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January 5th, 2012
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Popular things you might not have heard of
15 high-circlation magazines. I might be interested in Bird and Bloom.

Then they list 15 little-known highly popular websites. I'd heard of several, and as a public service, I'm listing them so that you don't need to click 15 pages.

City-Data.com has statistics and demographics on many of the nation's cities. About 11.5 million unique visitors check it out per month, which is more than Netflix gets!

Inbox.com gives you 30GB of email storage for free, which is a lot more than Gmail gives you. 12 million people use it per month, which is more than UPS.com gets.

ChaCha.com is a community-based question and answer site that attracts 12 million people per month, which is more than popular job site CareerBuilder.com

Evite.com lets you create free e-cards. 12.5 million people use it per month, which is more than the websites of Best Buy and MTV.

CoolMath-Games.com looks like it was made in the 90s, yet it attracts 13 million unique visitors per month. That's double the traffic of Bloomberg.com.

Squidoo.com Squidoo.com is full of reviews, recipes, gift ideas, and more, all written by real people. 14.5 million people go there every month, which is more than super hot sharing site Reddit.

Apparently, MetroLyrics.com is the place to go for song lyrics. 14.5 million people check it out each month, which is more than People.com.

HubPages.com is for "every day experts," and attracts 15 million unique visitors per month. That's more than MySpace and Cnet.

Legacy.com is the place to find obituaries, tributes, and more. 16 million unique visitors a month check it out, which is more than CNN!

DailyMotion.com is a site for browsing popular videos. It brings in 17 million unique visitors per month, which is twice that of NFL.com.

Wikia.com lets you create wikis (which are like encyclopedia pages) for just about anything. 18 million unique visitors use it per month, which is more than Apple.com!

Manta.com is a search engine for companies and company profiles. It attracts 23 million unique visitors per month, which is more than AT&T's website gets.

Reference.com, which includes Dictionary.com, gets 28 million unique visitors per month. That's twice as many visitors as BankOfAmerica.com gets!

Go.com, a seemingly Disney-owned search engine, racks up 29 million unique visitors per month. That's more than Pandora and Comcast.

Ask.com is apparently still very popular with some people. We haven't used it for years, but Ask.com is still amassing 53 million unique visitors per month! That's more than the New York Times and Yellow Pages' websites combined!

Initial link thanks to Geek Press.

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From:redbird
Date:January 5th, 2012 05:38 pm (UTC)
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Some of those comparisons seem somewhere between meaningless and rigged: most people don't have a reason to go to the AT&T website, for example, and MySpace is pretty moribund these days. Conversely, Legacy.com is practically designed to be something people visit very occasionally, unlike a search engine or anything that involves conversation.

That said, at least some of those sites are useful: I've been to a number of things built on wikia, for example.
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From:vvalkyri
Date:January 5th, 2012 05:54 pm (UTC)
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thanks for the compilation
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From:dcseain
Date:January 5th, 2012 11:27 pm (UTC)
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I use many of these with varying regularity. Great compilation, thank you!

Edited at 2012-01-05 11:28 pm (UTC)
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From:bemused_leftist
Date:January 5th, 2012 11:40 pm (UTC)
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Let's see, was it Ask.com that informed us that the Pilgrims didn't have popcorm because it was impossible to pop corn before the invention of microwaves?
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From:thnidu
Date:January 6th, 2012 02:40 am (UTC)
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Any moron can answer on ask.com: I'm living proof. OTOH, I have a number of Thanks for my answers. Mostly they're in my specialty, linguistics... but my first post there was when somebody asked for postage to Canada and the reply was a guess and wrong. I (gasp!) went to the USPS site and included the link in my answer.
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From:tomscud
Date:January 5th, 2012 11:58 pm (UTC)
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So the magazine I work for (a membership organization's magazine) would end up at #7 on their list.

Ask.com shows up on a lot of google searches and is mostly useless.

Legacy.com is trying to be the only game in town for obituary searches (and I have to use it more now that ancestry.com doesn't have the social security death index searchable for free any more). I use it fairly frequently for work. It's fairly hateful and full of hard-to-block popup ads.
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From:thnidu
Date:January 6th, 2012 02:38 am (UTC)
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My wife's memory book is at Legacy.com. I got there, I think, via a link from the funeral home.
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From:thnidu
Date:January 6th, 2012 02:46 am (UTC)
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At a quick look, MetroLyrics.com seems to do popular music. I don't mean "pop", I mean the stuff that people listen to a lot. For folk music, which I like, I go to Mudcat Cafe first.
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