Seth Godin: Largest Independent Cyber-Content Sites

Advanced Cyber/IO, Blog Wisdom
Seth Godin

The largest independent content sites

Quantcast makes it easy to see the largest one million sites in the US (by traffic). There’s a signficant consolidation going on, with the vast majority of popular sites being owned and controlled by larger, public companies.

Because onine traffic follows, as most things do, a power law curve, the top 100 sites account for a huge amount of overall web traffic–probably more than the next 900 sites combined.

After removing public companies and those that only do commerce, here are the thirty independent companies on the top 100:

facebook.com
twitter.com
wikipedia.org
answers.com
wordpress.com
craigslist.org
tumblr.com
pandora.com
whitepages.com
manta.com
photobucket.com
yelp.com
wikia.com
webmd.com
hubpages.com
metrolyrics.com
inbox.com
squidoo.com
grindtv.com
drudgereport.com
coolmath-games.com
city-data.com
urbandictionary.com
wunderground.com
chacha.com
bleacherreport.com
twitpic.com
deviantart.com
cafemom.com
zimbio.com
typepad.com