Top 50Web Sites of September 1999

Weather and sports sites responded to seasonal gains in Web traffic in September, according to Web measurement service PC Data Online.

“Although yahoo.com retained its No. 1 position in September, competitor msn.com rose two notches to reclaim the No. 2 spot with a 38 percent increase in its user base,” said PC Data Internet analyst Sean Wargo. “Otherwise, seasonal curves like hurricanes and football brought new activity lower on the list to an otherwise stable month.”

The hype surrounding September’s hurricanes sparked weather.com to climb to the No. 38 slot from its previous No. 62 slot. The site saw a 53.1 percent increase in unique users during September.

Sports sites such as espn.com benefited from the start of football season, with espn.com gaining a 43 percent increase in traffic. Sportsline.com and nfl.com broke into PC Data’s top 100 for the first time in September.

Here are the Top 50 Web sites for the month of September 1999 ranked by unique users according to PC Data Online.

Top 50 Web Sites of September 1999
Rank Site Unique Audience
(000)
1. yahoo.com 36,254
2. msn.com 32,574
3. aol.com 28,794
4. geocities.com 25,400
5. microsoft.com 22,417
6. passport.com 19,987
7. netscape.com 19,031
8. angelfire.com 17,039
9. lycos.com 16,565
10. tripod.com 16,034
11. excite.com 15,538
12. ebay.com 13,527
13. amazon.com 12,256
14. AOLWelcome.aol 12,066
15. altavista.com 11,811
16. xoom.com 11,753
17. about.com 11,724
18. real.com 11,228
19. AOLWriteMail.aol 10,767
20. icq.com 10,452
21. alladvantage.com 9,836
22. hotmail.com 9,748
23. zdnet.com 9,560
24. snap.com 9,494
25. looksmart.com 9,087
26. infoseek.com 8,723
27. hotbot.com 8,556
28. mypoints.com 8,370
29. bluemountainarts.com 7,836
30. msnbc.com 7,411
31. goto.com 7,272
32. download.com 6,842
33. infospace.com 6,611
34. cdnow.com 6,545
35. fortunecity.com 6,518
36. go.com 6,490
37. cnet.com 6,228
38. weather.com 6,103
39. freeshop.com 5,977
40. simplenet.com 5,918
41. askjeeves.com 5,692
42. come.to 5,580
43. drkoop.com 5,539
44. preferences.com 5,478
45. uproar.com 5,476
46. hypermart.net 5,156
47. go2net.com 5,144
48. porncity.net 5,134
49. pathfinder.com 5,067
50. earthlink.net 5,039
Source: PC Data Online

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