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Is It Bad If Your Website Is Down?
By: Gina Hoover 2008

How often is your website down? Are you using a site monitoring service? If you aren't monitoring your website, here are several reasons why your website being down is a bad thing:

1) Anyone that comes to visit your web site will not be able to access the website. Your potential site visitors might get the dreaded, "page can not be displayed" error. They might or might not come back later, so you’re losing that valuable web site traffic that you've worked so long to get.

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2) You'll loose any ad revenue that might have been generated or income from product sales.

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3) If search engine spiders visit your web site and they can't access your website your rankings may suffer. In extreme cases, the search engine spiders might start de-indexing your websites pages.

No one's website can be up 100% of the time because of server maintenance issues and the occasional server hiccups. Whenever possible make sure your site is up and stays up. You might even consider signing up with one of the site monitoring services that will tell you when your website is down so that you can act accordingly.

For additional information check out my blog post on offering your website for sale here:

http://www.hooverwebdesign.com/blog/website-design/what-happens-when-your-website-is-down/

About the Author:

Gina Hoover can be reached for questions about this article at http://www.hooverwebdesign.com. Gina's company, Hoover Web Design specializes in professional web site design, web templates, flash photo galleries and flash music players for beginning Webmasters.

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