Been a while since we’ve done one of these and what a difference the time makes…the number one position is still the same – which can only be said for 7 others in the top 50 – including Live.com (5), Wikipedia (6), Google UK (20), and Google BR (28), Mail.ru (31), flickr (32) and Doubleclick (43). The list is in fact increasingly global – with every continent showing, and the Asian sites carrying non-google domains.
Which means 42 others changed places or fell off the list entirely. Taobao (14) is up 23, while Google.jp (27) is down 18. Myspace (22) down 11, and Facebook (2) up 1. Rapidshare (37) sunk 21 places. One porn site replaced two (Pornhub and Youporn.com were replace by Livejasmin – who finished in position 44). Five entrants left, and five joined in – including LinkedIn (29)! Condiut.com (37) Soso.com (40), Googleusercontent.com (46) and Youku.com (48) rounded out other new entrants.
Linked In reflected the heightened job market, as well as new features including adding Twitter feeds, books and discussions – all of which make the site imminently more approachable and a community as much as a job connection site. It doesn’t hurt that they’re a de facto recruitment site.
Who fell off? Google.cn – no surprises there. Hi5.com, Photobucket.com, Orkut.com.br, Ask.com were the other entries (in addition to the two previously stated). These all fell into the 50-60…so they slipped but not drastically so.
Apple.com – with the iPad’s spectacular entry – finished just below the list – at 51. CNN.com was 59. ESPN.com was 67. Paypal.com was 79, attesting to its ubiquitous use.
Don’t fret Aussie friends – Google.com.au was number 83, above the New York Times – NYT.com at 89 and Google.pl at 93…Google.com.sa – the Saudi version finished at position 100.