site speed Articles

  • brotli2

    Boosting Site Speed Using Brotli Compression

    May 2, 2017

    Site speed is one of LinkedIn’s major engineering priorities, as faster site speed directly correlates with higher engagement. There are multiple approaches to speeding up a website. One of the most effective ways might seem obvious: the fewer bytes members need to download to the browser, the faster your website is. To achieve this, you can not only optimize...

  • instant_job2

    Implementing Instant Job Listing Pages

    April 20, 2017

    In early February, we reduced our 90th percentile U.S. subsequent page load time by 46% on our Job Details page. We achieved this by using the Ember cache to display critical data and avoid making an API call to fetch the initial data we render. There are a few strategies you could use for passing cached data between pages in a Single Page App (SPA). In this...

  • SRA1

    Measuring and Optimizing Performance of Single-Page Applications (SPA) Using RUM

    February 2, 2017

    Introduction Improving site speed is one of the major technology initiatives at LinkedIn because it is highly correlated with the engagement members have on our website. Real User Monitoring (RUM) is an approach where we use data from real users, instead of a synthetic lab environment, to measure performance, and this is the primary way we measure site speed at...

  • BOSS1

    BOSS: Automatically Identifying Performance Bottlenecks...

    January 11, 2017

    Introduction As the centralized performance team of LinkedIn, our mission is to make LinkedIn pages load faster. We help each...

  • Job Detail Page Rendering Flowchart

    Building the New Job Detail Page

    June 21, 2016

    When we recently launched the new job detail page, we introduced new insights for job seekers to know their “In," meet the team, and...

  • Speed, Performance, and Public Profile

    May 17, 2016

    Co-authors: Gaurav Phapale and Oliver Tse A public profile page is a guest-accessible LinkedIn member’s profile page. When you visit...