It is mid-June, 2020, and the world is still dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic. The brick-and-mortar stores and businesses are still not working even close to capacity. NOW MORE THAN EVER, your web presence is your best connection to the retail world. In fact, it is so important to your business at this time that it can sometimes be the difference between in-business and out-of-business. I think we can all agree on that.
What would you think if you searched for your favorite “thing” online, and then you click on the first link that comes up in Google, and nothing happens for a few seconds? Most of us expect that “fast and immediate response” from the website…and if your website doesn’t come up quickly, or shows a big Error message, or maybe doesn’t come up at all, the visitor will come to the conclusion that you are OUT OF BUSINESS.
…And they click the next link, and move on, mentally making a note that your business, another business, is gone because of Covid.
Palm Beach Software Design has been monitoring our own client’s websites for years now, and we have made our internal website monitoring system available to the world because we understand that a website that is down or failing is the same thing as hanging a “CLOSED” sign on the front door of your business.
AreWeOnline.com is the solution you need to make sure your website is up and running well, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
For less than the cost of a cup of coffee and a bagel, you can have peace of mind, knowing that we check your site up to 12 times an hour (approximately every 5 minutes) to make sure you don’t miss any visitors to your site.
AreWeOnline.com is easy to setup, and runs on autopilot after a few quick, easy steps!
AreWeOnline.com specifically calls up and reads your entire webpage. It times the speed of delivering the first critical information to your browser, and makes sure “something” is happening in front of the visitor within 5 seconds, or it will send you an alert by email and text message, letting you know that your site is down. (Your hosting company is NOT going to point out these types of problems to you, because well, they’re guaranteeing 99.9% uptime.) So we check your site every 5 minutes for you!
We also do some other checks at the same time, including making sure it is actually your content that is appearing, but allowing you to enter up 3 key phrases that must exist on the page.
Additional items we check for on a daily basis:
Domain Name Expiration – more websites are lost to “pirates” when a domain name owner forgets to renew the site.
Spam – Blacklist – we check the popular black-list sites to make sure your company is not listed as a Spammer.
FTP Server Monitoring – We also can check your FTP server to make sure it is up and running for file transfers.
In summary, AreWeOnline.com is a critical alerting and monitoring system for your website. Just making sure the server is online is not enough, we check YOUR website performance. It works on any domain, even GoDaddy servers that have hundreds of shared websites on the same machines.
For $9.99/month, have the peace of mind of knowing that you’ll never miss another visitor to your website. In this time of pandemic, your web presence is absolutely critical.
Mark Turkel is the Founder, CEO, and Senior Software Architect of Palm Beach Software Design, Inc. AreWeOnline.com was initially created by Mark, after finding out that one of his websites was hacked into, and selling someone else’s products. It has evolved over the years to become a great tool for us to monitor our client’s websites as well as our own.