Getting started

1. What is Alertdesk?

Alertdesk is an all-in-one solution for monitoring your site’s quality & performance. We perform tests daily from both a mobile and a desktop perspective to see exactly how your site performs.

Our tool is based on Google Lighthouse and audits your pages within five categories:

  • Performance
  • Accessibility
  • Best practices
  • SEO
  • Social & Content

Each category receives a score (0 – 100) and a grade (F – A+) based on the score. Each category is split up in two: One for Mobile and one for Desktop. 

For every category, you will find a report which includes recommendations and actionable insights on how to improve your score.

Your site audits are grouped by projects. Each project is limited to one domain to make benchmarking and comparison easier. 

For each of your projects, we also create an uptime check which monitors your site’s uptime once a minute – 24/7 from multiple geographic locations.

All projects also include domain health monitoring, which validates your domain name and SSL certificate and checks your domain for connections to malware servers and bad hosts.

Finally, you can benchmark your site against your competitors by using our CrUX competitor tool. CrUX (Chrome User Experience Report) provides real-world data from Chrome users.*

*Smaller sites may not have enough real-world data to use this feature.

2. Setting up a project

This tutorial shows how to set up your first project in Alertdesk. You can think of a project like an environment for your website.

The steps:

  • Log in to Alertdesk
  • Create a new project
  • Enter your website URL
  • Add the pages you wish to track
  • Setup complete

A project is limited to one single domain. For instance, if your project is TacoMania.com, then you can’t add a page for TacoTips.com/best-taco-meat.

1. Log in to Alertdesk

Go to https://app.alertdesk.com/ and log in.

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2. Create a project

 Navigate to Home > Overview. If this is your first project, you will see a big blue button with the text [ Setup site analysis now].

If you already have created a project, then click the [ + ] (Plus)-button in the white top bar next to your projet-name. 

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3. Enter your website URL

Enter the main URL for your website. Remember to copy the full URL. 

A project is limited to one single domain. For instance, if your project is TacoMania.com, then you can’t add a page for TacoTips.com/best-taco-meat.

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4. Add the pages you wish to track 

Now, you need to enter the pages you wish to track. Your main URL has already been added and can’t be removed.

We will run a daily Mobile & Desktop test for each page where we test for quality and performance.

Each page (including the main URL) counts for 1 “page-credit” according to your plan.

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5. Setup complete

Now the project setup is complete. Your first page report will take a couple of minutes to complete, and you will be automatically redirected when it’s done.

When we’re done gathering data for all your pages, you will receive an 

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3. The “Overview”-page

On the Overview page, you get the most important metrics and KPI’s for your project.

All of these – except your Domain Health – are average values for the last 7 days (default) or 30 days. You can switch the time period in the top right corner.

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1. Uptime

Shows your site’s (your main URL) uptime. We run an uptime check every minute. 

2. Load time

Shows the average load time for all your pages. One for Mobile and one for Desktop.

3. Domain health

Helps you keep track of your domain and SSL expiry date. We also run a daily malware scan to check for connections to malware servers and bad hosts.

4. KPI Scores

The categories Performance, Best Practices, Accessibility, and SEO are each given a score and a grade on how well they perform. This box shows the average score and grade for each category. You can toggle between Mobile & Desktop to view the score for each device type.

5. Web vitals

Web Vitals shows the average score for essential metrics such as Largest Contentful Paint, Cumulative Layout Shift, and more. You can toggle between Mobile & Desktop to view the score for each device type.

6. KPI Scores radar

Gives you an easy overview of how your average KPI scores are on Mobile and Desktop.

4. The “Pages”-page

Under Pages, you’ll find a complete list of all the pages in your project. 

We’ve made it easy to compare metrics and KPI’s by collecting them in a sortable-table. By default, all metrics and KPI’s are visible.

If you wish to see fewer, you can click [ Manage columns ] to hide columns.

You can resize the cells by dragging the border of the label.

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Updated on February 25, 2021