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Top Indian Websites in the US – May 2010 May 19, 2010

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This data was compiled on May 5, 2010 – Mapsofworld.com and many other sites have improved significantly since then. No chang es are being made at this stage.

Rank Top 50 Indian websites in US Quantcast Rank 5/3/10
1 mapsofworld.com 1,136
2 indiatimes.com 1,781
3 rediff.com 2,491
4 ibibo.com 2,686
5 oneindia.in 2,781
6 in.com 3,118
7 sulekha.com 3,602
8 bollywoodsargam.com 3,839
9 bharatstudent.com 4,564
10 indiamart.com 5,025
11 chakpak.com 5,567
12 tradeindia.com 5,860
13 mydearvalentine.com 6,867
14 cricinfo.com 6,993
15 shaadi.com 8,067
16 guruji.com 8,222
17 sify.com 8,334
18 hindustantimes.com 8,423
19 dgreetings.com 8,478
20 indya.com 8,987
21 clickindia.com 11,606
22 ndtv.com 12,612
23 mapsofindia.com 15,902
24 expressindia.com 15,967
25 realbollywood.com 16,299
26 makemytrip.com 17,347
27 hindu.com 17,673
28 bharatmatrimony.com 17,992
29 tribuneindia.com 19,951
30 indiainfo.com 22,285
31 webindia123.com 23,415
32 raaga.com 24,169
33 icicibank.com 25,774
34 rajshri.com 28,427
35 bollywoodhungama.com 30,539
36 timesjobs.com 36,730
37 bseindia.com 37,759
38 samachar.com 38,646
39 naukri.com 39,654
40 carwale.com 39,690
41 zapak.com 49,513
42 indiaedu.com 52,738
43 beautytipshub.com 55,773
44 jeevansathi.com 56,847
45 indiaglitz.com 58,204
46 naukrihub.com 59,924
47 liveindia.com 66,372
48 indiahousing.com 74,247
49 rediffmail.com 76,138
50 craftsinindia.com 95,550

Top Indian Websites in the US – Feb 2010 February 4, 2010

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Here we go for the Top Indian Sites in the US list for the month of Feb 2010.

Lot of changes and ups and downs have happened in the list. We would be adding some more to this list as we move on. If you find any site missing please inform me.

Rank Top 50 Indian websites in US Quantcast Rank 2/3/10
1 mapsofworld.com 1,148
2 rediff.com 1,697
3 indiatimes.com 2,061
4 oneindia.in 2,800
5 chakpak.com 3,310
6 guruji.com 3,606
7 Flipkart.com 3,850
8 bollywoodsargam.com 3,946
9 mydearvalentine.com 4,064
10 sulekha.com 4,074
11 ibibo.com 4,163
12 shaadi.com 5,235
13 hindustantimes.com 5,366
14 in.com 6,462
15 dgreetings.com 6,736
16 indiamart.com 7,099
17 sify.com 7,281
18 cricinfo.com 7,764
19 bharatstudent.com 7,929
20 tradeindia.com 9,460
21 expressindia.com 11,630
22 ndtv.com 13,697
23 clickindia.com 14,392
24 mapsofindia.com 14,804
25 hindu.com 17,721
26 bharatmatrimony.com 17,738
27 webindia123.com 20,254
28 tribuneindia.com 20,495
29 raaga.com 20,584
30 icicibank.com 22,331
31 rajshri.com 24,016
32 makemytrip.com 26,305
33 indiaglitz.com 27,155
34 carwale.com 30,388
35 indiainfo.com 30,411
36 samachar.com 30,534
37 bollywoodhungama.com 32,491
38 naukri.com 32,538
39 jeevansathi.com 38,650
40 zapak.com 39,582
41 timesjobs.com 40,352
42 indya.com 41,776
43 rediffmail.com 44,089
44 indiaedu.com 51,215
45 beautytipshub.com 51,452
46 99acres.com 54,643
47 naukrihub.com 55,695
48 realbollywood.com 58,130
49 indiahousing.com 61,277
50 bseindia.com 70,318

How Well You Tweet? November 22, 2009

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With the growing reach of Twitter, there is also an increasing desire to know how good I am when it comes to tweeting, at least with me it is. This desire has led me to explore many new websites being launched to cater to this segment of twitterverse. I can’t cover all, but here I briefly review three of them which I visit at least once in a month.

TW – Analyst – Looks like this is amongst the early movers. The site analyzes your tweets on the basis of writing and on the basis of frequency of your tweets. Simple, no-nonsense one page analysis approach is followed. The site is focused on sharing its judgement about your tweeting. For me it says – Your tweeting is already tip-top! No improvements needed – but check back here every so often to make sure your reputation is being maintained! But it was not always like this, there were suggestions and tips which lead me to incorporate them in my style of tweeting and bingo my report card starting improving.

Twitter Friends -  Based on the basic logic behind TW Analyst – Twitter Friends adds lots of bells and whistles to make you spend more time and gives you more reasons to come back. It allows you ego boosters like comparing you with followers or the ones you are following or just about with anyone else. It has interesting graphs which tell you how selfish, greedy or sharing you are when it comes to tweeting, of course they use more diplomatic words to make statements like that. Twitter Friends has also influenced my style of tweeting I realized that when it came to replying to others or doing RTs I was selfish, not anymore!

Klout – Klout is by professional in its outlook and development. It looks most focused towards founders making money by an early exit. Interesting UI, beautiful graphs and charts and a revisit value, Klout has it all. Klout doesn’t focus on tips and tricks of Tweeting it simply works on how good you are what is your overall clout when it comes to comparing it within your circle and the twitterverse in general. Klout is not yet a self-improvement tool on tweeting, it is what it says and encourages you to move towards the right extreme corner of the graph.

Christmas Rings a Bell November 12, 2009

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As Thanksgiving Day comes closer, my mind starts looking at what all is happening this year on Christmas and Holidays. I thought my Christmas “fixation”(if I may say so) would end as Compare no longer owns one of the first Christmas Sites in the world Christmas Carnivals – I don’t see it happening. My interest and my involvement remains.

I revisited ChristmasCarnivals.com yesterday and I was thrilled to see the new getup of the site, it looks different and also the integration with Twitter part of it, @ChristmasC has become the largest Christmas Brand on Twitter, started much ahead of its time the Twitter account promises to offer goodies to one and all.

I would love to hear your ideas about what all we should do in Christmas Carnivals to make it  more useful to all age groups and all geographies (Yes, we still maintain Christmas Carnivals)

Twenty Most Useful Indian Sites November 5, 2009

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Total of 30 parameters and close to about 200 hours of my personal involvement has resulted in one list:

Here is “The Authoritative List of India’s Twenty Most Useful Websites”

The list with one parameter and Useful Ranking is being made public with this post. The complete study/report can be shared with anyone at a nominal cost of  $25,000.00.  Number of sites studied for this report are over 2000.

Your comments and specific questions would be welcome.

Important:

  1. Mapsofindia.com which made to this list is owned by Compare Infobase Limited
  2. IndiaMart.com & ClickIndia.com are founded/co-founded by Dinesh Agarwal, I know Dinesh
  3. MakeMyTrip.com founder is Deep Kalra who chairs NASSCOM SIG on Internet of which I am also a member
  4. I have considered only those websites which are Indian in origin and deed
  5. We had a tie between BigAdda and Ibibo – we included Ibibo
Website Google PR Google PR Rank Useful Rank
Rediff.com 7 3 1
IRCTC.co.in 8 1 2
Indiatimes.com 7 3 3
BSNL.in 8 1 4
Naukri.com 7 3 5
Cricinfo.com 7 3 6
BharatStudent.com 7 3 7
NDTV.com 7 3 8
MapsofIndia.com 7 3 9
IndiaMart.com 6 10 10
HDFCbank.com 6 10 11
BookMyShow.com 6 10 12
Magicbricks.com 6 10 13
Sulekha.com 5 15 14
ibibo.com 5 15 15
Shaadi.com 5 15 16
Clickindia.com 5 15 17
ICICIdirect.com 5 15 18
Makemytrip.com 5 15 19
Redbus.in 6 10 20

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November – Top Indian Sites in the US November 3, 2009

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Here is the November update of the Top Indian Sites in the US. I am seriously considering moving this post to a site, let me hope – I am able to do it before my next month report becomes due.

Rank Top 50 Indian websites in US Quantcast Rank 11/2
1 mapsofworld.com 1,149
2 rediff.com 1,712
3 bollywoodsargam.com 1,975
4 indiatimes.com 3,002
5 sulekha.com 4,402
6 ibibo.com 4,956
7 bharatstudent.com 5,350
8 dgreetings.com 6,099
9 tradeindia.com 6,202
10 indiamart.com 6,556
11 mydearvalentine.com 6,581
12 sify.com 6,954
13 guruji.com 6,955
14 chakpak.com 8,035
15 hindustantimes.com 8,775
16 in.com 9,685
17 shaadi.com 10,127
18 cricinfo.com 10,281
19 hindu.com 11,526
20 mapsofindia.com 12,759
21 bharatmatrimony.com 13,160
22 webindia123.com 13,758
23 expressindia.com 13,784
24 clickindia.com 14,561
25 makemytrip.com 19,043
26 ndtv.com 19,561
27 bollywoodhungama.com 20,347
28 rajshri.com 22,713
29 tribuneindia.com 22,785
30 samachar.com 26,231
31 raaga.com 28,706
32 jeevansathi.com 37,616
33 timesjobs.com 37,874
34 indiainfo.com 41,456
35 carwale.com 42,265
36 beautytipshub.com 45,356
37 rediffmail.com 46,526
38 zapak.com 47,537
39 indiaedu.com 50,567
40 indya.com 54,549
41 icicibank.com 55,305
42 naukrihub.com 55,476
43 indiahousing.com 58,842
44 bseindia.com 59,974
45 ibnlive.com 60,887
46 magicbricks.com 65,739
47 indiaglitz.com 67,054
48 craftsinindia.com 71,579
49 naukri.com 74,577
50 liveindia.com 89,051

Top Indian Sites in India October 2, 2009

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I married my perception to data and drew the following conclusions.

Simar’s Top 20  Indian Sites in India – Most Popular Site in Each Category

  1. All in One – Rediff.com
  2. Travel – IRCTC.co.in
  3. Jobs – Naukri.com
  4. Sports – Cricinfo.com
  5. Classifieds – Sulekha.com
  6. Maps – MapsofIndia.com
  7. Banks – HDFCbank.com
  8. Social Networking – Ibibo.com
  9. Matrimonial – Shaadi.com
  10. News – NDTV.com
  11. Education – BharatStudent.com
  12. Adult – Debonairblog.com
  13. General Entertainment – SantaBanta.com
  14. Telecom – BSNL.in
  15. Stocks – ICICIdirect.com
  16. Business Directory – IndiaMart.com
  17. Shopping – Shopping.Indiatimes.com
  18. Movies – BookMyShow.com
  19. Automobiles – Carwale.com
  20. Real Estate – Magicbricks.com

I am planning to work more on this post and would love to make it a benchmark of Best Indian Sites in India. I would love to take the number of categories to 50. Please suggest.

Top Indian Websites in the US Oct-09 October 2, 2009

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Here we go again. Our own site http://Mapsofworld.com again tops the charts of Top Indian Websites in the US for the Month of October 2009. We capture this data on 1st f every month and we use Quantcast as our source.

October 1, 2009
Rank Top 50 Indian websites in US Quantcast Rank 10/1
1 mapsofworld.com 1,128
2 rediff.com 1,932
3 bollywoodsargam.com 1,935
4 indiatimes.com 3,035
5 sulekha.com 4,944
6 indiamart.com 5,692
7 dgreetings.com 6,545
8 guruji.com 6,996
9 ibibo.com 7,221
10 mydearvalentine.com 7,257
11 chakpak.com 7,354
12 tradeindia.com 8,225
13 bharatstudent.com 8,720
14 hindustantimes.com 8,906
15 cricinfo.com 8,942
16 sify.com 9,862
17 shaadi.com 10,115
18 hindu.com 10,216
19 clickindia.com 11,526
20 webindia123.com 12,581
21 mapsofindia.com 13,626
22 bharatmatrimony.com 13,890
23 in.com 13,938
24 ndtv.com 14,510
25 tribuneindia.com 16,855
26 expressindia.com 17,723
27 makemytrip.com 21,237
28 bollywoodhungama.com 22,171
29 rajshri.com 23,552
30 zapak.com 26,392
31 samachar.com 28,655
32 timesjobs.com 33,951
33 icicibank.com 36,177
34 rediffmail.com 37,757
35 beautytipshub.com 39,938
36 naukri.com 40,804
37 raaga.com 43,795
38 jeevansathi.com 45,115
39 carwale.com 46,581
40 indiainfo.com 50,420
41 indiaedu.com 50,859
42 indiaglitz.com 58,392
43 indya.com 58,401
44 naukrihub.com 58,876
45 indiahousing.com 59,407
46 liveindia.com 64,813
47 ibnlive.com 72,290
48 craftsinindia.com 83,186
49 realbollywood.com 86,120
50 timesofindia.com 88,436

Top Indian Websites In the US September 2, 2009

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I have been updating this table regularly and keeping a watch on what is happening in this business space. I would like all of you to suggest new sites which can be included. Please do check their Quantcast rating – http://Quantcast.com before suggesting it. As always, all sites which  have a yellow strip running across are the ones where Compare Infobase Limited has significant business interest.

Rank Top 50 Indian websites in US Quantcast Rank 9/1
1 rediff.com 1,686
2 mapsofworld.com 1,756
3 indiatimes.com 1,797
4 bollywoodsargam.com 2,013
5 sulekha.com 5,094
6 indiamart.com 5,940
7 sify.com 7,363
8 chakpak.com 7,567
9 hindustantimes.com 7,749
10 mydearvalentine.com 8,141
11 hindu.com 8,201
12 dgreetings.com 8,215
13 tradeindia.com 8,348
14 shaadi.com 8,799
15 cricinfo.com 9,420
16 guruji.com 9,759
17 ibibo.com 10,621
18 bharatstudent.com 11,792
19 bharatmatrimony.com 12,086
20 webindia123.com 12,340
21 clickindia.com 14,543
22 in.com 14,621
23 makemytrip.com 15,811
24 tribuneindia.com 16,752
25 mapsofindia.com 17,110
26 expressindia.com 17,390
27 ndtv.com 17,661
28 raaga.com 20,270
29 bollywoodhungama.com 20,752
30 rajshri.com 23,793
31 indya.com 23,906
32 samachar.com 24,500
33 jeevansathi.com 26,243
34 timesofindia.com 30,528
35 zapak.com 30,738
36 naukri.com 34,203
37 rediffmail.com 41,225
38 beautytipshub.com 41,754
39 indiainfo.com 45,824
40 icicibank.com 46,905
41 bseindia.com 51,237
42 indiaglitz.com 53,851
43 liveindia.com 56,262
44 indiaedu.com 58,083
45 indiahousing.com 62,935
46 realbollywood.com 66,980
47 naukrihub.com 68,523
48 yatra.com 89,624
49 timesjobs.com 91,193
50 123india.com 92,603

Facebook, Friend Feed, Twitter and… August 11, 2009

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I am glad that FB has acquired FF, to me they are exactly doing things which would further mess them around.

Facts:

1. I gave up on FB about few months back when Twitterization of FB started.

2. FF was never my favorite as it always looked liked inspired by Twitter.

3. Twitter to me is my home on the web

With my stand stated so early in the post here I go with why I believe what FB is doing may make them another damsel in distress:

I have been living on the internet since 1996, I have seen many pineapples trying to be become apples and many blueberries trying hard to become strawberries and I have seen them being thrown into dustbins by the “Hybrid Masters”

I always feel that if AltaVista had remained AltaVista and not tried to become Yahoo, Web search would have looked different today. But AltaVista wanted to look like Yahoo, like FB desires to look like Twitter.

I always feel that if MSN had allowed Hotmail to be Hotmail and not be carried away by Yahoo Mail and later by GMail, the email space would have looked different. But Microsoft wanted  Hotmail to be fresh like Yahoo Mail, like FB desires to be be Twitter fresh.

I always feel that if Yahoo had remained Yahoo and not tried to become like AOL, the web would have been different and let us not talk about if AOL would have remained or evolved around AOL  how the world would have looked different today.

The same pattern has been followed by many winners and torchbearers to write their path to failure, I see FB doing exactly the same, playing with the core.

AltaVista, AOL, Yahoo, Hotmail, Google Videos, Picasa… the list is endless and with Facebook working hard to look and feel like Twitter – the clock is ticking.

(Of course I don’t expect Twitter to blink and start looking like Facebook, but I really want TwitPic to start looking and feeling like TwitSnaps)