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Articles - February 2001 Internet Statistics

The following statistics were gathered for the month of February 2001. These stats can be useful to webmasters for planning the direction and appearance of their projects.


Top 50 Sites of February (PC Data Online)

Pos. Unique Visitors
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1. yahoo.com               64,415,000 
2. aol.com                    51,307,000 
3. msn.com                 46,739,000 
4. microsoft.com          38,743 ,000 
5. passport.com           36,521,000 
6. geocities.com          35,569,000 
7. AOLProprietary.aol   34,195,000 
8. ebay.com                24,428,000 
9. lycos.com               22,863,000 
10. amazon.com          22,635,000 
11. angelfire.com         18,971,000 
12. netscape.com        18,816,000 
13. bluemountain.com  18,683,000 
14. nbci.com               17,982,000 
15. tripod.com             17,967,000 
16. ask.com                17,586,000 
17. excite.com            17,452,000 
18. about.com             16,291,000 
19. iwon.com              15,350,000 
20. americangreetings.com 15,324,000 
21. altavista.com         14,128,000 
22. google.com           13,747,000 
23. flowgo.com           13,211,000 
24. zdnet.com            12,863,000 
25. cnet.com              12,747,000 

Source: http://www.pcdataonline.com/

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Average Internet User Stats (Nielsen//NetRatings)

The following is an average of North American users.

Number of unique sites visited          19 
Page views per month                    1,051 
Page views per surfing session         36 
Time spent per month                    16:29:30 
Time spent during surfing session     0:32:44 
Duration of page view                    0:00:55 

Active Internet universe
(actually surfed)                               109.5 million 
Current Internet universe                   170.1 million 

Source: http://www.nielsen-netratings.com/

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February Browser Stats (TheCounter.com)

Browser Stats
Thu Feb 1 00:01:04 2001 - Wed Feb 28 23:59:12 2001 28.0 Days

1. MSIE 5.x               407695327 (75%) 
2. MSIE 4.x               62546385 (11%) 
3. Netscape 4.x         50823790 (9%) 
4. Netscape comp.    9938223 (1%) 
5. Unknow                4064672 (0%) 
6. MSIE 2.x              2159860 (0%) 
7. Mozilla 5.x            1686962 (0%) 
8. MSIE 3.x              1567271 (0%) 
9. Netscape 3.x        1562010 (0%) 
10. Opera x.x           1271590 (0%) 
11. Netscape 2.x      52414 (0%) 
12. Netscape 1.x      2434 (0%) 
13. MSIE 1.x            1477 (0%) 

Source: www.thecounter.com

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February Monitor Resolution Stats (TheCounter.com)

Resolution Stats
Thu Feb 1 00:01:04 2001 - Wed Feb 28 23:59:12 2001 28.0 Days

800x600      250354528 (55%) 
1024x768    135124449 (29%) 
640x480      30815919 (6%) 
1280x1024  13694356 (3%) 
1152x864    11988711 (2%) 
Unknown     6556289 (1%) 
1600x1200  2092392 (0%)

Source: www.thecounter.com

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February Operating System Stats (TheCounter.com)

OS Stats
Thu Feb 1 00:01:04 2001 - Wed Feb 28 23:59:12 2001 28.0 Days

1. Win 98    375802310 (69%) 
2. Win 95    68600434   (12%) 
3. Win NT   38696830    (7%) 
4. Win 2000 29394405   (5%) 
5. Unknown 14067796   (2%) 
6. Mac        11418720   (2%) 
7. WebTV    2242523    (0%) 
8. Linux       1451648    (0%) 
9. Unix        805754      (0%) 
10. Win 3.x 793239      (0%) 
11. OS/2     61840       (0%) 
12. Amiga   36916       (0%)

Source: www.thecounter.com

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Most commonly used Search Terms for February 2001

1. sex 0.3289% 
2. hotmail/hotmail.com/www.hotmail.com 0.2131% 
3. yahoo/yahoo.com/www.yahoo.com 0.2044% 
4. porn/porno/pornography 0.1402% 
5. chat/chatrooms 0.1233% 
6. mp3 0.0935% 
7. horoscopes/horoscope 0.0800% 
8. ebay/ebay.com/www.ebay.com 0.0731% 
9. aol/aol.com/www.aol.com 0.0714% 
10. games 0.0659% 
11. map/maps 0.0585% 
12. pokemon 0.0549% 
13. nude/nudes 0.0541% 
14. music 0.0505% 
15. xxx 0.0473% 
16. travel 0.0470% 
17. screensaver/screensavers 0.0458% 
18. lyrics/song lyrics 0.0455% 
19. playboy 0.0430% 
20. free 0.0426% 

"The top 50 search terms account for only 2.73 percent of all search term page views, which reflects how diverse people's interests are," said Jason Maxham, lead data miner at Alexa Research. "By contrast, the 50 most popular Web sites receive 25 percent of all traffic -- that's more than eight times as concentrated as the search terms. This concentration reveals that in the bigger picture, people still converge on the same batch of sites." 


Source: Alexa Research 

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Internet Usage Forecasts (eTForecasts)

Internet Users/Wireless Users
(millions) 

                                 2000 2002 2005 
United States 
Internet Users            135    169     214 
Wireless Internet Users 2       18      83 

Worldwide 
Internet Users            414     673   1,174 
Wireless Internet Users 40    225      730 

Western Europe 
Internet Users              95     148     246 
Wireless Internet Users 7        59     168

Source: http://www.etforecasts.com/

Michael Bloch
Taming the Beast
http://www.tamingthebeast.net 
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