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  Post #1 (permalink)   12-02-2014, 10:03 AM
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I'm curious if anybody noticed an uptick in their traffic this year for Black Friday and Cyber Monday (the latter of which is baffling to me since online retail can be done any day).

I don't mean for webhosting related services - more like customers who have retail sites.

Canadian retailers were desperately trying to get people hyped up over Black Friday. I happened to be in Vancouver that day and was killing time at the mall and noticed that the volumes didn't seem to be up and nobody was carrying any bags. I'm curious if the big news of big sales drives an increase in traffic or not. According to the research, Black Friday sales were down 10% in the US this year so I have an expectation of the answer but maybe somebody has some anecdotal insight.
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We host a few retail related websites.
I saw a significant amount of extra visitors on those sites during black Friday. Most of the sites received a 20% increase in daily visitors.
 
 
 


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We host a few retail related websites.
I saw a significant amount of extra visitors on those sites during black Friday. Most of the sites received a 20% increase in daily visitors.
How often are you checking your clients traffic and why ? Of course if you're offering specialist / managed services that require it then yes, but for standard hosting?
 
 
 


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Their is no reason to check a clients traffic unless you suspect that client of illegal activity
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wow mountains and molehills. You have a server with sites on it, you notice the traffic is up 20%... you pay for bandwidth... you need to know what's going on.
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wow mountains and molehills. You have a server with sites on it, you notice the traffic is up 20%... you pay for bandwidth... you need to know what's going on.
On our servers the bandwidth is monitored as normal and both us and clients get emails once it reaches 65% and various stages after that, but unless we get such email notices or we have reason to believe a client is misusing our services we don't keep looking at the usage.

We do carry out random checks several times a year where we chose certain sites etc and check on the sites usages

the more snooping you do, i think will turn away clients as you need to as a provider trust clients
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Unless you hit your quota, or we have suspicion for a DDoS, we don't routinely check clients BW usage. It does not foster good will with the clients if they ever think you are snooping on them.
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