Genealogy Industry Metrics

Metrics and Tracking of the Genealogy Industry

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Addition of Geni, One Great Family, and Genoom

Based on feedback from Louis Kessler (http://genealogymetrics.ning.com/profiles/blogs/metrics-for-genealogy-software), I have added Geni, One Great Family, and Genoom to the traffic rankings.

I added Geni.com to the Quantcast traffic chart as one of the top 4 genealogy sites.

Added by David Lifferth on December 15, 2008 at 10:49am — No Comments

New Category "Top 9 - All Genealogy/Family History" sites

After a discussion with my a long time friend Shelly Dardashti, I have added a new section named "Top 9 - All Genealogy/Family History" that includes the top 9 of all Genealogy or Family History web sites.



Her concern was that their may be comfusion by some site visitors. The web sites were broken into different sessions based on the location of the company that created the site or the site's target market.



She makes the valid point that everything on the internet is… Continue

Added by David Lifferth on December 10, 2008 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Welcome Blog

One of the activities that I enjoyed most when I was president of FamilyLink/WorldVitalRecords was tracking the genealogy industry metrics. Each day I would track how our web sites were performing compared to the other most popular genealogy sites.



And since I have left my involvement at FamilyLink/WorldVitalRecords I have still followed the genealogy sites and products very closely. I have found the various industry tracking tools provide insight into what is going on with the… Continue

Added by David Lifferth on December 10, 2008 at 12:34pm — No Comments

Blog: Holiday Traffic at genealogy sites down

The traffic maps for the top 3 and top 8 genealogy sites documents the steep decline in traffic over the Thanksgiving holiday week. This could be expected because of the hustle and bustle of the holiday: transportation, traffic, shopping, cooking, eating, etc.



This does conflict with the additional discussion of family and family history that occurs over the Thanksgiving Day meal. These discussions trigger the desire to look up family history details.



Additionally, looking… Continue

Added by David Lifferth on December 10, 2008 at 10:19am — No Comments

Differences in the data

The metrics that I am tracking for this site come from multiple, publicly available metrics. The two main tracking tools used on this site are Alexa.com and Quantcast.com.



These metrics are collected using various technices. This also means that there will be diffrences in the reporting mechanisms. The strenght and accuracy of US when compared International tracking plays a big roll in the differences.



This can best be shown in the tracking of NotreFamille.com. Alexa.com… Continue

Added by David Lifferth on November 26, 2008 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Press Release: MyHeritage And Family Tree DNA Partner to help People Trace Family History using DNA

MYHERITAGE AND FAMILY TREE DNA PARTNER TO HELP PEOPLE TRACE

FAMILY HISTORY USING DNA




Tel Aviv, Israel and Houston, Texas – November 20, 2008 – MyHeritage, one of the world’s most popular family Web sites, today announced a partnership with FamilyTreeDNA, the company that pioneered DNA testing for genealogic research. In addition to MyHeritage’s innovative Smart Matching and Research technologies, members can now also use information contained in their DNA to find… Continue

Added by David Lifferth on November 25, 2008 at 5:48pm — No Comments

Kory Meyerink: 50 Most Popular Genealogy Websites for 2008

50 Most Popular Genealogy Websites for 2008

Kory L. Meyerink, MLS, AG, FUGA



This list was created in the first quarter of 2008. It was developed from a list of criteria explained in an article published in the Digital Genealogist, edited by Elizabeth Kelley Kerstens.



Rank Website Coverage/Content

  • Ancestry.com $ - Ancestry.com is the leading genealogical…
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Added by David Lifferth on November 25, 2008 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Press Release: Family History 3 named Family History Software of the Year for 2008

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact:

Howard Luxenberg

President, Enteractive Distribution Co.

phone: 860-236-8600; fax: 860-232-7575

hluxenberg@sprynet.com

http://familyhistorian3.ning.com





Family History 3 named Family History Software of the Year for 2008



West Hartford, Connecticut, November 25, 2008 --­ Your Family Tree magazine (UK) named Family Historian 3 the Family… Continue

Added by David Lifferth on November 25, 2008 at 1:48pm — No Comments

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