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Spider Page Bandwidth Out

This report displays the outgoing bandwidth for pages on the site hit by spiders and bots. Website developers can use this report to identify the pages that will need the most optimization on outgoing bandwidth.

Highly accessed pages that are smaller than others may have a higher score because of the number of hits. In this way, the report shows you the key pages that will have the most impact if optimized. For example, a page that is hit 10,000 times a day that is 500 bytes long causes much more load than a page that is hit 10 times that is 10,000 bytes long.

To optimize the page size, reduce the amount of HTML or content in the page or enable HTTP compression on the web server.

Regarding "Severity" - this is a calculated field that is based on the impact of the measured result (e.g., page load time) multiplied by the number of pages affected, then normalized across the entire result set. In general, Severity can be used as a way of making responsible decisions about the impact your site is having on the server and to avoid making unnecessay optimizations. For example, pages with high load times that are accessed infrequently may have lower serverity than smaller pages that are hit much more often. In this case, there's no reasone to optimize the higher load time page as it has less impact on the server.

Note: This report can be added as a report item to a custom report. For more information on report items, refer to Understanding Report Items.

For a definition of the terms listed on this page, please refer to the Glossary.