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Webpages Are Getting Larger Every Year, and Here’s Why it Matters

By Jorge Orpinel in pingdom

November 15, 2018

Balancing a rich experience with page performance is a difficult tradeoff for many publishers. We gathered statistics from the top 1000 websites in the world to see how large their pages are. We’ll look at what’s driving this change and how you can track the size of your own company’s site.

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How to Analyze and Improve Page Load Performance

By Andre Newman in pingdom

October 19, 2018

In the age of high-speed Internet, poor performance can spell disaster for your website. 53% of mobile site visits are abandoned if a page takes longer than three seconds to load, and 47% of consumers expect a web page to load in two seconds or less. An extra one-second delay can result in fewer page views, a loss in conversions, and an overall decrease in customer satisfaction.

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How to Analyze Web Application Performance Using SolarWinds

By Andre Newman in pingdom

September 27, 2018

In the push to make the web more accessible, performance is key. Websites are becoming bigger and more complex than ever before, placing a toll on both servers and clients. However, website performance is vital to attracting and keeping users engaged. In this article, we’ll explain why web application performance is important and how you can analyze it and troubleshoot problems using SolarWinds® cloud monitoring solutions.

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A Visual Explanation of How DNS Lookups Work

By Gerred Dillon in pingdom

September 14, 2018

Have you ever wondered what happens when you type an address into your browser? The first step is the translation of a domain name (such as pingdom.com) to an IP address. Resolving domain names is done through a series of systems and protocols that make up the Domain Name System (DNS). Here we’ll break down what DNS is, and how it powers the underlying infrastructure of the internet.

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Protect Your Sales Opportunities with SLOs and SLAs

By Craig Guillot in pingdom

August 29, 2018

Web users now have such high expectations for website performance that a few minutes of downtime or a half-second delay in page loading can mean the difference between a sale and lost opportunity. Because so many customer-facing interactions are now conducted through the web, any downtime or subpar performance can lead to brand damage, degraded employee morale, and lost sales.

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Can gzip Compression Really Improve Web Performance?

By Andre Newman in Pingdom

August 15, 2018

The size of an average web page is growing exponentially. How do we keep websites fast even as they get bigger and bigger? The good news is that gzip compression easy to enable and gives your site an instant boost. We’ll show you how.

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Will HTTP/2 Make Your Site Faster?

By Andre Newman in Pingdom

July 24, 2018

HTTP/2 optimizes website connections to offer improved performance, updated error handling, reduced latency, and lower overhead. We measured the speed difference between HTTP/2 and HTTP/1.1 using Pingdom’s page speed insights.

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