5/8/05

Top 50 sites on the net


Ever wondered what the most visited sites in the Internet are? Well wonder no more… here is a list of the top 50 most visited sites in the web by www.alexa.com

Pretty cool websites and as expected most of the sites listed here are search engines, computer manufacturers, news sites, and personal publishing sites (blog).

Blogger came in at 30 overtaking apple, dell, neopets, friendster and other well known sites... clearly making a statement that personal publishing is really on the rise. :)

1. Yahoo!
Personalized content and search options. Chatrooms, free e-mail, clubs, and pager.
www.yahoo.com - Site info

2. Microsoft Network (MSN)
Dialup access and content provider.
www.msn.com - Site info

3. Google
Enables users to search the Web, Usenet, and images. Features include PageRank, caching and translation of results, and an option to find similar pages. The company's focus is developing search technology.
www.google.com - Site info

4. Passport.net
www.passport.net - Site info

5. EBay
International person to person auction site, with products sorted into categories.
www.ebay.com - Site info

6. Microsoft Corporation
Official homepage of Microsoft Corporation.
www.microsoft.com - Site info

7. Amazon.com
Amazon.com, a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, opened its virtual doors on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth's Biggest Selection. Amazon.com seeks to be Earth's most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices. Amazon.com and sellers list millions of unique new and used items in categories such as apparel and accessories, electronics, computers, kitchenware and housewares, books, music, DVDs, videos, cameras and photo items, toys, baby items and baby registry, software, computer and video games, cell phones and service, tools and hardware, travel services, magazine subscriptions and outdoor living items. Site has numerous personalization features and services including one-click buying, extensive customer and editorial product reviews, gift registries, gift certificates, wish lists, restaurant and movie listings, travel, and photo processing.
www.amazon.com - Site info

8. Fastclick
An online advertising agent that provides products, such as Ad Network and AdServer, to ensure optimal output and performance for its clients.
www.fastclick.com - Site info

9. AOL Anywhere
America On Line's portal, offering search, shopping, channels, chat and mail.
www.aol.com - Site info

10. Google UK
The local version of this pre-eminent search engine, offering UK-specific pages as well as world results.
www.google.co.uk - Site info

11. Go
A searchable directory, news, stocks, sports and free e-mail.
www.go.com - Site info

12. BBC
Includes interactive sites for television, radio, local, national and international news, sport, entertainment and education. Message boards, chat and communities, lifestyle advice and information on the use of licence fee money.
www.bbc.co.uk - Site info

13. CNN - Cable News Network
Includes US and international stories and analysis, weather, video clips, and program schedule.
www.cnn.com - Site info

14. Xanga
Personal publishing. Free weblogs.
www.xanga.com - Site info

15. Myspace.com
www.myspace.com - Site info

16. EBay UK
Person to person online auction site where you can buy or sell new and used items.
www.ebay.co.uk - Site info

17. Google.ca
www.google.ca - Site info

18. Comcast.net
www.comcast.net - Site info

19. Gator.com
www.gator.com - Site info

20. Alibaba.com
Import and export trade leads and opportunities.
www.alibaba.com - Site info

21. Yahoo! Search Marketing Solutions
Provides marketing services for online businesses with search-based products and tools.
www.overture.com - Site info

22. MOJO Works
Provides online advertising, direct marketing and interactive marketing technologies.
www.mediaplex.com - Site info

23. The Internet Movie Database
Features plot summaries, reviews, cast lists, and theatre schedules.
www.imdb.com - Site info

24. Searchscout.com
www.searchscout.com - Site info

25. Adult Friendfinder
Personal adverts with pictures and chat. [Membership]
www.adultfriendfinder.com - Site info

26. Craigslist.org
www.craigslist.org - Site info

27. MapQuest
Find directions for and explore towns and cities worldwide. Display addresses on a map, view nearby businesses, get driving directions and maps, and plan a trip with city information. Also includes aerial photographs of selected areas.
www.mapquest.com - Site info

28. The Weather Channel
Offers forecasts for cities worldwide as well as radar and satellite maps. Also includes news stories and allergy information.
www.weather.com - Site info

29. Webshots
Download free screen saver, wallpaper, and photos.
www.webshots.com - Site info

30. Blogger.com
Free, automated weblog publishing tool that sends updates to a site via FTP.
www.blogger.com - Site info

31. Casalemedia.com
www.casalemedia.com - Site info

32. Double Click
Coordinates targeted Internet advertising campaigns for advertisers, and provides ad management services, software, and sales for publishers.
www.doubleclick.com - Site info

33. Dell Computers Online
Name brand computer retailer. Ability to custom build and order a system on-line.
www.dell.com - Site info

34. Offeroptimizer.com
www.offeroptimizer.com - Site info

35. Netscape.com
www.netscape.com - Site info

36. Apple Computer, Inc.
Apple's main homepage.
www.apple.com - Site info

37. About
A network of sites where visitors can find many targeted topic areas, each one managed by a personal guide.
www.about.com - Site info

38. Belnk.com
www.belnk.com - Site info

39. My Way
Internet portal without banners or pop-ups.
www.myway.com - Site info

40. Tribal Fusion Ad Banner Marketplace
Real-time marketplace for buying and selling online banner advertising. Hundreds of content categories, total advertiser control to configure and run campaigns, and a supply and demand pricing system.
www.tribalfusion.com - Site info

41. Net-offers.net
www.net-offers.net - Site info

42. Friendster
An online community that connects people through networks of friends for dating or making new friends.
www.friendster.com - Site info

43. AdServer
AdServer is a web-based application that allows the user to serve, manage, and optimize online advertizing.
www.adserver.com - Site info

44. Match.com
Personal ads with photos, anonymous email, advice and date ideas.
www.match.com - Site info

45. Neopets
Offers a variety of virtual pets to care for, as well as games, contests, communities, and combat simulations.
www.neopets.com - Site info

46. 888.com
www.888.com - Site info

47. CNET Download.com
The site is one of the largest and most trusted sources of freeware, shareware, and other software downloads.
www.download.com - Site info

48. Lycos
North American portal with email, YellowPages, heavily integrated search engine, personal settings and a directory.
www.lycos.com - Site info

49. Mywebsearch.com
www.mywebsearch.com - Site info

50. Google Australia
Search the web from Google Australia's homepage.
www.google.com.au - Site info

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