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Websitepulse 2011 Mother's Day Performance & Uptime Report Summary

This year one could safely say that Mother’s Day went great for the retailers, especially the online ones. Not only did customer spending return to its 2008 levels, but also their sites were stable throughout the whole period. The sites of the leading online destinations showed performance and response times within the industry standards. Thus, they ensured a fast, pleasant and uninterrupted experience for their customers.

The table of top performers is lead by www.cherrymoonfarms.com and www.ftd.com both hitting the 100% uptime mark. Www. Cherrymoonfarms.com ranks well in the response time table as well, only two seconds behind the leader - www.redenvelope.com

It is evident from the results that if it wasn’t for the rare minor loading problems, all of the sites would have had a 100% uptime. This is an extremely positive result as it shows that in the very near future a 100% availability would be the norm in the industry.

Stay tuned for more performance reports in just a couple of days! In the meantime, take a look at the results for the online retailers in the final report below:

Average Response times for the whole period
#TargetSan FranciscoChicagoWashingtonAvg. resp. time

Average Uptime for the whole period
#TargetSan FranciscoChicagoWashingtonAvg. uptime

Best regards, and takeITeasy™ with WebSitePulse™

Iavor Marinoff, CEO

The 2011 Mother's Day Reports reflect a complete web transaction, representative for the End Users' interactions with a website. The reporting period covers the dates between May 05 and May 09, 2011. Performance and availability measurements are made for a typical multi-step web transaction at 15 minute monitoring interval, every day 24/7. The WebSitePulse application monitoring service is used to collect data and to create the reports.
The steps in each transaction are comparable for all websites, and reflect the real online shopper experience. The simultaneous monitoring is performed from 3 US-based locations of the WebSitePulse monitoring network: San Francisco, CA, Chicago, IL, and Washington, DC. In case of a detected malfunction or unavailability, the system performs automated error verification from 3 independent resources and only after the above procedure is performed and has returned consistent results, the detected error is confirmed, recorded, and included in the daily performance reports. In these cases, an advanced WebSitePulse exclusive feature comes into play - Forced Monitoring -, which automatically switches to a 3 minute monitoring interval for increased accuracy.

About WebSitePulse:
WebSitePulse is a leading provider of global, independent, and objective availability and performance monitoring of web sites, servers, network components, web applications, e-business- and email round-trip transactions.

For more information about this report please contact:
George T., CTO
phone: 1-407-380-1600

WebSitePulse launched the Performance and Uptime Reports program to keep the general public and the Internet community informed about the performance of specific websites and the challenges their webmasters, owners and operators are facing on a daily basis, especially when the web traffic intensifies due to some special events through the year. Some of the most popular web destinations, related to each particular event, are selected for the purpose of the Reports, and data from their performance measurements is made available on the WebSitePulse public website.

With the intention to broadly disseminate this information for the benefit of the Internet community, we encourage the use of this information without prior approval and under the following Terms and Conditions:
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The Data from the performance measurements cannot be changed or manipulated and should be used "as is".