New Compete Data: Top Business And Tech Sites

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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:

WebsiteUnique Visitors (U.S.)
CNET.com13,486,109
Forbes.com9,449,089
WSJ.com5,969,016
Bloomberg.com5,036,418
BusinessWeek.com3,192,967
BusinessInsider.com2,681,606
Mashable.com2,244,083
WebProNews.com2,239,178
PCWorld.com1,930,292
BizJournals.com1,827,123
Reddit.com1,684,897
TechCrunch.com1,660,121
PCMag.com1,586,938
Gizmodo.com1,511,785
Wired.com1,505,012
Engadget.com1,067,846
MacRumors.com780,441
ZDNet.com717,523
TechTarget.com765,059
DigitalTrends.com684,963
Economist.com576,800
Entrepreneur.com551,489
Inc.com550,359
FastCompany.com530,499
ComputerWorld.com522,378
ArsTechnica.com424,854
MacWorld.com382,234
SlashGear.com356,398
TheVerge.com354,331
Geek.com330,427
ReadWriteWeb.com309,871
VentureBeat.com304,361
MarketingPilgrim.com251,146
AllThingsD.com227,963
Slashdot.org223,023
TorrentFreak.com222,383
GigaOm.com219,288
TechnologyReview.com200,324
BGR.com182,691
SERoundtable.com176,793
SearchEngineLand.com170,178
AdAge.com151,725
TheNextWeb.com150,228
AppleInsider.com136,356
TechDirt.com136,015
SearchEngineWatch.com120,709
AllFacebook.com116,388
9to5Mac.com105,323
PaidContent.org82,786
PandoDaily.com82,687
ClickZ.com69,098
InsideFacebook.com56,379
MarketingLand.com54,748
GeekWire.com53,169
Electronista.com52,336
Techmeme.com42,930
SearchEngineJournal.com24,771
DaringFireball.net24,045
9to5Google.com8,182
Betakit.com6,928

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

Chris Crum

Chris Crum has been a part of the WebProNews team and the iEntry Network of B2B Publications since 2003. Follow Chris on Twitter, on StumbleUpon, on Pinterest and/or on Google: +Chris Crum.