Friday, 1 January 2016

Genealogy Websites Benchmark Update for December

First up in 2016, after a wish for a Happy New Year, a look at how your favourite genealogy sites did according to Alex ranking during December. There were 9 gainers, 21 losers including all the major commercial sites except the dedicated genetic genealogy sites.

Site31-Dec30-NovTrend (%)
familysearch.org3,1473,016-4.34
ancestry.com531511-3.91
ancestry.co.uk4,4944,261-5.47
ancestry.ca16,05615,708-2.22
myHeritage.com4,6924,660-0.69
findmypast.co.uk14,03113,502-3.92
findmypast.com42,66537,107-14.98
canadiana.ca839,453711,869-17.92
familytreedna.com16,13816,4661.99
23andMe.com7,6028,3989.48
isogg.org200,846200,787-0.03
                                 
genealogyintime.com94,65785,201-11.10
mocavo.com50,05146,432-7.79
eogn.com88,86689,0800.24
lostcousins.com209,824203,192-3.26
britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk76,97375,687-1.70
newspapers.com12,90913,2522.59
cyndislist.com76,04776,8451.04
freebmd.org.uk63,73759,301-7.48
canadianheadstones.com571,301410,442-39.19
deceasedonline.com506,561437,327-15.83
bifhsgo.ca2,012,0542,777,12727.55
ogs.on.ca463,116561,54217.53
qfhs.ca9,308,5535,543,649-67.91
torontofamilyhistory.org1,700,0441,606,673-5.81
ngsgenealogy.org336,273363,9297.60
americanancestors.org114,911109,403-5.03
scgsgenealogy.com980,1711,204,86218.65
sog.org.uk879,196602,477-45.93
anglo-celtic-connections423,651315,795-34.15

The top rankings of all websites saw Amazon advance above Yahoo: -  Google.com, Facebook.com, Youtube.com, Baidu.com, Amazon.com, Yahoo.com, Wikipedia.org, qq.com, Twitter.com, Google.co.in.
Come back tomorrow for a longer term perspective on Alexa trends for these sites.

2 comments:

Barrie Burns said...

Are the columns in this table correctly labeled? If the percentage change column is measuring the change between Nov 30 and Dec 31 then the changes in percentage are the exact opposite of what is portrayed. Perhaps the column now labeled "Dec 31" should be "Nov 30" and vice versa? Or maybe there is something about this table I am not understanding.

Thanks, John, for your continuing service to family history.

JDR said...

Barrie: I continue to struggle to develop an understandable presentation. Some folks have a hard time understanding that a larger number for the ranking means a less popular site.
The simple way to look at it is, the trend is negative if the December rank is greater than that for November. The greater the absolute value (regardless of sign) the stronger the trend.
Maybe I should try up and down arrows!
Thanks for the comment.