Australian business popularity contest

On Friday we received an interesting email from Gary Hazlitt pointing out how well Australian business presences are doing in relation to their international counterparts. We’re fully aware that the Traffic statistic provided by Linden is indicative at best, but even so the performance of Australian businesses is impressive (Australian sites in bold).

Pondex Sandbox 5669

BigPond Welcome 5262

ABC Sandbox 4723

L Word Amphitheatre 4529

BigPond Billabong Bar 3151

L Word Welcome area 2348

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Nissan 2304

IBM Main island 1893

American Apparel 1782 

Sony Ericcson 1273

Apple Store 873

BigPond Club Illusion 820

Reuters 820

AOL 811

PA Consulting 803

BigPond Shopping Dome 702

BigPond Pyramid Spa 663

Dell Island 598

BMW 562

Sony Media Island 402

ABC Welcome area 392

BigPond Harbour Bridge 375

ABC Triple J 247

Sony BMG Music Ent 222

Text 100  183

Starwood Hotels 158

The comparative performance of Australian business presences is significant albeit due to the recent BigPond and ABC builds. Even at SLOz HQ we exceed a number of others (we were sitting at 578 at time of publication) so no complaints here either…

Correction: earlier today this article was published including live site visit stats compiled by SLOz based on visits to the sites today. These are obviously very different to the rolling average displayed on search results. This could have led to misinterpretations of the data suppplied by Gary Hazlitt so we’ve withdrawn those.

Comments

  1. skribe Forti says

    Is it terribly surprising that if you give people something to do that they will visit? Brand recognition plus entertainment is a pretty good recipe for success. Telstra is about the only corp that has really kenned SL’s true potential. Renting out space to vendors at the Dome was the true master stroke. Not only do they get inworld revenue but it adds to the traffic. Whoever thought of that deserves a big fat bonus.

  2. skribe Forti says

    Is it terribly surprising that if you give people something to do that they will visit? Brand recognition plus entertainment is a pretty good recipe for success. Telstra is about the only corp that has really kenned SL’s true potential. Renting out space to vendors at the Dome was the true master stroke. Not only do they get inworld revenue but it adds to the traffic. Whoever thought of that deserves a big fat bonus.

  3. nice article! nice site. you’re in my rss feed now 😉
    keep it up

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