503 Service Unavailable Status Code Can Kill Your Search Traffic

Using 503 Server Unavailable For Extended Periods Can Kill Your Search Traffic

This is a post I am sure the “Andy Beard Haters Club” will gloat over, but as I haven’t been able to find a resource anywhere on the effect extended use of 503 Service Unavailable can potentially have on a site, and in particular the effect on search traffic, I thought I should write about it.