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Set up page speed monitoring

Search engines like Google will penalize your search result rankings if your site is slow or produces a poor end-user-experience. And after all, everyone loves a fast website.

Our Page Speed test is here to help you analyze the load speed of your websites and learn how to make them faster. With the help of this check type you can identify what about a web page is fast, slow, too big and what best practices you’re not following.

Here’s how to get started with monitoring the speed of your page:

  1. Click on the Page Speed tab under Monitoring in the left-hand navigation on your My Pingdom account.

  2. Click on Add check in the top right-hand corner to bring a modal where we’ll enter the details for this check.

  3. Enter the URL of the page you wish to monitor. Note that Page Speed monitors the load speed of a particular page, not an entire website, so be specific! For example, if we want to monitor the product page for Page Speed on the Pingdom website, we need to enter https://pingdom.com/product/page-speed as the URL.

    Don’t forget to give it a name that will allow you identify which check is which in your dashboard. This is important if you plan to have multiple, similar Page Speed checks later.

  4. The check interval is automatically set to test the page every 30 minutes.

  5. Set the test location from our test server regions. There are 5 available regions: Australia, Europe, Eastern Asia, Eastern US and Western US. This is important if you wish to monitor how your page loads for your visitors in specific regions. For example, if you’d like to monitor how quickly your page loads for your Australian visitors, we recommend you select the corresponding test region.

  6. Once you’ve filled out all the fields and you’re happy, click Create check.

Your check will now appear in the Page Speed tab under Reports, in the left-hand menu. Pingdom will perform the first test immediately and then every 30 minutes thereafter.

At a glance, you can see the Median Load Time of the page and it’s performance grade based on the YSlow.org scoring system.

By clicking on your Page Speed check, you’ll be able to view further details of the check and access historical reports for that particular check.

When the APM Integrated Experience is enabled, Pingdom shares a common navigation and enhanced feature set with the other integrated experiences' products. How you navigate the product and access its features may vary from these instructions. For more information, go to the APM Integrated Experience documentation.