Top linked domains from Facebook pages

 
I've been messing around with Facebook pages for an upcoming DuckDuckGo integration, and I came across some data that seemed interesting enough to share. These are the top linked domains from Facebook pages.

  1. myspace.com (269588)
  2. twitter.com (97669)
  3. youtube.com (54238)
  4. facebook.com (50234)
  5. flickr.com (12541)
  6. en.wikipedia.org (10578)
  7. reverbnation.com (10144)
  8. fotolog.com (7840)
  9. imdb.com (5250)
  10. purevolume.com (5217)
  11. last.fm (3740)
  12. linkedin.com (3730)
  13. soundcloud.com (3713)
  14. ilike.com (2652)
  15. cdbaby.com (2377)
  16. apps.facebook.com (2213)
  17. it.wikipedia.org (2019)
  18. sites.google.com (1984)
  19. etsy.com (1977)
  20. vimeo.com (1941)
  21. bebo.com (1939)
  22. sonicbids.com (1923)
  23. modelmayhem.com (1780)
  24. profile.myspace.com (1692)
  25. wix.com (1633)
  26. amazon.com (1613)
  27. soundclick.com (1401)
  28. tinyurl.com (1364)
  29. fr.wikipedia.org (1348)
  30. cafepress.com (1304)
  31. bandzone.cz (1279)
  32. freewebs.com (1264)
  33. es.wikipedia.org (1236)
  34. google.com (1195)
  35. itunes.apple.com (1113)
  36. zazzle.com (1004)
  37. dailymotion.com (996)
  38. friendster.com (982)
  39. imeem.com (901)
  40. bit.ly (895)
  41. profiles.friendster.com (893)
  42. new.facebook.com (872)
  43. virb.com (728)
  44. yelp.com (707)
  45. groups.yahoo.com (686)
  46. picasaweb.google.com (673)
  47. web.me.com (669)
  48. metroflog.com (657)
  49. geocities.com (633)
  50. bbc.co.uk (584)
In particular, this list aggregates domains extracted from links within the 'Website' sections of Facebook pages. For example, on the DuckDuckGo Facebook page there is link to the homepage (duckduckgo.com) and to the DDG twitter steam (twitter.com) within that section. Each of those domains would get one point in the aggregated list. If duckduckgo.com had appeared twice, it would still just get one point.

Of course, real people took the time to link to these domains in the context of promoting their online Web presences, so it was interesting to me what they chose in the aggregate. This data confirms my anecdotal evidence I keep seeing where people promote their FB and Twitter together. I was also intrigued by how high myspace was; I suppose a lot of bands still use it and/or haven't updated their old FB pages.

There were a few sites I actually hadn't heard of, e.g. some of the music stuff, wix, modelmayhem & virb. Not that I should hear of every site, but these must have a lot of traction already to be that high in these lists. 

If you just look at "high quality" FB pages (custom urls, no default images, etc.), you get a similar but slightly different list & ordering.

  1. twitter.com (32597)
  2. myspace.com (28125)
  3. youtube.com (11511)
  4. facebook.com (11007)
  5. flickr.com (3225)
  6. reverbnation.com (1413)
  7. linkedin.com (1267)
  8. en.wikipedia.org (1016)
  9. ilike.com (787)
  10. last.fm (763)
  11. purevolume.com (685)
  12. soundcloud.com (681)
  13. vimeo.com (608)
  14. imdb.com (483)
  15. apps.facebook.com (411)
  16. bebo.com (389)
  17. cdbaby.com (376)
  18. sonicbids.com (372)
  19. bit.ly (337)
  20. tinyurl.com (279)
  21. itunes.apple.com (273)
  22. google.com (264)
  23. fotolog.com (263)
  24. friendfeed.com (259)
  25. nscs.org (242)
  26. imeem.com (241)
  27. etsy.com (212)
  28. it.wikipedia.org (209)
  29. modelmayhem.com (200)
  30. itunes.com (188)
  31. amazon.com (178)
  32. cafepress.com (171)
  33. delicious.com (154)
  34. yelp.com (153)
  35. zazzle.com (153)
  36. dailymotion.com (146)
  37. virb.com (133)
  38. ustream.tv (111)
  39. soundclick.com (100)
  40. bbc.co.uk (99)
  41. legacyrecordings.com (97)
  42. friendster.com (93)
  43. blogtalkradio.com (92)
  44. digg.com (92)
  45. formspring.me (90)
  46. picasaweb.google.com (90)
  47. lululemon.com (90)
  48. woodstock.com (86)
  49. groups.yahoo.com (86)
  50. de.wikipedia.org (86)

Here are the top types (counted for pages with at least some info on them).

  1. Musician (421154)
  2. Other Business (417494)
  3. Other Public Figure (232868)
  4. Professional Service (140365)
  5. Non-Profit (129352)
  6. Website (106490)
  7. Products (95604)
  8. Education (76957)
  9. Store (64733)
  10. Visual Artist (61575)
  11. Club (61043)
  12. Restaurant (56447)
  13. Health and Beauty (51983)
  14. Sports / Athletics (49001)
  15. Fashion (46189)
  16. Food and Beverage (43737)
  17. Communications (36180)
  18. Athlete (30520)
  19. Religious Center (29811)
  20. Technology Product / Service (28728)
  21. Actor (28101)
  22. Hotel / Lodging (27358)
  23. Sports Team (27322)
  24. Online Store (26261)
  25. Film (25190)
  26. Religious Organization (25093)
  27. Writer (25082)
  28. Bar (24957)
  29. Politician (24139)
  30. Consumer Product (22421)
  31. Comedian (22359)
  32. Real Estate (22296)
  33. Technology and Telecommunications Service (21176)
  34. Model (20944)
  35. Event Planning Service (20671)
  36. TV Show (18739)
  37. Museum / Attraction (17960)
  38. Game (16729)
  39. Travel (16097)
  40. Pets (15511)
  41. Retail (15123)
  42. Travel Service (15018)
  43. Automotive (14530)
  44. Cafe (14237)
  45. Government (13601)
  46. Medical Service (12909)
  47. Automotive Dealer / Vehicle Service (9729)
  48. Home Living (9227)
  49. Home Service (8247)
  50. Library / Public Building (7086)

Note that data from this crawl was completed before the whole open graph/like thing, so these were all "real" pages. I'm currently crawling all the new stuff and working on ways to "keep it real," so to speak.

 

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