There are nearly There are nearly
websites on the ’Net.
Billions of dollars are
spent annually on
and promotion of
these now essential
but only a few will
And while many companies never
receive attention from the wider
Web community, there are several
which are fundamental to the success
of ’Net professionals.
The Web has changed dramatically
since Website Magazine first
launched back in November 2005.
In the search engine space, we’ve
seen Google (#1) rise to absolute
dominance; Yahoo! (#11) falter
at nearly every turn and move
through a series of CEOs; Bing and
Microsoft (#6) emerge in a modest
yet important way for Web workers, and Ask.com (listed
under IAC at #50) resurface as a Q&A platform.
Social media has also captured the attention of Web users
and Web workers. Facebook (#2) and Twitter (#10), once
nothing more than a ’Net novelty, have become necessary
points of participation.
This is not the same Web as 10 years ago. It’s faster, better
looking and more connected, resulting in a much improved
experience for Web users and workers. Through the
highs and lows, the mergers and acquisitions, and yes, even
the launches and the deadpool — one thing remains constant:
you need strong brands providing effective services
and solutions to work with if your aim is profitability.
Website Magazine’s Top 50 Web Brands for ’Net Professionals
acts as a snapshot of the companies that support Web
workers in their business initiatives today and will likely do
so in the future. Hopefully you know many of these brands
and work with and around them regularly. These vendors
provide essential services to ’Net professionals and they are
not just names you should know, but services you should rely
on if Web success is the aim.
You will find search engines and hosting companies like
1and1 (#34) and Rackspace (#39), domain name vendors
like GoDaddy (#12) and Register.com (#33), software
providers of all types including Salesforce (#19) and Volusion
(#36), and social media destinations in this list of 50 top Web
brands. Know that the rankings in this list of companies, and
any list published by Website Magazine, could be ranked,
sorted and reported in any number of ways. There are alternatives
to each and every company listed, but those included
here have proven themselves as important to the efficiency
and effectiveness of ’Net business. If you’re looking for the
best of the Web, Website Magazine’s list of 50 top brands for
Web professionals is an ideal start.
ABOUT THIS RANKED DATA
Website Magazine’s Top 50 rankings are a measure of a website’s popularity. Ranks
are calculated using a proprietary method that focuses on average daily unique visitors
and page views over a specified period of time, as reported by multiple data
sources. The website with the highest combination of factors is ranked in the first
position. Conducting research, making formal comparisons and talking to existing
clients and users before making any purchase decisions is always recommended.
Top 50 Brands for 'Net Professionals