Google launch a number of innovative services, so many that it’s not so easy to follow and know them all, or sometimes to understand the real value or interest.
This may be the case with Google Ad Planner, primarly an online tool to create media plans and advertising on Internet and Google.
So what is the relationship with amateur radio?
Doubleclick / Google Adplanner, lets us know which websites have the more unique visitors, page views, in any given topic, and for ham radio too !
In other words Google knows and reveals « approximate » statistics for any websites or blogs (except those from Google of course) and making more than 2 to 3,000 visitors per day.
This tool provides the first classification, objective and based on the audience of amateur sites in the U.S., here for the month of January 2011.
Top 20 Ham Radio 2.0 by number of page views per month
Top 20 Ham Radio 2.0 by number of unique visitors per month
The total audience for all amateur radio sites is estimated at 55 million page views and 570,000 unique visitors per month and there are 735,000 amateur radio operators in the U.S. in January 2011 (Hamdata)
Thoses numbers are approximations with a margin of error ranging from 5% to 30% depending on the site. Data are collected from anonymous sources including Google Analytics, Google Toolbar and external sources.
Trends of traffic for amateur radio websites
Source : Google Trends for Websites