Western European Domain Names (.de, .uk, .fr, .es, .se, .it)
European web presence is on the decline.
(Germany) domains in top 500
two sites in July 2004, Germany has seen eight sites snatch
significant positions - a strong positive trend overall.
(UK) domains in top 500
UK holds three top-20 spots.
UK's middle and lower tier web sites show a strong parabolic
(France) domains in top 500
sported solid gains from July 2004 to July 2005, a trend
that slowly reversed.
top two French domains show consistent lateral movement.
(Spain) domains in top 500
Spanish sites have a parabolic trajectory.
started with four sites in the top 500, only two remain
by Jan 2007.
(Italy) domains in top 500
seemed to be on the verge of loosing all but one of its
top 500 sites in Jan/July of 2006.
Jan 2007, Italy saw two new sites jump into the top 500,
and positive movement of two existing sites.
(Sweden) domains in top 500
sites, despite strong initial progress, have fallen from
the top 500. The turning point was July 2005.
visualization is segmented by six lines, which represent dates approximately
six months apart. The first line is July 2004 and the final line
is January 2007. Web sites are ordered along each of these axes
according to their traffic rank. The site at the top is the most
visited web site on the internet, while the site at the bottom is
the 500th most visited. Movement in rank is visualized by colored
lines. Positive movement is shown in green while negative movement
is shown in red. The saturation of the color is proportional to
the intensity of the change. Neutral (horizontal) movement is rendered
in brown. If a web site enterers or leaves the top 500 list, its
line is shown starting or ending at the bottom of the graph (the
500th position). See captions for additional details.
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