Sunday, 1 January 2017

Genealogy Websites Benchmark Update for December

Downwards trends in popularity of many genealogy websites were evident, according to Alexa. Others have seen remarkable recoveries. Again this month rankings for this blog are much better for the .com and .co.uk site than the .ca.

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

Site31-Dec30-NovTrend (%)
familysearch.org4,9294,438-10.0
ancestry.com941861-8.5
ancestry.co.uk9,5139,8263.3
ancestry.ca21,98121,127-3.9
myHeritage.com6,5985,985-9.3
thegenealogist.co.uk448,141507,96013.3
findmypast.co.uk38,17137,455-1.9
findmypast.com63,84262,654-1.9
canadiana.ca868,860890,7902.5
familytreedna.com24,44523,737-2.9
23andMe.com11,54411,400-1.2
isogg.org215,338232,0507.8
                                 
genealogyintime.com399,587345,065-13.6
eogn.com274,480240,680-12.3
lostcousins.com719,170773,9777.6
britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk105,707113,3057.2
newspapers.com12,60611,346-10.0
cyndislist.com194,388161,660-16.8
freebmd.org.uk145,745145,306-0.3
canadianheadstones.com1,496,2831,001,515-33.1
deceasedonline.com1,056,3701,393,14831.9
bifhsgo.ca8,517,1527,653,931-10.1
ogs.on.ca873,763751,044-14.0
qfhs.ca19,752,0057,197,225-63.6
torontofamilyhistory.org4,523,0165,043,02011.5
ngsgenealogy.org608,870564,050-7.4
americanancestors.org334,248262,049-21.6
scgsgenealogy.com2,322,1042,081,652-10.4
sog.org.uk1,700,3392,069,10421.7
anglo-celtic-connections20,504,1886,492,905-68.3

Given the erratic behaviour of Alexa results monthly posts on trends is being discontinued.

1 comment:

Rick Roberts, GlobalGenealogy.com said...

Discontinuing reporting the Alexa rankings is a good idea.

We've never found any relationship between the Alexa numbers for our site and the actual activity and sales generated on the site. Further, when I recognized this truth, we deliberately took action to see if the Alex results for a site can be manipulated.... they can be. At that point we discontinued paying any attention to Alexa.