Thursday, 1 December 2016

Genealogy Websites Benchmark Update for November

For the third month in a row downwards trends in popularity of many genealogy websites were evident, according to Alexa. Even top ranked sites ancestry.com and familysearch.org recorded declines in rank of greater than 20 per cent. The average decline was 16.5 per cent.

This blog saw the largest declines. Strangely the address anglo-celtic.connections.blogspot.com is now recording a higher ranking 2,150,002 than the ,ca site, with the .co.uk site better than that, 964,235 and the .co.au site better yet 941,531.

Lostcousins.com, torontofamilyhistory.org, britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk, genealogyintime.com, canadiana.ca recorded improved rankings.

Here, for the record, are the results, remembering that a positive trend in the table indicates an improvement in popularity.

Site30-Nov31-OctTrend (%)
familysearch.org4,4383,546-20.1
ancestry.com861645-25.1
ancestry.co.uk9,8269,242-5.9
ancestry.ca21,12719,508-7.7
myHeritage.com5,9855,042-15.8
thegenealogist.co.uk507,960471,370-7.2
findmypast.co.uk37,45535,368-5.6
findmypast.com62,65451,675-17.5
canadiana.ca890,790899,7341.0
familytreedna.com23,73719,575-17.5
23andMe.com11,4009,249-18.9
isogg.org232,050191,668-17.4
                                 
genealogyintime.com345,065351,4261.8
eogn.com240,680193,141-19.8
lostcousins.com773,977957,37223.7
britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk113,305118,2184.3
newspapers.com11,3469,086-19.9
cyndislist.com161,660131,309-18.8
freebmd.org.uk145,306126,015-13.3
canadianheadstones.com1,001,515794,968-20.6
deceasedonline.com1,393,148869,155-37.6
bifhsgo.ca7,653,9313,181,976-58.4
ogs.on.ca751,044661,196-12.0
qfhs.ca7,197,2255,426,254-24.6
torontofamilyhistory.org5,043,0205,614,32311.3
ngsgenealogy.org564,050468,689-16.9
americanancestors.org262,049170,798-34.8
scgsgenealogy.com2,081,6521,911,598-8.2
sog.org.uk2,069,1041,383,172-33.2
anglo-celtic-connections6,492,9052,522,648-61.1



2 comments:

Mary Lee Keane said...

Maybe it's because we're all just depressed. Brexit, Trump, strengthening of right wing parties in Europe, wars in Middle East, etc, etc, etc.

Anonymous said...

Or we may just have a serious case of indatagestion from looking at the piles of information we've ben busy downloading but never sorted and connected to individual people and realizing it's time to spend some timemorganizing what we've already got before trying to find more.