Re: survey of top web sites

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."
> >> --
> > 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.


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