Web Stats – Who is top of the league table?
We spent some time trawling the web trying to work out what the most popular websites were by traffic and why?
It didn’t take long to find Alexa and the endless tables of web rankings.
“Alexa is the leading provider of free, global web metrics. Search Alexa to discover the most successful sites on the web by keyword, category, or country.”
We have published a small table of the top 30 (plus 1 to include Apple) websites in the world at this point in time (see below). There are no real surprises.
Search (google, yahoo), e-mail portals (google, microsoft, yahoo), blogging sites (blogspot, wordpress) and social networking (facebook, linkedin, twitter) feature highly. No surprises to see plenty of Chinese, Japanese and Indian appearing there as well.
One surprising aspect is that adult entertainment sites only start appearing around position 50 (no pun intended). Maybe the social networking sites have taken over?
The research is more interesting when you start looking into categories. It is a quick and handy way to see what your future competitors are up to.
The answer to the why these sites pull in so much traffic seems simple. The harder bit to answer is how you can get your website up the league tables?
We will write about POF another time, but yields an interesting story of web traffic and turning this into revenue.
Let’s see if this list changes much in the next few months.
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