Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Benchmarks update for March

Keeping right on with the trend in February, cold was the word of the month for March. There were a few interesting developments countering the glacial rate of change of February.
Mocavo.com, newspapers.com, cyndislist.com, and findmypast.co.uk were among big gainers in Alexa rank - icebergs calving off the glacier - maybe a sign of spring!
Familysearch.org has added or updated record collections for a total of 1,729 (1,726). Census & lists account for 156 (155); birth, marriage, & death 1.028 (1,025); probate & court 163 (163); military 121 (121); migration & naturalization 110 (110); and with a change in categories, other 149 (152); miscellaneous 3. Familysearch.org has Alexa rank 4,617 (4,907).
Ancestry saw little change in rank on the .com site 666 (664); the .co.uk continuing to advance 8,953 (9,003) while .ca continued to slide to rank 26,240 (24,742). The number of datasets in the collection grew to 31,673 (31,665); including 1,972 (1,972) for Canada, 1,766 (1,766) for the UK, 133 (133) for Australia and, 25,194 (25,204) for the USA.
MyHeritage.com's Alexa rank declined to 6,534 (6,195)
Findmypast had another good month with .co.uk jumping in Alexa rank to 24,595 (27,107), while .com continued to advance to 95,310 (97,432).
Family Tree DNA edged up in rank to 27,253 (27,417) while claiming a total of 672,703 (670,716) records. 23andMe ranks 11,845 (10,555) continuing the decline with the FDA halt to its personal genetics health business.
GenealogyinTime.com at 33,452 (35,695) continue a drift up the rankings; Mocavo.com saw a leap to 34,446 (41,125), while eogn.com crept up again to rank 22,734 (22,913).
Britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk contains 7,671,039 (7,463,301) digitized pages, an average addition of 6,701 (4,263) pages per day; Alexa rank 128,875 (130,047).
Newspapers.com contains 2,737 (2,372) newspapers including 668,227 (667,873) pages for England and 1,408,575 (1,221,573) pages for Canada, now with 141,108 pages from the Vancouver Daily World from 1888 - 1924. The Alexa rank continued a rapid advanced to 23,998 (28,254).
Cyndislist.com claims 330,692 (329,681) total links in 205 (204) categories, with 1,524 (1,773) uncategorized; Alexa rank continued to advance to 49,117 (62,773).
FreeBMD.org.uk has 236,907,482 (236,152,668) distinct records, Alexa rank 74,109 (77,855).
CanadianHeadstones.com has 830,000 (810,000) gravestone photo records from across Canada. Alexa rank is rapidly improving 407,816 (488,144).
Deceasedonline.com fell to rank 789,721 (695,270).
The Canadian Gravemarker Gallery (gravemarkers.ca), has over 820,000 (820,000) photographs from across Canada recovered to 6,905,114 (8,203,598) on Alexa.
Amongst Canadian family history societies bifhsgo.ca jumped to rank 1,637,661 (2,274,173), qfhs.ca climbed to rank 3,978,180 (5,589,346), and ogs.on.ca continued to decline to rank 396,335 (337,640).
In the UK sog.org.uk ranked 626,707.
And in case you're curious, Canada's Anglo-Celtic Connections has 5,510 (5,418) posts; on Alexa the .ca site had yet another huge drop to 454,497 (365,252).
Did I miss something significant? If so please post a comment with statistics if applicable.

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