Top-growing web categories in UK in December 2008

Category Nov-2008 Dec-2008 % Change
Total Internet : Total Audience 73,698 74,906 2
e-cards 6,849 10,970 60
Retail – Flowers/Gifts/Greetings 3,144 4,937 57
Retail – Fragrances/Cosmetics 1,646 2,553 55
Travel – Ground/Cruise 1,059 1,436 36
Hobbies/Lifestyle – Food 4,156 5,112 23
Retail – Sports/Outdoor 2,444 2,943 20
Retail – Toys 3,033 3,615 19
Retail – Jewelry/Luxury Goods/Accessories 1,088 1,273 17
Shipping 1,959 2,271 16
Retail – Food 452 520 15
Source: comScore

Fastest-growing web sites in January, 2009

  Dec-08 Jan-09 % Change Rank
Total Audience 190,650 191,863 1 N/A
TaxACT 549 5,883 972 205
H&R Block 1,611 6,073 277 196
IRS.GOV 4,313 14,663 240 69
Intuit 6,139 16,172 163 60
Oprah.com 2,539 5,077 100 232
Gamevance.com 6,644 12,170 83 91
Usmagazine.com 3,117 5,057 62 234
ABC.com 5,496 8,760 59 126
ED.gov 4,469 7,080 58 163
Indeed 5,167 7,541 46 157
Source: comScore

Fastest-growing web categories in January, 2009

  Dec-08 Jan-09 % Change
Total Internet : Total Audience 190,650 191,863 1
Business/Finance – Taxes 8,935 24,703 176
Travel – Ground/Cruise 8,942 13,028 46
Career Services & Development – Job Search 18,826 26,702 42
Career Services & Development – Career Resources 38,911 48,900 26
Retail – Computer Software 30,186 37,545 24
News/Information – Politics 11,992 13,710 14
Travel – Hotels/Resorts 26,671 29,976 12
Government 80,564 89,662 11
Travel – Online Travel Agents 35,565 38,973 10
Business/Finance – Online Trading 10,758 11,743
Source: comScore

Top news Web sites in February, 2009

Rank Website Share
1. Yahoo! News 7.38%
2. The Weather Channel – US 3.44%
3. CNN.com 3.36%
4. MSNBC 3.11%
5. Google News 2.60%
6. Drudge Report 2.35%
7. USA Today 2.22%
8. Fox News 1.84%
9. The New York Times 1.82%
10. Yahoo! Weather 1.67%
Source: Hitwise

Top Web sites in January, 2009

Rank Property Unique Visitors
(000)
  Total Internet : Total Audience 191,863
1 Google Sites 151,010
2 Yahoo! Sites 146,131
3 Microsoft Sites 125,568
4 AOL LLC 108,441
5 Fox Interactive Media 90,510
6 Ask Network 74,742
7 eBay 72,160
8 Amazon Sites 64,768
9 Wikimedia Foundation Sites 62,737
10 FACEBOOK.COM 57,232
11 Glam Media 55,293
12 Turner Network 54,877
13 Apple Inc. 54,194
14 CBS Corporation 53,539
15 New York Times Digital 49,110
16 Viacom Digital 46,510
17 Weather Channel, The 40,056
18 craigslist, inc. 39,437
19 AT&T Interactive Network 38,184
20 Adobe Sites 35,315
21 Comcast Corporation 33,940
22 Wal-Mart 33,513
23 Superpages.com Network 32,558
24 Verizon 32,412
25 Disney Online 30,345
26 Target Corporation 28,628
27 Time Warner – Excluding AOL 27,209
28 Weatherbug Property 26,944
29 Bank of America 26,322
30 United Online, Inc 26,048
31 Gorilla Nation 25,585
32 AT&T, Inc. 25,574
33 Answers.com Sites 25,563
34 Demand Media 25,447
35 CareerBuilder LLC 24,750
36 Everyday Health 24,717
37 Shopzilla.com Sites 24,097
38 Photobucket.com LLC 23,928
39 WordPress 23,730
40 Real.com Network 23,359
41 Expedia Inc 22,703
42 JPMorgan Chase Property 22,399
43 Monster Worldwide 22,244
44 Gannett Sites 21,829
45 WorldNow – ABC Owned Sites 21,586
46 WebMD Health 21,185
47 iVillage.com 21,002
48 NBC Universal 20,974
49 WhitePages 19,351
50 ESPN 19,266
Source: comScore

Social networking audience and reach in Europe, December 2008

Country Audience, 000 Reach, %
Europe 210,950 74.6
United Kingdom 29,263 79.8
Spain 13,185 73.7
Portugal 2,705 72.9
Denmark 2,390 69.7
Italy 14,408 69.3
Belgium 3,668 68.2
Germany 24,901 67.3
Ireland 1,131 66.9
Finland 2,061 66.2
Sweden 3,733 65.4
Switzerland 2,804 64.7
France 21,745 63.9
Russia 18,427 63.5
Netherlands 7,438 63.0
Norway 1,732 58.9
Austria 2,120 49.7
Source: comScore

Leading Social Networking Sites in France in December 2008

Property Dec-2007 Dec-2008 % Change
Total French Internet Audience 28,729 34,010 18%
Social Networking 14,984 21,745 45%
Facebook.com 2,211 11,996 443%
Skyrock 10,221 11,042 8%
Linternaute Copains d Avant 2,709 5,753 112%
MySpace Sites 2,597 2,994 15%
Flickr.com 824 1,809 120%
Trombi.com 1,144 1,456 27%
Hi5.com 528 980 86%
Netlog.com 738 920 25%
Viadeo 334 904 171%
Badoo.com 563 733 30%
Source: comScore

Top Social Networking Sites in India in December 2008

  Dec-07 Dec-08 % Change
Total Audience 26,240 32,099 22
Social Networking 12,795 19,369 51
Orkut 7,123 12,869 81
Facebook.com 1,619 4,044 150
Bharatstudent.com 1,736 3,269 88
hi5.com 714 2,012 182
ibibo.Com 1,970 990 -50
MySpace Sites 352 741 110
LinkedIn.com 293 513 75
PerfSpot.com 2,106 433 -79
BIGADDA.com 515 385 -25
Fropper.com 256 248 -3
Source: comScore

Traffic Growth to Top Retailer Sites in December 2008

  2007 2008 Percent Change
Total Internet 171,113 179,997 5%
eBay 88,894 85,442 -4%
Amazon Sites 70,975 76,240 7%
Wal-Mart 49,632 51,546 4%
Target Corporation 47,338 46,837 -1%
Apple Inc. 29,450 35,017 19%
Best Buy Sites 28,602 28,555 0%
JCPenney Sites 21,329 18,918 -11%
Toysrus Sites 19,817 18,075 -9%
Sears.com 18,010 18,413 2%
Circuit City Stores, Inc. 19,466 15,456 -21%
Overstock.com 18,911 15,951 -16%
AmericanGreetings Property 17,273 14,666 -15%
Hewlett Packard 15,217 19,425 28%
Dell 17,279 14,305 -17%
Macy’s Inc. 15,715 15,868 1%
Source: comScore

Top Internet sites in December 2008

Property Total Unique
Visitors (000)
% Reach of Total
Worldwide
Internet
Audience
Total Worldwide Internet Audience 1,007,730 100.0%
Google Sites 775,980 77.0%
Microsoft Sites 646,915 64.2%
Yahoo! Sites 562,571 55.8%
AOL LLC 273,020 27.1%
Wikimedia Foundation Sites 272,998 27.1%
eBay 240,947 23.9%
Facebook.COM 221,791 22.0%
Amazon Sites 187,354 18.6%
CBS Corporation 178,844 17.7%
Fox Interactive Media 172,841 17.2%
Ask Network 164,513 16.3%
Apple Inc. 161,500 16.0%
Tencent Inc. 158,617 15.7%
Baidu.com Inc. 152,447 15.1%
Adobe Sites 123,623 12.3%
Source: comScore