Google releases list of 1,000 largest websites, lets advertisers target those sites
If you're a mere enthusiast -- or a nerd -- you can now feast your eyes upon an updated-monthly list of the largest domains on the Web. Unlike 'guesstimate' sites like Alexa, Google uses its sticky, all-encompassing web of data sources (Google Toolbar, Analytics and others) to derive very accurate figures.
There aren't any surprises in the top five -- Facebook, Yahoo, Live, Wikipedia, MSN -- but sitting in 10th place is Mozilla, and Adobe is 14th! Amazon and Ebay are at 22nd and 24th respectively. Apple languishes in a rather 'exclusive' 27th position.
If you do a quick bit of maths, it's quite obvious that Microsoft still has the lion's share of Internet traffic -- but that might be because Google's properties are missing from the list (for some reason).
Still, it's one heck of a list. Click through to Facebook.com's site profile: check out how many of its 570 billion page views comes from applications like FarmVille; Yahoo is still growing; Blogspot blogs seem to have more engagement than Wordpress blogs... and so on. Have a play with the list and report anything interesting in the comments!