Google and Yahoo services have the same uptime

Amsterdam - March 11, 2009 - Uptrends.com (www.uptrends.com), the leading remote website and server monitoring company, reported that the online services of Google and Yahoo have exactly the same average uptime of 99.9 percent, which is a good result.

Uptrends checked 39 Google services and 103 Yahoo services every 5 minutes during the last 365 days. The Google service with the most downtime was Google Maps for Mobile, with an uptime percentage of 97.8 percent, which is not good. It means that many visitors could not use the service. The Google services Youtube and Scholar both had an uptime of 99.9 percent. The other 36 Google services had an uptime of 100 percent, an excellent performance.

We also monitored the 98 country domains of Google. Only Google San Marino experienced some downtime. The uptime percentage of Google San Marino was 99.8 percent during the last 365 days.

Uptrends also checked the uptime of 103 Yahoo online services. Of all Yahoo online ervices, Yahoo Site Explorer experienced the most downtime, showing an uptime percentage of only 89.6 percent. The Yahoo online services with the most downtime are:

  Yahoo Service Uptime %
1 Yahoo Site Explorer 89.6
2 Yahoo Answers 99.7
3 Yahoo Horoscope 99.7
4 Yahoo Publisher Network 99.7
5 Yahoo 360 99.8
6 Yahoo Geocities 99.9
7 Yahoo Message Boards 99.9
8 Yahoo Mobile 99.9

About Uptrends website and server monitoring

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 and online services every 5 minutes during the last 365 days. 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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