How to add Real User Monitoring to your site
Learn how to set up Pingdom's Web Performance monitoring on your site.
With our Performance Monitoring, also known as Real User Monitoring, you’re able to deliver a great user experience, since you always know how every single visitor perceive your website. Let’s get started!
Click on Monitoring to your left, followed by Real User Monitoring.
Then click on the Add new button in the top right corner.
Choose between HTTP and HTTPS.
Type your URL.
Name your site.
If you have a professional or enterprise account, you can also choose to include subdomains.
Set the load time threshold of your liking. The default setting is four seconds, since this is directly related to users' perceptions of satisfactory application responsiveness, according to the Apdex standard in the network management industry.
Here you can choose what local time zone you want your data presented in. This is particularly useful if you want to set up multiple checks for different geographic segments.
Then click Create Site and you’ll get a code snippet.
Paste this between the and tag on your site and save. You can also use a tag manager, such as the Pingdom Real User Monitoring Wordpress Plugin. It helps you add your code snippet to the head tag of your blog in an easy way. Once added, Pingdom immediately starts collecting data from your website's visitors.
Go back to Pingdom, click I’m done and your check will appear automatically. The icon will turn green when someone visits your website.
Click View Reports in the droplist and behold the performance data from your actual visitors in all its glory. You see how data relates to browsers, platforms and countries — all in real-time. Then, you can start to identify the cause of any performance issues.
Having Real User Monitoring on your website doesn’t affect its performance at all. Of course, Pingdom doesn’t collect any information that we obtain about your visitors, but now, you’re collecting valuable data.