I wonder why does Google put a link on it’s frontpage, to a website that he KNOWS it can’t handle the traffic ?
I think the Join Red website (now offline), can’t even handle 2% of the traffic that Google is sending it now:
Edit: 30 seconds ago, the above link was replaced with a logo, and a link to a Google search about World AIDS Day:
I guess they figured it out for themselves :)
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Site is up now :)
But anyway 2% of google traffic is very good traffic :)
People always think that they can handle the traffic spike, but that’s not always true. I’m glad we responded quickly, at least.
Not 2% of Google traffic. 2% of the traffic Google sends with that frontpage link.
Matt, yep. That was quick. And now I see that the website holds on with the traffic.
It’s great work, Matt. Delay was very short as far as I saw.
When did you saw that because i never saw it :), i never saw a link on google’s front page
You have the screenshot above. You have to be fast in this business :)
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Wow… I wonder what that does for their PR?!
Cristian i never saw the RED website down…but i was wondering how come RED able to take banner/logo on the google home page…google does this society or somethig else :-)
Google does charity linking more then anyone else. Even the Adsense program has a special non-profit section.
It’s just Google’s way of wanting to look socially responsible in the eyes of the world.
Yeah I saw that when the website was down. Would have been odd if the site had been dugg at the same time. I wonder if they are going to be the next PR 9 now.
Wowâ€¦ I wonder what that does for their PR?!
– if the link was there only for a day I don’t think it was very important for the PR… they have only 6…
I think it’s sad that you can still get hosting that can’t cope with traffic. It’s like buying decaf coffee.
decaf coffee is not sad :P
Sorry for an off-topic, RED campaign is retarded. Here’s the proof http://www.tshirthell.com/retarded.htm ;)
I find it very hard to believe that they did that without making the proper arangement with the RC people first.
It is 2% of Google homepage “US” traffic, but still a lot of traffic.
Worst than a Slashdotted.
That’s nice…2% of the traffic Google sends with that frontpage link
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