Yahoo ranks as the most visited Internet property based on unique visitors for January 2008, according to data collected by comScore.
Google ranks second with over 134 million U.S.-based visitors. Microsoft ranks third with 119 million uniques. AOL received 109 million unique visitors; comScore separated the portal’s visitors from Time Warner’s after the company divided its properties on its earnings call, Time Warner ranks in ninth position with 52 million unique visitors.
The rankings for Yahoo, Google, and Microsoft remain unchanged from December.
Upward movement was seen from Disney Online, which moved from a rank of 25 in December to 21 in January. Expedia.com moved up from a rank of 41 in December to 32 in January. CareerBuilder.com, which was not in the top 50 properties ranked by comScore, ranked at 27 in the New Year.
ComScore data are based on an opt-in global panel of over two million consumers. The panel is observed for browsing and transactional behavior and participates in survey research to capture attitudes.
|Top 50 U.S. Properties, January 2008|
|Rank||Property||Unique Visitors (000)||Rank||Property||Unique Visitors (000)|
|Total Internet users||184,239|
|1||Yahoo sites||138,059||26||Superpages.com network||26,237|
|2||Google sites||134,886||27||CareerBuilder LLC||24,752|
|3||Microsoft sites||119,297||28||Glam Media||24,626|
|4||AOL LLC||109,442||29||Shopzilla.com sites||24,210|
|5||Fox Interactive Media||83,752||30||Monster Worldwide||24,185|
|7||Amazon sites||59,003||32||Expedia Inc.||23,454|
|8||Wikipedia sites||55,589||33||Gannett sites||22,997|
|9||Time Warner, excluding AOL||52,645||34||Bank of America||22,990|
|10||Ask Network||52,102||35||Yellowpages.com network||22,869|
|11||New York Times Digital||48,471||36||United Online Inc.||22,065|
|12||Apple Inc.||48,413||37||E.W. Scripps||20,952|
|13||Viacom Digital||42,011||38||Photobucket Inc.||20,497|
|14||The Weather Channel||40,478||39||Real network||19,747|
|15||CNET Networks||34,859||40||Lycos sites||19,484|
|18||Wal-Mart||30,747||43||WorldNow: ABC-owned sites||19,115|
|19||AT&T Inc.||27,890||44||NBC Universal||17,828|
|20||Target Corp.||27,874||45||Best Buy sites||17,813|
|22||Verizon Communications Corp.||27,220||47||iVillage.com||17,383|
|23||Gorilla Nation||27,119||48||Cox Enterprises Inc.||17,286|
|Source: comScore, 2008|
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