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Apple.com 16th Most Linked Site On The Web

Apple.com 16th Most Linked Site On The Web

by , 10:30 AM EDT, August 10th, 2000

While we know that Apple.com consistently draws over 1 million visitors each month based on results generated by the PC Data and their Top 10 rankings, a new study shows that the Apple site is one of the most linked to sites on the web. According to WebsMostLinked.com, Apple.com is ranked 16th overall when it comes to the number of links found that lead to its site.

The WebsMostLInked.com Top 20 sites:

  1. Yahoo!
  2. Yahoo! GeoCities
  3. Netcenter [Netscape]
  4. Adobe
  5. AOL
  6. Lycos
  7. Excite
  8. Altavista
  9. Angelfire Free Homepages
  10. Digital.com
  11. NASA
  12. Mindspring Enterprises
  13. Infoseek
  14. Real.com
  15. University of Illinois
  16. Apple
  17. HotBot
  18. Reel.com
  19. Tripod
  20. Web.com

WebsMostLinked has their own system for sorting and identifing the most linked sites. According to WebsMostLinked:

After using a proprietary system to collect this data (which filters out junk and collects information from a wide variety of various sources), each site is given a "popularity factor". Sites are ranked in descending order of their popularity factor. We have found this to be the most reliable system available.

While Apple is one of the most linked sites, there is a discrepency as to the overall popularity of the site. 100hot.com has Apple ranked as the 55th most popular site, while Web100.com's listing does not include Apple, or many of the above sites, on their list. One other ranking, Netscape Communicator's "What's Related" feature, places Apple's site as the 298th most popular on the Web.

The Mac Observer Spin:

The magical mystery world of Web rankings is just that, magical and a mystery. The very nature of the Internet makes grabbing snapshots of its status virtually impossible. On top of that, the different accounting methods used by the various ranking and metering services are still in their infancy.

That said, seeing the nature of the Mac Web community and the even greater network of Mac users with Web sites, we find Apple's #16 ranking to be believable.

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