Sunday, 1 March 2015

Benchmarks Update for February

15 sites in the survey improved in rank during the month, 12 declined. E
As for the previous month every site ranking better than 40,000, except findmypast.co.uk which dropped 6%, saw improved ranking. In terms of percentage the largest rank gainer was sog.org.uk and largest loser bifhsgo.ca.

Alexa Rank.

Website          28-Feb           31-Jan
familysearch.org 3,237 3,445
ancestry.com 668 698
ancestry.co.uk 4,978 5,079
ancestry.ca 17,808 18,586
myHeritage.com 5,132 5,649
findmypast.co.uk 18,566 17,594
findmypast.com           64,309           64,259
canadiana.ca 358,344 376,722
familytreedna.com 20,253 21,345
23andMe.com 8,696 10,022
genealogyintime.com 60,884 59,159
mocavo.com 38,961 41,444
eogn.com 56,969 55,761
lostcousins.com 189,964 160,251
britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk 77,869 80,168
newspapers.com 16,415 17,767
cyndislist.com 42,327 40,848
freebmd.org.uk           61,318           64,967
canadianheadstones.com 429,177 402,008
deceasedonline.com 555,257 674,668
bifhsgo.ca 3,692,134 2,980,096
qfhs.ca 6,337,916 5,469,547
ogs.on.ca         386,445         412,460
ngsgenealogy.org 312,791 367,827
americanancestors.org 134,296 128,051
scgsgenealogy.com 1,274,648 1,213,653
sog.org.uk 555,009 729,188
anglo-celtic-connections 340,733 302,127

3 comments:

Ken Hanson said...

Hi John,
Can you refresh me on what numbers mean?
thank you
Ken Hanson

JDR said...

Ken: These are rankings. The lower the number the more popular the site. To quote the explanation at the alexa.com site, it's "a measure of how a website is doing relative to all other sites on the web over the past 3 months. The rank is calculated using a proprietary methodology that combines a site's estimated average of daily unique visitors and its estimated number of pageviews over the past 3 months."

Louis Kessler said...

John,

Any chance you might add my two Canadian-engineered sites to your survey: gensoftreviews.com (Alexa 239,905) and beholdgenealogy.com (Alexa 492,908).

Louis