Our top 3 take-home’s from Velocity conference, Amsterdam 2016

We’ve just come back from Velocity conference in Amsterdam and needless to say, it’s been a blast! We thought we’d share with you three of the most interesting bits we took home from the world’s biggest conference for Web performance:   Performance matters, but it’s how your users perceive it that counts most. At Pingdom, we […]

Our transaction monitoring just got better

Today we’re releasing an update to our Transaction Monitoring service with which we aim to give our customers a better overall experience. So let’s tell you about what changes you can expect to find in your Pingdom dashboard… Test in Google Chrome First things first: we are introducing Google Chrome to run the tests in your Transaction Monitoring. […]

We had a smashing time at Smashing Conference 2016

A few weeks ago we talked about the value of attending meet ups and conferences and how attending revives our passion for what we do. With that said, last week we packed our suitcases and escaped from the onset of Scandinavian winter here in Stockholm all the way to sunny Barcelona for Smashing Conference 2016. […]

How the Friday DDoS attack affected Pingdom

Note: All times shown below are in Universal Coordinated Time (UTC). The Outage As most, if not all of you know by now, last Friday (October 21st) Dyn was hit by a massive DDoS attack that disrupted services for Twitter, Spotify, Reddit. Netflix, TNYT, and Pingdom along with a host of other core Internet services. Dyn stated on their […]

Changing direction: Pingdom’s new visual design strategy

Big things have been happening in our offices over the past months: our art director and team of UX designers have been sitting late into the night like the alchemists of yore working on a strategy that will change the way you–and we–see and experience Pingdom in the future. Yes, our designers have been looking at […]

Making the Most of Attending a Tech Conference

As we wrap up the New York part of the Velocity Conference series, we reflect on the value of attending meetups and conferences. Whatever your preferred method of consumption is, you can get your information quick fix by connecting, researching, sharing, and updating instantly with Twitter, Slack, blog posts, or any other method. Is there […]

Pingdom checks if Pokémon Go’s server is down

“Gotta catch ‘em all!” goes the famous phrase and here at Pingdom we’re no exception to the Pokémon Go addiction that is sweeping the world. Except that sometimes we just can’t catch them all because the Pokémon Go servers go down. With their recent launch in over 26 countries, their servers have really been feeling the […]

Post-mortem for recent incidents

Some of you may have noticed that over the past 4 days, we have experienced some issues and downtime to areas of our service, which, we know is frustrating. In the spirit of transparency, we’d like to share the good, the bad and the ugly of what went down (pun intended), how we fixed it […]

Web Performance of the World’s Top 50 E-Commerce Sites

By now you all know that we just love measuring and analyzing the performance of websites here at Pingdom. Last time, we did revisited the web performance of the world’s top 50 blogs. But why stop there? After all, there’s so much more to the Internet than just blogs. That’s why we decided to give the world’s […]

What We’re Listening To: A Few of Our Favorite Podcasts

It’s common knowledge by now that here at Pingdom we’re a big bunch of data nerds with a soft spot for crunching numbers and getting excited by nice graphs. Yes, we are that but we’re also so much more. In our offices, we’ve got quite a varied group of people with an even wider variety […]

Getting Even More from Pingdom with StatusCast

When you’re trying to keep your finger to the pulse of your website or application and a performance issue arises, notifying your IT team is only part of a professional response. What about notifying your end-users? When an application goes down, or experiences noticeable performance issues, users will reach out. External customers will contact Support, internal […]

Pingdom Hack Day 2016: Born to Hack

Here at Pingdom, we’re a diverse and varied bunch – if you put us all in the same room, it would be like a giant game of Who’s Who, what with all the funny mustaches, haircuts and questionable taste in shoes we all have. But here we all have one thing in common: we were […]

Our favorite software Easter eggs – 2016

Spring is officially here and with it, Easter. Here in Sweden, it’s time for påskäggsjakten, where parents hide eggs around the house and garden and let loose their kids to find as many as possible. With that in mind, it’s time to grab your baskets and go an hunt for all the messages, jokes and […]

Launching a Pingdom community

Over the years, we have seen a lively community around uptime and performance monitoring from Pingdom. Many of the thoughts and ideas from this community through blog post comments, Twitter, and previously User Voice interactions, have allowed us to grow and mature along with our users. In a recent blog post we mentioned how we […]

Cap’n Webhook: Your monitoring just got even easier

Shiver me timbers, we’ve finally released webhooks for Pingdom! As of today, you can set up a state change webhook to the URL(s) of your choosing to notify you when a certain event occurs on the site you are monitoring. Webhooks are a perfect solution when you want to create a script or service that […]

How we switched the support system for our 700,000 users (and stayed sane)

When you talk to our support team at Pingdom, you’re talking to real people who listen. Tech support is an often discussed matter, and to us it’s one of the most important parts of our company. It provides us with incredibly valuable suggestions, requests, and bug reports. Switching the support system for more than 700,000 […]

Web Performance of the World’s Top 50 Blogs

We love to measure and analyze the web performance of sites here on the Royal Pingdom blog. It’s time to revisit the web performance of the world’s top 50 blogs. It’s worth pointing out that one important finding of this 2016 study, was that it is really hard to define what is considered a blog. When we did […]

Pingdom launches Page Speed monitoring

After a ton of research and requests from customers and developers alike, we’re very excited to announce the Pingdom Page Speed monitoring – a brand new product added to our monitoring suite. Page Speed monitoring perfectly complements the different types of monitoring we already offer. The Page Speed monitoring will give you even better insights […]