Level3 Communications and AT&T appear to be having ongoing issues over the last couple days resulting in experienced outages.
In this Application Monitoring Video we demonstrate the EveryStep Macro Recorder and use it to create Devices for monitoring websites and web applications.
Download the video now. (45260 KB) This video provides a quick overview in how to get Alerts configured. If you’re curious how Filters, Schedules, and Groups all work together to help you configure the most useful Monitoring Device for your web application, website, or network service, then this video is for you.
Download now: DM-Devices_Overview.mov (31476 KB) In this video screen-cast, we log in to the Dotcom-Monitor Member’s site to look at the list of Platforms and Devices to finally create a new Device with the easy to use New Device Wizard.
Download now: Dotcom-Monitor_Configuration_Options_for_Devices.m4v (41166 KB)
Update: a new version of this video is available here. Download now:Dotcom-Monitor_Devices_Overview.m4v (26040 KB)
Download now: Dotcom-Monitor Overview.m4v (14960 KB)
Today Dotcom-Monitor celebrates a significant milestone as we’ve released some major updates to our services. These updates come wrapped within our four distinct service “platforms” – all offered in the unified Dotcom-Monitor User Interface. These platforms include: UserView Monitoring, MetricsView Monitoring, Web Load Stress Test & ServerView Monitoring.
With tentative, but palpable discussions about the “end of the recession” permeating the ecommerce gestalt, we’re expecting online retailers to brush off their platforms and hit the ground running at the 2010 IRCE show. With the combination of the bruising 2009 shopping year behind them and broad market acceptance of browser-based “user experience” monitoring online retailers will be looking for the “best bang for the buck from that technology from established vendors.
Pondering the New Google Speed Ranking Factor’s Ambiguity
No one is exactly sure about how Google’s site speed factor will exactly affect a specific website’s search rankings, nor is anyone sure about how Google’s site speed factoring will change in the future. There is some speculation that Google’s recent move is part of bigger plan to “warm-up” website owners to further prioritize faster site speeds. It’s difficult to speculate as currently Google will even recommend getting rid of its own Google Analytics to improve site speed on a page!
Dotcom-Monitor.com was quoted in a Dec. 4, 2009 article on CBSnews.com that in some instances especially large e-tailers may find themselves punished if Google added site speed to the search result algorithm. That remains to be seen, however, what is clear is that e-tailers and everyone else involved in maintaining search relevance is paying more attention to site speed relative to search rankings and monitoring for site speed.
Even with the unclear effects of Google’s site speed factor, there are things you can do to learn more about your site’s performance and to keep one step ahead of the Google site speed issue.