November 9, 2011, 9:06 AM

L.L. Bean and Amazon top October availability ratings

The two retailers led Internet Explorer and Firefox tests, respectively.

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L.L. Bean finished in first place among large retailers in October web site availability tests, says Compuware Gomez. Last month, posted an Internet Explorer availability score of 99.99%. led the way in Firefox testing with a 99.99% rating. was second in Internet Explorer tests with a score of 99.98% availability, followed by (99.96%), (99.94%) and (99.93%).

In Firefox testing,, and, tied for second place with 99.96% availability. and were next, tied at 99.95%.

The average Internet Explorer availability for the 18 retailers measured in October was 99.29%, according to the Compuware Gomez Benchmark study. The average Firefox availability for the same group of retailers last month was 99.54%.

Availability is determined by the percentage of tests that load correctly.

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