Big data and monitoring
Created: January 30, 2013 20:54pm - Last Modified January 30, 2013 21:08pm
So Netasure has big data, and we are currently undergoing some major enhancements to better optimize this data for a more responsive view. If you have signed into the account dashboard lately, you have probably had to wait for twenty seconds or so. This is not ideal, and we are working hard to fix it.
Affiliate Marketing Assurance with Netasure
Created: December 4, 2011 22:16pm - Last Modified December 4, 2011 22:24pm
Over the past few months we have talked a bit about your site, the key items to expect from a hosting company and some of the tips and tricks that you as a site owner can implement to improve the performance of your website. Today I want to address one of the less known, yet very valuable elements of the Netasure™ Website Uptime Monitoring service and how it relates to Affiliate Marketing.
The Risk in Affiliate Marketing
As an affiliate of any merchant there are many inherent risks that you take. One of the most significant risks that I want to address today is that, you as an affiliate, must put your confidence and trust in the merchant's website for which you are sending traffic. You must trust that the traffic that you are sending is first and foremost being received by the merchant and that you will be paid for your efforts. Many times unbeknownst to the affiliate, merchants will bring down their websites, perform maintenance or upgrades, make small tweaks and changes without ever notifying or telling their trusting affiliates that the site is down or out of commission. These outages can go on for minutes, hours and even sometimes days. As an affiliate you run the risk of spending your advertising money frivolously, sending traffic to a site that is out of commission or unable to even accept traffic. Typically when this happens you are told that there were "no conversions" for a specific time-frame, that your "conversion ratio" had suddenly dropped or that "something seemed to happened to your traffic." The blame is put on you the affiliate and thus the merchant does not have to pay for or accept any of the traffic you drove to that website. You the affiliate are never told that there was a problem with the website, and that you could have continued to earn money and diverted your traffic to another merchant or website that could have accepted the consumers during that time-frame.
The Netasure™ Website Monitoring Solution
Netasure™ has invested significant time and effort into developing a website monitoring system to immediately alert you when your merchant website is down. It's simple and with no code to implement you can be up and running monitoring any site you want within minutes. Simply tell us the sites you want to track and we remotely monitor them from up to eight different locations across the United States each and every minute. You immediately eliminate the run-around game and we tell you exactly when the merchants website goes down, when it is slow to respond or experiencing difficulty. You are alerted via SMS and email to help eliminate the lost time, effort and expense of driving traffic to a merchant that isn't able to accept your traffic. The flipside to this great service is that for as little as $4.95/month you also gain the great peace of mind and confidence in those merchants who are continually up and running and don't waste your hard earned advertising dollars. At the end of the day, being a well-informed affiliate is absolutely the greatest key to your success.
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Your website, your uptime
Created: November 30, 2011 16:05pm - Last Modified December 4, 2011 22:24pm
One of the first questions that I get asked is "What will I do if my site goes down?". It is a great question and one that warrants an answer. Now first of all, by way of caveat, I should make it clear that my purpose here is not to create a game plan for you, or even suggest you do things that you aren't sure about yourself, but merely to present options, and there are lots of them.
The Major Move
I will start with the most obvious and also the most dramatic change. A heart replacement, or in other words, switching hosting companies. Now this is usually a last consideration after exhausting other options. It is expensive, can produce unknown results, and takes a good amount of planning and preparation. Netasure can help you with this type of move, however I don't want to make it sound like it is a fairy tale ending by any means. It could end up that you find yourself down as much at your new host as before. Never the less, keep it as an arrow in your quiver of options.
Bit o' Change
Sometimes even better than switching hosts, is to request a switch to a new less crowded server. Most hosting companies are more than happy to accommodate if you present them with facts about the performance of the current server you are on. Typical hosting companies today support large data centers, and your site resides primarily on one server. Even in the case of cloud computing, there is a master server that controls the bulk of your site traffic.
Each server is unique, and can experience unique hardware and software issues. Your entire experience could simply be a failing piece of hardware or software. A switch to another server in their data center can be performed by them quickly, and cause you next to zero additional hassle. Low hassle, good outcome? Sounds like another option to keep in mind.
Deadlines not Performance
Your website, the pages, are most likely coded by guys who might not know everything there is to know about web performance. Their goal is first and foremost to get the page done by their deadline. This can lead to code bloat, and pages that under-perform. What is even trickier about this is that it can be very difficult to track as these changes bloat over time, and can be extremely hard to detect.
Netasure offers unique tools to combat this type of code bloat. Not only will you be able to see what these slight code changes are doing over time, but you can pinpoint problematic page releases that decreased your overall performance. Also you can pinpoint specific pages that might be taking extra time to load. These tools allow you to be a surgeon rather than a tree cutter with your website. Pinpoint the problem, fix it, and move on. Netasure can help with that.
So let your web developers continue to focus on their deadlines, and we will keep you in the know if they roll something out that doesn't meet your high expectations.
If your site has been around a while, you likely have images and style sheets that don't get used. Not only will this greatly slow down your site, but it will cause your clients to wait longer for a page load, which in turn means that you might lose them to your faster loading competition.
I think it is safe to say that we have all visited a site that never finishes loading. We wait and we wait for some resource to be delivered and it takes forever. Now you can make sure that isn't your site. We have powerful configurations that can be set for each of your sites to make sure it responds quickly. Don't be the company running a slow site, find out today with Netasure.
To wrap up...
There are 4 good things to consider and evaluate if your site goes down. And best of all Netasure can help you with knowing which of the 4 are most likely to solve your issue. We want to be your partner in website performance. By providing you with powerful monitoring, in depth reports, and an unparalleled monitoring network, we can assure you that with Netasure, your site will perform well.
So give us a try, you won't regret it. Hope to see you soon, on your account dashboard...
Why is website uptime monitoring a must?
Created: August 1, 2011 17:35pm - Last Modified November 30, 2011 17:03pm
Your site is your gateway to online viewers. It not only communicates your offering, but also your professionalism. Don't look like an out of touch company by not even knowing if it is up.
After we had a few embarrassing hardware failures that we didn't know about for nearly a day, I signed us up for Netasure website monitoring. Two months later I began noticing that we had a server that was having issues, and it let me fix it proactively. Thanks Netasure.
Brady, SLC, UT