Top World Wide Websites
Written by Janet Swift   
Sunday, 08 July 2012

It isn't news that Google is the world's top website - but it isn't top everywhere. There are parts of the world where other sites have ousted Google from its usual No 1 position.

 

 

mapinternetismall

 

This map showing the dominant websites around the world comes from Webempires and is based on Alexa traffic rank data. Its an impressive achievement to sift through so much data to produce this interesting patchwork.

Commenting on the resulting pattern on his post about it, Paul Jaconis notes:

Facebook it is on its way of taking over Africa and fighting some really tough battles in Asia.

A comment from Adelaide Steedley on the post suggests that Facebook's dominance in the north part of Africa reflects internet connectivity and access to electricity than any inherent strength of the app. She writes:

Cost is a huge factor - internet access is very expensive in Africa, unlike the US or other richer economies, requiring users to be very intentional in their internet use. Users in poorer economies must be very intentional in their (expensive and slow) use of the internet.  Chances are folks use Facebook like email, to keep up with friends around the world, without having to check [both] Facebook and email. 

Adele also asks why most of Africa falls into the "unknown" category. This is explained by the fact that Alexa only collects data from 125 countries and so there's just no information rather than there being other popular websites.

In the case of the obvious oasis of orange hatching in  otherwise Google-colored Western Europe we encounter the Czech Republic where Seznam.cz was more popular than Google.cz in May when the map was compiled.It even has a pretty impressive global rank  - today it stands at 392 in the world.

Had the map been compiled a couple of years back Yahoo would no doubt have shown up more widely. As it is it is No 1 in Cameroon and a separate company Yahoo.co.jp is #1 in Japan and is #15 in the world. Overall, however, according to Alexa Yahoo has a global rank of 4 which puts it ahead of Baidu which is at 5, and as the map clearly shows #1 in China which must give it a phenomenal growth potential.

Yandex which is #1 in Russia colors the top right area of the map yellow. It is currently ranked 24 in the world and faces rivalarly from mail.ru which is ranked 4 in Russia but comes top in Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan.

 

mapinterneticon

 

More Information
World map of dominating websites

 

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

 

To be informed about new articles on I Programmer, install the I Programmer Toolbar, subscribe to the RSS feed, follow us on, Twitter, Facebook, Google+ or Linkedin,  or sign up for our weekly newsletter.#

 

Banner


Python Tools for Visual Studio Gets New Focus
21/10/2014

PTVS 2.1 has just been released and now can be used for free with Visual Express. The more interesting news is that the PTVS team has become part of the Azure Machine Learning group and it PTVS2. [ ... ]



Imitation Game Opens London Film Festival
12/10/2014

The film about Alan Turing, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as the mathematician who used his genius as a code-breaker during World War II, had a red carpet premiere in London this week.


More News

 

Last Updated ( Sunday, 08 July 2012 )
 
 

   
RSS feed of news items only
I Programmer News
Copyright © 2014 i-programmer.info. All Rights Reserved.
Joomla! is Free Software released under the GNU/GPL License.