User:Ceyockey/Genealogy site ranking

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Content on this page relates to a discussion I found at the Watercooler, "WeRelate's Place in Top 100 Genealogy Websites. The last results available from GITMag appears to be http://www.genealogyintime.com/articles/top-100-genealogy-websites-of-2016-page02.html (confirmed archived at Internet Archive and Archive.is).

I took the top 50 sites and used the Alexa ranking checker to generate traffic statistics. This required putting in 5 urls at a time, then collating results. The good news ... according to this analysis, WeRelate (which appears at the bottom of the list) has lifted from Rank 100 to Rank 45 between 2016 and 2018.

Caveats of this review -- only the top 50 of the top 100 list were reviewed; not clear what measure was used by GITMag to generate their ranking ... there might be new sites which have emerged and are popular, which would push low ranking sites to a lower rank.

Given URL Alexa Global Rank Alexa Reach Alexa Country Alexa Country Rank Alexa Change Alexa 2016 GITMag # Top 100 2015 GITMag # Top 100 2018 Alexa # New Calcs 16-18 Rank change New Calcs
ancestry.com 1039 1545 US 191 73 1 1 1 unchanged
findagrave.com 5354 6463 US 1140 139 2 3 3 (-1)
familysearch.org 3714 5151 US 1136 266 3 2 2 +1
myheritage.com 5475 6457 US 2024 (-410) 4 5 4 unchanged
ancestry.co.uk 9967 14448 UK 306 475 5 4 7 (-2)
geni.com 9931 11178 US 3649 (-1906) 6 7 6 unchanged
geneanet.org 7405 8920 France 325 (-1029) 7 6 5 +2
newspapers.com 11548 15646 US 2420 895 8 11 8 unchanged
ancestry.com.au 25955 35599 Australia 407 (-935) 9 9 11 (-2)
findmypast.co.uk 40992 47499 UK 1602 2370 10 10 16 (-6)
familytreedna.com 26149 30687 US 8085 32 11 14 12 (-1)
ancestry.ca 23246 31972 Canada 457 336 12 13 10 +2
archives.com 70490 71510 US 12653 1904 13 12 25 (-12)
mooseroots.com 9973904 8925196 (-) 0 6784255 14 n/a n/a n/a
wikitree.com 18552 26091 US 5503 (-4408) 15 15 9 +6
genealogy.com 64020 60564 US 14199 3783 16 8 24 (-8)
familytreenow.com 37043 35447 US 6032 (-506) 17 63 14 +3
fold3.com 53522 57809 US 10079 (-1660) 18 21 20 (-2)
genealogybank.com 55781 66445 US 11357 606 19 16 22 (-3)
gedmatch.com 40302 51995 US 8407 (-2684) 20 31 15 +5
genealogie.com 701562 735529 (-) 0 (-110961) 21 22 49 (-28)
findmypast.com 79547 84988 US 21194 7730 22 32 26 (-4)
ancientfaces.com 116824 103374 US 32135 40153 23 18 31 (-8)
wiki-de.genealogy.net 59403 70320 Germany 2917 601 24 29 23 +1
myheritage.de 47069 55563 Germany 1905 4340 25 27 17 +8
usgwarchives.net 148838 159581 US 29319 12149 26 25 35 (-9)
dar.org 114711 146918 US 18637 (-29336) 27 48 30 (-3)
newspaperarchive.com 34239 34496 US 7712 (-2769) 28 23 13 +15
genesreunited.co.uk 323361 339632 UK 13389 92829 29 24 44 (-15)
ancestry.de 54030 77072 Germany 2323 (-6563) 30 52 21 +9
rootschat.com 251614 220257 UK 19777 (-23808) 31 17 39 (-8)
mocavo.com 0 0 (-) 0 0 32 20 n/a n/a
cyndislist.com 286854 292195 US 102685 8264 33 19 41 (-8)
billiongraves.com 97431 99498 US 39782 12334 34 36 28 +6
freebmd.org.uk 133085 130728 UK 8609 23521 35 30 34 +1
myheritage.es 53254 55361 Spain 2488 1898 36 42 19 +17
myrelatives.com 365504 343898 US 72623 (-19218) 37 91 46 (-9)
jewishgen.org 120871 138822 US 29532 4410 38 33 33 +5
genealogytoday.com 155445 131274 US 90534 47410 39 37 36 +3
rootsmagic.com 307739 338075 US 77304 (-63028) 40 73 43 (-3)
genealogieonline.nl 113754 125770 US 51342 4626 41 58 29 +12
myheritage.fr 50902 52393 France 1740 (-5882) 42 40 18 +24
blog.eogn.com 443587 379457 US 142248 118707 43 28 47 (-4)
arkivverket.no 488261 492889 Norway 4659 52820 44 39 48 (-4)
britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk 92015 117863 UK 6599 15182 45 34 27 +18
americanancestors.org 295268 345561 US 78248 25273 46 44 42 +4
tribalpages.com 256906 276618 US 80179 (-99477) 47 50 40 +7
genealogytrails.com 155909 163899 US 34754 (-56495) 48 54 37 +11
libertyellisfoundation.org 120256 126678 US 25382 (-12599) 49 n/a 32 +3
stevemorse.org 180657 160773 US 44410 (-12844) 50 55 38 +12
werelate.org 360611 358086 US 76905 (-3826) 100 79 45 +55