Quantcast traffic, demographics and lifestyle assessments

Oct 15, 2008

Even though collaborative filtering is so powerful a technique, Internet users barely get to benefit from it. No doubt, it is implemented in myriad ways on many sites but most such implementations do not go through any sort of active feedback loop so as to keep optimizing their effectiveness.

Quantcast takes a different approach. It’s traffic, demographics and lifestyle assessment presents the raw data itself.

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Some lists of popular websites and blogs

Feb 10, 2008

Alexa Top 500 – Lists of the top sites on the web, sorted by country, language subject, or globally.

http://www.alexa.com/site/ds/top_500

Alexa Top 100 India Sites

http://www.alexa.com/

site/ds/top_sites?cc=IN&ts_mode=country?=none

Compete Blog with varied lists on many topics

http://blog.compete.com/

Sink or Swim? The Top Moving Sites Of 2007

http://blog.compete.com/2008/01/17/2006-vs-2007-top-moving-sites/

Motigo Webstats India

http://webstats.motigo.com/

s?country=IN&link=2&tab=9?=EN&id=645877

PC Magazines’s Top 100 Classic Websites

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2168282,00.asp

PC Magazine’s Top 100 Undiscovered Web Sites

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2174813,00.asp

PC World India Best Indian Websites 2007

http://www.pcworld.in/india/features/
Internet/Best_Indian_Websites_2007/3336/12

Quantcast US Site Rankings for sites ranked 1 to 1,000 or 10,000 or even 1,000,000

http://www.quantcast.com/top-sites-1

Technorati Top 100 blogs

http://technorati.com/pop/blogs/

TIME Magazine’s 50 Best Websites 2007

http://www.time.com/time/specials/2007/0,28757,1633488,00.html

All the Webware 100 finalists in one place

http://www.webware.com/8301-1_109-9883960-2.html


Welcome to metrochannel.in

Feb 8, 2008

Welcome to metrochannel.in

In this blog, we would be trying to keep track of popular websites. What sites have the highest traffic. What sites are registering the highest jump in traffic and why. And so on. This way we would know what sites to hang out at and generally be able to get a sense of what is going on in the highly fluid scenario of the Internet.