Pingdom affiliate affection

Pingdom now has an affiliate program. If you have a website, why not earn some extra money by offering Pingdom to your visitors? We think you will find our terms more than generous. You receive 50% of the price the customer pays for signing up, and you even get paid for people who only sign […]

Pingdom in 76 countries

Our aim has always been to be a global service, and as of this writing, Pingdom has customers in a massive 76 countries. The top countries are USA, Sweden, United Kingdom, Canada and Australia. As with so many other markets, USA has the largest share. Sweden’s high position on the list is explained by the […]

Surf a site – see its uptime

One of the guys here at Pingdom has made a bookmarklet that allows you to see the uptime history for the website you are visiting. How do you do this? Just make sure your favorites/bookmarks toolbar is visible, then drag and drop Uptime for this site to it. After that you only need to click […]

Pingdom reviewed by Paul Stamatiou

Technorati top 100 blog PaulStamatiou.com has posted an in-depth review of Pingdom. It’s a well-written article with a lot of good points, but our favorite part has got to be this: It’s not every day you find a service like the Sweden-based Pingdom. Pingdom provides an excellent service with a great interface. Go read the […]

Downtime 2.0: Availability list of the top Web 2.0 sites

We were looking through Seth Godin’s Web 2.0 Traffic Watch List and realized we probably had a good share of these sites monitored by GIGRIB. (For those who don’t know, the sites on Seth’s list are the biggest Web 2.0 sites around.) Here are their results for October, including links to the uptime report pages. […]

Storm warning: Is your IT department ready?

Last weekend we had a storm warning go out over basically all of Sweden. It was going to be the worst storm in recent years, but in the end it faded out into quite an anti-climax. That, however, got us thinking of how a few simple measures can normally spare most companies from the consequences […]

A Royal report: Winter in the Pingdom

Winter has arrived. We got our first snow today. Image: Pingdom HQ November 1. Put this in contrast with what things looked like back in September. Have a look at our current weather situation and pity us. If we one day migrate to Silicon Valley, we hardly need to motivate why…

New Pingdom GIGRIB website goes live

Great news today! The new Pingdom GIGRIB website finally went live on uptime.pingdom.com. Apart from the new, shiny design, courtesy of our eminent web designer, you will notice a few other changes from when the website was located at uptime.ipwalk.com. Brand new GIGRIB now offers you 10 free checks instead of 5. Creating a user […]

ICQ broken. Users can’t send links.

ICQ users are currently unable to send any links over ICQ. (This may not be uptime-related, but it was so interesting we wrote about it anyway.) This is a message from my colleague’s ICQ, and I never got the link: Seems it’s a huge problem that has been going on all day: http://icq.com/boards/view_messages.php?tid=30227&topic_id=896913 Please ICQ […]

Free love

No, not that kind of love. This isn’t the 60’s. We are talking about the love shown for our free 30-day trial. When we launched it last week we knew it would be popular, but the response has been overwhelming. A big thank you for all the positive feedback we have received. We are feeling […]