Most search engines have an excellent uptime

Amsterdam - February 1, 2009 - Uptrends.com (www.uptrends.com), the leading remote website and server monitoring company, reported that the websites of the most popular search engines on the internet have an excellent uptime. A good uptime improves the visitor and user experience.

Of all search engines, two have an uptime which is less than 99.9 percent. Lycos has an uptime of 99.7 percent and Ixquick has an uptime of 99.8 percent. Only two search engines have an uptime of 99.9 percent which is good. All the other search engines have an uptime of 100 percent which is excellent.

  Search engine Uptime last 90 days Hours Minutes
1 Lycos.com 99.7 6.48 389
2 Ixquick.com 99.8 4.32 259
3 Gigablast 99.9 2.16 130
4 Hotbot.com 99.9 2.16 130
5 About.com 100.0 0 0
6 Alltheweb.com 100.0 0 0
7 Altavista.com 100.0 0 0
8 AOL Search 100.0 0 0
9 Ask.com 100.0 0 0
10 Cuil.com 100.0 0 0
11 Dmoz.org 100.0 0 0
12 Excite.com 100.0 0 0
13 Google.com 100.0 0 0
14 Live.com 100.0 0 0
15 Looksmart 100.0 0 0
16 Mamma.com 100.0 0 0
17 Yahoo.com 100.0 0 0

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Uptrends.com is a leading provider of website and server monitoring services. Our goal is to increase the availability of websites and servers and to reduce costly downtime. Uptrends has checkpoints in different countries such as USA, Canada, UK, Australia, the Netherlands and Germany. More than 1,500 customers in 23 countries rely on Uptrends to improve uptime and reduce costly downtime of their websites and servers.

Methodology: Using worldwide checkpoints in USA, Canada, UK, the Netherlands, Germany and Australia, we monitor the availability of the websites every 5 minutes. In case a website cannot be reached, a second checkpoint will perform the availability check. If the website is still not available it will be defined as an error. During the research period, we did not look at maintenance of the websites. We monitored the uptime of the frontpage of the website.

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