December 15, 2010, 3:07 PM

Sears and L.L. Bean lead top web retailers in November consistency and led large retailers last month, Gomez says.

Lead Photo had the best consistency score among large retailers tested on Internet Explorer in November, says Gomez, the web performance division of Compuware Corp. Last month, the retailer had the best site loading time with a variation of 0.80 seconds. In Internet Explorer testing, was followed by (1.12 seconds), (1.15), (1.17), and and (tied at 1.18 seconds). had the best Firefox consistency score in November, Gomez reports, with an average variation of 0.80 seconds. was second (1.09 seconds) followed by (1.16), (1.27) and (1.28).

The average Internet Explorer consistency score among the retailers measured in November was 1.76 seconds. The same group of retailers produced an average Firefox consistency score of 2.19 seconds.

The consistency ratings take into account differences in the speed of web page delivery across multiple visits.

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