Google Lists the 1000 Most Visited Sites on the Web

. June 3, 2010 . 0 Comments

Google released the 1000 most-visited sites list on the web on May 28th. According to the list, Facebook sits on top with 540 million unique visitors, followed by yahoo.com, live.com. The list will be updated monthly and does not include adult sites, ad networks, domains that don’t have publicly visible content or don’t load properly, and certain Google sites. Google removes some of their own sites.

Facebook, under Social Networks category, ranks number one of the list. Wikipedia (#4) and Mozilla (#10) are the only two Websites in Google’s top 10 not to display advertising which respectively under Dictionaries & Encyclopedias and Internet Clients & Browsers category. Web portals such as Yahoo.com (#2), MSN.com (#5), Baidu (#8) are also high on the list. Search engines also occupy several top places in the list (excluding Google’s own Search) and Live.com (#3) was the unique search engine among Top 10 list. Blogging category is also high on Google’s list, with Blogspot (Blogger) situated in the 7th place with 230 million uniques. The other categories in Top 10 are Email & Messaging( qq.com #9) and Software?microsoft.Com #6).

SearchEngineland, the US Search engine technology Web site, indicated that it is big news that Google publicly released a list of the top 1,000 sites.

The expert said that it is the first time that Google officially released the 1000 Most-visited Sites and the list will update monthly, it shows google’s ambition to establish its own standard as the industry standard. The list provides the second free data for the industry after Alexa. It is more accurate than Alexa for the data comes from “aggregated Google Toolbar data from users who have opted in to enhanced features, publisher opt-in anonymous Google Analytics data, opt-in external consumer panel data, and other third-party market research.

The following are Top5 list in 4 most popular categories

Social Networks top5
facebook.com, the Social Networks recently in distress of privacy, Facebook sits on top 1 of Social Networks list with 540 million unique visitors, followed by myspace.com

No1: facebook.com #1
No2: myspace.com #26
No3: orkut.com #46
No4: linkedin.com #56
No5: hi5.com #63

Search Engines Top5
Two sites live.com and bing.com form Microsoft occupies Search Engines Top 2 of bing.com the Search Engines Top5

No1: live.com #3
No2: bing.com #13
No3: ask.com #20
No4: yandex.ru #57
No5: naver.com #72

Software Top5
As the precursor of software industry, microsoft.com incumbently ranks No 1 in the software category.

No1: microsoft.com #6
No2: Brothersoft.com #101
No3: softpedia.com #219
No4: onlinedown.net #332
No5: informer.com #367

Web Portals Top5

As one of the creators of Miracle Internet at the end of 20 century in the US, yahoo.com ranks No.1of in the Web Portals category and No.2 of the whole list. Three in the Web Portals Top5 are from China; they are baidu.com, sina.com.cn and163.com

No1: yahoo.com #2
No2: msn.com #5
No3: baidu.com #8
No4: sina.com.cn #11
No5: 163.com #15
View The 1000 most-visited sites on the web on http://www.google.com/adplanner/static/top1000/

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