Saturday, 1 June 2013

Benchmarks Update for May

How did your favourite genealogy sites do during May? Comparable figures are for a month ago.

With a single exception all the sites dropped in Alexa rank. DNA-related site 23andMe was the sole exception.

Familysearch.org has 1,558 (1,539) record collections: census & lists 123, (123); birth, marriage, & death 946 (938); probate & court 139 (135); military 109 (107); migration & naturalization 84 (85); other 157 (151). It has Alexa rank 4,614 (4,378).
Ancestry.com has Alexa rank of 654 (650); ancestry.co.uk ranks 8,153 (7,669) and ancestry.ca 35,448 (32,652). There are 31,292 (31,276) datasets in the collections including 1,944 (1,944) for Canada, 1,715 (1,710) for the UK and, 25,105 (25,093) for the USA.
Findmypast.co.uk has an Alexa rank of 28,206 (23,308). Findmypast.com ranks 134,814 (120,270).
MyHeritage.com's Alexa rank was 5,787 (5,649)
Family Tree DNA has 635,687, (631,845) records in its database. It ranks 26,423 (24,864) on Alexa. 23andMe ranks 15,783 (17,138).
GenealogyinTime.com ranks 43,149 (43,097); Mocavo.com has rank 92,266 (84,983).
Britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk contains 6,869,478, (6,805,833) digitized pages adding 2,053 (4,245) pages per day. Major addition of more than 10 years in the last 30 days: Kent & Sussex Courier, Southern Reporter,  Gloucester Journal; Alexa rank 163,362 (154,722).
Newspapers.com contains 41,968,336 (39,212,429) pages including 653,453 (619,493) for England and 310,311 (193,257) for Canada including the Ottawa Journal with a page count of 65,208. It has Alexa rank 121,421 (120,684).
Cyndislist.com claims 327,358 (327,215) total links in 197 (197) categories, with 1,789 (1,790) uncategorized. Alexa rank 108,346 (89,519).
FreeBMD.org.uk has 229,076,495 (228,234,652) distinct records, Alexa rank 87,804 (79,519).
UKBMD.org.uk provides 2,439 (2,438) links to web sites that offer on-line transcriptions of UK births, marriages, deaths and censuses. Alexa rank 324,375 (283,239).
CanadianHeadstones.com has over 636,000 (618,000) gravestone photo records from across Canada. It scores 516,853 (509,069) in Alexa traffic rank.
The Canadian Gravemarker Gallery (gravemarkers.ca), with over 718,767      (714,679) photographs from across Canada, ranks 4,850,261 (4,002,729).
bifhsgo.ca ranks 2,405,359 (1,814,084), qfhs.ca ranks 3,872,162 (2,019,402), and ogs.on.ca ranks 334,951 (308,548).
And in case you're curious, Anglo-Celtic Connections has 4,678 (4,573) posts; the .com site ranked 649,280 (550,251) on Alexa, the.ca site ranked 302,599 (292,998). Thanks to faithful blog visitors there were a monthly record number or return visitors in May.
Did I miss something significant? If so please post a comment with statistics if applicable.

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