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Best Performing AEM Sites

Google PageSpeed Insights is a great tool for developers to identify ways to make their websites faster and more mobile-friendly. I tend to check the our websites with PageSpeed during development phase to identify issues early on which can impact the performance of our AEM websites.

Out of curiosity, I checked the PageSpeed scores of other AEM/CQ implementation that I am aware of and compiled the list. The best performing AEM sites list below is based on PageSpeed score only.

PageSpeed Insights analyses and measures the performance of a web page for mobile and desktop devices by fetching the url twice, once with a mobile user-agent, and once with a desktop-user agent. Based on the analyses it assigns a score which ranges from 0 to 100 points. A higher score is better and a score of 85 or above indicates that the page is performing well.

Since the performance of a network connection varies considerably, Page Speed Insights only considers the network-independent aspects of page performance: the server configuration, the HTML structure of a page, and its use of external resources such as images, JavaScript, and CSS to calculate the score. The absolute performance of the page will still be dependent upon a user’s network connection.

Here are the Page Speed scores of the sites running on AEM/CQ:

Page Speed Score

Ford MediaAuto314208/07/15
TW CableTelecommunications 335507/08/15
Motel 6Hospitality456908/07/15
Morning StarFinancial Services466407/31/15
The AgePublishing475107/08/15
Stanford MedicineEducation536307/08/15
CATConstruction Machinery546907/08/15
La QuintaHospitality606108/07/15
AMSMedical Systems617407/29/15
TE ConnectivityElectronics637807/29/15
CrizalOptical Solutions647807/20/15
XperioUVOptical Solutions657907/20/15
VariluxOptical Solutions688507/20/15
BlackBerryTelecommunications 706007/08/15

These score are not permanent as Google continually add new rules to improve the analysis. Score will also change as companies pushes updates to their websites.

Do you know any other public website running on AEM/CQ5? Please submit it using the comments section and I will update the table.

Best Performing AEM Sites

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15 comments for “Best Performing AEM Sites”

  1. http://WWW.loblaws.com, Hyatt.com, HD.com, pc.com, zehrs.com,ihg.com

    Posted by Sagar | July 27, 2015, 10:34 am
  2. Thanks Sagar. I will add these website to the list soon. Thanks.

    Posted by Praveen Modi | July 27, 2015, 11:28 am
  3. Posted by Brian Vaughn | July 29, 2015, 11:31 am
  4. Posted by Jim Simon | July 29, 2015, 11:37 am
  5. What do you make of the fact that only one of them gets an “85”?

    Posted by Tony Byrne | July 29, 2015, 2:09 pm
  6. @Sagar – I have added Loblaws to the list. HD.com is a parked domain, zehrs.com is on .NET and I couldn’t verify rest of them are running on AEM. Thanks for submitting the sites.

    Posted by Praveen Modi | July 29, 2015, 6:55 pm
  7. @Brian and Jim – I have added the sites to the lists. Thanks for visiting my blog.

    Posted by Praveen Modi | July 29, 2015, 6:56 pm
  8. Posted by Darrin | July 30, 2015, 2:24 pm
  9. Posted by Sujit | August 1, 2015, 9:55 am
  10. motel6.com , kelloggs.com , lq.com ,fordmedia.com…

    Posted by Purnendra | August 2, 2015, 12:17 am
  11. corning.com is a new AEM site that launched in June 2015.

    Posted by greenchic | August 5, 2015, 10:07 am
  12. @Darrin, @Sujit, @Purendra, @Greenchic – I have added the sites to the list. Thanks for submitting the sites and visiting my blog.


    Posted by Praveen Modi | August 7, 2015, 9:56 am
  13. Dunkin donots website is also based on AEM 🙂

    Thanks & regards,
    AEM CQ5 Tutorials

    Posted by Ankur | April 5, 2016, 3:37 am
  14. @Praveen

    I think this is the slowest but coolest website built with AEM

    Posted by anonymus | March 20, 2017, 5:16 am
  15. Great article!

    Posted by Virendra | September 7, 2021, 7:22 pm

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