All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Downtime’
No, it’s not just you. Feedly is down because it’s been attacked. In fact, both Feedly and Evernote were hit by denial of service attacks. Evernote says it’s back up and running now, but notes that there could still be some hiccups in service. Feedly is still down. Here’s a sequence of tweets from Evernote explaining its situation: Evernote service …
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 video addressing the question: How do I get my search rankings back after my site has been down? Here’s the …
The latest Google Webmaster Help video deals with getting your site’s rankings back after experiencing some downtime. Google’s Matt Cutts will often provides answers to his own questions in these videos. This time the question comes from Googler Pierre Far, a Webmaster Trends analyst at Google UK. The question is: My website was down for a couple of days and …
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.
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.
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.
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.
There are a number of benchmarks, which we may use to evaluate hosting companies. One of these is, reliability.
When I first began my business I would freak out every time the phone stopped ringing, until I learned the importance of the down times. Now whenever they occur, I simply get away from it for a little while. It seemed that whenever I watched and waited nothing happened but when I left the situation and put my mind on something else, things shifted. By changing my focus, new ideas would bubble up and I would feel more creative. So although it may seem as if you’ve done all you can, more than likely there’s a whole lot you haven’t tried yet.
Managing downtime requires creativity, which shouldn’t be a big problem since all of us are pretty creative. To get your creative energy flowing, here are some tips for managing your downtime.
Work on new or existing projects of your own. I would bet a dollar there isn’t a freelancer alive who doesn’t have some sort of work in progress, such as a book, series of articles yet to find a publisher or other project. Use your downtime to dust one or two off, and get to work!