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Websitepulse 2016 Mother's Day Performance & Uptime Report Summary

Mother’s Day is over and we have just finished monitoring 12 of the popular websites for gifts.

This year, response time (performance) and uptime (availability) were similar to last year varying between 2 and 20 seconds (response time) and 99.77% and 100% (uptime).

Response time, or how fast/slow a page loads is one of the most important measures of how “successful” a website is. Its traffic and search engine optimization largely depend on it. During Mother’s Day, fromyouflowers.com had the lowest response time – only 2.11 seconds on average. In contrast, the average response time of giftbasketsplus.com reached 20 seconds meaning that some customers may have experienced difficulty loading a page or processing a transaction.

Uptime, on the other hand, measures if a website is available or not at any given moment. This year, 8 out of 12 websites demonstrated a 100% availability. The rest remained in the 99% availability.

Overall, the websites performed great during Mother’s Day and showed they were capable of bearing the heavy traffic load.

For more details, please check out the charts 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 2016 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 Apr 30 and May 8, 2016. 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".