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Re: survey of top web sites

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2007 18:53:22 -0700
Message-Id: <6240A29B-8325-4F9F-9CF3-39F9DF625BB2@apple.com>
Cc: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>, public-html@w3.org
To: sean@elementary-group.com

On Apr 24, 2007, at 6:48 PM, Sean Fraser wrote:

>
>
> On Tue Apr 24 15:22 , Dan Connolly sent:
>
> >>In the teleconference survey, Josef Spillner writes:
>
> >> "Clarification would be needed on the top200 vs. top200-US sites  
> survey
> >> suggestions. The latter one would clearly produce skewed  
> results, but
> >> the former one should also not be more than a tiny source of  
> input, as
> >>top sites usually don't build HTML pages, they buy them instead."
> >> -- http://www.w3.org/2002/09/wbs/40318/tel26Apr/results
>
> > I'm not really that picky. If you want to survey the top 200 sites
> > in the world, go for it. If you want to survey the top 3 sites
> > in your neighborhood, that's perhaps a little less interesting,
> > but I'd still like to hear about it.
>
> Alexa's an ideal source. It generates the Top 500 most _popular  
> Global_ sites, e.g., MySpace and YouTube, which will give more  
> diverse data regardless if the sites are templates or hand-coded.  
> Very few WordPress sites are not templates. And, template authors  
> are still authors.
Another useful source of sites to look at might be sites with Google  
PageRank 9 or 10. Although there are some quirky entries, this is a  
good indicator of sites that are heavily linked to.

Regards,
Maciej
Received on Wednesday, 25 April 2007 01:53:51 UTC

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