Pingdom, a website tracking service just finished a study of the downtime experienced by the top 20 Alexa ranked sites, and their conclusion: Blogger is the worst, followed by YouTube, its Google stable-mate. Year to date, the two sites have been down over 4.45 hours.
Google, which itself was down for seven minutes has been upstaged by Yahoo.com, which has zero-minutes of downtime. Microsoft sites had pretty hefty downtime as well. Big surprise in the list Comcast.com – which is now the #17 ranked site on Alexa – and it had only 3 minutes downtime.
8 thoughts on “Blogger, YouTube get F for downtime”
blogger is just atrocious. even when it’s up it doesn’t work well.
What does downtime mean exactly? I’ve had days when My Yahoo doesn’t function properly, or Y!Mail doesn’t load for a couple of hours. So to me, the notion of Y! being up 100% of the time is silly. Seems to me that these measurements are subjective or not properly defined.
ow long does youtube downtime last? Because I have not noticed any downtime from YTube in the past couple of weeks. Maybe because I don’t check Ytube very often.
I find yahoo is always down…go figure.
I think looking at just downtime does not show the complete picture. Google SERPs load much much faster than Yahoo or MSN. Personally, I don’t find much of a difference in search results between Yahoo and Google, but since Yahoo takes that extra few seconds to load, I find myself going to Google every time. I think load time is a much better indicator of user experience given these minuscule downtimes.
I go to Scroogle everytime! I don’t find Google or Yahoo to be worth it! Anyone that keeps my personal data on file for unspecified amounts of time and does god knows what with it, is not a candidate for my personal use. At all!
IIRC, YouTube’s downtime was caused by some dipshit ISP screwing up a censorship implementation and accidentally DDoSing their own country with traffic intended for youtube.