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Effect on Google rankings if my site is down?

I'm using hostgator shared hosting for some of my sites and uptime reported by mo.ni.tor.us is in between 97% to 94%. Is it a tolerable range for downtime ? Also i would like to know how much downtime percentage is considered as okay in case of SEO ? I see that most updated blogs needs to have more uptime. But not sure how much downtime factor is considered in case of SEO ?

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Not interested in google ranking and all. Just interested in opinion of other webmasters on how much downtime and uptime is tolerable, along with opinion of how it affects bots, be it any search engine and aggregators. –  Mahesh Sep 8 '11 at 17:05

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The less your downtime is the better. As for affect of your website due to the downtime this may help.

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I'm getting 94-97% uptime. Do you think it's tolerable ? Or should i talk to hostgator support team about this ? –  Mahesh Sep 8 '11 at 18:16
    
Personally... It's tolerable as long as it is not affecting the bottom line. –  Jeremy Sep 8 '11 at 18:27

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