December 31, 2013 – Dotcom-Monitor has been tracking a Bluehost outage, first detected Tuesday afternoon at approximately 12:30pm CST. Dotcom-Monitor’s worldwide network has detected a consistent outage from all 20 global monitoring locations.
We all know that Black Friday and Cyber Monday can strike fear in the minds of e-commerce companies but let’s take a look at why. These two dates represent the busiest times of year for e-commerce companies and this year, industry pundits predict that traffic will be the highest in history. Learn how website monitoring can help protect revenues and keep your customers happy.
YouTube Down – Dotcom-Monitor worldwide monitoring network has confirmed 500 Internal Server Error issues with Google’s YouTube website.
Minnesota Give to the Max Day website crashes – The big giving day, Nov. 14, 2013, for GiveMN and the Razoo charity website that administers it, crashed today due to a reported overloaded system leaving contributors without a easy online avenue for contributing to favorite charities.
With one in four consumers abandoning your website if it takes more than four seconds to load, this year’s holiday season has to be all about website uptime, performance and the end user experience.
What is the true cost of a website outage? Today’s digital economy operations require round-the-clock uptime as the amount of revenue generated by e-businesses is growing at a phenomenal rate. Consider the following…
April 23, 2013, 4:59 PM CST – Charles Schwab Website Down. At this time, Dotcom-Monitor is tracking a Schwab downtime issue. As of 4:49 PM CST the errors include very long load times from most worldwide monitoring locations, including: Minnesota, New York, London, California, Hong Kong, Montreal, Frankfurt, Colorado, Sydney, Texas, Amsterdam, Tel-Aviv, Amazon East Cloud, Shanghai, Buenos Aries, Amazon Cloud-Japan, and South Africa.
If your business relies upon e-commerce or online marketing channels to attract customers, it is important that you consider the impact poor website performance can have on your business. At a recent Velocity Conference, Eric Schurman (Microsoft) and Jake Brutlag (Google) presented; “Users who experience a 2-second site slowdown make almost 2% fewer queries, click 3.75% less often, and report being significantly less satisfied with their overall experience.”
With both revenue and customer satisfaction on the line, monitoring the performance, availability and effectiveness of your website is critical. Manually-based website monitoring is not an option. It’s costly, time-intensive, and inconsistent.