19 August 2013 - 12:33pm | posted by | 0 comments

Web traffic fell by 40% during Google outage

Web traffic fell by 40% during Google outageWeb traffic fell by 40% during Google outage
Web traffic fell by 40% during Google outage

Google services suffered a black-out for four minutes on Saturday, with global web traffic falling by 40 per cent during this period; showing the hold that the internet giant has.

Google has not commented on what caused the error on Saturday night, which left Gmail accounts without access before affecting other services.

GoSquared, the web analytics firm, noted the drop in traffic, as well as a rise in page views after the search engine was back up again.

At the time, Google said on each service: “We're aware of a problem with Gmail affecting a significant subset of users. The affected users are able to access Gmail, but are seeing error messages and/or other unexpected behaviour.”

Updating users on the Google Apps dashboard, the company said: “The problem with Gmail should be resolved. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience and continued support. Please rest assured that system reliability is a top priority at Google, and we are making continuous improvements to make our systems better.

“Between 15:51 and 15:52 PDT, 50 per cent to 70 per cent of requests to Google received errors; service was mostly restored one minute later, and entirely restored after four minutes.”

An alternate version of the message appeared on Google Drive, Google Documents, Google Groups and other pages.

Don't miss out... Get your Digital news by email

See all specialist newsletters

7 related companies from Profile Hub, The Drum's modern marketing directory:

Be the first to comment on this article: sign in or register.

Latest Projects from the Profile Hub

East Coast – I Love Trains

22/09/2014
From 11-17 August East Coast Main Line are celebrating the...

Naming, Identity & Interior Design

22/09/2014
The Challenge To help two business partners with differing...

AVCA - The heart of African VC and PE

19/09/2014
The African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association...

BWP gets colourful with K3

18/09/2014
K3 approached BWP Group to help them design and build a...

dlc - Responsive website

17/09/2014
dlc is the UK’s leading, independent debt recovery firm,...