Alexa.com is a great site which shows the rankings of websites around the world.
Note the current rankings, and note who (globally) achieves the tops slots:
Interesting reading?? Especially if you have a social media strategy that necessitates a presence on some of these sites… In a nutshell, you should if you want to attract rankings to your own.
Now for the UK stats:
- Google UK
- BBC Online
- Windows Live
So have a think about your social media strategy… if it doesn’t take Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn seriously, you could be missing out on a massive community of people who are keeping the above sites at the top. Being on those sites will inevitably drive traffic back to yours.
Another Tip: Measure your own website
You can also measure your own site rankings (and some other juicy stats) by going to the site info tab. I always recommend researching how your site actually looks to sites like Alexa as and keeping (perhaps monthly) track on how you are doing, whilst also using tools like Google Analytics.
You may be interested in 2 previous posts about Google Analytics: