Speed – an even more essential part of Google’s search ranking?

Google is testing a Slow label right now and it appears to be visible to some mobile Android users. It clearly signals that Google is taking web performance seriously, especially mobile. Site owners would be wise to identify performance problem areas by getting actual visibility into how actual users view their pages. We recommend using Pingdom’s Real User Monitoring.

The Next Generation of Geek Girls

There’s an annual conference in Sweden, organized solely for female students in tech, called DataTjej (roughly translated “Data Girl” or “Geek Girl” if you will). Its purpose is to promote the tech industry to female students on computer engineer programmes at Swedish universities. Hosted at the prestigious Chalmers University in Gothenburg last week, we went to meet the next generation of geeks.

Getting started with alerts

Alerting is the cornerstone of any monitoring tool. When your website goes down, or when there’s a problem, you want to know about it before it affects your customers or business. In this blog post we’ll go through a basic setup of alerting so you can make sure you get the right notifications right on time.

A day at the university

We attended Mälardalens högskola’s biggest annual initiative where students and future employers get an opportunity to meet. After all, with more than 13,000 students — and a computer engineer programme — we’re bound to meet some future colleagues, right?

Behind the scenes at Pingdom

The rate of employment will definitely not slow down so we made a film about what it’s like working at Pingdom. Here you’ll see what’s been going on behind the scenes.

A video of our trip to California

A few weeks ago, nine of us got on a plane and travelled to California. We attended the always awesome Velocity Conference in the heart of Silicon Valley.