How Does Page Load Time Affect Your Conversion Rate?

As a consumer, you know how you respond to slow sites. You hit the back button or close the browser. As a business owner, you’re well aware of this. You’re a consumer, too, after all. So, you know page load time and conversion rate are related. But how exactly? How does it affect the bottom […]

Most Essential Tools Help Track Website Performance

Websites and web applications are the modern equivalents to storefronts, business cards, road show booths, newspapers, markets, bulletin boards, software installed on the client’s machine, and much more. Being a business-critical component, and sometimes the business itself in the case of SaaS applications, a website or app experiencing any downtime or disruption can have serious […]

APM Integrated Experience

We’ve been listening to our customers. Whether you’re a SolarWinds® Loggly®, SolarWinds AppOptics™, or SolarWinds Pingdom® user, we’ve been working hard to make your life easier. We’re happy to announce a brand-new experience designed to bring together real user monitoring, synthetic transactions, metrics, traces, and logs in a single platform, making it faster and easier […]

7 Tips to Improve End-User Experience

Nowadays, organizations can’t afford to ship software with a terrible end-user experience. Doing so is begging for your current customers to become former customers, since the competition is just a few clicks away. In today’s post, we’ll give you seven practical tips you can adopt right away to improve the end-user experience of your sites […]

Page Speed vs. SEO: Does a Slow Website Affect Rankings?

If you have a website, you should know about search engine optimization (SEO) and page speed. You may even have wondered about balancing page speed vs. SEO. From a user perspective, page speed matters to you personally because you get frustrated when you click a link and nothing appears to happen or when it takes […]

Best Tips to Boost Your E-Commerce Website’s User Experience

As we enter 2021, we’re seeing a renewed focus on user experience (UX). Whereas user experience was first limited to a UX designer, it encompasses so much more nowadays. User experience has become a business mentality, where everyone in a company can make a positive contribution to user experience. Some examples include the following: Use […]

Correlating Pingdom Alerts With AppOptics and Loggly

So SolarWinds® Pingdom® has alerted you to an issue—what do you do now?  In this article, I’ll explain the features and capabilities of a full monitoring stack in SolarWinds and how you can use it to get to the bottom of a 3 a.m. Pingdom wake-up call. The Setup For our web service, we use […]

Three Reasons You Need Synthetic Monitoring

By Leigh Brown First off, what is synthetic monitoring? What if synthetic monitoring meant monitoring whether or not something is real or fake…watch out Kardashians! Jokes aside, no, synthetic monitoring doesn’t monitor celebrity plastic surgery decisions. Synthetic monitoring is a kind of website performance monitoring that simulates user interactions with a site. A great synthetic monitoring […]

Monitor Applications Running in DigitalOcean Droplets

We’re happy to announce SolarWinds is partnering with DigitalOcean, a cloud infrastructure provider offering cloud services to help deploy modern apps, to offer application level monitoring to applications running in droplets with SolarWinds® application performance management (APM) solutions.  DigitalOcean offers built-in monitoring capabilities to track infrastructure metrics like CPU usage, disk usage, disk I/O, bandwidth, and memory at no additional charge. But […]

Web Performance: Two Truths and a Lie

By Leigh Brown While marketing has done its job of getting prospects and customers to your site, the last thing you need is a performance issue to turn them away. If your site is unavailable or there’s an issue with critical transactions, you’re preventing customers from purchasing, using, or logging in to your product. Especially […]

What Can Website Uptime History Tell You? (That You Don’t Already Know)

According to a 2019 study conducted by Forrester, 44% of the IT directors surveyed indicated their organizations face unplanned downtime bimonthly. The study also estimated unplanned downtime costs 35% more per minute than planned downtime. If you’re an MSP, a failure to meet SLAs for uptime can lead to even higher costs and penalties. That’s […]

7 Tips to Make Digital Performance Monitoring More Effective

A poorly performing website or web application hurts the end-user experience and can result in lost revenue and customers. That’s why businesses seek better tools and processes to simplify digital performance monitoring to expedite detection and troubleshooting of performance issues. There are numerous website performance and availability monitoring tools available for this purpose. In this […]

Drupal vs. Joomla: Web Performance Compared

Most companies build a resilient system capable of constantly supporting their revenue-generating web applications. However, unforeseen circumstances can occur at any time and cause downtime, making a website unavailable for end users. To ensure a reliable website, it’s important to monitor its availability and performance. Reducing a website’s load time is one of the best […]

Introducing New Functionality to the Pingdom API

You may remember in September 2019 when we introduced the new API 3.1. If you don’t, we’ll provide a recap. This update included improved security, simplified implementation and maintenance, and made the API even more developer-friendly, so setup is a snap. And earlier this year, we also released support in the public API 3.1 for […]

How to Boost User Experience With RUM Software

According to a report by Google, mobile users abandon webpages if the load time is more than three seconds. In other words, even a fractionally slower website will lead to a bad user experience and increased bounce rates. Today’s users are more demanding and expect near-instantaneous load times and seamless experiences. If you can’t meet […]

Website Load Time in 2020: How Fast Is Fast Enough?

Today, in the fast-paced digital world, it’s crucial for organizations to develop websites that provide a seamless web experience to the users. Companies are investing in tools and infrastructure to ensure their site’s performance is monitored constantly and optimized in real time. Loading time is one of the critical components with an impact on the […]