Friday, December 12, 2008

Genealogy Metrics - does it have your number?

Genea-Musings has occasionally posted traffic statistics for genealogy web sites and blogs - see here and here for the latest.

David Lifferth alerted me via email to his web site http://genealogymetrics.ning.com/ which is keeping a monthly count (I think!) of the top genealogy web sites, in terms of traffic ranking relative to the entire Internet.

There are listings for:

* Top Genealogy Web Sites (Quantcast rankings) - top 8
* All Genealogy/Family History sites (Alexa rankings) - Top 9
* US Top 15 Web Sites (Alexa rankings)
* UK Top 9 Genealogy/Family History web sites (Alexa rankings)
* Europe Top 3 Genealogy/Family History web sites (Alexa rankings)
* Canada Web Sites (Alexa Rankings)
* International Web Sites (Alexa Rankings)
* Top Genealogy Blogs (Alexa rankings, but the list doesn't include URLs that contain a Blogspot domain name or other URLs that cannot be quantified)
* Top Genealogy software sold by Amazon
* Top Genealogy Books sold by Amazon

There are also links for Blogs, Groups (discuss web sites or blogs), Events, a Discussion Forum, a Member List, personal member pages, and a place to invite others to join the Genealogy Metrics network.

This site is FREE to join. Once you have joined, you can update your profile with a picture, some personal description, etc. just like a blog. You can write posts in a personal blog environment, although my guess is that the blog topics might focus on the genealogy industry and traffic rankings.

According to the blog rankings, Illya D'Addezio's http://www.genealogytoday.com/ leads (although it is much more than a blog site), Dick Eastman's http://www.eogn.com/ is second, http://www.thegeneticgenealogist.com/ third, followed by http://www.geneamusings.com/, http://www.genealogue.com/, http://www.genealogybranches.com/ (also more than a blog), and http://www.dearmyrtle.com/. As mentioned above, the rankings do not include URLs that are on a site like Blogger, WordPress, etc., so take them with a large grain of salt.

The top 9 genealogy/family history web sites by Alexa rankings?

1. http://www.ancestry.com/
2. http://www.legacy.com/
3. http://www.myheritage.com/
4. http://www.genealogy.com/
5. http://www.ancestry.co.uk/
6. http://www.familysearch.org/
7. http://www.geneanet.org/
8. http://www.findagrave.com/
9. http://www.notrefamille.com/

Thanks to David Lifferth for creating a quick, easy-to-use web site that reveals traffic information about genealogy web sites, and a forum to discuss them.

UPDATE: 12/14/08: I messed up the most important thing in this post - the link to Genealogy Metrics! Thank you to Daniel Horowitz of MyHeritage.com for his comment noting the error. The correct URL is http://genealogymetrics.ning.com/ (which I've corrected in the original post).

2 comments:

Daniel Horowitz said...

Hello Randy:

The correct link for David Lifferth web site GenealogyMetrics is http://genealogymetrics.ning.com/

Best regards
Daniel Horowitz
Genealogy and Translation Manager
MyHeritage Ltd.
Email: Daniel@MyHeritage.com
www.MyHeritage.com

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