Monday, December 22, 2008

Monitis Journey to IT Management Peace of Mind

Complex enterprise systems easy to manage with Monitis end-to-end IT monitoring.

'Silo' monitors combined into Holistic Monitis Dashboard address growing complexity of IT infrastructure management to ensure:
  • Root cause diagnostics
  • Improves uptime and time-to-fix
  • Eases manageability of complex systems
  • Reduces operating cost

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Free SNMP Monitor Released

Increasing in number and variety of customer groups evolved new business model at Monitis. It started series of on-demand services enabling customers to incrementally add new monitoring services as new systems come online. For example, businesses may only want to monitor; transactions, servers, desktops, netflow, traffic, printers, etc.

IT service providers may only want to look for affordable SNMP monitors to provide remote monitoring services to their clients. IT managers of small companies may only be interested in desktop monitoring. Businesses that use video conferences may be only interested in monitoring VoIP. Tourism sites may only need to monitor visitor traffic so they can develop the best marketing. Monitoring e-mail roundtrips can be something of interest for mail service providing companies. E-commerce sites may be interested most in transaction monitoring.

Each of these specific services will be at different URL's and include monitoring with alerts in case of problems. Additionally, these services will include weekly and monthly reports with possibilities to share and communicate the information to other interested parties.

SNMP Monitor has launched now in beta release. Stress testing service coming this week.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Seasonal Savings and Gifts at Monitis

Christmas is time to offer surprises and make customers happy at Monitis. The Custom Plan Builder is cool feature now and used more and more by webmasters, system and network administrators, enterprise IT specialists and managers, helpdesks, ISPs, MSPs and VARs. They make their own customized plans by defining amount and types of monitors. These customers will get holiday discounts to purchases over $120 via Custom Builder. The discounts reach 50%!

Many more customers
current and new using/subscribing to Basic and Plus yearly plans will receive one top level domain name for free (.com, .net, .org, or .info). Domains acquisition and management will be done via Monitis-owned AptDomain.

Monitis is truly on-demand IT management and monitoring service now. Watch the video to acquaint with the features.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

On-Demand Approach in Professional Monitoring

Solving individual custom-made monitoring needs Monitis is launching a new subscription plan now "Build Plan"; it's a custom plan builder. Before Monitis services were “wrapped” into standard packages, and specific customer requirements handled through dialoguing with the support staff to set them up. Extra steps eliminated by custom-built and on-demand service option allowing users independently bundle their monitoring service.

The builder also calculates monthly or yearly price and each group like webmasters, system and network administrators, enterprise IT specialists and managers, helpdesks, ISPs, MSPs and VARs can instantly subscribe using Paypal or credit card.

The screen below shows possibilities of the plan builder. It allows to:

1) Choose quantity and type of monitors;

2) Determine monitoring location;

3) Set monitoring frequency;

4) Choose number of sub-accounts.

It will also generate the price and immediately take to your own Monitoring Dashboard.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Monitis on Twitter

Monitis development team now is on Twitter regularly updating its customers about service expansions, new offers, features and feedback. Company has over 25,000 clients from allover the world. New thread will help Monitis to stay in constant contact with users and everyone who likes to hear what's hot and new on the site.

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Saturday, December 6, 2008

Complete IT Control For High ROI

One-minute voyage into Monitis IT Management features.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Shared Monitoring Reports For VAR Services

VAR features became available at Monitis this month, such as ability to manage multiple client accounts, providing custom viewing rights on each page and module.

Accounts management module allows IT Service Providers to ensure transparency of service and effective reporting to its customers, escalation of various views and reports to different customers and groups. Monitis VAR features support creation of many customers each having own access to monitoring results.

VAR customers can access their IT monitoring live dashboard and view real time reports on their IT infrastructure performance. Monitis Account Management features empower VARs and IT Service Providers make their services comprehensible for SMEs.


Saturday, November 1, 2008

Monitor Uptime Easy and Free

Jeremy likes that Mon.itor.Us is free.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Where the Blogs At?



Recently we have been searching many different blogs to find what information concerning website monitoring. After searching through sites like Technorati, MyBlogLog, BlogCatalog, Google blog search and other search engines we have come up pretty blank. However, we did manage to find a few blogs that talk about the importance of website monitoring and related services. If anyone has or finds any good blogs be sure to let us know!

Monitoring Guide
Web/Networks/SEO/Monitoring Related Blog

This blog is dedicated to topics related to website monitoring. The most recent post talks about the importance of monitoring frequently. You want to find a site which monitors more then once every 60 minutes since downtimes can be for shorter periods of time. Web companies normally state there servers are up 99% to 99.9% which doesn't sound like allot but the difference between the two is 80 hours per year. In total this means that you website is down for around 4 days a year.

seosourcecenter.com

This blog has a lot of good info on all aspects of promoting websites and ways to improve businesses. There was a good post about the importance of site rankings. You want your site to rank high but you can't just wait for traffic to come. In an ever changing environment you need to track your own site versus your competitor's. Web owners will compete for the highest ranking but luckily this isn't a problem since there are many tools available to see how you are doing.

Technical News

This blog is mainly about technical news and business reports but there is a posting about the importance of protecting yourself from hackers. You really need to make sure that your website isn't down from hackers, especially during buying seasons. You can start a 14 day trial version at Atwatch Advanced Website Monitoring Today! They can help you thru the tough financial times and can defend you from hackers and much more.

Web Hosting Blog
Hosting Events & Facts
aliax

This is a web hosting blog but has several postings concerning monitoring. In a recent post Aliax gives 5 reasons why you want to use website monitoring. For instance you don't want to hear customers complain; you can't trust hosting companies all the time, you want your website available around the world, your company could expand too quickly and you need to keep up with changes, and you want to be known as a reputable and trustworthy business. There are also postings which talk about web load stress testing and web monitoring reality. Check it out.

Edtechpost

This blog is hosted by Scott Leslie who is an educational technology researcher and emerging technology analyst. His blog has info on things like e-learning, social learning, learning design, etc. One of his posts talks about the importance of web monitoring. He was having some problems with his server but he didn't want to buy any software. Scott came across montastic and has been using it ever since. He believes it's easy to use and ideal for any average instructor or blogger and recommends it to others.

Monday, October 20, 2008

15 Customer's Opinions of Mon.itor.Us

Within 6 months there had been over 100 posts and reviews talking about different aspects of website monitoring and accessibility issues. In almost all of them Mon.itor.Us was mentioned as a default. Here we want to summarize the most interesting ones talking of website performance testing and monitoring tools.




Opinion 1
3 Free Tools to Monitor your Website's status
Published on October 15, 2008

Of three websites to monitor websites we found Mon.itor.Us to be the most powerful service. Not only do they give automated email alerts, but they also provide tools to enable reporting of site response times, outages, as well as resource utilization and tracking of site visitors. If you experience frequent server problems, or if you manage a business-critical website, you should definitely monitor your website.

Opinion 2
Dedicated hosting - Free Performance, Availability and Traffic Monitoring
Published on Monday, 13 October 2008

Looking for a company which provides free performance monitoring, availability monitoring, traffic monitoring, etc? Look no further, Mon.itor.Us monitors 24/7 and helps users quickly identify faults and deficiencies to ensure continuous operations and allows the ultimate web experience. Mon.itor.Us is currently monitoring over 134,000 web sites right now and I'm sure there will be more in the future.

Opinion 3
Website Performance testing tools
Published on October 12, 2008

Now you can monitor you website very easily with Mon.itor.Us. Mon.itor.Us is a free online service which provides tools to enable monitoring and reporting of site response times and tracking of site visitors. You customize automated alerts and check the performance of the website and view the effects for changes to the website performance and track the reports very easily.

Opinion 4
The Best Free Website Uptime Monitoring Services on Internet
Published on October 7th, 2008

Among 5 free sites for minimizing downtime, I liked Mon.itor.Us which enables monitoring and reporting of site response time. All you need is a web browser and an internet connection. The use of software as a service (SaaS) provides significant cost and simplicity benefits over traditional software models.

Opinion 5
The Best Free Website Uptime Monitoring Services on Internet
Published on on October 5, 2008

Among the top ten monitoring service providers, we found Mon.itor.Us to be in the top 4. Website monitoring is important for site owners so they can know how there website is performing so they don't lose visitors. If your server is having a problem then you will be alerted via e-mail or text messages. Sign up for a couple of services to ensure the best performance of your site.

Opinion 6
5 Good Server Monitoring Tools
Published on September 22, 2008

Of 5 good monitoring tools for your server, I found Mon.itor.Us to be my favorite. It has more tools and is completely free. Mon.itor.us will provide you the best performance monitoring, availability monitoring, traffic monitoring, etc.

Opinion 7
Free Performance, Availability and Traffic Monitoring
Published on September 19th, 2008

Mon.itor.Us may have a silly name but it offers free and amazing monitoring tools for your website. From an easy to use Ajax powered dashboard, you can check server performance and availability generate uptime reports, track visitors and other system resources which are important. Mon.itor.Us is currently monitoring over 134,000 web sites right now, and I am sure there will be many more to come in the future.

Opinion 8
Monitor Website Up / Downtime: 30+ Free Web Services and Tools
Published on August 21st, 2008

Out of 30 different websites and tools we thought Mon.itor.Us to one of the best services for website monitoring. Mon.itor.Us monitors HTTP/HTTPS, POP3, IMAP, FTP, TCP/IP and more. We all know you can't monitor your website 24/7, so it's important to know how your website is doing all the time. Without website monitoring your website can go down for several days or hours and this can damage your reputation, make you lose visitors and more importantly revenue. Fortunately this is a free service which checks your website from time to time and will notify you if there is a problem.

Opinion 9
13 Free and Cheap Website Monitoring Services
Published on August 25, 2008

Why purchase a monitoring software service at a high cost when you can monitor you website for free. Since so many people have there own blogs and websites its important to know when your site is down or having a problem. Mon.itor.Us may have a cute name but this doesn't mean it's limited. It's free and provides e-mail alerts and gives basic reports for uptime and response time. The user interface may look simplistic but the service delivers a more complex service than most.

Opinion 10
Monitor Your Website(s) Up-Time FREE
Published on June 12, 2008

I have been very pleased with Mon.itor.Us and am amazed it's free. I've been working with servers for 8 to 9 years now so it's great that Mon.itor.Us notifies me when servers go haywire on us. Mon.itor.us doesn't just monitor websites but the server as a whole (via IP.) I highly recommend this service to every webmaster whether large or small.

Opinion 11
15 Tools to Help You Develop Faster Web Pages
Published on June 12th, 2008

Of 15 tools to help develop faster web pages we found Mon.itor.Us to be one of the best. Mon.itor.Us is free and provides you with tools to monitor performance, availability and traffic statistics. These are all important when creating and maintaining a web application so you're in tip-top shape.

Opinion 12
Free Site Analytics Tools
Published on May 9, 2008

Of several free site analytics tools we found mon.itor.us to be one of the best tools. One of its unique features not seem in other commercial services was that they can research web traffic correlations with uptime and performance all in one place. Mon.itor.Us provides tools for performance research, web analytics and business intelligence. Mon.itor.Us also generates uptime reports, tracks visitors, and alerts its users in case of abnormalities.

Opinion 13
Some cool web mentoring websites
Published on Friday, April 25, 2008

I have been investigating several websites for monitoring and found the best of all of them at Mon.itor.Us. Mon.itor.Us is free and has all the features you need like charts, graphs, internal monitoring, benchmarking and many more. They will send you alerts when there are problems and give you a weekly report concerning your site. This is definitely something that you should have.

Opinion 14
Track Your Website Status using Monitor.Us
Published on Tuesday, April 22, 2008

There are several server status notification tools on the web these days and the latest I found was Mon.itor.Us. While this server primarily helps you track you service status it also can track visitors effectively. The interface and map is beautiful and you can track on the basis of countries, IPs, cities, OS, Browsers and keywords. Other nice features include the Widget option so you can create embeddable widgets to track your server performance and Snapshot which helps you track all your server status performance. Even with some minor annoyances Mon.itor.Us is still a wonderful tool for webmasters.

Opinion 15
Use Mon.itor.Us to keep an eye on your Web site
Published on April 10th, 2008

My site went down but luckily I was informed thru Mon.itor.Us of the problem. It was down for about a hour a couple weeks ago because my host's database server had problems I've been told. Luckily I didn't need to have to wait for someone to e-mail since I've been using this free service Mon.itor.Us which informs me when I have problems.



Watch how it work free website monitoring with Mon.itor.Us

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Apache vs. Micorsoft IIS servers - New trends old traditions

Analyzing new trends in Mon.itor.Us data confirm old traditions of Apache servers being twice popular (See also 69%Apache, 26% IIS) and providing higher uptime then Micorsoft IIS. lighttpd shows the quickest response time and Mongrel test statistics show highest uptime. (See the chart below. 10 top popular servers listed using Mon.itor.Us monitoring statistics).

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

GoDaddy Most Popular Registrar

Mon.itor.Us, Free Uptime Monitoring, using power of data monitoring 140,661 websites publishes the 20 most popular registrars. Those having 200+ registered domains monitored on Mon.itor.Us network.


GoDaddy (30%) is the top registrar followed by NETWORK SOLUTIONS (18%) and ENOM (12%). TUCOWS is 9% and 4% are 1&1 Internet and Direct Internet Solution.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Accessibility important factor in SEO

How crucial is web site accessibility for your online business

2 complimentary aspect
of Online Business are important: SEO and Web Accessibility.



1-- SEO with offsite and onsite techniques
2-- Site Accessibility

Neither one of these aspects can be ignored when you are online serving customers.

Why is SEO one of the important aspect of Web Marketing? It is done with the aim of achieving higher traffic. If the SEO is done properly the traffic goes higher, and a high number of users want to access the site. Unfortunately the serving pages going slowly or not serving them at all, cause the user to see "Internal Server Error" , "Not Found" or "Page can not be displayed" and other ... errors.


This is when you worry about accessibility. Not being able to reach your site means a negative brand impact to your site. In addition, if Web site services-including support information, and the functionality-are inaccessible the risk of loosing direct customers is higher.



The results of ignoring the second aspect of SEO:

  • Waste of optimization efforts
  • Risks to fail online
  • Lost customers
  • Lower brand reputation
  • Traffic decrease
  • Customer complaints
All these you get if your SEO is not combined with improved uptime and performance.

Site accessibility means quick load time and high uptime.

Dynamically improving the site performance allows you to ensure a consistent quality of service to the user, avoiding the possibility of them not returning when faced with poor performance.

How to improve: by constantly keeping your eye on your web site performance

Web Monitoring


HTTP Monitors checks web site header response time and notifies if it is slow or unreachable. The bad response are 400 client errors for instance 404 is when page is not found .
You need to control each outgoing HTTP request from your computer and download only necessary Internet resources. And monitor critical applications from your client location to ensure mutual connectivity for better business and customer satisfaction.

Server Monitors check web server performance and availability: CPU, memory and processes. Monitoring key processes on your servers you will determine CPU and memory consumption by each process. If CPU consumption is high and/or processes take up a lot of the server resources, all the applications on the sever start loading slowly causing web site a bad user experience. This monitoring reveals obvious problems long before the processor or memory would be permanently damaged.

By proactive monitoring you'll be the first to know of your site functionality problems before your customers.

SEO efforts are geared to attracting customers to your site. Monitoring helps to provide excellent customer experience and satisfaction. Both together ensure good service online.

Now watch the video to see how to increase your revenue potential with Web Monitoring.


Author: Kristina Frangulyan

Monday, September 29, 2008

Prevent GoDaddy Charging $6,579.51 to a Customer


Adam Fendelman wrote and article in The Huntington Post about GoDaddy charging him $6,579.51. After four days of investigation by GoDaddy's security department the reason was found. The server wasn't "hacked"; the problem came from Drupal open source software which deposited thousands of temporary files into my GoDaddy hosting account. After back and forth negotiations with GoDaddy, finally the situation was resolved by GoDaddy promising "significant changes" to help prevent this issue for other people in the future.

GoDaddy wanted the customer to monitor this proactively by logging into his account, digging deep within their tools and checking the one that reports disk space usage.

Below addressed 2 other ways to prevent the issue.

1) Using a third party proactive server monitoring service would've revealed the issue much earlier to prevent customer paying $969 in the first place, spending long unproductive hours of investigating the situation and being frustrated and unhappy with the provider.

2) For GoDaddy to prevent all problems, including client complaints and refunding they could setup a simple server monitoring on the disc space cap and an automated email notification to client about critical risk of exceeding quota.

Friday, September 19, 2008

IBM Server in Top 10, Apache 40% popular than Microsoft IIS

IBM Http server is among top 10 when analyzing statistics of web servers' uptime in Mon.itor.Us monitoring data. It's based on over 10 million daily checks over 70K http test performed by monitoring servers from 3 geographic locations.

The three criteria for evaluating considered:

Popularity - number of http tests set for websites per server;
Uptime - average percentage of OKs for the http checks per server
Response time - average page load time of websites per server











Apache
is the most popular still, with 33,902 tests being set in Mon.itor.Us network followed by Microsoft-IIS, which in August showed 40% lower popularity.

GFE and IBM Server are seen in the two performance graphs.

















Websites hosted on AkamaiGHost servers show the quickest average response but only 4 sites are monitored, gws has 50 sites, Rapidsite 28. IBM server has 184 sites in Mon.itor.Us monitoring data.
















AOL server closes the list of servers showing ~99.5% uptime from the websites monitored on Free Website and Server monitoring service.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Mind the Uptime to Increase Web Site Crawl Rate


Ann Smarty analyzed 10 ways for making web sites important and valuable for search engines. "Note that you can’t force Googlebot to visit you more often - what you can do is to invite it to come", she said.
Server uptime and page load time are listed among the 10. Nowadays search engines, including Google look at their search techniques work for humans and likes and dislikes similar to human actions. If site is slow or doesn't work regularly, SE don't add value to those pages.

These quality guidelines make Webmasters spend their time and energy to a much better user experience.

Monday, September 8, 2008

About HTTP Response Codes and SEO

HTTP response codes can be considered one of the most technical aspects of SEO, yet hardly taken care of, states ZealousWeb Technologies blog. SEO is a way to get your website noticed on the web and it consists of online and offline techniques. Content is an on-line SEO and sometimes is referred as a a King. The review on the ZealousWeb referring the statement says: "...but it doesn’t matter how well you write your copy or optimize your pages - if you can’t be indexed, you can’t be found."

The Author listed all known response codes and their meaning. Why, for example, getting to http 404 response code is bad for SEO?
The reaction of the search engines spiders depends on the response codes that they get back from server. A badly configured server sending back the wrong response codes can stop sites from ever being indexed. Here are a couple of examples from the post:
  • The server always returns the response code 404 - Some badly programmed scripts that give sites “search engine friendly URLs” return 404 values instead of 200. In this case, the search engines won’t index these pages at all.
  • The server never returns 404, even when a page is not found – HTTP Redirect If you type a wrong URL, then ideally you should get a page telling content cannot be found. But if this page isn’t returning a 404 code then the spider will assume the page is ok. So, whenever you remove a page, or if content on your site expires, then the page will still be indexed in the search engines, but with the “Sorry this page cannot be found” text instead of the original content. This page could compete with your other pages in the search results, and creates unnecessary duplicate content throughout your listings.
  • The server redirects pages using 302, not 301 – Suppose for a special campaign which has a short URL like “/discountoffer/” and it redirects to another page on your site like /rates/. It should use a 301 redirect to tell the search engines that the real page is /rates/, not /discountoffer/. Using a 302 will confuse the search engines as you are saying “The real page is /discountoffer/ and /rates/ is just a temporary page”. This will make it hard for /rates/ to be listed properly in the search results.
The response codes can have a quite drastic impact on your search results, author says.

Server monitoring will help to discover these issues and to take actions of improvements.



Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Webmaster Unlimited addresses the need for monitoring multiple hosts per server


A New post is published at Monitis Blog about the possibility to monitor hundreds of hosts per one server without limits. Perhaps Webmasters are going to be interested in a cheap and fixed offer for $298/year. Its going to be a significant savings if you consider monitoring 200 URLs or more a month with 1-60 minutes intervals and boundaries for notifications.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Uptime Trends in Social Sites

Social networking is one of the most productive ways to promote your site and interact with others and gain some knowledgeable experience. And if you are a sociable and interesting person this will be a real benifit for you . Day by day these social sites are experiencing tremendous audience growth.

When you find something which fascinates you then this can help to broaden your knowledge. Yo can then share this with other people or friends in the web. For me, I simply enjoy my time in these sites to get useful information about everything in the world. By the way I'm new in this sphere but must say I like it.
I did a small study on site uptime and performance of the social media sites I was using a lot during my work. I noticed that some times they work slow or are not accessible.I decided to monitor them using mon.itor.us (A Free website monitoring tool). I entered the following sites to the monitoring ( Linkedin, Simpy, Tagged, Blinklist, Reddit, Furl, Wists, Connotea, 2collab, Sphinn, Livejournal,Technorati ) but talked about the ones I use frequently.
I put the sites on monitoring August 5 2008 and used 3 weeks to get the results.

Here are the results...






Digg has 382,792,751 - Inbound Links, 22,578,945 - Compete Monthly Visitors
It is one of the best social bookmaking sites where you can share content that you like with a broader audience of Digg users.
And you can easily send out a "shout" to all of your friends, which will in turn bring you some additional diggs to help push your post to the top.
Being popular on Digg means Dependable traffic increases for the website you submitted.
Now let us see the Digg
1)Average uptime 99.88 %
2)Average Response time 1028.4






StumbleUpon 19,050,177 - Inbound Links, 1,313,586 - Compete Monthly Visitors
This is one of my favorite sites I like stumbling upon and I'm keeping my thumbs up.
With StumbleUpon I connect with friends and share my discoveries: videos, photos and more based on my interests.
Meet people that have similar interests. It's community is lovely and valuable.I like stumbleUpon features, especially when it tracks my visitors, shows my friends latest updates in “what’s new .“ There are lots of things to do in this site and I'm just beginning to surf the internet with the StumbleUpon.
In this month Stubbleupon
1)Average uptime 99.97%
2) Average Response time 278.4







At August 26 Facebook hit 100 million.
And now 100 million people around the world using Facebook to keep up with friends, upload photos, share links and videos.
Facebook is a good and trusted place for me to share my pics, videos some interesting posts and simply interact with my friends.
And among this 100milion people I enjoy my visit to this site each time. Oh, I was nearly forgetting to talk about there applications, they are so many funny applications and many remind me of my childhood games.
1)Average uptime 99.69%
2) Average Response time 397,6






A combined a view of everyone's bookmarks with a given tag available within 171,593,051 - Inbound Links and 1,699,128 - Compete Monthly Visitors.
For SEO specialists and Web 2.0 users it is essential to bookmark in Delicious.
It gives you an opportunity to
subscribe to particular tags of users.
So If you are interested only in particular parts of a user's bookmarks then you can subscribe directly to that tag's feed.
1) Average uptime 99.74 %
2) Average Response time 173.6






Propeller has 997,000 - Inbound Links and 1,454,912 - Compete Monthly Visitors
It is a social news portal site where you can submit your story and many people will view your story if it is interesting and unique. There are also cool groups which you can join.
But... I liked the old version more. And google was indexing my posts very quick ,which I don't see now, even after some days. And also I don't like the Propeller's new design.
Anyway this is Propeller uptime and response time
1) Average uptime 99.29 %
2) Average Response time 174.64






MySpace is a popular social networking website with more than 100 million users and 230,000 new users per day.
I have my profile there it offers an interactive, user-submitted network of friends, personal profiles, blogs, groups, photos, music and videos. But the trend there more is socializing directed, than business usage in comparison with facebook or stumbleupon.
1) Average uptime 99,74
2) Average Response time 276,3


Author: Kristina Frangulyan
My Profiles:




My Sosial sites are benchmarked in Mon.itor.Us Benchmarks.

I also included screenshots from Slide.com on Social Sites' daily uptime results, and video on my monitoring dashboard from YouTube.





Monday, August 25, 2008

Application Monitoring for Banks and Financial Institutions

Server, application, network and website monitoring are very important for a flourishing e businesses. There are several very important monitoring needs for banks and financial institutions to be successful and maintaining their reputation. One of them is application performance monitoring. Online banking reduces costs and improves customer satisfaction. But unavailability of the service has an adverse affect.

Here's an example:
o Internal IT monitoring reports 100% uptime, but the bank gets customer complaints
o The bank starts losing loyal customers and banking transactions were reduced

Simple availability monitoring does not provide full customer experience measure to be able to reduce complaints and improve the service quality. Banking experience consists of steps consisting in a workflow. This is where an external application performance monitor can discover the issue.

It will monitor every step within a transaction and show and reveal the missing link.



Application monitoring provides important information which banks can use to compel the system integrator for better service levels and could improve the reputation and customer loyalty.






Application monitoring is necessary for the smooth flow of transactions. User interaction with the applications is an important aspect involved in website monitoring.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Friday, May 30, 2008

Use Monitis to Improve Page Landing Speed: Pay Less for Google AdWards Ad

To ensure high quality ad experience for their visitors google now evaluates ad destination pages according to the page landing speed. The Advertisers must provide high performance of web pages they want to advertise on AdWords. The higher the load speed, the less is Cost-Per-Click (CPC) rate. According to Google high quality landing pages should provide relevant and original content, transparency and navigability.

On-going monitoring checks availability and calculates performance of web pages. Measurements help prevent not only from being disqualified or banned by AdWords, but save advertisement costs. Setting performance thresholds will allow prevent unnecessary page load delays. Here's how can Monitis be used by Marketers and Advertisers:

Monitis External Monitoring module allows you to perform page load tests, measure redirect time, implement functional checks as well check availability of relevant content:


Response time to http request (HTTP)

Availability of relevant content (Content Matching)

User experience with functional parts of the website (Post Data)















Monitis DNS lookup test checks the time required for name server to look up for the IP address.


The browser can't download anything from this hostname until the DNS lookup is completed.





Monitis DNS monitoring report shows average lookup time in milliseconds and min. and max. values.

Allowed time is 20-120 milliseconds. Exceeding the time will decrease the quality of the web page.





80-90% of the end-user response time is spent downloading all the components in the page: images, stylesheets, scripts, Flash, etc.

Monitis Transaction Module (TM) allows to measure page load time to threshold and alert when page loading is slow.

According to AdWords guidelines page load time threshold is the regional average plus three seconds.

Monitis TM allows you to set the threshold on each step within the workflow. Steps consist of components loading during page execution. Time is measured in milliseconds.

Transaction fails, when one of the step is slow due to components load time exceeding the set thresholds.

Monitis TM measures end-user experience with the critical path or workflow to improve navigability.


Detailed diagnostics of the problem allows to proactively fix and improve site overall Quality Score.

Monday, May 26, 2008

eBusinesses to Use Monitis Measure Return on IT Investment

Nowadays websites compete on the ever changing landscape of the internet. One of the most common challenges of online business owners is increasing a return on their investment and improving there chances of success. Businesses investing in IT operations and web marketing expect traffic and ranking to grow.

It is comparatively easy to measure the investment spent on IT infrastructure and resources, hosting and technical support, marketing and advertising.

What's called
ROI for website are described as availability, performance, functionality, traffic and popularity.

Here are 5 tips using Monitis to measure the effectiveness of the IT investments.

Monitoring Website Performance - TIP 1
HOW WELL DOES THE WEBSITE SERVE M
Y CUSTOMERS?
Chart 1 - Monitis measures my web customer experience in terms of page availability and access speed. Real time reports in milliseconds include results from 5 different geographic locations.

Chart 1


Q. - Is my site productive according to this chart?
A. - No, because in one week it was "closed for business" about 54 hours!!!)









Monitoring Networks and Systems - TIP 2

CAN I GET SOME DETAILED DIAGNOSTICS?
Monitis also measures server CPU, memory consumption by process, providing a chart for comparison (see Chart 2).
Chart 2


Q.- So the downtime correlates to server CPU and
resource memory utilization?!
A. - Yes, you can see why your site was not
responding at certain hours of the day








Transaction Monitoring - TIP 3

DOES THE CHECKOUT WORKFLOW WORK?
It is easy to record website critical workflow in Monitis transaction monitoring module and let the service monitor business critical transactions.


Chart 3Q. - Some red dots, what are those?
A. - They take to detailed view of the report
to show which step
failed (Chart 4).


Chart 4Q. - Can I get more information about the failure?
A. - Just click on the "red" and
you will see as is in Chart 5

Chart 5
Q. - I see: some scripts load slow :(
A. - Yes, and you also can get a
screenshot of the problem page

Monitoring Website Traffic - TIP 4
DO I KNOW MY CUSTOMERS
Monitoring traffic shows how many unique visits I have and page views, where my clients come from, how they found my site and keywords they used in search engines.

Charts 6
Q. - Looks like Google Analytics?!
A. - Yes, but you can compare web traffic with website performance and availability. And discover how much time you reject your customers at peak hours.?











Search Engine Monitoring - TIP 5
I NEED TO BE AWARE OF MY SITE POPULARITY
Monitoring site by important keywords reveals that my site performs quite high in some keywords, but also my weaknesses in some important keywords.
Chart 7

No Excellence Without Measurement!

 
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