New Compete Data: Top Business And Tech Sites

    June 22, 2012
    Chris Crum
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Compete has released its new analytics numbers for May. Following is a list of some of the web’s popular destinations for tech, business, search and social media news, and what Compete lists as their unique monthly visitors (US Only).

This is not a complete list of all publications covering these areas. Still, while some may cover other areas of interest, each is rooted in one of them primarily. The list doesn’t include the more general news sites, such as The AP, Reuters, The New York Times, etc., many of which do cover these areas extensively as part of their overall products. The list is not meant to be the state of the news industry or anything, but just a quick look at our industry’s unique audience landscape. Not all of these sites are necessarily in direct competition with one another. Some are much more niche than others. It’s not about comparing a site that only writes about Facebook, for example, with a site that covers the entire tech industry (or even more than that).

I’ve included a few popular sources of such types of news, which are more aggregators than publications, yet seemed worth including for perspective.

It’s also worth noting that Compete’s numbers are just that – Compete’s numbers. They’re often much lower than what sites’ internal analytics will reveal, and will differ from those of other products.

Finally, I want to stress again, that these are unique visitors. Not pageviews. If we were talking pageviews, the list would no doubt look much different. For example, Reddit announced earlier this year that it hit the 2 billion mark.

But anyhow, on with the list:

Website Unique Visitors (U.S.)
CNET.com 13,486,109
Forbes.com 9,449,089
WSJ.com 5,969,016
Bloomberg.com 5,036,418
BusinessWeek.com 3,192,967
BusinessInsider.com 2,681,606
Mashable.com 2,244,083
WebProNews.com 2,239,178
PCWorld.com 1,930,292
BizJournals.com 1,827,123
Reddit.com 1,684,897
TechCrunch.com 1,660,121
PCMag.com 1,586,938
Gizmodo.com 1,511,785
Wired.com 1,505,012
Engadget.com 1,067,846
MacRumors.com 780,441
ZDNet.com 717,523
TechTarget.com 765,059
DigitalTrends.com 684,963
Economist.com 576,800
Entrepreneur.com 551,489
Inc.com 550,359
FastCompany.com 530,499
ComputerWorld.com 522,378
ArsTechnica.com 424,854
MacWorld.com 382,234
SlashGear.com 356,398
TheVerge.com 354,331
Geek.com 330,427
ReadWriteWeb.com 309,871
VentureBeat.com 304,361
MarketingPilgrim.com 251,146
AllThingsD.com 227,963
Slashdot.org 223,023
TorrentFreak.com 222,383
GigaOm.com 219,288
TechnologyReview.com 200,324
BGR.com 182,691
SERoundtable.com 176,793
SearchEngineLand.com 170,178
AdAge.com 151,725
TheNextWeb.com 150,228
AppleInsider.com 136,356
TechDirt.com 136,015
SearchEngineWatch.com 120,709
AllFacebook.com 116,388
9to5Mac.com 105,323
PaidContent.org 82,786
PandoDaily.com 82,687
ClickZ.com 69,098
InsideFacebook.com 56,379
MarketingLand.com 54,748
GeekWire.com 53,169
Electronista.com 52,336
Techmeme.com 42,930
SearchEngineJournal.com 24,771
DaringFireball.net 24,045
9to5Google.com 8,182
Betakit.com 6,928

Compete lets you look at the data for any domain free of charge here, though they do require a sign-up these days.

  • http://bizjournals.com Jeff Sauls

    Chris – Interesting combo list. Self serving plug for ranking my business news site http://www.bizjournals.com, which according to Compete Numbers would rank be #10 on this list with 1,827,123 unique visitors for May

    • http://www.webpronews.com/author/rich-ord Rich Ord

      Hi Jeff — We went ahead and added BizJournals.com to the list.

    • http://www.webpronews.com/author/chris-crum Chris Crum

      Thanks Jeff, there are no doubt others that could be included on the list as well. Thanks for the heads up!