much of a tradition as Christmas dinners. But shoppers are very influenced by external factors, from the economy to website experiences. We outline the key ecommerce challenges this Black Friday…
Nov 15, 2022   |  By Georgina Grant-Muller
While it makes for bleak reading, the frenzy of sales and online shopping activity surrounding Black Friday, means this pre-holiday season is a key period for cybercriminals. And each year we see an increase in cyberattacks during what should be a feel-good time. The picture is all-the-more worrying in 2022, as this Black Friday weekend (25th-28th November) falls on the same date as the USA vs England World Cup game – a highly- anticipated day of betting for bookmakers.
Oct 18, 2022   |  By Bryn Dodgson
Last week, we were thrilled to launch a new website overview dashboard in RapidSpike: the Third Party Management Dashboard.
Oct 11, 2022   |  By Tyler James
We’re excited to announce that we now offer Secure Variable Storage for synthetic user journey scripting! If you have sensitive data that you wish to use in journey scripts then you can now store them in your account’s own encrypted vault. This is useful for data such as email addresses, passwords, usernames and API keys.
Oct 5, 2022   |  By Tyler James
We are always looking for ways to improve our products and processes at RapidSpike. We’ve recently completed an upgrade to our Google Lighthouse service software to Google’s latest version 9.6.7. This required us to almost entirely rearchitect how we run the tests, which allowed us to take advantage of the latest AWS technologies. This blog post explains what this change required.
Sep 27, 2022   |  By Georgina Grant-Muller
Last night the Channel 4 website and app suffered an outage leaving football fans unable to stream the game. The highly-anticipated game between England vs Germany took place at Wembley Stadium on Monday, September 26. Channel 4 had the rights for this match and streaming was exclusively on their website and app. Kick off was at 7.45pm, with coverage from 7:00pm. The first Channel 4 website issues reported on Down Detector came in at 7:32pm and issues continued throughout the night.
Jul 28, 2022   |  By Tyler James
Website regression testing is a form of software testing that helps to identify and fix problems with website content, functionality, and accessibility. It is a vital part of any testing strategy, as it can help to ensure that the website continues to meet user expectations. Website regression testing typically involves running a series of tests against the website to check for any issues. The tests can be performed by an automated system or manually by testers on the development team.
Jun 27, 2022   |  By Emma Lees
Recent travel disruptions have impacted customers in more ways than one. Cancelled flights, extended airline wait times and staff shortages have all contributed to long-awaited holidays being disrupted or cancelled, often at the last minute. As a result, there has been an erosion of consumer trust and confidence in the travel industry.
Jun 8, 2022   |  By Tyler, James
Our feature development has always been heavily influenced by our users. Some of our most popular features were directly requested by people using our products on a daily basis, which we believe is one of the best ways of developing a product such as ours. If one person wants to monitor something, chances are others will do too. Which is how our new feature: Sitemap Monitoring was incepted!
Jul 15, 2022   |  By RapidSpike
July 2022 RapidSpike Customer Forum
May 6, 2022   |  By RapidSpike
⚡️ In a world dominated by e-com, RapidSpike provides next-generation website monitoring to global brands. 🔎 On the digital high street, they are the mystery shopper, in-store detective and protector of reputations and revenue. 📈 Human enhanced SaaS turning every fail into a pass. 👇 Listen to RapidSpike’s story so far…
Apr 14, 2022   |  By RapidSpike
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Feb 16, 2022   |  By RapidSpike

Find our more about synthetic monitoring: https://www.rapidspike.com/user-journeys/

Feb 14, 2022   |  By RapidSpike
We've recently integrated with Google Analytics to help benchmark performance on your real website visitors.
Feb 7, 2022   |  By RapidSpike

Find out more about Synthetic Monitoring: https://www.rapidspike.com/user-journeys/

Dec 15, 2021   |  By RapidSpike
Our 2021 Christmas ad is live!
Dec 7, 2021   |  By RapidSpike
Just landed on the RapidSpike platform - the ability to tag websites! Tagging allows users to group websites into different categories.

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