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Top Philippine News Sites




Max points to a link to a recent Netcraft results ranking the top 20 Philippine News sites. Here’s the list of new websites:


 

  1. Sun.Star – 2,518
  2. Daily Inquirer/GMA – 3,320
  3. newsBALITA – 4,989
  4. Philippine Star – 5,580
  5. ABS-CBN – 10,029
  6. Manila Bulletin – 11,549
  7. Manila Times – 16,680
  8. Malaya – 25,746
  9. Philippine News Agency – 49,368
  10. Journal Group – 56,801
  11. Daily Tribune – 82,215
  12. Manila Standard – 83,102
  13. Philippine Headline News – 96,046
  14. Abante – 120,524
  15. Abante Tonite – 143,651
  16. Newsbreak Online – 216,768
  17. Business World – 267,385
  18. Minda News – 342,468
  19. Cyberdyaro – 398,530
  20. Bulalat – 738,857

The rankings are based on stats gathered by Netcraft’s toolbar. I’m comparing the rankings to Alexa results here:

  1. Daily Inquirer/GMA – 3,179
  2. Philippine Star – 8,645
  3. Manila Bulletin – 21,670
  4. ABS-CBN – 22,247
  5. Sun.Star – 38,562
  6. Abante Tonite – 46,993
  7. Abante – 74,233
  8. Malaya – 79,466
  9. Philippine Headline News – 94,166
  10. Daily Tribune – 107,270
  11. Manila Times – 132,966
  12. Journal Group – 133,637
  13. Manila Standard – 146,640
  14. newsBALITA – 191,510
  15. Philippine News Agency – 228,362
  16. Bulalat – 306,493
  17. Cyberdyaro – 415,192
  18. Minda News – 548,457
  19. Business World – 627,055
  20. Newsbreak Online – (same as Inq7.net)

Big difference there. Alexa also gets its traffic rankings from the Alexa toolbar so it all boils down to which of the two is widely used.



Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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8 Responses

  1. Alexa rankings are based solely on users of Internet Explorer with the Alexa toolbar.

    Netcraft ranking are not based on toolbar usage. I originally compliled list for PNA (with assistance from Netcraft) and many in the advertising indistry say the Netcraft ranking are the more accurate as they are complied using search engine data across all operating systems, PC, Mac and Linux which Alexa is not. I also understand Netcraft use proprietry methods in the complitation of the rankings. Your assumption that it is complied from usage of the Netcraft toolbar is therefore incorrect. The Netcraft toolbar whilst showing the rankings for the site visited is a security toolbar to warn users of phishing and fraudulent sites, unlike the Alexa toolbar it does not contain any type of spyware.

    As with any ranking list it cannot be 100% accurate but certainly I would take it as a more accurate ‘snapshot’ of a sites performance if only for the reason it is compliled using all platforms rather than just one browser on one platform.

    It is also easy to cheat the Alexa rankings by using one of the widely available Alexa boosters.

    – Marites –

  2. yuga says:

    Marites,

    According to the Netcraft FAQ:

    How do we find out the Most Visited Web Sites?

    Domains visited by the Toolbar community are collected anonymously and used to produce a list of the top 100 most visited websites. These rankings depict an accurate view of the most popular web sites viewed by users of the Netcraft Toolbar.

    I don’t see anywhere else in their FAQ that they use other methods to derive the rankings.

  3. To be honest I have never read their FAQ – the details I quoted come from one of the directors of Netcraft. All I can say is there must be a lot of people using the Netcraft toolbar :-) Personally I don’t know anyone who does – same as Alexa.

    As none of the Philippines news sites are anywhere near the top 100 Netcraft sites perhaps the criteria is different – I will ask Netcraft about those in the lower rankings. We use the Netcraft Dedicated Server Monitoring for the Balita server.

    If as you think Netcraft use the toolbar then it would seem more popular than the Alexa toolbar. 3 months ago I knew how many Netcraft toolbars had been downloaded but Alexa will not give that information.

    Balita provides phishing site details for the toolbar and has done for some time …. but we do not use nor have we ever seen it, only in the jpegs on their site.

    – Marites –

  4. Rosie Mendoza says:

    To whom it may concern:

    Could you please help me contact Jun Golamco from Malago gardens for a picture published some days ago in Philippine star of a plant erroneously named? I would ike to talk to him about this. Could you give his tel. no. or email address for this purpose? Thanks.

    Rosie Mendoza

  5. Rosie Mendoza says:

    To whom it may concern:

    Could you please help me contact Jun Golamco from Malago gardens for a picture published some days ago in Philippine star of a plant erroneously named? I would ike to talk to him about this. Could you give his tel. no. or email address for this purpose? Thanks.

    Rosie Mendoza

  6. Drew68 says:

    I’m curious to know why balita.com was not ranked. i’m in the understanding that you based your list off of alexa tool bar is that correct?

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