Top Web parent companies in December 2005: Microsoft, Yahoo!, Time Warner

Microsoft, Yahoo! and Time Warner were the top Web parent companies in December 2005, by the total number of unique visitors going to the properties of the parent companies. The same three companies had the highest “stickiness” level among the top 10 parent companies, although in a different order – Web visitors spent on average 4 hours and 44 minutes on Time Warner properties, followed by Yahoo! with 3 hours and 17 minutes, followed by Microsoft, with 2 hours and 8 minutes. ITFacts also published statistics on top Web parent companies for November 2005, top parent companies in October 2005, top parent companies in September 2005, top parent companies in August 2005, top parent companies in July 2005 and top parent companies in June 2005.

Top Web parent companies in December 2005
Company Audience, 000 Time spent
Microsoft 111,968 2:08:09
Yahoo! 104,097 3:17:15
Time Warner 102,359 4:43:54
Google 88,608 0:52:49
eBay 64,037 1:45:42
InterActiveCorp 56,636 0:25:49
Amazon 53,755 0:33:14
News Corp 51,515 1:21:41
RealNetworks 37,821 0:44:36
New York Times Co 37,562 0:16:19
Source: Nielsen//NetRatings