The web sites I reviewed were:
* http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/ (a general genealogy database site)
* http://www.footnote.com/ (a US government related database site)
* http://www.genealogybank.com/ (a newspaper-oriented database site)
* http://www.findmypast.com/ (a United Kingdom genealogy database site)
* http://www.genealogytoday.com (a general genealogy database site)
http://www.alexa.com/ measures Reach (percentage of all Internet users who visit a web site). Here is the Reach for these five web sites:
And here are the page views (in terms of percent of all users: for the sites:
The www.alexa.com data shows that:
* www.worldvitalrecords.com has a three month average Reach of 0.00275% (about 5% of Ancestry.com's Reach).
* www.footnote.com has a three month average Reach of 0.00446% (about 8% of Ancestry.com)
* www.genealogybank.com has a three month average Reach of 0.00058% (about 1% of Ancestry.com)
* www.findmypast.com has a three month average Reach of 0.00132% (about 2.4% of Ancestry.com)
* www.genealogytoday.com has a three month average Reach of 0.00537% (about 10% of Ancestry.com)
The www.quantcast.com page shows, in terms of United States daily visitors per month, is:
* www.worldvitalrecords.com - 335K US visits and 404K visits worldwide (addicts and regulars are 23% of audience, 51% of visits)
* www.footnote.com - 579K US visits (addicts and regulars are 19% of audience, and 40% of visits)
* www.genealogybank.com - 87K US visits (addicts and regulars are 22% of audience, 52% of visits)
* www.findmypast.com - 24K US visits (addicts and regulars are 21% of audience, 37% of visits)
* www.genealogytoday.com - 300K US visits ( addicts and regulars are 16% of audience, 33% of visits)
For comparison purposes, www.Ancestry.com had 5.0 million US visits, with addicts and regulars 45% of audience and 89% of visits.
It's unfortunate that the www.FindMyPast.com results from Quantcast is for US visits only.
It sure seems to me that none of these commercial genealogy websites have made a significant dent in Ancestry.com's customer base. The graphs show that traffic is essentially stagnant, except when a site offers a free database set or introduces new databases.