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Matt Cutts Talks About Site Downtime’s Impact On Rankings

Matt Cutts Talks About Site Downtime’s Impact On Rankings

By Chris Crum July 10, 2013 | 3 Comments

Google has released a new Webmaster Help video with Matt Cutts addressing the question: If my site goes down for a day, does that affect my rankings? Sound familiar? I thought so too. Earlier this year, Cutts did a similar …

Reddit Experiencing Sporadic Downtime, Productivity Expected To Soar Reddit Experiencing Sporadic Downtime, Productivity Expected To Soar

Reddit, everyone’s favorite social news site, is currently down for “emergency maintenance“. With Reddit being down many are faced to do actual work, or forced to go to class… oh the humanity. Below are some of the funnier “Reddit is …

Twitter’s Fail Whale Makes An Unceremonious Return Twitter’s Fail Whale Makes An Unceremonious Return

For those of you making you way to work or school this morning, you might be greeted with an old friend while checking your Twitter stream: The Fail Whale. What could be the most loathed mascot on the Internet, Twitter’s …

Report Details Ongoing Twitter Downtime Problems
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Most companies try to improve themselves over time.  Twitter, unfortunately, hasn’t managed to do so.  A downtime report from CheckMySite indicates that Twitter’s still suffering problems on a regular basis, and that it hasn’t done well at all in comparison to Facebook and MySpace.

Report(s): Twitter Solving Downtime Issue

Twitter’s potential Achilles’ heel – or head to toe bull’s-eye, really – has long been the amount of time it spends in a nonfunctional state.  One new set of stats seems to indicate that it’s solving the problem, though, and another shows that it’s continuing to grow, regardless.

Twitter Took A Week’s Vacation

Among social media and network types of websites, Twitter spent over 37 hours away from the Internet and the service’s users.

A Heads Up About AdWords Downtime
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Saturdays are great.  Even if you hold down a second job, have housework, errands, or whatever, it’s nice to get away from the Monday-to-Friday grind.  Now, so that your Saturday won’t include an unpleasant surprise, an announcement: AdWords accounts will be inaccessible for four hours.

Twitter Downtime Revealed, Ridiculed

Six days without Twitter isn’t a terribly long time; a person can, after all, survive without food for six days.  What’s a micro-blogging service in comparison to bread and meat?  Still, the revelation that Twitter experienced about six days of downtime in 2007 has proven fairly embarrassing.

Report: Live Spaces Has Most Downtime

Pingdom tracked 12 top social networking sites from October 19 to November 19, and found that Microsoft’s Live Spaces had the most downtime, with the site failing to respond for a total of three hours over the course of the month.

By contrast, that’s more than Facebook (10 minutes), MySpace (10), Bebo (30), LiveJournal (40) and Orkut (85) combined, and worst on the list.

Thousands Of Sites Returning After Major Snafu
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Earlier this morning, NaviSite put up a notice: “The ARP request and name server issues are now largely mitigated and continue to subside as more and more customer sites come live.”  The owners of over 100,000 websites might have preferred to see this happen three or four days ago, though.

Downtime Can Wreck SEO Efforts

Unreliable access to one’s website when spiders come crawling could result in being dropped from a search engine’s index.

Google Downtime As Rare As Four-Leaf Clovers

When someone (truthfully) says “99.9 percent of the time,” it’s often all right to round up to one hundred.  When examining Google’s downtime, though, there’s a lot to be learned by looking at numbers even farther beyond the decimal point.

Yahoo Properties Go Out Of Order

Everyone’s Internet connection goes a little bit wonky from time to time, and after having trouble reaching Yahoo.com, I thought this morning was one of those times for me.  But I was wrong; it turns out that Yahoo was having issues.

Yahoo, Google Ace Reliability Test

How the mighty have fallen – for a combined total of 2 hours and 52 minutes.  That interval is the amount of “downtime” experienced so far this year by the top three search engines, but it’s nothing to be ashamed of, considering we’re over 2,000 hours into 2007.

Downtime Can Get Sites Deindexed By Google

It seems that sites with considerable downtime can be deindexed by Google. In fact, a member at Google Groups has reported that his site has vanished from a previously third position for many searches. The reason could be downtime.

Vanessa Fox has responded by saying:

A Small Business Approach To Computer Downtime

If it’s true that the backbone of any small business is its employees, then I believe it’s fair to say that the muscle of many small businesses would have to be their computers.

Planet Earth Notes Google Downtime

The world’s greatest search engine experienced a bit of an outage recently, and tremors were felt throughout the blogosphere.