"Google Search users in the United States are 10 times more likely to encounter a problem than users in Brazil," said the report. Brazil did indeed fare well, sustaining only three minutes of downtime from Sept. 1, 2006, to Sept. 1, 2007.Rounding out the top five localized Googles sites were Netherlands (11 min. downtime), India (12 min.), Thailand (13 min.) and Japan (15 min.).
The five worst sites: Israel (34 min.), Turkey (40 min.), Singapore (46 min.), Taiwan (46 min.) and Sweden (48 min.). "Even though this survey contains some surprising results, none of the monitored websites
passed below 99.99% uptime, which has to be considered extremely good, even for a company with the resources of Google," the report said.