Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Interesting statistics from Alexa

Top 500 Sites Have All the Luck

From the article:
    Every two months Alexa's crawlers go out and scour the web bringing down 100 Terabytes of Web content and over 4 billion URLs into the archive. In the process we discover over 18 million unique sites on the Web. These are e-commerce sites, blogs, news sites and more. Virtually anything you can imagine is on the web spread out among these 18 million sites.

    But how much traffic do these sites get? It depends on your Alexa Traffic Rank. Let's break it down by Alexa's Rankings, starting with the Top 500. Out of a total of 18 million sites to choose from, the Top 500 represent less than .003% of sites. But, as you would expect, these sites get a disproportionate amount of traffic. In fact they get 45% of all traffic. No, that's not a misprint. The odds that any Web surfer in the world is on a Top 500 site at any give time is about 50/50.

    Moving down the rankings, if you take Alexa's Top 100,000 sites you'll find that almost 3 out every 4 clicks are spoken for. In other words, almost 75% of all the traffic on the web goes to the sites in the Top 100K list, leaving the remaining 18 million or so sites to fight over the scraps.

    Like the distribution of wealth on the planet, the distribution of traffic on the Web is extremely lopsided. The Top 500 are champagne and caviar. Sites 501 - 100,000 are meat and potatoes. The rest are hungry.
If nothing else, this should be a great incentive to try creating a top-500 web site!

This article is also a bit misleading. If you have a top-5,000 Web site, you are making $1 million or more per year. Most people would be able to live quite comfortably in that realm.

If you are just starting out, your goal should first be to break into the top 100,000 Web sites. If you can move into the top 100,000 sites, you are on your way. Then start moving up.

If you can create a content web site with a rank of 50,000, you are reaching 200,000 or so visitors in a month, serving about 1 million page views a month and are probably making $5,000 per month from advertising. That is definitely a solid foundation to build from.

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At 5:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know about that $5,000 per month deal. I'm ranked around 33,000 as of 11-20-05 and have $0 revenue.

Maybe in time.

At 10:04 PM, Blogger Roderick Wilde said...

In response to Anonymous I checked out you site and you have lots of advertising. It doesn't make sense with your Alexa rating to not have any income from it. Can you share some ideas on how you got such a good rating if there is information not covered here? We have an online store, which has a great deal of content besides just the items for sale and our rating is way down there. We do not have advertising. Does advertising help to bring up your Alexa rating? Any help greatly appreciated.

roderick at

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