Monday, January 18, 2010

Genealogy Site Traffic - Rankings, US People and Visits

Being a "numbers guy," I am interested in how genealogy information providers stack up against each other, and what the trends are over a period of time. I last looked at genealogy website traffic in January 2009 in a series of posts.

For this series, I am using the Quantcast statistics because they are easily understandable, and free. There are other websites that measure traffic, and their traffic statistics may be different from Quantcast.

So far in this series, I have posted traffic information, and commented on, the web sites Ancestry.com, FamilySearch.org, Footnote.com, FamilyLink.com, WorldVitalRecords.com, and the other sites in the FamilyLink network. Rather than continue that for many web sites, I'm going to summarize them in a long list ordered by Rank. Most of this data was collected as of 30 November 2009 and is US only data:

* www.FamilyLink.com - Rank = 140, Monthly People = 7.1 million, Daily Visits = 508,000.
* www.Ancestry.com - Rank = 197, Monthly People = 5.5 million, Daily Visits = 1.2 million.
* www.MyHeritage.com - Rank = 1,113, Monthly People = 1.4 million, Daily Visits = 226,000.
* www.FamilySearch.org - Rank = 1,675, Monthly People = 985,200, Daily Visits = 340,000.
* www.Genealogy.com - Rank = 1,735, Monthly People = 957,300, Daily Visits = 149,000.

* www.FindAGrave.com - Rank = 2,182, Monthly People = 774,900, Daily Visits = 91,500.
* www.USGWArchives.net - Rank = 2,677, Monthly People = 641,600, Daily Visits = 62,000.
* www.AncestorHunt.com - Rank = 3,636, Monthly People = 479,000, Daily Visits = 28,600.
* www.Footnote.com - Rank = 4,443, Monthly People = 341,800, Daily Visits = 24,200.
* www.NewspaperArchive.com - Rank = 4,595, Monthly People = 379,200, Daily Visits = 26,500.

* www.AccessGenealogy.com - Rank = 6,100, Monthly People = 282,100, Daily Visits = 15,600.
* www.Geni.com - Rank = 6,428, Monthly People = 288,800, Daily Visits = N/A.
* www.GenealogyToday.com - Rank = 7,730, Monthly People = 216,300, Daily Visits = 8,100.
* www.USGenNet.org - Rank = 8,552, Monthly People = 192,500, Daily Visits = 8,800.
* www.DeathIndexes.com - Rank = 8,869, Monthly People = 184,700, Daily Visits = 11,200.

* www.Interment.net - Rank = 9,539, Monthly People = 109,100, Daily Visits = 9,700.
* www.SearchForAncestors.com - Rank = 9,660, Monthly People = 167,500, Daily Visits = 6,800.
* www.Linkpendium.com - Rank = 9,777, Monthly People = 165,000, Daily Visits = 8,600.
* www.GenealogyTrails.com - Rank = 9,832, Monthly People = 164,000, Daily Visits = 8,700.
* www.CyndisList.com - Rank = 10,983, Monthly People = 143,800, Daily Visits = 13,600.

* www.WorldVitalRecords.com - Rank = 12,519, Monthly People = 123,800, Daily Visits = 7,900.
* www.GenealogyBank.com - Rank = 13,040, Monthly People = 119,000, Daily Visits = 5,200.
* www.USGenWeb.org - Rank = 13,529, Monthly People = 113,700, Daily Visits = 13,100.
* www.KindredKonnections.com - Rank = 14,511, Monthly People = 104,900, Daily Visits = 4,800.
* www.FamilyTreeMaker.com - Rank = 15,838, Monthly People = 94,800, Daily Visits = 24,200.

* www.HeritageQuestOnline.com - Rank = 18,076, Monthly People = 81,300, Daily Visits = 4,900.
* www.FamilyHistory101.com - Rank = 20,159, Monthly People = 71,700, Daily Visits = 2,700.
* www.JewishGen.org - Rank = 31,438, Monthly People = 44,000, Daily Visits = 2,400.
* www.DistantCousins.com - Rank = 33,961, Monthly People = 42,800, Daily Visits = 1,400.
* www.GenealogyLinks.net - Rank = 34,057, Monthly People = 40,300, Daily Visits = 1,600.

* www.GenCircles.com - Rank = 34,731, Monthly People = 39,500, Daily Visits = 4,300.
* www.Eogn.com - Rank = 38,679, Monthly People = 35,700, Daily Visits = 4,400.
* www.FamilyTreeMagazine.com - Rank = 41,795, Monthly People = 32,300, Daily Visits = 1,000.
* www.LongLostPeople.com - Rank = 42,344, Monthly People = 31,800, Daily Visits = 1,500.
* www.SteveMorse.org - Rank = 44,659, Monthly People = 30,100, Daily Visits = 1,300.

* www.GenealogyBranches.com - Rank = 45,611, Monthly People = 29,400, Daily Visits = 2,300.
* www.NewEnglandAncestors.org - Rank = 47,894, Monthly People = 28,000, Daily Visits = 4,300.
* www.ProGenealogists.com - Rank = 53,766, Monthly People = 24,700, Daily Visits = 1,400.
* www.OliveTreeGenealogy.com - Rank = 54,167, Monthly People = 24,500, Daily Visits = 1,500.
* www.MilitaryIndexes.com - Rank = 58,072, Monthly People = 22,800, Daily Visits = 317.

* www.GeneaLinks.com - Rank = 58,825, Monthly People = 22,500, Daily Visits = 2,500.
* www.RootsMagic.com - Rank = 67,035, Monthly People = 19,500, Daily Visits = 2,500.
* www.LegacyFamilyTree.com - Rank = 67,635, Monthly People = 19,200, Daily Visits = 1,200.
* www.WorldGenWeb.org - Rank = 68,999, Monthly People = 18,900, Daily Visits = 0.
* www.GenealogyWise.com - Rank = 78,531, Monthly People = 14,600, Daily Visits = 1,100 (global).

* www.FultonHistory.com - Rank = 86,491, Monthly People = 14,900, Daily Visits = 3,200.
* www.GenealogyWise.com - Rank = 87,045, Monthly People = 14,600, Daily Visits = 1,100.
* www.WeRelate.org - Rank = 88,817, Monthly People = 14,400, Daily Visits = 240.
* www.AncestryMagazine.com - Rank = 95,201, Monthly People = 13,400, Daily Visits = 391.
* www.FamilyTreeLegends.com - Rank = 104,791, Monthly People = 12,000, Daily Visits = 1,200.

* www.WorldHistory.com - Rank = 130,875, Monthly People = 14,900 (global), Daily Visits = 1,500 (global).
* www.NGSGenealogy.org - Rank = 150,791, Monthly People = 8,000, Daily Visits = 0.
* www.WhollyGenes.com - Rank = 162,370, Monthly People = 7,300, Daily Visits = 2,000.
* www.FamilyPursuit.com - Rank = 184,555, Monthly People = 6,300, Daily Visits = 0.
* www.GeneTree.com - Rank = 209,428, Monthly People = 8,700 (global), Daily Visits = 441 (global).

* www.Everton.com - Rank = 233,897, Monthly People = 4,000, Daily Visits = 1,400.
* www.RootsTelevision.com - Rank = 316,768, Monthly People = 3,300, Daily Visits = 4,000.
* www.LiveRoots.com - Rank = 329,946, Monthly People = 3,100, Daily Visits = 936.
* www.Internet-Genealogy.com - Rank = 369,537, Monthly People = 2,600, Daily Visits = 706.
* www.WebTree.com - Rank = 437,704, Monthly People = 3,200 (global), Daily Visits = 133 (global).
* www.FGS.org - Rank = 476,242, Monthly People = 2,100, Daily Visits = 0.

I know that I haven't included every popular genealogy link, database or family tree website, or many genealogy blogs. If you want a site added to this list, I will add it. I will probably add more when I have some more time.

2 comments:

lkessler said...

Well done, Randy.

You might want to merge your list with Illya's that he has over at Genealogy Industry Metrics: http://genealogymetrics.ning.com/

Louis

Teri said...

Great list.

You can add me....

52,953 http://www.gendisasters.com
30,684 http://www.familyoldphotos.com
53,494 http://www.old-yearbooks.com