Image
EAN-130043396389373   EAN-13 barcode 0043396389373
UPC-A043396389373   UPC-A barcode 043396389373
Product NameStraw Dogs
CategoryElectronics / Photography: A/V Media: Movie / TV
Short DescriptionDVD
Amazon.comA Buy on Amazon ~ B005TK22R0
Price New4.10 US Dollars    (curriencies)
Price Used1.00 US Dollars    (curriencies)
BindingDvd
Similar Items0883929316595: Hidden
0715515199315: Straw Dogs
0043396462816: Diary of a Teenage Girl
0031398261339: War On Everyone
0031398175292: Disconnect
0024543831730: The East
Created04-17-2012 8:35:55pm
Modified01-16-2020 7:48:48pm
MD5cf18b6e7b763fbb0626662a4467354bc
SHA25612f3aa14f8a0e6193f2d21b5e6f2d0b55092cc7f6734c0533832bb934b9faa3e
Search Googleby EAN or by Title
Query Time0.0118971

Article of interest

This is just a general comment to those that might be interested in some technical info about our site and how Google interacts with it.

Google is frigging amazing!

Their programmers are very curtious when it comes to their spiders and how they interact with various web sites. Apparently, they are sensative to the load that their spiders place on a web server and do a darn good job when it comes to not overloading a server.

Another major search engine is not quite so nice. If you don't tell them to leave you alone, they will hammer the heck out of your site and potentially bring you to your knees.

Over the past vew days, we have been doing a massive system backup to a couple new off-site backup servers. Normally, this process is pretty quick but because these were new servers they required fully syncronization. Well, I forgot to take into account the drain this could place on our server and I let more than one backup run at a time.

This caused our main server to experience a high load for several days. Google detected this load and backed off its crawling process which was very kind of them. The only bad thing is that when Google backed off, our monitoring process (mostly manual at this point) assumed everything was only slightly higher than normal.

Google may be awesome, but it can be frustrating some times too.

This cool and wonderful feature that Google has in place to prevent overloading a server had an unexpected side affect. Because Google thought our site was super busy (which it was) it reduced the number of people it was referring to the site too. DOH!

As we noticed the visitor count slowly drop we got very confused because the system load was still very high. And we noticed Google wasn't visiting as often as usual and then we saw it... The backup process had overloaded the system. Not to the extreme but enough to make Google think there was a problem. We still actually had plenty of bandwidth for real users just not as much for the bots that visit (which we limit when bandwidth is limited).

Anyway, it was a good learning experience and we are now seeing the referrals climb back up and the Google spider is picking up its pace again too.

We had to force a couple other bots (including that othe big search engine) to play nice because they were trying to take more than their share of our data.

All in all, Google is AWESOME and very powerful. So THANKS GOOGLE for playing nice with others!

Close

Search

Close

Share

Close

Dialog