I think it must have been down for around 5 hours as my analytics account has no stats from 11am to 4pm.
I monitored G services pretty closely, I got kicked out of Gmail at +/- 8:45a and came back up @ 4:22p EST. Nice "few hours" as reported. Anyway, Happy 8th Google, I know it wasn't your fault...
That should NEVER happen again. I do declare :)
Ah, I see! I was wondering about my visitors...page impressions pretty good, google analytics disasterous; that explains it...
|Server Failure Makes Google Unavailable |
Shouldn't this read:
"Server failure at an ISP makes some websites unavailable for customers using that ISP (in a part of the USA)"?
The story sounds pretty dull put that way, doesn't it?
I thought WebmasterWorld was above sexing up the titles by putting "Google" and "unavailable" next to each other?
Come on, you can do better than this :-(
|I thought WebmasterWorld was above sexing up the titles |
Ha. This is a business venue. Lots of things for sale here.
Thanks for that comment webdoctor. I have to admit I had a similar thought when I saw the headline on WebmasterWorld's home page, and felt my heart sink just a little.
I guess the misimpression is rescued somewhat for those who read as far as the sub-head:
|"The failure of a DNS (domain name system) server at Comcast caused problems for some web surfers in the north east section of the US yesterday, making several websites, including Google, inaccessible." |
And I guess the subject line of the thread did come straight from the linked-to article...
Still, with all that said, it certainly did catch my eye. ;)
At this moment, 22:14 GMT+1 Flanders(belgium), Adsense/Adwords-account are out - dns error.
Gmail, Google are OK.
|At this moment, 22:14 GMT+1 Flanders(belgium), Adsense/Adwords-account are out - dns error. |
Worked fine for me (same area, a bit later).
I agree the title is overly sensationalist.
I felt this with my comcast account in Seattle... Thought I was going mad ;-) - oh wait a minute...
In any case I forgot to bypass the comcast dns system anyway on that account and use my own. In my opinion Comcast (notto mention Verizon, GTE & ATT) haven't quite got the stability down for large scale dns yet. Although for what they charge here it should be routed with gold plated cat 5 connectors.
This costs google many millions of dollars in two ways:
a) All that PPC ads that were not clicked
b) All those people who were forced to give Yahoo!, MSN, and Ask another try...and may have liked what they saw
They saw the same thing no matter where they went.
|and may have liked what they saw |
connecting to Yahoo.com......
Guys...I have to say, I appreciated the "sexing up". I had MIS folks working for hours and hours trying to figure out why we could not get to a very dull site that was critical to our business. This story caught my eye and I believe may be the reason for our problems. Not sure if I would have stopped to read if not for the Google in the headline. Maybe someday I'll be a bit more sophisticated. Thx.