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German Web Sites Lose Customers in June

Numerous large Web sites in Germany had far fewer customers in June than in the month before.

According to online statistics in the category of "general interest" from the Information Association for Determining the Distribution of Advertising Media (or IVF), ProSieben.de lost 28.9 percent of its visits, Sat1.de lost 28 percent and Bild Online lost 14.6 percent. The current edition of the marketing magazine "w&v" reports that other large sites, such as RTL.de, Spiegel Online, Tomorrow/TV Spielfilm and Focus Online, suffered losses as well.

The IVW statistics showed that Praline Interactive, an erotic site, gained a considerable number of visitors. The number of visits to this site increased by 7.9 percent. In absolute numbers, RTL.de, with more than 39 million visits, leads June's list of IVW Web sites. This is followed by Spiegel Online (12.0 million), Praline Interactive (11.1 million), Tomorrow/TV Spielfilm (11.0) and Focus Online (10.8).

de.internet.com bucked the trend of the last two months and showed considerable growth. Its visits were up 27.92 percent in May and 13.53 percent in June.