The government-owned Philippine News Agency listed yesterday the top mainstream Philippine news websites based on Netcraft ranking. The data is taken from browsing habits of users of the Netcraft toolbar. I don’t know how big and representative that user base is.
I also don’t know how PNA compiled the list, I tried looking for a listing of the top Philippine sites in Netcraft but couldn’t find one. There’s a listing of the most visited websites with site rank scores but this isn’t grouped by countries and there isn’t even a link to succeeding pages. You can also get the site ranking when you do a web server query in Netcraft. I don’t know if you can access the list if you have the Netcraft toolbar, which I don’t (I hate toolbars-except for the web developer toolbar for Firefox).
Here are parts of the PNA story:
“MANILA, Jan. 20 (PNA) – The government-owned Philippines News Agency website has landed in the 10 most popular news sites in the country, a strong sign that people want also the good news….
SunStar, a Cebu-based chain of provincial newspapers, has been listed by Netcraft as the most-visited Filipino websites, followed by the Daily Inquirer/GMA (inq7), and next by the newsBalita.
The top 10 are: SunStar, Daily Inquirer/GMA, newsBalita, Philippine Star, ABS-CBN, Manila Bulletin, Manila Times, Malaya, Philippine News Agency, and Journal Group.
Here’s PNA’s ranking of the sites:
1: Sun.Star 2,518
2: Daily Inquirer/GMA 3,320
3: newsBALITA 4,989
4: Philippine Star 5,580
5: ABS-CBN 10,029
6: Manila Bulletin 11,549
7: Manila Times 16,680
8: Malaya 25,746
9: Philippine News Agency 49,368
10: Journal Group 56,801
11: Daily Tribune 82,215
12: Manila Standard 83,102
13: Philippine Headline News 96,046
14: Abante 120,524
15: Abante Tonite 143,651
16: Newsbreak Online 216,768
17: Business World 267,385
18: Minda News 342,468
19: Cyberdyaro 398,530
20: Bulalat 738,857
Max is a journalist and blogger based in Cebu. He has written and edited for such publications as The Freeman, The Independent Post, Today, Sun.Star Cebu, Cebu Daily News, Philstar Life, and Rappler.
He is also a mobile app and web developer and co-founded InnoPub Media with his wife Marlen.
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