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Archive for May, 2007

Add Pingdom Tools to your website

You may have noticed the latest addition to the Pingdom website: Pingdom Tools, a set of free utilities for webmasters. The first available tool tests the load time of a web page including all its objects such as images, scripts, etc. You can see the size, load time and type of every single object on […]

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Pingdom writing for .net magazine

Sam Nurmi is at it again. After having articles published in Vitamin and Center Networks, Pingdom’s CEO now has an article (see picture) featured in the Web Pro section of issue 164 of the very well-respected .net magazine. Issue 164 of .net magazine goes on sale today (May 29). Go grab a copy. It’s a […]

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Pingdom WordPress plugin available

Elliott Bäck has created a really cool Pingdom plugin for WordPress. The plugin displays your uptime for the last 30 days directly in your blog’s sidebar. From the announcement: WP Pingdom brings the power of Pingdom’s automatic site monitoring to your WordPress blog, allowing you to include your uptime statistics on your blog in textual […]

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Reddit twice as fast as Digg

Netscape, Digg and Reddit have “social news voting” in common, but their actual website design is quite different. We decided to take a closer look at their websites using the Full Page Test in Pingdom Tools. Site Load time Size Objects Images www.netscape.com 2.3 seconds 438.2 KB 105 94 www.digg.com 2.2 seconds 271.3 KB 76 […]

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Pingdom Tools – The webmaster’s new best friend

Now you can finally find out why a website loads so slowly. Is it that huge banner, or because the site is using more than 300 images? Pingdom Tools is meant to be a great set of utilities for webmasters and other curious web dwellers. First out is the Full Page Test, a tool for […]

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Digg, Slashdot, Netscape fight for 100% uptime

This three-week uptime survey of 11 social bookmarking sites shows 100% uptime for Digg, Fark, Slashdot and Netscape. Other sites are less fortunate. Digg and Del.icio.us are at the forefront of social media and web 2.0, but they are far from alone. They have plenty of competing services, and these social bookmarking sites are getting […]

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Yahoo Search website trouble

We recently reported that Yahoo’s main website (www.yahoo.com) has had no downtime at all in 2007. The website appears to be rock solid, and has built up an impressive uptime streak. Early this morning, however, the Yahoo Search website (search.yahoo.com) had trouble. The website was unavailable for 1 hour and 36 minutes starting at 06:46 […]

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ServePath using Pingdom uptime data

In their latest newsletter, dedicated server hosting company ServePath used data from Pingdom GIGRIB to show that even large, super-established websites have downtime. Above: Part of the ServePath newsletter. The list was taken from our April post with downtime numbers for the Alexa top 20 websites. We actually posted a new, updated list last Tuesday. […]

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(This is an update with new data. The previous survey was done on April 2.) These are the 20 most popular websites in the United States, according to Alexa. In other words, they have tons of visitor traffic. How are they holding up under that pressure? Here you can see the downtime so far in […]

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Mysterious website test coming soon

Pingdom is about to launch a very cool web page testing tool. Coming soon to a browser near you… Hmmm, what could this be?

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