Here is the full ranked table of tracked sites for the week ending Sunday June 3, 2007
Site (* Native reality site)
Est avg hourly visits
Est avg hourly visits (peak hrs)
Estimated total weekly visits
|* Phat Cat's Jazzy Blue Lounge||170||191||28,704 (up 2%)|
|* City of Lost Angels||75||81||12,640 (up 4%)|
|* New Citizens Incorporated||74||104||12,432 (up 8%)|
|* Lost Gardens of Apollo||72||90||12,224 (down 6% )|
|* Midgar||53||67||8,992 (up 18%)|
|* The Shelter||53||76||8,960 (up 13%)|
|The Pond||39||28||6,640 (New)|
|The L Word||31||53||5,328 (up 32%)|
|Pontiac||27||47||4,688 (down 3%)|
|* Isle of Lesbos||27||30||4,544 (Returning)|
|* Svarga||18||27||3,152 (Returning)|
|ABC Island||14||12||2,480 (New)|
|Weather Channel||13||16||2,336 (up 15%)|
|Microsoft||9.0||14||1,520 (up 212%)|
|AOL Pointe||7.1||9.1||1,200 (up 8%)|
|Useful Technology||4.7||12.2||800 (Returning)|
|NBA||4.6||6.2||784 (up 50%)|
|Virtual Holland||4.6||2.5||784 (up 3%)|
|Coldwell Banker||2.8||4.2||480 (up 50%)|
|Dell||2.7||3.7||464 (up 62%)|
|Coca Cola||1.0||1.1||176 (down 74%)|
|Sun Microsystems||0.8||1.7||144 (up 42%)|
There's quite a bit of motion below the top ten as visitors came and went this week, but the trend is generally upwards. Coca Cola suffered falls, but establishing a specific site for their inworld public relations does not seem to be a part of their marketing plan.
We welcome back The Isle of Lesbos, Svarga, Nissan, Useful Technology, Adidas, and Reebok. New this week are The Pond, and ABC Island (that's the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, and not the American one) - both well-performing sites that have not seen a lot of international coverage.
Mixed reality sites in this headcount are selected for their prominence, either from publicity or real world name recognition. Sites with consistent low traffic (500 or less weekly) will be dropped in future Headcounts for other sites.
We collect data three times per day for each site, one sample at peak concurrency (10am-1pm SLT), one at minimum concurrency and one mid-evening, Second Life Time. For each sample we count the number of people at the site at the time. We average those samples across the week, and then assume that average to hold constant, with each visitor spending a half hour on-site. This methodology does not necessarily include one-time events that generate high traffic missed by our sampling, which we'll make note of whenever possible. Headcounts do not factor in returning visitors, so assume that the total number of unique Residents are significantly less than the estimated total visits.
We're able to cover multi-sim sites a lot better with this method, so you'll see those higher in the rankings than the previous metrics we were using.