The FINANCIAL — Foreign web-pages are among the 100 most popular and most surfed sites in Georgia.
Out of the 100 sites most viewed in Georgia 48 sites have a COM domain, followed by a GE domain – 35 sites, RU – 12 sites, ORG – 3 sites and NET – 2 sites.
The survey by The FINANCIAL is based on the 100 most surfed web-pages according to Alexa.com, California based subsidiary company of Amazon which is known for its website ranking.
Among the 100 sites, the most visited are sites of entertainment, 24% of the most visited web pages give access to free movies, mp3 tracks, games, videos and programmes. Followed by 18% – business pages providing information about product and service offers.
Social Network web pages are quite popular in Georgia. Nine out of the 100 top webpages are social networks including Facebook, Odnoklassniki.ru, Geoclass.ge and Twitter.
Facebook has remained the most viewed networking site in Georgia for the past 2 months. Moreover the number of social network users have exceeded 340,800 in the country.
Geoclass.ge which is a Georgian version of the Russian social network Odnoklassniki.ru is ranked at position 31 and is the third most popular social network in Georgia after Facebook and Odnoklassniki.ru. Twitter, another popular social network, ranked 11th in the list of top 500 global sites, holds position 43 in Georgia.
Media type websites consist of 8% of the top pages, out of which the majority includes print media and online news, followed by only one TV channel and radio, Rustavi 2 and Radio Commersant.
E-commerce pages are quite popular in Georgia, 7% of the most viewed web pages include internet trade and transactions. Amazon.com, ranked as 10 in Georgia, ranks as 18 in the top 500 global sites, followed by eBay and emoney.ge.
Search engines, file hosting and computer programme web pages have an equal share in the 100 most popular web pages of Georgia, holding a 6% share each.
File hosting, including sharing information and huge capacity files upload/download are frequently used by Georgians. As well as computer software programmes such as Microsoft and Adobe web pages.
Google.com is ranked the second most popular web page in Georgia. Moreover, Google.ge as well as Google.ru are included in the 20 most viewed web pages.
Sites such as Yahoo.com and msn.com, which provide a wide spectrum of information, a mail system, as well as daily news, weather, job vacancies, etc, are 6 out of the 100 most popular web pages. The Yahoo.com page which ranks 7 out of Georgian sites is the 4th out of the top 500 global sites.
Sports sites, and especially football score results providing web pages became quite popular and consist of 3% of the most popular web pages.
The only governmental web page in the Georgian list is parliament.ge, which is ranked 90 among the top 100 web pages. Free online encycplopedia Wikipedia ranked 6 out of the top 500 global sites, is in 11th place in Georgia.
Top.ge which tracks Georgian web pages by their views is listed as 12 on the list.
Under the .GE domain there are approximately 8,000 active domains registered in Georgia at Caucasus Online.
According to Top.Ge, from the 10 most viewed web-pages six are of entertainment sites, providing free access to videos, music, films and TV channel programme records. Moreover, together with file hosting site allshares.ge, myauto.ge is also included among the most highly surfed web pages.
Top.ge and totalizator adjarabet.com are among the top 10 most visited sites in Georgia.