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The following report is based on data calculated by Hitwise and it’s interesting to see the trends users have, and what sites they use in order to fulfil their online needs.

We’ll start with the websites:

Top 20 Websites

1. Google 6.83%
2. Yahoo! Mail 4.80%
3. Facebook 3.73%
4. MySpace 3.13%
5. Yahoo! 3.09%
6. Windows Live Mail 1.81%
7. eBay 1.48%
8. Yahoo! Search 1.44%
9. YouTube 1.02%
10. MSN 1.02%
11. Gmail 0.99%
12. Google Image Search 0.56%
13. Wikipedia 0.52%
14. Bing 0.51%
15. Craig’s List 0.49%
16. AOL Mail 0.47%
17. Yahoo! News 0.46%
18. Pogo 0.41%
19. Amazon.com 0.38%
20. My Yahoo! 0.37%

We’ll continue with top search engines:

Top Search Engines

1. www.google.com 74.04%
2. search.yahoo.com 16.19%
3. www.bing.com 4.99%
4. www.ask.com 3.15%
5. www.google.co.uk 0.41%

Top 20 Social Networking Websites

1. Facebook 33.58%
2. MySpace 28.18%
3. YouTube 9.22%
4. Twitter 1.83%
5. Tagged 1.78%
6. Yahoo! Answers 1.36%
7. Yahoo! Groups 0.89%
8. myYearbook 0.79%
9. Yahoo! Profiles 0.58%
10. Classmates 0.48%
11. Meebo 0.43%
12. Windows Live Home 0.43%
13. Yahoo! Message Boards 0.34%
14. Bebo 0.33%
15. Mylife 0.33%
16. MySpaceTV 0.32%
17. MocoSpace 0.30%
18. deviantART 0.29%
19. LinkedIn 0.27%
20. Gaiaonline.com 0.25%

Top 20 Travel Websites

1. MapQuest 10.80%
2. Google Maps 10.71%
3. Expedia 3.61%
4. Southwest Airlines 2.56%
5. Yahoo! Maps 2.23%
6. Priceline.com 2.08%
7. Travelocity 2.00%
8. TripAdvisor 1.70%
9. Yahoo! Travel 1.52%
10. Orbitz 1.46%
11. Hotwire 1.38%
12. Hotels.com 1.13%
13. Kayak 1.04%
14. Delta Air Lines 1.02%
15. American Airlines 0.95%
16. CheapoAir.com 0.80%
17. Bing Maps 0.77%
18. Cheap Tickets 0.71%
19. InterContinental Hotels Group 0.71%
20. JetBlue Airways 0.67%

Top 20 Banking Websites

1. Bank of America Online Banking 7.30%
2. Bank of America 5.89%
3. Chase Online 5.22%
4. Wells Fargo – Online Banking 4.27%
5. Chase Banking 4.16%
6. Wells Fargo 3.35%
7. Wachovia Online Services 3.19%
8. Citi – Account Online 2.00%
9. Capital One Online Banking 1.83%
10. Washington Mutual – Personal Banking Online 1.68%
11. Discover Card 1.56%
12. Wachovia 1.52%
13. Fidelity Investments 1.51%
14. HSBC Credit Card 1.00%
15. SunTrust Banks 1.00%
16. American Express 0.96%
17. US Bank Internet Banking 0.95%
18. Regions Bank 0.94%
19. BB&T – Branch Banking & Trust Company 0.92%
20. Capital One USA 0.91%

Top 20 Real Estate Websites

1. Realtor.com 8.01%
2. Yahoo! Real Estate 3.92%
3. Zillow 3.33%
4. ZipRealty 2.81%
5. Trulia.com 2.13%
6. Rent.com 1.97%
7. RE/MAX Real Estate 1.74%
8. US Department of Housing and Urban Development 1.70%
9. Homegain 1.62%
10. ServiceMagic 1.56%
11. Homes.com 1.55%
12. Coldwell Banker Real Estate 1.41%
13. Apartments.com 1.30%
14. MSN Real Estate 1.26%
15. Century 21 Real Estate 1.07%
16. Listingbook Services 0.95%
17. RealtyTrac 0.90%
18. MyNewPlace 0.87%
19. mlsfinder.com 0.87%
20. Redfin 0.85%

We all like statistics. As a webmaster or SEO you see immediately what your next project will be, and your eyes start to glitter thinking of your next sky-high strategy for promoting a low profile web site or blog. See you next time with a fresh batch of statistics.

Data provided by Hitwise.


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