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August 10th, 1999

[2:30 PM]
Apple Ranks In The Top 100 Web Sites Internet-Wide For July
Competition is fierce in the battle for eyeballs on the web. PC Data has released their July rankings for the Top 100 web sites and we find that Apple has done remarkably well. The results are divided into the Top 100 Web Properties and The Top 100 Web Sites (Domains). In both cases, Apple is ranked where there is no other computer manufacturer listed. Apple is ranked #68 in the Top 100 Web Properties, and #79 in the Top 100 Web Sites. In both cases, Microsoft ranks in the Top 2. We have commentary at the bottom of these two long tables. According to PC Data:

PC Data, the leader in software and hardware technology tracking, today released its monthly listing of the top 100 Web properties and sites for July 1999.

The lists are compiled by using a proprietary software tool that tracks "unique visitors" who go to either a Web site or a Web property (defined as a network of related sites) each month. Every visitor is counted only once, regardless of how many times the individual visits a site. The sample currently includes 55,000 home users who are not using the proprietary AOL browser. PC Data will begin tracking AOL users beginning August 1999. The total universe of non-AOL home Internet users is approximately 50,000,000.

July 1999 Top 100 Web Properties

Rank
Web Property
Unique Users (000)
1
Microsoft Sites
30,224
2
Yahoo Sites
30,073
3
AOL Sites
28,503
4
Lycos
22,846
5
Go Network
16,727
6
Excite Network
14,064
7
Time Warner Online
11,238
8
CMGI, Inc.
9,333
9
amazon.com
9,229
10
NBC Internet
8,968
11
Xoom Sites
8,823
12
CNET
8,077
13
Fortune City
8,058
14
Real Networks
7,919
15
ZDNet Sites
7,745
16
About.com
7,566
17
eBay
7,495
18
Looksmart
7,296
19
Go2Net Network
6,134
20
CyberErotica
5,180
21
Viacom Online
5,158
22
Goto.com
4,886
23
My Points, Inc.
4,807
24
InfoSpace
4,771
25
CDNow/Columbiahouse
4,722
26
Bluemountain Arts
4,621
27
Kara's Adult Playground - RJBT
4,612
28
Homearts Network
4,607
29
News Corporation Online
4,198
30
ATT
4,179
31
Sony
4,048
32
Uproar
3,984
33
Virtumondo,Inc
3,969
34
Ask Jeeves
3,928
35
PornCity.Net
3,844
36
CitySearch-Ticketmaster Online
3,772
37
Earthlink
3,747
38
Bonzi.com
3,604
39
Macromedia
3,537
40
Theglobe.com
3,534
41
CBS
3,507
42
Acceleration Software
3,417
43
Flying Crocodile, Inc.
3,338
44
AllAdvantage.com
3,202
45
Intergal
3,149
46
iVillage
3,146
47
Imagine Games Network
3,144
48
Human Communications, Inc.
3,057
49
Freeshop International
3,019
50
High Society
2,993
51
Direct Connect, Inc.
2,991
52
International Data Group(IDG)
2,988
53
MapQuest
2,987
54
Weather.com
2,886
55
MatchLogic
2,883
56
Internet Print Shop
2,823
57
uBid
2,744
58
Internet Club
2,740
59
Infonent, Inc.
2,675
60
Freeyellow.com
2,652
61
Serge's Links
2,627
62
Barnes and Noble Online
2,596
63
Mp3.com
2,584
64
Network Associates
2,377
65
The Harris Poll
2,356
66
Egghead/OnSale
2,341
67
Cybergold
2,326
68
Apple Computer
2,323
69
Greenwich Standard Limited
2,297
70
Artistdirect.com
2,287
71
Cybertech Communications
2,268
72
MindSpring
2,133
73
Cendant Interactive
2,132
74
BMG
2,124
75
CoolSavings.com
2,084
76
Homestead
2,076
77
Web Clients
2,057
78
Switchboard Network
2,057
79
Women.com Network
2,052
80
Mail.com, Inc.
2,038
81
Learning Company
2,029
82
NPD Online Research
2,029
83
Travelocity
2,023
84
Greenfield Online
2,008
85
GTE
1,989
86
Internet.com
1,980
87
Delphi Internet Services
1,972
88
Demon Internet
1,963
89
Supermarkets Online, Inc
1,939
90
WebSideStory, Inc
1,934
91
Cybernet Ventures
1,934
92
Dogpile
1,919
93
1-800-US Search
1,874
94
Prizecentral.com
1,872
95
University of California
1,871
96
Webstakes
1,848
97
Prodigy Internet Services
1,832
98
Titan Sports Inc.
1,825
99
Bell Atlantic Corporation
1,818
100
Interactive Gallery, Inc.
1,800

July 1999 Top 100 Web Sites

Rank
Web Site
Unique Users (000)
1
yahoo.com
25,178
2
msn.com
23,490
3
geocities.com
17,826
4
aol.com
17,750
5
microsoft.com
15,883
6
netscape.com
14,486
7
lycos.com
12,935
8
passport.com
12,399
9
hotmail.com
11,999
10
angelfire.com
11,885
11
tripod.com
11,535
12
excite.com
10,816
13
icq.com
8,823
14
xoom.com
8,820
15
altavista.com
7,775
16
real.com
7,573
17
about.com
7,566
18
snap.com
7,532
19
ebay.com
7,470
20
amazon.com
7,375
21
infoseek.com
6,994
22
zdnet.com
6,290
23
hotbot.com
5,733
24
msnbc.com
5,603
25
fortunecity.com
5,453
26
looksmart.com
5,449
27
simplenet.com
5,104
28
goto.com
4,875
29
infospace.com
4,771
30
mypoints.com
4,749
31
download.com
4,719
32
bluemountain.com
4,613
33
disney.com
4,375
34
go.com
4,313
35
hypermart.net
4,250
36
cybererotica.com
4,222
37
treeloot.com
3,969
38
earthlink.net
3,706
39
cdnow.com
3,679
40
askjeeves.com
3,675
41
uproar.com
3,656
42
bonzi.com
3,604
43
porncity.net
3,590
44
cnet.com
3,521
45
theglobe.com
3,486
46
come.to
3,248
47
karasxxx.com
3,229
48
alladvantage.com
3,202
49
talkcity.com
3,028
50
cnn.com
3,007
51
zone.com
3,005
52
go2net.com
3,002
53
macromedia.com
2,991
54
mapquest.com
2,977
55
sony.com
2,967
56
freeshop.com
2,932
57
weather.com
2,886
58
pathfinder.com
2,884
59
preferences.com
2,883
60
ubid.com
2,744
61
intergal.com
2,725
62
gotoworld.com
2,724
63
buttonware.net
2,658
64
freeyellow.com
2,652
65
cotac.com
2,627
66
webjump.com
2,620
67
barnesandnoble.com
2,596
68
classifieds2000.com
2,576
69
webcrawler.com
2,542
70
espn.com
2,511
71
mtv.com
2,499
72
mp3.com
2,493
73
freepictures.com
2,486
74
att.net
2,481
75
xxxpassword.com
2,407
76
virtualave.net
2,380
77
harrispollonline.com
2,356
78
cybergold.com
2,326
79
apple.com
2,323
80
web1000.com
2,297
81
mcafee.com
2,281
82
webring.org
2,188
83
coolsavings.com
2,084
84
homestead.com
2,076
85
8m.com
2,050
86
npdor.com
2,029
87
switchboard.com
2,028
88
travelocity.com
2,023
89
greenfieldonline.com
2,008
90
broadcast.com
1,999
91
delphi.com
1,972
92
etour.com
1,964
93
babylon-x.com
1,953
94
abcnews.com
1,952
95
valupage.com
1,939
96
adultcheck.com
1,934
97
dogpile.com
1,919
98
blairwitch.com
1,888
99
1800ussearch.com
1,874
100
webstakes.com
1,848

 

The Mac Observer Spin: It is actually fairly amazing that Apple's web site ranks so high. There is little doubt that the popularity of QuickTIme on both sides of the platform wars has much to do with this. People curious about the iMac also contribute.

But another part of it is that Apple is the only Mac hardware and Operating System company in the world. There are a gazillion and two choices for Wintel drones to turn to for information. With so few Wintel companies generating any kind of company loyalty, there isn't much desire to head to a company's web site like Compaq or Dell.

Above and beyond that, the aspect of owning a PC that is most troublesome is Windows itself. Where do you for troubleshooting, technical, and other tip-related information? To Microsoft, the number 1 web property and number 2 web site. Go figure.

PC Data



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