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Page Speed Check

People who have used our free Full Page Test on tools.pingdom.com might recognize this tool. It’s our new, improved Page Speed test which can be run automatically once every half hour!

The Page Speed Check will visit your website in a browser and download every element on your page to see how fast the site loads. The tool will then list everything that loads on your website and how fast each element loads. By everything we mean every image, script, CSS, external element, and of course the HTML. This gives you an overview over not only how fast your page loads but also what might be slowing it down. It allows you to identify any problem areas your site might have so that you can solve them and give your visitors an even better experience!

How do I set it up?

Setting up the Page Speed Check is very simple. All you need to do is go to Monitoring > Page Speed in your account, and then click on Create Check.

 

In the popup that then appears you only have to do the following:

  • Put in the URL of your site
  • Name the Page Speed Check (will auto-populate).
  • Select the region, it defaults to US East.

Click Confirm, and you’re all set up! Now you just have wait for the first test to be run!

What does it do?

First you have the summary report here:

 

And then we have a video that explains the individual report in detail. Otherwise just hovering over the various question marks next to everything inside my Pingdom will give you details. In short: It tests the performance of your site and gives you actionable insights on what to improve and an comprehensive report on how your improvements are coming along!

 

 

Can I have more than one Page Speed Check?

The page speed check is considered an "Advanced Check". You will get a pool of advanced checks, where you can choose to add either Page Speed or Transaction monitoring checks. The number of Advanced checks per account is as follows:

 

Plan

Number of Advanced Checks

Free

None

Starter

1

Standard

3

Advanced

5

Professional

25

Enterprise

50

Enterprise Plus

100

Enterprise Traffic

50

Can I buy more Advanced Checks?

Yes, customers on a paid subscription plan can purchase additional Advanced Checks in My Pingdom. The Advanced Checks are sold in multiples of five (e.g. 5, 10, 15, 20, etc.).

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