crobb305 - 12:16 am on Apr 10, 2010 (gmt 0)
I have observed some very odd spikes in the past 2 weeks on my php redirects. This is a file that houses my affiliate links. According to GWT, (which explicitly names this redirect file as slow-loading, despite the fact that it is blocked by robots.txt), the load times for this php file have been consistent for 3 months, under 2 seconds, but suddenly, multiple spikes ranging from 9 seconds to 15 seconds!
All of the links within the file work fine, and there are only about 5 of them. So this is a very small file. Any ideas what would cause these sudden spikes in slow load times? Anyone else see this? I fear this is going to have a negative effect on my rankings.