Top 20 more popular Web Sites in USA

The company of statistics web Compete, has published an interesting post that shows us which are the 20 most popular web sites of The United States. The interesting thing is that only this elite of 20 websites overcame 20 million unique visitors in the last October. The graph clarifies it:

As we can see in the bar chart, only 3 domains overcome 100 million unique visitors: Yahoo, Google and AOL. Certainly, it is necessary to highlight that though Yahoo and Google head the list, Microsoft has 4 domains in this top 20: msn.com, live.com, microsoft.com and passport.net. For what if we add the number of their visitors, will probably be the number 1 of the ranking.

Who are new in the top 20?

In comparison with the information of Oct. 2005:

  • Adobe.com
  • Live.com
  • Wikipedia.org
  • YouTube.com

Who have gone out of the top 20?

In comparison with the information of Oct. 2005:

  • Expedia.com
  • Monster.com
  • Paypal.com
  • Weather.com

Differs with Alexa’s Ranking?

On the other hand, also it is necessary to indicate that this information differs from the statistics provided by Alexa’s Ranking for USA:

  1. yahoo.com
  2. google.com
  3. myspace.com
  4. msn.com
  5. ebay.com
  6. amazon.com
  7. youtube.com
  8. craigslist.org
  9. wikipedia.org
  10. cnn.com
  11. facebook.com
  12. go.com
  13. live.com
  14. blogger.com
  15. aol.com
  16. microsoft.com
  17. comcast.net
  18. imdb.com
  19. digg.com
  20. flickr.com

In readwriteweb thinks that the reason of that huge difference owes that in Alexa’s list are only counting American traffic. In addition, and this is very true, Alexa’s ranking considers sites as blogger, digg and flickr in their top, which attract “expert” visitors who use Alexa’s bar, necessary to compile the information.

Source: Compete Blog

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