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Websitepulse 2012 Mother's Day Performance & Uptime Report Summary

Whether it was flowers, candy or a more personal gift, it is clear that moms surely got great presents for their special day as spending for Mother's day went over $18 billion. Approximately a quarter of all presents were bought online and almost half of all shoppers searched for their gifts online. Of course, we kept a close eye on the top shopping destinations throughout the 5th-13th May period and we are happy to announce that their performance was top-notch.

Our report shows that half of the monitored websites did not waiver under the heavy traffic and maintained 100% availability throughout the whole period. The other sites also did not suffer any major issues - slight (and rare) timeouts were the worst they could compain about.

When it comes to response times, however, things look a bit differently. Half of the monitored sites managed to keep their loading time under 10 seconds. However, some of the sites took way longer and the transactions contstantly loaded for over 15 seconds. Of course, these results are much better than last year's when the fastest performers averaged 14 seconds. Still, the difference in the response times shows that there is still room for improvement. You can check out the results in the tables and charts below.

And with the Mother's day behind us, it is time to start looking for and booking that summer vacation you always dreamed of. As to us, we will begin to monitor the top vacation booking destinations to make sure that they will be up and running all the time, so stay tuned for our Vacation Planning Report!

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 2012 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 13, 2012. 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 texts of the Reports could be changed or altered to better suit the needs and the style of the publisher without prior notice to WebSitePulse. However, the integrity and the meaning of the information should be preserved;

The Data from the performance measurements cannot be changed or manipulated and should be used "as is".