A Perfect Storm Hits – @Homes Huntsville
We are sorry that the website has been a bit sluggish today and sadly it will likely continue for a few more days, if not for a week or so. A number of factors have come to bare on our Huntsville based websites, some of them controllable and some of them not.
Local Storms & Recent Website Update Collide
Today due to national news networks mentioning of various local neighborhoods like, Jacob’s Landing in Hazel Green, we are currently experiencing a record traffic level from across the USA …at a peak today thus far, almost 3000 visits during a single hour for a small set of neighborhood names.
Add to this, our recent website upgrade has seemed to have prompted both GoogleBot and BingBot to re-scan the entire site that has several 100,000 thousand pages indexed between the two search engines.
Throttled the Bots – Slow Down Guys!
The various SE bots are important to our operation for a variety of reasons and since they appear to have synchronized their periodic full website crawls, due to the recent website upgrades, they have been hitting the site multiple times per second for most of the day.
I have throttled these guys back to only once every 5 seconds so that should kick in and help by tomorrow morning.
Sorry for the inconvience and things should normalize in a few days.