Friday, 1 February 2013

Benchmarks Update for January 2013

Here's how January treated various favourite genealogy sites. Comparable figures are for a month ago. The higher the Alexa ranking the more popular the site.
 
Most sites sank in the Alexa rankings. Exceptions were the DNA sites which gained, likely on the basis of the year end sale for Family Tree DNA and a major price reduction for 23andMe. The British Newspaper Archive likely dropped as Find my Past subscribers gained access without a separate subscription.
 
Familysearch.org has 1,430 (1,413) record collections: census & lists 120 (117); birth, marriage, & death 869 (863); probate & court 125 (131); military 103 (100); migration & naturalization 80 (73); other 133 (129). It has Alexa rank 4,908 (5,003).
Ancestry.com has Alexa rank of 667 (671); ancestry.co.uk ranks 7,498 (7,578) and ancestry.ca 32,182 (33,316). There are 31,216 (31,322) datasets in the collections including 1,941 (1,939) for Canada, 1,685 (1,692) for the UK and, 25,058 (25,042) for the USA.
Findmypast.co.uk has an Alexa rank of 21,769 (22,549). Findmypast.com ranks 100, 687 (112,252).
Family Tree DNA has 402,224 (401,047) records in its database. It ranks 32,469 (30,503) on Alexa. 23andMe ranks 25,509 (32,707).
GenealogyinTime.com ranks 37,483 (35,112); Mocavo.com has rank 62,404 (51,202)
Britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk contains 6,346,980 (6,165,662) digitized pages adding 5,849 (4,977) pages per day. Additions during the month are: Aberdeen Evening Express 1883 - 1893; Aberdeen Journal 1902 - 1903, 1905 - 1906, 1911 - 1914, 1917, 1920, 1922 - 1923, 1925, 1927 - 1929, 1931 - 1932, 1936, 1938 - 1940, 1943, 1946, 1948 - 1950; Berkshire Chronicle 1825, 1830, 1832, 1834, 1838, 1840, 1845, 1850 - 1851, 1857, 1869; Chester Courant 1818 - 1821; Coventry Herald 1858, 1862, 1911; Dublin Evening Mail 1854, 1871; Dundee Advertiser 1890, 1892; Essex Newsman 1950; Evening Post., The 1900 - 1905; Gloucester Citizen 1915 - 1916, 1925, 1928, 1930, 1938, 1946, 1950; Luton Times and Advertiser 1895, 1898, 1900, 1904 - 1907, 1909 - 1910, 1912, 1914; Post., The 1949; Stamford Mercury 1715 - 1716, 1783, 1882 - 1893, 1896 - 1899, 1902, 1905 - 1910, 1912; Surrey Mirror 1915; West London Observer 1953, 1956. Alexa rank 122,294 (141,975).
Cyndislist.com claims 325,986 (325,756) total links in 192 (192) categories, with 1,796 (1,797) uncategorized. Alexa rank 81,220, (79,154).
FreeBMD has 225,305,278 (223,319,729) distinct records, Alexa rank 82,087 (82,569).
UKBMD.org.uk provides 2,370 (2,369) links to web sites that offer on-line transcriptions of UK births, marriages, deaths and censuses. Alexa rank 276,462 (311,218).
CanadianHeadstones.com has over 568,000 (548,000) gravestone photo records from across Canada. It scores 548,577 (631,105) in Alexa traffic rank. The Canadian Gravemarker Gallery, with over 700,500 (695,000) photographs from across Canada, ranks 1,915,268 (864,650).
bifhsgo.ca ranks 1,915,964 (1,700,945), qfhs.ca ranks 2,494,023 (2,376,742), ogs.on.ca 191,509 (187,234).
And in case you're curious, Anglo-Celtic Connections has 4,327 (4,240) posts. Thank you to those who interacted in one way or another this month: Alison, Anne, Barbara, Brenda, Brian, Bruce, Catherine, Cecil, Charles, Chris, Conchita, Debbie, Dex, Elizabeth, Ellen, Frank, Gail, Glenn, Grant, Hugh, Irene, James, Jane, Jess, Judith, Kevlar, Mick, Mike, Patricia, Paul, Persephone, Richard, Rick, Ryan, Steve, Susan, Terry, Thomas. All that help didn't stop a huge drop in Alexa rank to 320,216 (273,701).
Did I miss something significant? If so please post a comment with statistics if applicable.
 
 
 

1 comment:

Ellen Thorne Morris said...

I am guilty of not opening all your postings since the fall, then holidays stole time, and just this week - home with pneumonia - I am cleaning out 4000+ emails from the past 3 years. Found 36 unread (2012) and had saved them for later this week....... Seasonal obstructions? Ellen