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There are mixed opinions about Alexa, but here is a quite unique feature Alexa can provide about a geographic market. If you plan to do any online marketing that is country or a region specific, you need to understand that market as best as you can. Alexa offers you a list of the most popular web sites for each country. Priceless knowledge if used right!

Here is the example of the Top Web Sites visited by people in Ireland

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2.


Google

Enables users to search the Web, Usenet, and images. Features include
PageRank, caching and translation of results, and an option to find
similar pages. The company's focus is developing search technology.
google.com

3.


YouTube

YouTube is a way to get your videos to the people who matter to you.
Upload, tag and share your videos worldwide!
youtube.com

4.

Yahoo!

Personalized content and search options. Chatrooms, free e-mail, clubs,
and pager.
yahoo.com

5.


Bebo.com

Bebo, the next generation high school and college social network (like
MySpace and Facebook), makes it easy for high school and college
students to stay in touch with their friends, find long lost friends,
and meet new people. Helpful and fun applications make it easy to
remember birthdays, share photos, write blogs, read a friend’s blog,
discover new interests, and just hang out. Bebo connects your brand with
influencers and their circle of friends–you’ll reach a highly engaged
audience w
bebo.com

6.


Windows Live

Search engine from Microsoft.
live.com

7.


Facebook

A social utility that connects people, to keep up with friends, upload
photos, share links and videos.
facebook.com

8.


Microsoft Network (MSN)

Dialup access and content provider.
msn.com

9.


Wikipedia

An online collaborative encyclopedia.
wikipedia.org

10.


Google UK

The local version of this pre-eminent search engine, offering
UK-specific pages as well as world results.
google.co.uk

11.


Blogger.com

Free, automated weblog publishing tool that sends updates to a site via
FTP.
blogger.com

12.


BBC Newsline Ticker

Headline ticker will automatically update throughout the day with the
latest news, sport, travel, finance and weather from the BBC. Available
for multiple OS platforms.
bbc.co.uk

13.


Orkut

Social networking and discussion site operated by Google.
orkut.com

14.


RTÉ

Specialising in cultural, educational, and information programmes in
Ireland. News, sports, entertainment, and programme schedule.
rte.ie

15.


Daft.ie

Daft.ie is Ireland s no.1 property website across all demographics, from
first-time-buyers to commercial property investors.
daft.ie

16.


EBay Ireland

Online marketplace where Irish people can buy and sell new and used
items from thousands of categories.
ebay.ie

17.


Allied Irish Banks P L C

Bank holding company with subsidiaries which perform commercial banking
operations, international banking, leasing, insurance, mortgage banking,
investment advisory, and investment banking services. (NYSE: AIB)
aib.ie

18.


Myspace

Social Networking Site.
myspace.com

19.


Nasza-klasa.pl

Serwis umożliwiający kontakt ze znajomymi z lat szkolnych.
nasza-klasa.pl

20.


Boards.ie

Popular Irish bulletin board site, offering web hosting, chat rooms, and
news group access.
boards.ie

21.


Microsoft Corporation

Main site for product information, support, and news.
microsoft.com

22.


PartyPoker.com

Play poker online at PartyPoker.com, the world s largest poker room. You
ll find Texas Hold em, Omaha, Omaha Hi/Lo, 7 Card Stud & 7 Card Stud
Hi/Lo. They have an excellent Poker School, as well as lots of huge
tournaments.
partypoker.com

23.


Eircom net

Subscription-free, local rate access with unlimited e-mail addresses and
20 MB webspace
eircom.net

24.


Adult Friendfinder

Personal adverts with pictures and chat. [Membership]

adultfriendfinder.com

25.


The Internet Movie Database

Features plot summaries, reviews, cast lists, and theatre schedules.
imdb.com

26.


Megavideo

Piattaforma che consente di pubblicare i propri video. Vengono
illustrate le modalità di adesione e utilizzo.
megavideo.com

27.


Google Polska

Wyszukiwarka stron WWW, grafiki, grup dyskusyjnych, katalog tworzony na
bazie ODP i wzbogacany przy użyciu własnej technologii Google.
google.pl

28.


RedTube

Portal gigante de vídeos de sexo.
redtube.com

30.


RapidShare

Users can upload up to 100 meg files for sharing. Provides downloads of
100 megs per hour on the free service. Premium service also available.
rapidshare.com

31.


EBay UK

Person to person online auction site where you can buy or sell new and
used items.
ebay.co.uk

32.


WordPress.com

Free blogs managed by the developers of the WordPress software. Includes
custom design templates, integrated stats, automatic spam protection and
many more features.
wordpress.com

33.


Flickr

Picture galleries available with chat, groups, and photo ratings.
flickr.com

34.


EBay

International person to person auction site, with products sorted into
categories.
ebay.com

35.


O2 Ireland

GSM mobile phone operator. Details of services available for personal
and business customers, online shop and customer services.
o2online.ie

36.


Banking 365 Online

Online service for Bank of Ireland customers.
365online.com

37.


CarZone

Specifications and comparisons on new cars sold in Ireland.
carzone.ie

38.


Amazon.com

Amazon.com seeks to be Earth's most customer-centric company, where
customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online,
and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices. Site
has numerous personalization features and services including one-click
buying, extensive customer and editorial product reviews, gift
registries, gift certificates, wish lists, restaurant and movie
listings, travel, and photo processing.
amazon.com

39.


Vodafone

Mobile phone operator offering a complete range of phones, services,
accessories and tariffs.
vodafone.ie

40.


Irish Independent

Online version of the daily and Sunday newspaper.
independent.ie

41.


Ryanair

Irish discount carrier; reservations, flight schedules and company
profile.
ryanair.com

42.


Onet.pl

Wiadomości z kraju i ze świata, baza danych firm i instytucji,
ogłoszenia, pasaż handlowy, wyszukiwarka i katalog stron, czat, blog,
randki, pogoda, konta e-mail i WWW, kartki pocztowe.
onet.pl

44.


Aer Lingus

Ireland's national airline. Flight schedules and booking, company
information, travel guides and links.
flyaerlingus.com

45.


Premierleague.com

The official site with news, fixtures, results, league table,
statistics, club profiles and travel details.
premierleague.com

47.


XE.com

Currency converter, currency table, email updates, and more.
xe.com

48.


Fas – Training and Employment Authority

Provides career guidance services and information on training and
employment opportunities in Ireland. It also offers a job/CV bank.
fas.ie

49.


Amazon.co.uk

Online retailer of books, video games, toys, music, and video
recordings. Region 2 DVDs and prices in pounds sterling.
amazon.co.uk

50.


Double Click

Coordinates targeted Internet advertising campaigns for advertisers, and
provides ad management services, software, and sales for publishers.
doubleclick.com

51.


Jobs.ie

Listings and resume database services.
jobs.ie

53.


Wirtualna Polska

Serwisy informacyjne i finansowe, katalog stron internetowych, poczta
e-mail i strony WWW, czat, komunikator, randki, gry online, platforma
e-commerce.
wp.pl

54.


Photobucket image hosting and photo sharing

Provides image hosting for auctions, live journals, blogs, message
boards, personal websites and online photo albums. Reliable, fast and
very simple to use.
photobucket.com

55.


Ask.com

Offers search for web sites, images, news, blogs, video, maps and
directions, local search and shopping.
ask.com

56.


Malayala Manorama

English and Malayalam language daily based in Kottayam. Local news and
features.
manoramaonline.com

58.


SkySports.com

Sports news from around the world.
skysports.com

60.


Mininova

Large searchable torrents directory.
mininova.org

61.


About

Directory features links, articles and reviews.
about.com

62.


Google

Versão brasileira do buscador Google.
google.com.br

64.


Dell Inc.

Dell is your place to learn about and buy a notebook, desktop, server,
printer, software, service, monitor or TV. Buy direct from Dell.
dell.com

65.


Apple Computer, Inc.

Apple's main homepage.
apple.com

66.


Ticketmaster Ireland

Offers live event information and online ticket booking for major Irish
sporting events, as well as concerts and other entertainments.
ticketmaster.ie

67.


Adobe

Provides a range of products for digital media creation and editing,
multimedia authoring, and web development. Includes documentation and
support for all software.
adobe.com

68.


Dailymotion

On demand video publishing and sharing website, strongly interfaced with
video blogs.
dailymotion.com

69.


The Guardian

Home of the Guardian, Observer and Guardian Weekly newspapers plus
special-interest web sites. Each includes news, comment and features
plus breaking news, multimedia, ongoing special reports and free
archives.
guardian.co.uk

71.


MyHome

Welcome to MyHome.ie, No. 1 property website for Irish Property
providing property in Ireland, related services, home and garden
products and online mortgages!
myhome.ie

72.


CNN – Cable News Network

Includes US and international stories and analysis, weather, video
clips, and program schedule.
cnn.com

74.


Allegro

Polski internetowy serwis aukcyjny.
allegro.pl

75.


The Pirate Bay

Worlds largest Bittorrent tracker.
thepiratebay.org

76.


Irish Jobs Page

Jobs and resumes. This site provides a focal point to match recruiters
with jobseekers.
irishjobs.ie

77.


Paddy Power

Bet on horse racing, football and the lottery in the UK and Ireland.
paddypower.com

79.


Meteor Mobile Communications

Providing GSM services throughout the country. Includes details of
handsets available, a coverage map and services for customers.
meteor.ie

83.


BSkyB Ltd

Offering Sky cards and subscriptions for Europe. Includes product
information, tv guide and customer support.
sky.com

85.


Universo Online

Acesso à internet e serviços agregados.
uol.com.br

87.


Entertainment Ireland

Entertainment Guide. Listings for television, cinema, theatre and
events.
entertainment.ie

88.


Fastclick

An online advertising agent that provides products, such as Ad Network
and AdServer, to ensure optimal output and performance for its clients.
fastclick.com

89.


National Lottery

Results, rules, news and contacts.
lotto.ie

90.


Friendster

Friendster is a leading global social network emphasizing genuine
friendships and the discovery of new people through friends. Search for
old friends and classmates, stay in better touch with friends, share
photos and videos, and so much more.
friendster.com

91.


6park.com

最热门的海外中文网络社区和门户网站(Oversea Chinese Community))
6park.com

92.


Interia.pl

Serwisy informacyjne, m.in. pogoda, wiadomości, motoryzacja, kobieta;
konta pocztowe i WWW, wyszukiwarka i tematyczny katalog stron
internetowych, czateria, wirtualne kartki, pasaż handlowy.
interia.pl

93.


Go

A searchable directory, news, stocks, sports and free e-mail.
go.com

94.


Rediff.com India Ltd.

Online portal with free e-mail and many other services.
rediff.com

95.


ImageShack

ImageShack® is a free image hosting solution. It can be used to share
pictures with friends, as well as post images on message boards and
blogs. It can also be used to direct link images from your personal
website or online auction. And best of all, it's completely free.
imageshack.us

96.


Golden Pages Online

Online directory of Irish business.
goldenpages.ie

97.


QQ.COM

中国最大的门户网站,提供即时通讯、新闻资讯、网络游戏以及在线拍卖业务,
qq.com

98.


University College Dublin

Official website of UCD.
ucd.ie

4 Comments

  • 论坛群发软件

    October 30, 2008 at 2:46 pm

    good thanks a lot

    chuu@cwuuu.com

  • charles

    November 30, 2008 at 6:58 am

    Vmn.net should be no. 1 in the list because i consider it the most useful tool i have just discovered.

  • james

    April 30, 2009 at 1:43 pm

    I havent’ found the new and free advertising boards http://www.gads.ie . How come? :0

  • SEO Consultant (admin)

    April 30, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    @James – The list is generated by Alexa. Who we all know is not the best. But I am sure when Gads gets some traffic, Alexa will notice it. I have included the link above to Gads to help!

    All the best!

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