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Q: Website ranking by traffic ( Answered,   1 Comment )
Subject: Website ranking by traffic
Category: Computers > Internet
Asked by: plshelpme-ga
List Price: $20.00
Posted: 20 Aug 2006 05:31 PDT
Expires: 19 Sep 2006 05:31 PDT
Question ID: 757832
I'm looking for a list of the world's most popular websites, sorted by
ranking  with the following information:
- ranking
- domain name
- traffic (optional field)

The list needs to be a minimum of 50 sites (the more the better) and
the data needs to be recent (within the last 1.5 years)
Subject: Re: Website ranking by traffic
Answered By: pafalafa-ga on 20 Aug 2006 06:21 PDT

Here is a list from May 2006, of the world's top 50 sites (or
collections of sites) as measured by the number of visitors from the

Rank	Site/Properties	Size of Audience
1	Yahoo! Sites	12,807,300
2	MSN+Microsoft	12,026,100
3	Time Warner	11,917,100
4	Google Sites	10,853,400
5	eBay	         7,595,200
6	Ask Network	5,376,700
7	Amazon Sites	4,837,100
8	MySpace	        4,803,300
9	New York Times	3,943,500
10	Verizon	        3,512,300
11	Weather Channel	3,508,300
12	United Online,  3,056,300
13	Wikipedia Sites	2,992,100
14	CNET Networks	2,990,500
15	Apple Computer	2,882,600
16	Monster 	2,843,900
17	Viacom Online	2,824,800
18	Adobe Sites	2,794,600
19	Expedia Inc	2,731,900
20	AT&T, Inc.	2,554,300
21	Wal-Mart	2,452,800
22	Vendare Media	2,422,900
23	Gorilla Nation 	2,409,900
24 	2,357,100
25	Target Corp	2,349,900
26	Lycos, Inc.	2,328,900
27	Bank of America	2,287,300
28	Disney Online	2,211,200
29	CBS Corporation	2,204,400
30	CareerBuilder	2,091,900
31	Gannett Sites	2,090,200
32 	2,013,000
33	ESPN	        1,752,400
34	News Corp. 	1,720,500
35	E.W. Scripps	1,689,200
36	Comcast	        1,674,300
37	Cox Enterprises	1,668,800
38	Trip Network    1,629,600
39	1,597,600
40	Weatherbug	1,583,500
41	WhitePages	1,527,000
42	ORBITZ.COM	1,519,700
43	ARTISTdirect	1,490,500
44	Ticketmaster	1,485,300
45	Citysearch	1,480,000
46	Infospace 	1,475,200
47	WebMD Health	1,456,900
48	Dell	        1,391,800
49	UPS Sites	1,372,500
50	OverStock	1,361,000

The source of the list can be seen here:

in the May 22, 2006 posting.

I trust that's the information you needed. but if there's anything
else I can do for you, just let me know by posting a Request for



search strategy -- used bookmarked links for internet statistics

Request for Answer Clarification by plshelpme-ga on 21 Aug 2006 02:02 PDT
Hi, that list you have provided only counts US visits. I was looking
for a list that ranks all the sites in the world by all traffic.

Clarification of Answer by pafalafa-ga on 21 Aug 2006 06:12 PDT
Fair enough.  Your best bet for a worldwide ranking list is Alexa,
which lists the Top 500 sites in the world:

Their top ten listings show the expected US sites as well as some
decidely non-US offerings:

1. Yahoo!   

2. Microsoft Network (MSN)   

3. Google   



6. Myspace   

7. Sina   

8. Yahoo Japan   


10. EBay

Alexa offers some site trafic statistics as well, which are available
by clicking on any "Site Info" link on the list, but the stats are not
pure visitor count info, so use them with caution.

Hope that does the trick, but if there's something else you need, just let me know.


Subject: Re: Website ranking by traffic
From: netphd-ga on 28 Aug 2006 21:49 PDT
You may find the list at NetCraft to give you a more accurate
representation of global sites as the Alexa toolbar is not compatible
with the FireFox browser. (Refraining from political dig at
Amazon/Alexa here)

If you are seeking the list for decision on where to spend your
marketing dollars. Test many, track your results carefully. While we
appreciate the "business" here in Answers, you may do well to hire a
specialist for your first run or two.

Best of luck in your efforts!

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