ActiveRain users are lined up to complain about recent outages that seem to have plagued the blogging platform for what some users say “months.” But according to a video statement released by ActiveRain via Twitter, the problem has only been recent. The 59 second video blames the recent events on a server move. The statement claims the problems to be corrected in “hours, not weeks” in the video released 20 hours ago.
We reached out to Bob Stewart, Community Evangelist for ActiveRain for comment on what “hours, not weeks” really means in terms of the platform being stable and have not received a response as of publication.
ActiveRain is currently down, completely rendering all hosted real estate blogs dead, impacting over 100,000 businesses. No word on whether customer refunds are forthcoming.
Since April 2009, ActiveRain has seen a dramatic decline in unique visitors, from 1.1M per month to roughly 644k in March of 2010, according to Compete.com, leaving some to speculate not only on the effectiveness of ActiveRain, but its longterm viability.