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January 30, 2008 - Gomez Inc, the leader in web application experience management, has been appointed by Littlewoods Shop Direct Group (LSDG), the UK’s leading online and home shopping retailer, to handle its external website availability and performance monitoring.

In the summer of 2007 LSDG began to use the Gomez® Experience First™ platform to better understand how the customer experience offered by their websites was influenced by website performance. LSDG is currently using Gomez’s Active Network XF™ and Gomez’s Active Last Mile XF™ services, to monitor how quickly their sites load when a customer visits them online. By understanding how customers are affected by changes in this speed, Littlewoods can ensure the best possible measures are taken to keep the websites responding quickly and consistently.

“Within two weeks of first gathering data, we had identified and implemented several website performance improvements which substantially improved our customers’ experience. Since then, several new developments have been planned for 2008 which will allow us to further improve the speed and stability of our websites. The data provided by the Gomez product range is now intrinsic to helping us continually put our customers first," commented a spokesperson for Littlewoods.

David Flower, VP EMEA for Gomez, added: “As different as the online world may seem from the bricks and mortar stores, a fundamental truth remains exactly the same: if you make products and services hard to find, hard to buy, or create a poor shopping environment, customers won’t buy. Gomez is delighted to be working with LSDG to help it streamline its online presence and compete in this hugely competitive market.”

About Gomez

Gomez, Inc. is the leading on-demand infrastructure provider for web application experience management, helping the world’s top businesses ensure quality web experiences for their customers. Gomez® ExperienceFirst™ applications are used by more than 1000 companies worldwide, including 14 of the top 15 most visited sites, six of the top 10 retailers, 14 of the top 15 financial services firms, nine of the top 15 social networking companies, and five of the top 10 industrial companies. Gomez provides the industry’s only comprehensive solution for managing the web application experience from development through deployment and the entire application life cycle, featuring visual, functional and load testing, actual end-user and active website monitoring, competitive benchmarking, and more than 38,000 data sources worldwide.

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Gomez® and® are registered service marks, and ExperienceFirst™, Active Network XF™, Actual Experience XF™ and Reality Load XF™ are service marks, of Gomez, Inc. All other trademarks and service marks are the property of their respective owners.

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