Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 19th Aug 2013 10:33 UTC
Internet & Networking

Worldwide internet traffic plunged by around 40% as Google services suffered a complete black-out, according to web analytics experts.

The tech company said all of its services from Google Search to Gmail to YouTube to Google Drive went down for between one and five minutes last night.

The reason for the outage is not yet known, and Google refused to provide any further information when contacted by Sky News Online.

According to web analytics firm GoSquared, global internet traffic fell by around 40% during the black-out, reflecting Google's massive grip on the web.


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RE: How about the ads?
by Bobthearch on Wed 21st Aug 2013 14:22 UTC in reply to "How about the ads?"
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With their servers down, the ads pushed/served by Google could no longer be.

Could one imply from this datum that ~40% of the web traffic is advertisement?

The ads are probably a large part. But I wonder how much bandwidth is used up by that Google-analytics crap that practically every website (including this one) loads?

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