Which websites topped the list of the most visited in August? Google, Facebook, Yahoo and YouTube. But that’s not really new news, is it? But scan down Kantar Media’s list of the Top 250 Websites for August and there are some lines of note.
Take, for example, Groupon.
That’s quite a hit. LivingSocial also saw a drop in numbers but it wasn’t nearly as dramatic. Still, neither site is crying since they’re still way ahead of where they were last year. Even with the drop, Groupon is sitting at 164.9% year-over-year.
Other losers include Netflix (no surprise there) with a 4.06% drop, MySpace, down 55.84% for the year and Flickr down 8.75. Could it be that Facebook and now Twitter are siphoning off some of Flickr’s traffic now that photo handling is easier on both social networks.
On the upside, Twitter got a 12% boost and Weather.com rose 16.42% and I still don’t understand it. I do understand the growth of MTV.com, which Kantar says is one of the fastest moving sites on the chart. NFL.com saw a predictable jump of 114.36% and JC Penny got ready for back-to-school with an 11.28% increase in traffic.
The big winner was Patch.com which was up 1193.1% over last year. Their numbers overall are still relatively small, coming in at 208 on the chart, but they’re on track to become a powerful force.
How did your website fare this past August? Looking good or losing steam?