A Video Is Worth A Thousand Metrics

To quantify the performance of Web sites, there are lots of metrics:

Metrics

And metrics provide a great deal of insight. But sometimes we get lost in the metrics. Sometimes metrics alone don’t tell the whole story. What we need is a picture.

Picture

Better, but not enough. What we really need is a video:

MSN Video

click to play video

Very cool. Now I want to compare one Web site to another:

MSN vs. Yahoo Video

click to play video

Pretty slick, huh?

How much would you pay for a tool that can do this? How does free sound?

Pat Meenan has been very busy adding video capture functionality to WebPagetest, the hosted version AOL Pagetest.

More details on how this works, and the process for creating videos can be found here.

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