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Pingdom Names Most Reliable Blogging Services

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Running a blog can be a big nuisance; you’ve got keep up with current events, write posts, and monitor comments on at least a daily basis.  But new Pingdom statistics should lighten the load by helping people make sure their blogs remain accessible.

Pingdom observed nine different blogging services for a period of four months in order to find out which ones suffered the least amount of downtime.  The uptime-monitoring company’s test ran through March 10th, so its findings should be quite current.

Blogging Uptime
 

TypePad came out on top, spending just 14 minutes in non-working order.  Blogger and WordPress.com were next, with both services losing 20 minutes.  Then there was a significant drop-off, as Windows Live Spaces, Blogster, and Squarespace experienced 250, 279, and 313 minutes’ worth of downtime, respectively.

Vox, LiveJournal, and Blog.com wrap up the list with performances too bad to bother reporting.

So there’s some significant (and even potentially valuable) data for all the bloggers out there.  If you’re using one of the less reliable services, consider making a switch and testing what sort of effect the move has on your readership and ad revenue.

Pingdom Names Most Reliable Blogging Services
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  • http://www.sharperblog.com Richard Scherlitz

    I’m thinking that 14 minutes to 20 minutes is sort of a wash. The next big jump goes to over 4 hours. Being a WordPress fan, I’m glad to see they were toward the top.

    Rich Scherlitz
    sharperblog.com

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