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24 June 2011

Your Customer is Up – Is Your Website?

Have you ever been asked for your phone number and you go blank? Most of us don’t call ourselves very often and those that do usually just get a busy number – go figure. A business website is a lot like our own phone number, we expect others to use it, but seldom use it ourselves. This is fine as long as the website works, but what if it quits working?

When our phone quits working we know it because we cannot even make a call. But when a website goes down, how’s a customer suppose to let us know? No website means no phone number, no email address and usually no new business.

Website availability is too important to leave to chance. If you do a search for “godaddy website hosting problem” you get about 14 million results. Though Godaddy has one of the highest rated uptimes for hosting, at over 99%, that only means that if your site is down all day, 100 other sites worked fine.

That’s why in this latest release of Neighborhood Marketing Center, we added a site uptime monitoring tool that checks your site every 30 minutes to make sure everything is working okay. If your website cannot be accessed or is loading slow, you’ll get an email or text message letting you know.

With BubbleLife’s new site uptime monitoring, you’ll no longer have to rely on the kindness of strangers to keep your website up and running.

Jeff is the President and CEO of BubbleLife Media, the publisher of, DFW's largest neighborhood news source, and a leading provider of neighborhood marketing solutions. Jeff has always been a technology entrepreneur including founding and leading one company that ranked 26th on Inc. Magazine’s list of Fastest Growing Private Companies, held an IPO and sold to McAfee.