DownForEveryoneOrJustMe.com is a great free service that does just what the domain name says – it lets you know if your site is up on the internet. This is very useful, as my ISP often has local caching problems that affects websites I work on (thanks Verizon).
DownForEveryoneOrJustMe.com was created by Alex Payne and recently purchased by Bweeb, Inc. Site5 as a social media marketing tool and this is a great business move. For a very low cost, this web hosting company gets a new stream of quality traffic to their site through a highly viral site.
This represents social media at its finest, and this small website turned from a hobby into a nice payout for the developer. Traffic was up to 80,000 unique daily visitors.
View this simple but effective service www.DownForEveryoneOrJustMe.com
I have a suspicion that Twitter.com is one of the most searched for websites, as the site went down back in November when it was experiencing uptime issues.
Think of a similar widget you could build to naturally drive traffic to your site, or download the source code and create your own uptime checker.