Since it was first voted as the world’s most popular website one year
ago on Global100.com,
WorldNetDaily.com has topped Global 100′s charts for a total of 42
The Global 100 (formerly WorldCharts.com) ranking is based on active
voting by tens of thousands of Internet users and is a measure of reader
loyalty, rather than a source of hard numbers.
But when it comes to hard numbers, WND’s growth is equally dramatic.
For the month of March, WorldNetDaily continued its dramatic growth,
according to PCDataOnline. A leading Internet research firm, PCData
surveys online habits from a panel of over 105,000 real-time home users
of the Internet — the largest domestic home panel of any Internet
WND jumped from 9,902,000 page views in February to 12,092,000 in
March, ranking it as number 12 in page views among all news sites.
In the critical measure of reader loyalty called “stickiness” — how
long visitors stay logged onto a site — PCData ranked WND as the third
stickiest news site in the world. On average, readers stayed on the
site a few seconds short of 50 minutes. In contrast, readers visited
CNN.com for an average of about 19 minutes, MSNBC.com for about 18
minutes, and FOXNews.com for about 6 minutes.
PCDataOnline’s services are also used, through an exclusive
agreement, by Top9.com, which ranks and
showcases the top nine websites in various categories. Since Top9.com’s
inception in early December, WND has consistently ranked within the top
nine news sources, according to the site.
Currently, WND ranks as the number eight news site in the world in
terms of page views. The seven news sites ahead of WND are, in order:
MSNBC.com, CNN.com, ABCnews.com, CNBC.com, FOXnews.com, BBC.co.uk, and
4News.com. In contrast to the independently-owned WorldNetDaily.com, all
others in the “Top 9″ rankings — including number nine NPR.com, are
either large corporate-owned or government-subsidized news sources.