Top 15 Online Populations and Web Properties Worldwide, June 2006

Close to 713 million people around the world age 15 and over used the Web in June. The global projection is based on research from comScore‘s June 2006 World Metrix data.

Of the 713 million online users, 21 percent originated from the U.S.; 11 percent from China; and 7 percent from Japan.


Online Population, Aged 15-Plus, by Top 15 Countries, June 2006 (000)
Country Unique Visitors (000)
Worldwide 712,976
U.S. 153,074
China 78,310
Japan 53,104
Germany 31,977
U.K. 29,832
South Korea 25,183
France 23,801
Canada 19,595
India 18,020
Italy 16,857
Brazil 13,713
Spain 12,561
Russian Federation 11,390
Netherlands 10,864
Australia 9,432
Note: Visitors exclude traffic from public computers such as Internet cafes and access from mobile phones or PDAs.
Source: ccomScore, 2006

Microsoft topped all other online properties in terms of unique visitors. The software giant neared 500 million global visitors. In terms of page views, Yahoo sites beat out other worldwide properties with 116 page views served. Google served 84 billion page views, and Microsoft sites served 75 billion page views.


Top Worldwide Online Properties by Visitors Aged 15-Plus, June 2006 (000)
Online Properties Unique Visitors (000)
Worldwide 712,976
Microsoft sites 499,540
Yahoo! sites 480,933
Google sites 453,963
eBay 256,653
Time Warner Network 219,868
Amazon sites 129,320
Wikipedia sites 127,982
Ask Network 111,864
Adobe sites 95,831
Apple Computer, Inc. 92,211
Lycos, Inc. 87,434
CNET Networks 84,651
Monster Worldwide 72,828
Real.com Network 67,391
MYSPACE.COM 66,401
*Note: Visitors exclude traffic from public computers such as Internet cafes and access from mobile phones or PDAs.
Source: comScore, 2006

Findings are from the research firm’s June 2006 World Metrix data. ComScore maintains a permission-based panel of over 2 million consumers representative of a global cross section that captures browsing and transactional behavior, including online and offline purchasing.

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