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comScore Rankings for Major Websites – And Guess My Age

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

comScore released its August results for the 50 most visited sites on the web recently. Mostly, it’s the usual suspects – Google, Microsoft and Yahoo! sites are ranked 1, 2, and 3 – but there are some things worth commenting on.

  • AOL is still in the top 5. I never would have guessed that in a million years.
  • The New York Times pay wall strategy doesn’t seem to be killing their business. They’re still 15th, though obviously the rankings don’t measure profitability. (Nor do they measure only paid traffic – casual visitors who stay below the payment-required threshold count here, too.)
  • Who the hell is VEVO? (Rhetorical question. I went and checked it out, but I had never heard of it before.)

So now who can guess how old I am based on my being young enough to think AOL is from another generation and must have died years ago but old enough not to have heard of Vevo?



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