Earlier this month, Yottaa Monitor detected that a number of websites had simultaneous and very similar performance issues.
The proliferation of a single type of performance problem is interesting regardless, but this case was especially urgent: the sites were entirely inaccessible for all visitors. That’s a big problem.
Even more alarming was the sheer number of sites that were experiencing downtime. After analyzing the stats, we found that, out of the tens of thousands of sites on Yottaa Monitor, around 3% were affected. In the wider Internet, the percentage was likely similar. We’re talking millions of sites potentially down for hours. This can have a hugely detrimental impact on conversions, user experience, and website credibility.