Top 15 Web Properties Worldwide for Dec 06; Internet Users Up 10% in 2006

Worldwide Internet usage increased 10% in December 2006 compared to December 2005, according to the comScore. The Search/Navigation category grew 9%, led by Google which rose 13% in worldwide visitors in 2006.  Microsoft and Yahoo! Sites each grew 5% worldwide during 2006. 

Google Growth YoY:

  • 13%: Overall visitor growth to Google sites
  • 40%: Google Image Search
  • 62%: Visitors to Google Maps
  • 71%: Visitors to Gmail

Top Global Web Properties by Total Unique Visitors
December 2006 

 

Web Properties

Total Unique Visitors (000) 

 

Worldwide Total (Age 15+)

740,984

1

Microsoft Sites

508,659

2

Google Sites

494,170

3

Yahoo! Sites

476,761

4

Time Warner Network

260,387

5

eBay

251,423

6

Wikipedia Sites

164,675

7

Amazon Sites

151,033

8

Fox Interactive Media

135,730

9

CNET Networks

114,940

10

Ask Network

113,881

11

Apple Computer, Inc.

111,131

12

Adobe Sites

100,421

13

Lycos, Inc.

83,724

14

Viacom Digital

76,171

15

New York Times Digital

68,010

Source: comScore World Metrix
* Excludes traffic from public computers such as Internet cafes and access from mobile phones or PDAs.

Top Gaining Categories in 2006: 

Multimedia (up 37%):  A major driver of growth in the multimedia category was YouTube.com, which grew 1,972% versus year ago to reach 120 million worldwide visitors in December.  

Community (up 33%):  In the Community category, which includes social networking sites, MySpace and Blogger were both significant growth drivers, growing 159% to 90 million worldwide visitors and 90% to 93 million worldwide visitors, respectively.  

E-mail (up 16%):  Growth in the e-mail category was driven largely by the rapid adoption of Google Gmail, which was up 71% to 60 million visitors year-over-year.  

News/Information (up 15%): Growth in the News/Information category was driven largely by MSN News & Weather (up 131% to 25 million worldwide visitors), Yahoo! News (up 44% year-over-year to 104 million worldwide visitors), and New York Times Digital (up 20% to 68 million worldwide visitors).  

Games (up 14%):   The Games category was driven by sites like Nintendo.com (up 157% to 19 million worldwide visitors), EA Online (up 13% to 27 million worldwide visitors), and Yahoo! Games (up 10% to 58 million worldwide visitors).

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