This weekend has been crazy. One of most recent clients had a major online emergency and it has been all-hands-on-deck.
Hip 2 Save is a blog about coupons and saving money that gets 1.9-2.2 million page views per month. Our client was in the middle of a giveaway of 20 $100 Amazon gift cards, to benefit Toys for Tots, and Blogger flagged the site as potential spam and disabled it. This occurred at 1am on Friday morning as the comments on her post climbed over 7000 responses. As of this post the site is still off line. Unfortunately for our client, she hosts her on the domain name hip2save.blogspot.com, which can not be redirected till the site comes back up.
To say that it has been disruptive is an understatement.
You can read about the process on her temporary website if you like. Hip2save.com
Make sure you read the comments, her readers are very loyal.
One interesting good point about this issue is that we have been working with this client for the last two months to complete a new version of the site that we host. The original plan was to launch the site in the first week of January, beta it over Christmas holiday, and we are just pushing that date up. We are finishing it up all this weekend in case the blogger site is not back up on Monday. Hopefully, everything will be fine and we can take the time to finish all the little tweaks for the new site, but if not, we are going for it.
This is something that we are going to write a case study about, that is sure.