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Where can I find historical data of which were the most popular or most visited web sites around a particular time?
June 8, 2009 9:52 AM   Subscribe

Where can I find historical data of which were the most popular or most visited web sites around a particular time in the past? Looking specifically for April, 2007.

I am working on a research project and am trying to find out what the top N most visited sites on the Internet were in April 2007. For example, there is current data from Alexa here, but I don't see any way to find older versions of the data. I checked the Internet Archive as well, to no avail. Apparently the free list of 1M sites is recent.

Any ideas on where to look?
posted by procrastination to Computers & Internet (3 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
I'm not sure if this is what you're looking for, but I hope it helps.

http://www.google.com/intl/en/press/zeitgeist/zeitgeist-apr07.html
posted by scottymac at 12:35 PM on June 8, 2009


Thanks, but that isn't quite it. I was hoping more for a list of which web sites received the most traffic, either by bytes or visitors or something.
posted by procrastination at 2:16 PM on June 8, 2009


Current top sites: http://toolbar.netcraft.com/stats/topsites. Historical data might be available via the Internet archive.
posted by about_time at 8:44 PM on June 9, 2009


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