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Limelight: Delivering on Programmability at the Edge


Limelight has made great progress and would like to invite you to explore a special customer-only preview of the new no-cost Limelight Developer Program.

COVID-19 Update and FAQs:

As the concerns around COVID-19 continue to grow, we want to reassure you that we’re taking the appropriate steps to ensure Limelight’s high-quality services are not interrupted.

Blog: EdgeFunctions

Serverless Computing for Real-World Applications

Case Study Unacademy

Unacademy is one of the fastest growing online learning platforms in India, delivering more than 1 million video views per day and offering more than 2,500 live classes daily.

COVID-19 Preparedness

As a valued Limelight customer, we appreciate your loyalty and the trust you place in us to deliver your video and digital content.

Blog Post: Gen Z: The Global Game Changers

Right now, the main obstacle all gamers face is latency. Whether playing casually or competing online, high latency and slow download speeds are back-breakers.

Blog Post: The State of Online Gaming – 2020

Online gaming is increasing in popularity as a top entertainment option, especially among younger audiences.

Market Research: The State of Online Gaming – 2020

Binge-gaming is on the rise, with most gamers reporting having played for more than four hours consecutively.

Case Study: MX Player

MX Player is India’s top entertainment platform, with more than 270 million viewers globally.

Data Sheet: Limelight Advanced Services

Limelight Networks provides a variety of Advanced Services, helping you to connect with your digital audience, on all devices, wherever they are.

Limelight Connects People to Exceptional Digital Experiences

More capacity, a bigger global footprint, and expert services help meet customer needs for online content.

Infographic: State of Online Video 2019

How is online video consumption changing around the world?

White Paper: Reducing Latency for Live OTT Video Delivery

Live over-the-top video delivery is becoming increasingly more popular and competitive.

White Paper: Winning the Battle for the Best OTT Experiences

Blog: State of Online Video 2019

The results are in and one thing is loud and clear in our State of Online Video 2019 report, people around the world are watching more online video than ever before.

Market Research: The State of Online Video 2019

Smartphones are now the primary device chosen globally to watch online video, followed by computers, smart TVs and connected devices, and tablets

Blog: Cashing In On the Biggest Sales of the Year

Singles’ Day, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are some of the most highly anticipated online sales events in the second half of the year.

Blog: OTT Streaming is Moving Closer to the Edge

In pursuit of satisfying consumers’ never-ending appetite for low-latency video streaming and responsive apps, OTT video streaming platforms are discussing and evaluating cloud computing at the edge a lot more now.


The Limelight Video Platform simplifies the process of ingesting, transcoding, managing, measuring and distributing online video content by integrating video asset management with Limelight’s global content delivery network.

IDC MarketScape

Worldwide Commercial CDN 2019 Vendor Assessment

Rakuten Viki Shares Why Limelight?

Top video streaming website, Viki, partners with Limelight to deliver video content around the world

Broadcast Asia 2019 - Limelight Reveals the Latest Video Delivery Solutions

Blog: Limelight Expands Content Delivery Capacity Worldwide

Limelight is continuously increasing its server and network capacity

Blog: Alexa – Where’s My Phone? Takeaways from the State of Digital Lifestyles 2019 Market Research Report

State of Digital Lifestyles 2019 Report Show Adoption of Digital Assistants Up 47% in the Last Year, But It’s Our Mobile Phones We Can’t Live Without.

Market Research: The State of Digital Lifestyles – 2019

Digital technology permeates our daily lives, and nowhere has it had a greater impact than how we communicate and access entertainment.

Data Sheet: Limelight API and SDK Overview

Developers can integrate Limelight services into their applications and workflows using Limelight APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) and SDKs (Software Development Kits).

Blog: 2019 British Open

Streaming Global Sporting Events

Blog: 2019 Tour de France

Streaming Global Sporting Events

Solution Brief: Limelight Solutions for Online Gambling

Players expect instant action and response from every online experience today and will quickly abandon your games for a competitor’s if you don’t deliver it.

Blog: Wimbledon 2019

Streaming Global Sporting Events

Blog: 2019 Women's World Cup

Streaming Global Sporting Events




The Limelight Networks’ Smart Point-of-Presence (PoP) is a managed Content Delivery Network (CDN) solution with a flexible architecture that can be embedded within a network operator’s infrastructure to improve content delivery performance while greatly reducing costs.



Blog: New Faces at Limelight

Tom Marth and Mike Palackdharry join the team.

Limelight Video Platform Demonstration

A complete end-to-end video management and publishing solution for distributing video to media devices everywhere


Sports fans want to experience the action as it happens—wherever they are.

Blog: Post NAB 2019

The top three buzzworthy topics at this year’s show included 5G mobile service, 8K TV, and Next-Gen TV.

Case Study: iRACING

Working closely with Limelight’s team of Advanced Service Architects, iRacing was able to implement Limelight in less than a week

INDUSTRY SURVEY 2019: Digital TV Europe

Limelight Networks OTT Live Streaming

Blog Post: Online Gaming Continues Growth in Playing and Viewing Times

Limelight’s State of Online Gaming 2019 market research shows the popularity of online gaming continues to grow in both playing time as well as online viewership.

Market Research: The State of Online Gaming – 2019

Video games have gone mainstream – moving from clunky PCs and expensive consoles, to the mobile devices we have in our pockets every day.

Blog Post: Ericsson and Limelight: Partners at the Edge

Work is underway to integrate our network with Ericsson as part of our strategic alliance to collaborate on content delivery and edge cloud services.

Blog Post: Key Questions to Ask Before Choosing an Online Video Platform

Case Study: Network Next

Network Next is making the internet better for games with Limelight's Edge Cloud


New live streaming technology makes it possible to deliver live streams in less than a second, enabling exciting new experiences that engage viewers in multiple ways.


An introduction to the topic of multi-CDN that provides insights on the basics of multi-CDN, how it works, the benefits, determining if multi-CDN is right for you, and choosing a partner.

IDC Vendor Profile

Limelight Networks: Expanding to Edge Cloud

Case Study: CERN

CERN needed to find a CDN that would not become overloaded during traffic spikes.



Limelight’s edge cloud eliminates the cost and complexity of utilizing traditional cloud computing environments for content creation.

Live Interactive Global Streaming

Limelight Realtime Streaming Delivers the Fastest Interactive Streaming Experiences

Market Research: The State of Online Video 2018

The State of Online Video is Limelight Networks’ latest in a series of surveys that explore consumer perceptions and behaviors around digital content

Case Study: Betclic

Delivering content seamlessly and handling large traffic surges during major events such as the FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro Championship.

Case Study: Authentic Gaming

The tricky part of our business is the installation of the devices, but with Limelight, distribution is a piece of cake.


As viewers continue to consume more video content online, their expectations for a broadcast-quality viewing experience continue to rise.


Limelight Realtime Streaming brings online viewers into the live action

Delivering Interactive Online Experiences

Convert viewers to participants with Limelight Realtime Streaming


China’s vast audience of more than 700 million internet users offers tremendous growth opportunities for companies around the world.


Blog Post: Limelight and Ericsson: New Content Delivery and Edge Cloud Partners

Blog Post: Limelight Expands Developer Toolkit

Case Study: Toppr

As Toppr’s business grew to 2.5 million students and 8,000 videos, it needed a solution to improve the user experience and deliver videos of lessons as fast as possible.

Data Sheet: Limelight Edge Compute Services

Limelight edge computing instances are embedded in Points of Presence (PoPs) around the world.

Blog Post: Limelight and Linode: Partners in Edge Computing

IBC 2018 – Limelight Introduces Realtime Streaming

Customers react to Realtime Streaming and the value of working with Limelight

Limelight Realtime Streaming at IBC 2018

Global live streaming with less than one second of latency.

Blog Post: Limelight Realtime Streaming Takes Centre Stage at IBC 2018

Blog Post: The State of Online Video 2018

Viewership Is Up While Consumer Expectations Rise

Blog Post: Scaling Realtime Streaming to Reach Global Audiences

This blog will focus on technical aspects, such as scaling, redundancy, resiliency, and robustness.

Blog Post: Creating Interactive Social Experiences that Increase Viewer Engagement

This blog will focus on the possibilities interactive live online video experience open up.

Infographic: The Limelight Advantage

Our powerful edge services platform is uniquely able to deliver your digital assets quickly, reliably, and securely worldwide.

Blog Post: Changing How Online Audiences Experience Live Events

Case Study: Faurecia

Faurecia is a global automotive equipment and technology leader located in France.



Blog: Unleash Now at IBC 2018

At IBC, we will launch our realtime steaming solution, and you will be able to watch live sub-second global streaming in action.

Shortcomings of the Public Cloud


Data Sheet: Limelight Configuration API

Blog: Options for Boosting CDN Performance with Origin Storage

Case Study: DAZN

No one wants an important play in a game interrupted by buffering.

What is Limelight Networks Doing in Edge Compute?

Blog: Limelight’s QA Automation Improvements Help Provide a Best-in-Class CDN for Customers


Lowering Latency for Live Online Streaming Video

Case Study: DIMOBA

DIMOBA set out to create a new interactive live experience for quiz games on mobile devices. To succeed, it was critical to build an infrastructure with low latency that could handle live-streamed video, had a global reach, and could scale quickly.



Blog: The State of Digital Lifestyles 2018

Consumers have become increasingly dependent on internet-connected digital devices.

Market Research: The State of Digital Lifestyles 2018

"The State of Digital Lifestyles" Report Shows Nearly Half of Consumers Could Not Give Up Mobile Phones for One Day

What is Edge Compute?

Leveraging the Power of Edge Computing

Solution Brief: 5 Online Delivery Challenges Solved

Lessons from the Real World: How Leading Companies Solve Tough Content Delivery Challenges

Data Sheet: Which Limelight Storage is right for Your Business?

Tech Brief: Transitioning from Flash in the Limelight Video Platform

The Key to Fast and Secure E-commerce Experiences

Detect and block web application security threats with Limelight's WAF solution

White Paper: Comprehensive Cybersecurity Defenses for Content Delivery

Case Study: WorkCast

WorkCast webinars, webcasts, virtual events and on-demand webinar channels can be viewed on any device without platform plugins—just like video.

Limelight Networks at NAB 2018

New video solutions deliver exceptional online experiences

Limelight Origin Storage Services

Why Storage Matters in a Content Delivery Network (CDN)

Blog: 2017 Super Bowl Pulls in Third-Highest Market Rating

Market Research: The State of Online Gaming 2018

Traditional Sports Viewership is at Risk as Millennials Switch Their Attention to Esports

Blog: The State of Online Gaming 2018

Gaming goes mainstream for both playing and watching

CDN Evaluation Checklist

Critical Considerations When Choosing a Content Delivery Network

Case Study: Cliplister

As a content provider for Europe’s biggest e-commerce platforms, Cliplister enables manufacturers and retailers to share high-quality content in an efficient way.

Blog: Separating the Good from the Bad – Intelligent Bot Management Solution

Blog Post: Reducing Origin Server Load

In this post, I will discuss making requests back to a CDN origin and how to avoid performance problems and end-user experience problems that can crop up.

Data Sheet: Limelight Web Application Firewall Advanced Bot Manager

Webinar: Critical Considerations when Choosing a Content Delivery Network

Blog: With a Lot of Money on the Line, Technology Follows—Low-Latency Live Video Streaming

Blog: Multiple Solutions for Low-Latency Live Video Streaming

Delivering low latency live streams is essential for live sports, online gaming and just about anyone who wants to offer a great online video experience.


Tech Brief: Challenges Managing Bots

Safeguard against bad bots, manage good bots

Blog: Delivering Rights Protected Video Content with New Multi-DRM Support

Blog: Origin Storage: Infrequent Access

Some of your online content is pure gold—your hit streaming videos or top file downloads, for example. You want to deliver your gold content with gold performance, fast and responsive for every user.

Infographic: State of Cybersecurity

Download this infographic to get a snippet of our study. For the full report, analysis and recommendations about staying secure in the midst of evolving threads, download the full report.

Case Study: GameOn

GameOn Co., Ltd. is one of the largest online game publishers in Japan.

Blog: Limelight Partners Up with Tencent Cloud

This month we announced a major reseller agreement with Tencent Cloud, part of one of the largest companies in Asia, to help meet the growing demand for content delivery in China.

WEBINAR: Overcoming the Latency Hurdle in Delivering Streaming Video

Get strategies from Limelight experts for delivering exceptional low-latency live video streaming.

Blog: Limelight DDoS Attack Interceptor Service Enhanced With On-Network Traffic Scrubbing

Case Study: Showroomprivé

Showroomprivé was in search of a new Content Delivery Network (CDN) provider that was lower cost and a better fit for its rapidly growing business.

Blog: Migration Made Easy

Got a library of content? If so, you know that migrating content from one system to another can be time-consuming and expensive.

Blog: Limelight’s Ongoing Technology Investments Deliver Greater Capacity and Performance

Enhancements to our global infrastructure deliver breakthrough improvements to performance, capacity and efficiency.

Case Study: AutoTrader

AutoTrader UK sits at the heart of the UK’s vehicle buying process and its primary activity is to help vehicle retailers compete effectively on the marketplace in order to sell more vehicles, faster.

IBC2017 Content Everywhere Hub Panel Session

Cyber threat protection technologies and best practices to protect video assets by Steve Miller-Jones

Blog: Keep Customers Coming Back for More

Limelight explores customer expectations and how you can maximize online revenue and customer satisfaction.


The State of the User Experience is part of Limelight Networks’ series of annual surveys that explore consumer perceptions and behaviors around online activities.

Market Research: The State of Cybersecurity 2017—Southeast Asia

Cyber-crime is a very complicated topic for both organizations and consumers, but if there is one thing that resonates from this report, it’s that it cannot be ignored.

Blog: Great Origin Stories

Data Sheet: Custom Queries

Limelight Custom Queries provide targeted access to the trove of raw log data within the Limelight Orchestrate Platform.

IBC 2017

Putting the Customers' Experience First

White Paper: Best Practices to Automate and Accelerate Your Content Delivery

Get dramatic improvements by optimizing CDN Origin Storage

Data Sheet: Video Acceleration

Accelerating delivery of live streams ensures lower latency without compromising the efficiency of your infrastructure.

Case Study: NTT DOCOMO

Limelight’s architecture supports a high cache hit rate, which results in superior CDN performance for NTT DOCOMO

Case Study: OKWAVE

OKWAVE relies on Limelight to deliver secure content to more than 30 million users worldwide

White Paper: Optimizing the Mobile Video Experience

Leveraging the latest video delivery and analytics technology to deliver high quality experiences that WOW!

Case Study: Primerica

Primerica turns to Limelight for fast and cost-efficient internal communications

Case Study: Cinedigm

Limelight’s CDN infrastructure simplifies workflows and allows Cinedigm to focus on providing more content for their customers

White Paper: 5 Things You Need to Know About Implementing a Multi-CDN Strategy

Market Research: The State of Digital Downloads 2017

Responses from consumers around the world reveal global trends around digital downloading behaviors

Case Study: mitsubachiworks inc

Making it easy for users to get the most out of content

Case Study: Cogeco Peer 1

Cogeco Peer 1 Chose Limelight's CDN to Bring Customer Content Closer to Their Users

Data Sheet: Control and Enablement

Manage, Configure, and Monitor The Limelight Orchestrate Platform

Intelligent Ingest

Automatically improve user experience with this new feature for Limelight Origin Storage

Webinar: Key Strategies and Best Practices to Proactively Protect Digital Assets and Apps

Watch On-Demand

Limelight Video Platform: A Complete Video Publishing Workflow

Deliver broadcast quality video to any viewer device anywhere

Data Sheet: Intelligent Ingest

Simplifies the migration of content to Limelight Origin Storage

Delivering a great viewer experience

IABM interviewed Steve Miller-Jones, Sr. Director Product Management on live video events

Market Research: The State of the User Experience — South East Asia

Across SEA, consumers are spending a considerable amount of time online outside of work.

The VOD Factory Customer Testimonial

VOD Factory handles twice as much traffic and easily manages peak traffic demands delivering high quality VOD for OTT companies in France.

ARC Light - Speeding User Connections to Website Content

Enhance Brand Reputation and Increase Return Site Visits

Case Study: Cebu Pacific

Largest Low-Cost Airline in Philippines Boosts Web Performance and Online Experience with Limelight’s Content Delivery Network

Data Sheet: Overcoming E-tail Challenges to Deliver Exceptional Customer Experiences

Deliver a reliable, fast, and secure e-tail experience that maximizes customer conversion & retention

5 Tips to Prepare Your Website for the Holidays

Maximizing revenue during the holiday season requires preparation and testing to ensure the best customer experience

Data Sheet: ARC Light

Enhancing your brand reputation with rapid response to queries for the highest user quality of experience


Introduction and Demo

Data Sheet: Video Platform

Fastest and most intuitive way to manage, publish, syndicate, measure, and monetize web video with ease

Case Study: Zuken

Powering Global Delivery of High-Quality Zuken Support

Case Study: Betradar

Top Global Sports Data Provider Betradar Chooses Limelight’s CDN for Speed, Support, and Scale

Case Study: Yare Media

For global reach and scalability, Yare Chose Limelight Video Services for OTT delivery.

Case Study: Microscan

Microscan Computers Uses Limelight’s Orchestrate Platform to Deliver OTT Content to Customers Worldwide

Case Study: Nintendo Europe

The world's largest video game company promotes content online using the Limelight CDN

Case Study: Viki

Viki uses Limelight Networks to deliver primetime shows and movies to millions of viewers across the Americas and Europe

Case Study: VOD Factory

VOD Factory handles twice as much traffic and easily manages peak traffic demands delivering high quality video on-demand for over-the-top (OTT) companies throughout France.

Selling Software by Subscription?

Limelight’s infrastructure solutions for software delivery can help you with both your business and technical requirements for delivering software by subscription.

Data Sheet: Limelight MMD Live

Powerful cloud-based feature for transcoding live video streams into multiple bitrates and on-the-fly transmuxing into different formats

Data Sheet: Limelight MMD on Demand

Integrated with Limelight’s global Content Delivery Network (CDN), storage and security solutions, delivering broadcast quality video to all connected devices worldwide

Case Study: GOCHINA TV delivers OVER-THE-TOP Video Services

Video on Demand

Attract a large audience and keep them coming back for more

Data Sheet: Limelight Orchestrate Platform

Infrastructure, software, and services to solve any content delivery challenge

Data Sheet: Video Delivery Services

Delivers broadcast-quality video to virtually any device anywhere with functionality in the form of content conversion, playback, and delivery

Data Sheet: Cloud Security Services

Secure and mitigate attacks on your website and web servers with defensive protection

Data Sheet: Limelight Packaged Services

Services to help you optimize content delivery while you grow

Data Sheet: Limelight Live Event Services

Customized options to support any live or major event

Data Sheet: Limelight Activation Services

Support options to maximize your Limelight Orchestrate Platform implementation

File Downloads

Mobile? Video? Personalized content? No problem.

Website Acceleration

When a new release is ready, no one wants to wait

Live Video

There are no second chances getting live video right

Data Sheet: Limelight WAF

Limelight provides a protective shield around your security perimeter.

As a company, we are passionate about servicing the gaming industry.

Complex problem-solving support

24/7/365 Monitoring

DDoS Attack Interceptor

Learn about DDoS detection and mitigation technology.

Industry Insight: A conversation with Retail Info Systems News

Super charging your online presence; it all starts with your CDN and big data strategy.

Case Study: Channel 4

Channel 4 turns to Limelight for cutting-edge online TV delivery

Case Study: Gaitame

Gaitame, Ltd. uses Limelight CDN and Cloud Storage to Increase Performance and Reliability to Deliver Flawless Online Seminars

Case Study: Napster

Limelight Orchestrate Content Delivery and Cloud Storage services power Napster, the first paid online music subscription service.

White Paper: Broadcasting an eSports Tournament - Keys to Success

You need the right game, the right players, and the right venue and increasingly important—live streaming.

Solution Brief: Limelight Solution for Media and Broadcasters

A powerful, integrated cloud-based workflow, enabling you to get your content to online audiences faster and easier at broadcast-quality

Webinar: How to Secure Your Digital Content

What businesses should be doing today to protect their digital content

Case Study: Engie

Limelight's CDN speeds content to the right hands, in the right format for any device.

OTT 3.0: How to Build a Better Mousetrap

Even though OTT is only just beginning to flourish, competition for viewers is high. Providers must seek ways to improve their OTT experience.

Case Study: Dailymotion

Limelight helps Dailymotion to provide high quality streaming across the globe

Case Study: Arsenal Football Club

100 million fans around the world and millions of daily page views, Limelight provided a platform that could support a consistent and engaging digital experience

Solution Brief: Limelight Solution for Gaming

A powerful, integrated cloud-based workflowthat enables you to deliver your game experiences to your users reliably and consistently while ensuring optimum performance of downloads, video streaming, and websites

Industry Insight: SVG Digital Chat

Technical tips on how to plan and deliver a successful live-streamed event

Data Sheet: Web Acceleration Services

Faster response times for media-rich and personalized sites

White Paper: 10 Ways to Secure Your Digital Content

Protect your content investment with layers of security.

Case Study: CoachGuitar

CoachGuitar provides a fast, flawless experience to customers who download its app—3,000 times per day

Case Study: Spear Education

Dental Professionals Increase Clinical Skills, Revenue, and Profitability around the globe with Limelight Orchestrate Video Platform

Case Study: Chili S.p.A.

An OTT provider serves 400,000 customers on a multitude of devices with Limelight technology

Case Study: BubbleUp

The CEO of digital marketing company BubbleUp reveals how the company has scaled using video, storage, and CDN services

Multi-device Media Delivery

Connect with viewers everywhere, minus the headaches

Workflow Overview for Software and Device Manufacturers

A step-by-step overview of the workflow solution that provides more efficient software delivery


CoachGuitar provides a fast, flawless experience to customers who download its app—3,000 times per day

Chili S.p. A.

An OTT provider serves 400,000 customers on a multitude of devices with Limelight technology

Orchestrate for Software and Device Manufacturers

Learn what an end-to-end workflow optimization can do for you

Limelight Origin Storage Services

All storage is not created equal

Tame Your Workflow Monster

Looking for a way to distribute video to multiple devices? Here it is!

Limelight Control Portal

Simplify your workflow with Limelight’s easy-to-use control portal

The Future of Online Media with Bob Lento, CEO

Video is the future of the Internet. What does it mean for your business?


SmartPurge executes requests immediately, at global scale

iMBC Customer Testimonial

iMBC uses Orchestrate Video to deliver 1,500+ hours of content at scale

White Paper: Delivering to the Broadcast Quality Generation

Who is the broadcast quality generation and how can you give them an immediate, real-time experience?

White Paper: Building a Better Game Experience

How to make a gaming experience that keeps users playing…and paying

White Paper: Speed, Scale, and Security - Orchestrating a Great Download Experience

Learn how to provide the best download experience to customers

Market Research: The State of Digital Downloads

Find out what consumers think and feel about downloading software

Solution Brief: Limelight Solution for Software and Device Manufacturers

A proven solution that is easy to integrate with your existing delivery workflow, and works reliably to deliver your software and firmware to your customers across the globe

Data Sheet: Video on Demand

What are the challenges of delivering VOD and how can you effectively solve them?

Data Sheet: Limelight Edge Analytics

Transform raw data into insights that can help achieve business goals.

Webinar: DDoS Attacks - Lessons Learned and Mitigation Strategies

Detect and mitigate DDoS attacks before they impact your business.

Case Study: Plarium

Load times decreased by 200% for Plarium's nearly 100 million global gaming customers with Limelight solutions

Case Study: Farm Journal Media

Viewer engagement rises 2.5x when Farm Journal Media leverages Limelight video delivery

Case Study: NonLinear Educating

A top 5 global educational publisher delivers MOOCs to millions on the Limelight CDN.

Data Sheet: Gaming Software Download

Solve your gaming software delivery challenges once and for all

Case Study: Opsomai

Opsomai’s growing media platform is enabled by the Limelight CDN

Data Sheet: DDoS Attack Interceptor

DDoS Attack Interceptor is the only solution in the market that provides situation-aware detection and mitigation technology in the cloud.

Data Sheet: Origin Storage Services

Solving your toughest content delivery challenges

Data Sheet: Content Delivery

Higher performing caching and delivery of any kind of digital content

Data Sheet: SmartPurge

Next-generation CDN purging system, specifically architected to execute purges rapidly and at global scale, without the hassle and limitations of traditional CDN purging methods

Case Study: StreamOn

StreamOn, a radio broadcaster, updated its workflow and improved delivery by 30 seconds

Case Study: Washington State Bar Association

The Washington State Bar Association reaches its members with an integrated multimedia strategy

Case Study: Rightmove

How a UK real estate site dramatically improved the user experience