Web statistics tell the tale

The top 10 websites accounted for 40% of page views.

Richard MacManus reported trends in online traffic over the past five years.

He found that between the end of 2001 and the end of last year, the number of Internet domains expanded by more than 75%, from 2.9m to 5.1m. At the end of 2001, the top 10 websites accounted for 31% of all the pages viewed on the net, and 40% in 2006.

There are more destinations online, but we seem to be visiting fewer of them.

On the internet, the big get bigger.

It wasn’t supposed to be like that.

Nicholas Carr examines ‘Web Plantations’