Web Performance Monitoring

Get full control over your website's performance

With so many moving parts in your website, keeping control over your web performance is not an easy job. Uptrends gives you that control, and lets you know the minute your performance slips.

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Run automated web performance tests from 215 worldwide locations

Uptrends opens up a real browser (Chrome, Firefox, or IE) on one of the worldwide locations you have selected, and loads your website including all its elements—exactly like your users see it.

By monitoring your site every few minutes, you build a detailed picture of your website performance, and you'll spot peaks in load times immediately.

Know exactly what caused the slowdown

Every time Uptrends performs a check, detailed performance data about your page is captured. This gives you a ton of context about how your page is doing—performance-wise.

Waterfall reports help you to identify which element on your page caused the slowdown, so you and your team can act quickly. You see exactly when an element didn't load successfully or timed out, and how the load time of that element is built up.

You can even dig a little deeper, by inspecting HTTP headers on an element-by-element basis. Is your CDN provider responsible? Now you know.

Get alerted on website speed, the total number of bytes, or missing content

By setting up load-time limits, you get alerts the moment your website speed suffers. If you specify the maximum number of bytes allowed for your page (or individual elements), you know when your site gets hit with the addition of unexpected large content.

If you want to ensure your page content loads as expected, adding content checks is a powerful way to know when certain content is (or isn't) there.

“Every day, the performance should be consistent. When you can correlate the developers' changes with changes in performance in Uptrends, it makes analyzing the situation easier.”
André van de Graaf
Principal Quality Assurance

Optimize your web performance using Chrome, Firefox, and IE

We have Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer running on our servers, so that you can compare your Web Performance Monitoring results from different browsers side by side.

More importantly, we make sure our servers always run the latest version of each browser, so you get results that match what your users experience. As obvious as it sounds, it's not something most monitoring companies do. We wrote a little something about it in this article.

See how your website performs on mobile devices

Optimizing your website speed for the desktop doesn't cut it. With Mobile Website Monitoring, you can simulate a mobile device using a Chrome or Firefox browser, choose the screen size and resolution, and activate bandwidth throttling to simulate mobile network speeds like 3G and 4G.

Rank higher

Google has used site speed as a page ranking factor since 2010. But, did you know that Google recently switched to using a site's mobile speed to determine page rankings? Making sure your website is faster on mobile gives you an edge over the competition for page rankings.

Convert more visitors

Mobile sites that load in 2.4 seconds enjoy a 27 percent increase in conversions rates over sites that load in 3.3 seconds. Study after study supports a direct correlation between performance and conversion rates, cart size, and overall sales.

Fast website = happy users

A one second slowdown is all it takes to turn off users. Slow sites lower a visitor's perception of your brand and your site's usability, security, and appearance. A slow site sends 49 percent of its users to the competition, and 33 percent of those never come back.

Maintain control over your third party content

Most likely, you load scripts from third-parties on your site such as your Google Analytics script or that live chat script you have running. That's all stuff you have less influence on.

Group your page's elements into categories like statistics, CDN, social, and ads, or create your own groups. When, for example, your ads get out of control, you can pinpoint the problem immediately in your reports.

“We monitor the performance of our home page, and we get quite different performance with different browsers. So sometimes we do duplicate a similar functionality simply so we can compare the different browser performance.”
Steven Andrews
Leader Application Support

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Don't let your page performance hold you back. Website performance monitoring can help you improve customer satisfaction and conversion rates. Try Uptrends free for 30 days, without obligations. 

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