Indices and Search Engines Continue to Dominate Most Popular Web Sites
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The list of 25 most-visited Web sites continues to be dominated by search engines and Web indices.
Whether connecting from work or from home, Media Metrix's monthly "Top 25 Web Sites" revealed that ten of the top 25 were search engines such as Excite and Infoseek, or Web indices including Yahoo!, GeoCities, and Four11.com.
Another large percentage of the list was taken by online service "start pages"--the default page for users. They included netscape.com, aol.com, msn.com, and compuserve.com.
The very popularity and usefulness of search and index sites can be viewed, however, as an indication that many categories of information do not yet have a standout or "best" page. Users turn to search services because they do not know where to go.