Disable All Advertising
Image
EAN-139781442416673   EAN-13 barcode 9781442416673
Product NameSylvester And The Magic Pebble
LanguageEnglish
CategoryBook / Magazine / Publication
Short DescriptionHardcover
Amazon.comA Buy on Amazon ~ 144241667X
SKUACOMMP2_BOOK_USEDLIKENEW_144241667X
Price New12.94 US Dollars    (curriencies)
Price Used5.98 US Dollars    (curriencies)
Width8.44 inches    (convert)
Height0.3 inches    (convert)
Length11.28 inches    (convert)
Weight11.36 ounces    (convert)
AuthorWilliam Steig
Page Count42
BindingHardcover
Published08/31/2010
FeaturesUsed Book in Good Condition
Similar Items9780525468868: The Day The Crayons Quit
9780399255373: The Day The Crayons Quit
9780374135256: The Day The Crayons Quit
9780671662837: Strega Nona: An Old Tale Retold
9780374375423: Doctor De Soto
9780374318031: Doctor De Soto
9780374309473: Brave Irene: A Picture Book
9780374302788: Amos & Boris
9780374302276: Amos & Boris
9780374302481: The Amazing Bone
View 26 more similar items
Created02-26-2012 7:26:26pm
Modified05-04-2017 8:06:10am
MD507e9cff9c26a1ad2e889cb864766b4f0
SHA256cfc5835559119e80d45299b72153fd82147c05cfc120e515d3f91fe9c6928ba5
Search Googleby EAN or by Title
Query Time0.0209551

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