Category Archives: Features & Tips

Can’t we all just get along: July 6th Cloudflare/Dyn DNS Issues

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Today, shortly after 5PM EST, a large portion of the internet suffered an outage which also impacted us here at AddThis. Two major internet services, CloudFlare and Dyn, had trouble communicating. Dyn tells the world how to translate domain names, like www.addthis.com, into addresses that computers understand and CloudFlare acts as a delivery network for content on the web. When these two services stopped talking to each other, a large portion of the internet went down with it. Our team, through our automated error detection systems, discovered this issue shortly after it began. Once we determined that the issue was not going to resolve itself quickly we made the decision to cut our traffic over to our secondary CDN provider. This move stabilized our systems and reduced the outage period for us and our customers. At this point everything is 100% back to normal.

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3 Best Practices for Turning Website Visitors into Email Subscribers

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Asking for your visitor’s email address is a delicate process. It requires reaching the right person at the right time with the right message. Unfortunately, a lot of website publishers and online businesses don’t take this approach, which makes for wasted efforts and lost opportunities. This is where website personalization comes into play.

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How Michelle Money Increased Email Subscriptions with AddThis Marketing Tools

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Michelle Money. Does the name sound familiar? If you’re a fan of the Bachelor, then I imagine it does. She was a contestant on Season 15. But she’s more than just a reality TV star. She’s now focused on empowering women with the help of her style, health, and female advice blog and website, michellemoney.com. To help her boost engagement and drive visitors to the site, she and her team turned to AddThis website marketing tools.

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