Today we want dive into how to better use and understand the data from the popular website speed test tool Pingdom. You can use it to do what we call a waterfall analysis of your WordPress website. This helps you more easily diagnose performance issues, and also not misdiagnose a problem. We see a lot of times that WordPress users are interpreting the data wrong in Pingdom, and this leads them to sometimes configuring their site to a state that was even worse than before. Pingdom Pingdom is a company based out of Sweden that offers uptime monitoring and web performance management services. Probably one of the things they are most well known for is their free website speed test tool. It is one of the most popular performance testing tools in the WordPress community. Why? Well, for one it is very easy to use! Not everyone is a web performance expert and so for the typical WordPress user, some of the other alternative tools out there can actually be quite overwhelming. Sometimes less is more as they say. Pingdom allows you to test the website speed of any website from 5 different locations: Dallas, Texas, USA Melbourne, Australia New York City, New York, USA San Jose, California, USA Stockholm,
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