Being the curious genea-cat I am, I checked the reach and page views on http://www.alexa.com/ for:
Alexa.com measures Reach (percentage of all Internet users who visit a web site).
The daily page views (in terms of percent of all Internet users) were:
The Alexa page for Ancestry.com lists the following statistics:
* 0.057% of all Internet users visited Ancestry.com on 25 August
* 0.055% (average) of all Internet users visited Ancestry.com over the past three months.
* 16.4 page views per user on 25 August
* 15.32 page views per user (average) over the past three months
* Ancestry's rank in the USA is #386 of all web sites
I also checked the daily U.S. visits for the four TGN domains on http://www.quantcast.com/
These are daily visits by U.S. visitors. The Quantcast page for Ancestry.com indicates that the site averages 5.0 million visitors per month (not visits, visitors - in other words, unique users). Other statistics indicate that:
* 4% of the visits are "addicts" that are 48% of the total visits
* 41% of the visits are "regulars" that are 41% of the total visits
* 51% of the visits are "passers-bys" that are 11% of the visits.
The statistics indicate, to me, that:
* Bringing the Rootsweb domain into the Ancestry domain did not appreciably increase the total TGN traffic. For example, in early March, Rootsweb had a reach of 0.04% and Ancestry had 0.03%, and in early August Ancestry had a reach of 0.06% and Rootsweb had a reach of 0.005%.
* The Ancestry traffic is essentially stagnant - it has averaged 700K to 800K visits a day (from Quantcast), and a reach of 0.05% to 0.06% (from Alexa) since April 2008.
* The total traffic for all four of TGN's lead domains is about 1.2 million visits daily by U.S. persons.
In a later post, I will determine if other genealogy commercial and free web sites have increased their traffic statistics and market share.