How Funny is it when a Funny site gets hit in the face with Downtime? … Turns out, not that funny. Awkward Family Photos website down on MSN feature.
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.
On Friday, April 9, 2010 Google officially announced that it was adding website speed as measured by how a page responds to a Googlebot and page load time as measured by Google Toolbar.
Dotcom-Monitor had an early heads-up that this might be coming while we were at the 2009 Pubcon Conference in Las Vegas with Google’s Guru of Algorithmic Spin Matt Cutts. It was there that Google’s Matt Cutts first noted that there was “heavy lobbying” at Google to add page load times to the Google search algorithm.
Dotcom-Monitor Wins DollarDays International with Reliable Website Performance and Customer Satisfaction
DollarDays International, (www.dollardays.com), a premier Internet-based product wholesaler, has selected Dotcom-Monitor for its fourth consecutive year continuing the businesses efforts to build entrepreneurs and small business owners into a competitive powerhouse against large enterprises.
Dotcom-Monitor has announced the general availability of its Uptime Meter, a new tool to monitor and display a website’s uptime and performance in 30-minute intervals. Dotcom-Monitor’s Uptime Meter is available free-for-download at Dotcom-Monitor’s site.
Dotcom-Monitor’s Uptime Meter tool provides customers a unique, easy-to-use, targeted solution for quickly monitoring and validating uptime that affects website performance and revenues. The Uptime Meter is designed to aggregate uptime and automatically update and display the results on the user’s website via the Uptime Meter Button. The Uptime Meter Button displays accurate update metrics, such as “Uptime 99.999%”, based on the aggregated data since the date of original implementation.
Dotcom-Monitor has announced that its Web Application Monitoring service has been dramatically improved as a result of a new Dynamic Macro Recorder with full support for parameters with dynamic values. The company also announced the release of its Intelligent Traceroute Service − an advanced tool for troubleshooting network-related problems, such as outages, poor network performance, or Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)-related problems.
Dotcom-Monitor’s new SIP monitoring service makes live periodic SIP-based calls to VoIP devices, providing real-time monitoring, alerts, and performance reports regarding SIP component connectivity. When a problem is detected, the SIP monitoring notification feature sends an alert via phone, pager, email, or SMS. Additionally, real-time connectivity status reports are provided via an intuitive online Dashboard interface offering sufficient detail to help pinpoint where the error condition is occurring. This reporting functionality also includes detailed historical reports and charts for managing VoIP systems and components, including Service Level Agreement (SLA) compliance issues.
Dotcom-Monitor has announced hat it is adding Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) monitoring to its external web-performance monitoring services. Using Dotcom-Monitor, companies and organizations deploying IPv6-enabled websites can now monitor website accessibility, availability and performance from an external user’s perspective.
Dotcom-Monitor announced today that it has opened a new web monitoring station in Tel Aviv, Israel, that allows its customers to measure the performance of their websites in this significant Middle East market. Using Dotcom-Monitor’s service, companies on the Internet can proactively monitor how well their websites and web applications respond to various user actions, such as page viewing, online shopping and online form usage, from an external user’s perspective.
Dotcom-Monitor, a leading web site monitoring company, announced a new monitoring service today that assists corporations in the video streaming market and increases the stability and effectiveness of their video content services. This video stream monitoring service directly impacts the video streaming market that was worth an estimated $600 million in 2006 as reported by Research and Markets, a market research group based in Ireland. Most companies that provide video on their websites require their streaming content to be available 24/7 to attract visitors, serve advertisements, and provide informational or instructional materials. Competing in the Internet’s world market necessitates the highest quality with minimal interruption of streams. Dotcom-Monitor assists corporations in maintaining an edge over their competition through Quality of Service (QoS) assurance.
Dotcom-Monitor, the leader and innovator in advanced website monitoring services, today announced the debut of its new monitoring station in Texas, United States. The station, one of eleven owned and operated by Dotcom-Monitor around the world, creates an even greater degree of assurance for the company’s e-business, Internet Service Provider (ISP) and Application Service Provider (ASP) clients that their Internet services are performing at maximum effectiveness.
Dotcom-Monitor has just added Sydney as its newest web server monitoring location, bringing executive class monitoring to Australia.
The Sydney’s monitoring station is a robot that visits a company’s web site, simulating a human visitor, and performs various functions, including surfing, form-testing, shopping cart usage, etc. Performance speed, accessibility and response times simulate a human user’s experience.