GTmetrix vs. SolarWinds Pingdom

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
GTmetrix
Score 9.7 out of 10
N/A
Gtmetrix is an analytics tool focused on determining website performance with features like page load speed details, video capture, and the ability to test from multiple regions around the world.
$10.67
per month
SolarWinds Pingdom
Score 7.6 out of 10
N/A
SolarWinds Pingdom is a website uptime monitoring and alert tool, with additional reporting and Real User Monitoring capabilities. Pingdom is part of SolarWinds’s DevOps package, enabling full-stack monitoring as a service.
$14.95
per month
Pricing
GTmetrixSolarWinds Pingdom
Editions & Modules
Solo
$10.67
per month
Starter
$21.25
per month
Growth
$42.50
per month
Basic
Free
Synthetic Monitoring
$10
per month
Real User Monitoring
$10
per month
Enterprise
Custom Pricing
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
GTmetrixSolarWinds Pingdom
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
GTmetrixSolarWinds Pingdom
Considered Both Products
GTmetrix

No answer on this topic

SolarWinds Pingdom
Chose SolarWinds Pingdom
Pingdom provides better isights than Google PageSpeed Insights and is more affordable for the unlimited websites than GTmetrix. Featurw wise, Pingdom is very similar to GTmetrix, but I personally believe that the interface and user experience is significantly better than GTmetri…
Chose SolarWinds Pingdom
The detailed reporting and website uptime monitoring is something other tools don't provide. You don't want to get a call from a client or customer that your site is down, or lose sales if it brings in sales to you.
You get recommendations on how to enhance the page performance, …
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Features
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Testing and Experimentation
Comparison of Testing and Experimentation features of Product A and Product B
GTmetrix
9.3
5 Ratings
11% above category average
SolarWinds Pingdom
-
Ratings
a/b experiment testing9.83 Ratings00 Ratings
Split URL testing9.83 Ratings00 Ratings
Multivariate testing7.52 Ratings00 Ratings
Multi-page/funnel testing8.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Cross-browser testing9.95 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile app testing9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Test significance9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Visual / WYSIWYG editor10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Advanced code editor10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Page surveys10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Visitor recordings10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Preview mode10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Test duration calculator7.53 Ratings00 Ratings
Experiment scheduler10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Experiment workflow and approval10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Dynamic experiment activation10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Client-side tests8.52 Ratings00 Ratings
Server-side tests8.53 Ratings00 Ratings
Mutually exclusive tests10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Audience Segmentation & Targeting
Comparison of Audience Segmentation & Targeting features of Product A and Product B
GTmetrix
10.0
1 Ratings
14% above category average
SolarWinds Pingdom
-
Ratings
Standard visitor segmentation10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Behavioral visitor segmentation10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Traffic allocation control10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Website personalization10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Results and Analysis
Comparison of Results and Analysis features of Product A and Product B
GTmetrix
10.0
2 Ratings
16% above category average
SolarWinds Pingdom
-
Ratings
Heatmap tool10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Click analytics10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Scroll maps10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Form fill analysis10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Conversion tracking10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Goal tracking10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Test reporting10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Results segmentation10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
CSV export10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Experiments results dashboard10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
GTmetrixSolarWinds Pingdom
Likelihood to Recommend
9.9
(7 ratings)
6.7
(65 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(4 ratings)
Usability
9.1
(1 ratings)
10.0
(7 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
6.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
4.0
(2 ratings)
6.6
(54 ratings)
User Testimonials
GTmetrixSolarWinds Pingdom
Likelihood to Recommend
Gossamer Threads Inc.
GTmetrix is very well suited for small organizations or startups that do not have sufficient technical staff for site optimization. GTmetrix also comes with the free version, which allows users to use their service for free for up to three websites, which is a good option. However, this might not be the best option for a large organization that works in different technical domains and have a good number of technical staff.
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SolarWinds
I believe the scenarios we used it for were quite well covered, from the executive perspective. The downtime alarms worked very well and were easy to setup, uptime monitoring tools were clear and easy to use, even for non-technical people (C-level) and the SLA management tools allowed us to spend less time, and have less friction, with our clients
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Pros
Gossamer Threads Inc.
  • Really complete report of performance issues.
  • Get reports from PageSpeed and YSlow at same time.
  • Gives a score from each separate tool, also displays loading time, page size and total requests very easily.
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SolarWinds
  • The alerts are very responsive offering quite detailed timing information
  • The UI for reports is very clear and set up of reports is very intuitive
  • Customer service was good when there were problems - e.g. lapsing billing causing reporting to go down
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Cons
Gossamer Threads Inc.
  • Deeper knowledge of page elements and their importance
  • Knowing which areas will have great impact beyond time of load speeds
  • Should drop any elements that do not reach a certain level of impact - to save distraction and get important issues dealt with
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SolarWinds
  • The PagerDuty integration could be a lot better. When you use the PagerDuty integration, it doesn't send any information about which check failed! It just sends a message like "Timeout (> 30s)" -- this isn't very helpful when we have hundreds of checks. We've worked around this by using both the PagerDuty and Slack integrations and having them both post to the same Slack channel. But this means that when an engineer is paged from PagerDuty, they have to go to Slack (or Pingdom) to find the details about the page; it's not available on the page itself.
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Likelihood to Renew
Gossamer Threads Inc.
No answers on this topic
SolarWinds
Recently added features have made Pingdom less intuitive for our requirements. While Pingdom has a broad offering and remains a good value, it is becoming more than we need. Our customer base is becoming more and more global and Pingdom still lacks Asia-Pacific monitoring, which we will need within a year.
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Usability
Gossamer Threads Inc.
It's easy to use fast, data is easy to read and take aways are great too.
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SolarWinds
Pingdom is easy to use, very intuitive and has a very short learning curve. From the onset, we've been able to jump in and leverage the tool to accomplish our goals for page speed performance and discover the insights we need to make improvements. Its a well-designed tool and makes for a good user experience.
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Performance
Gossamer Threads Inc.
No answers on this topic
SolarWinds
Interface is unnecessarily complicated and frequently responds slowly.
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Support Rating
Gossamer Threads Inc.
I have never had the need to use GTmetrix support. Therefore, there is really no way for me to give a grade here. However, if you are on a paid plan my guess and it is a guess, is that their support is as good as the tool is. There are a lot more features in the paid plans, reporting. monitoring etc. I could see where support could come into play as these features are added to the account
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SolarWinds
Support responded the same day to my query, as I was setting the product up but couldn't find the setting I needed. This was successfully resolved in a short time frame, so I was pleased with how quickly we were able to get this resolved. I haven't needed to contact support since.
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Alternatives Considered
Gossamer Threads Inc.
Given we are doing the work to improve in Google to a large degree - the Google product is essential. But GTMetrix may use their info as well as other independent stuff to be a little better. I appreciate the way GTMetrix provides the info - cleaner and clearer and thus quicker to address.
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SolarWinds
  1. PRTG Network Monitor was a far more complicated tool to use and set up albeit it does both Internal and External monitoring. The setup wasn't intuitive and there are too many configuration options to complete to form an alert
  2. Amazon CloudWatch is specific to AWS resources and cannot be easily use outside of the AWS Ecosystem
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Return on Investment
Gossamer Threads Inc.
  • It made my sites more stable.
  • I can fix my issues easily.
  • My site visitors increased with the help of this software.
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SolarWinds
  • Honestly, we have 4 other products that overlap this functionality whose organizations provide far superior support. At this point it is an unnecessary expense.
  • In my opinion, their lack of support responsiveness and commitment has impacted our IT agility.
  • Its time to explore other alternatives.
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