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Websitepulse 2015 Mother's Day Performance & Uptime Report Summary

Mother’s Day has just ended, and we are ready to present our monitoring results of 12 of the most popular websites for gifts and flowers.


The monitoring period started on May 1st and ended with Mother’s Day – May 10th. Since the website performance is measured by the response time, or how fast/slow a web page loads, the average response time of our monitored targets varied from 2,6 seconds to 19,7.

The website with the best performance is then personalizationmall.com that was apparently well prepared to bear the heavy traffic load during the days prior to Mother’s Day.

In contrast, teleflora.com’s response time was 19,7 seconds, meaning that at some point the website had difficulties bearing the traffic.


The availability of the monitored targets, on the other hand, is measured by uptime, which varied between 100% and 99.8%. The top 2 websites with 100% availability are ftd.com and personalizationmall.com.

Unlike its performance, however, teleflora.com’s availability ranked it 6th among the other websites’ uptimes this time. Both the uptime and response time of a website are equally important for its traffic and sales. If you website is slow or down, your visitors are likely to leave it and may never come back.

For more details, look at the charts and tables 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 2015 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 01 and May 10, 2015. 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.

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