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TOP TEN COMPANIES IN INTERNET

TOP TEN BRANDS IN INTERNET

TOP TEN ADVERTISERS BY COMPANY

TOP TEN COUNTRIES IN INTERNET

Top Ten Parent Companies in Internet

according to Nielsen NetRatings

#

Company or Parent

Unique Audience
May 2005

Time per Person
( hh:mm:ss )

1

Microsoft

107,450,000

2:01:06

2

Yahoo!

97,499,000

3:00:30

3

Time Warner

96,911,000

5:24:41

4

Google

77,327,000

0:41:18

5

United States Government

53,881,000

0:26:34

6

eBay

53,416,000

2:07:10

7

InterActiveCorp

40,949,000

0:22:31

8

Amazon

38,694,000

0:22:12

9

RealNetworks

32,906,000

0:42:54

10

Walt Disney Internet Group

32,332,000

0:33:14

Source: The Top 10 Parent Companies in Internet Statistics, combined home and work data, have been provided by NetRatings, Inc. (Nasdaq: NTRT), considered the global standard for Internet audience measurement and analysis and is the industry's premier source for online advertising intelligence. Covering 70 percent of the world's Internet usage, the Nielsen//NetRatings services offer syndicated Internet and digital media research reports and custom-tailored data to help companies gain valuable insight into their business. For additional information, please visit: www.nielsen-netratings.com.

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The Top Ten Brands in Internet

according to Nielsen NetRatings

#

Company or Parent

Unique Audience
May 2005

Time per Person
( hh:mm:ss )

1

Yahoo!

96,930,000

3:00:53

2

Microsoft

90,822,000

0:42:13

3

MSN

88,631,000

1:43:21

4

Google

75,796,000

0:40:32

5

AOL

71,174,000

6:45:06

6

eBay

50,963,000

2:05:45

7

MapQuest

36,580,000

0:12:19

8

Amazon

34,294,000

0:19:49

9

Real

32,300,000

0:41:13

10

Weather Channel

28,610,000

0:25:59

Source: The Top 10 Brands in Internet Statistics, combined home and work data, have been provided by NetRatings, Inc. (Nasdaq: NTRT), considered the global standard for Internet audience measurement and analysis and is the industry's premier source for online advertising intelligence. Covering 70 percent of the world's Internet usage, the Nielsen//NetRatings services offer syndicated Internet and digital media research reports and custom-tailored data to help companies gain valuable insight into their business. For additional information, please visit: www.nielsen-netratings.com.

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The Top Ten Advertisers in Internet

according to Nielsen NetRatings

#

Advertiser *

Impressions
May 2005

1

InterActiveCorp

3,120,962,000

2

Vonage Holdings Corp

2,916,792,000

3

LowerMyBills.com, Inc.

2,170,360,000

4

Dell Computer Corporation

2,111,319,000

5

Verizon Communications, Inc.

2,046,221,000

6

Netflix, Inc.

1,914,033,000

7

SBC Communications, Inc.

1,762,111,000

8

Monster Worldwide, Inc.

1,545,699,000

9

Apollo Group, Inc.

1,468,174,000

10

Scottrade, Inc.

1,463,286,000

Source: The Top 10 Advertisers in Internet Statistics, excluding house ads which are ads that run on an advertiser's own web property, have been provided by NetRatings, Inc. (Nasdaq: NTRT), considered the global standard for Internet audience measurement and analysis and is the industry's premier source for online advertising intelligence. Covering 70 percent of the world's Internet usage, the Nielsen//NetRatings services offer syndicated Internet and digital media research reports and custom-tailored data to help companies gain valuable insight into their business. For additional information, please visit: www.nielsen-netratings.com.

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TOP TEN COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD WITH
THE HIGHEST INTERNET PENETRATION RATE
(PERCENTAGE OF THE POPULATION USING THE INTERNET)

10 COUNTRIES WITH THE HIGHEST
INTERNET PENETRATION RATE
(PERCENTAGE OF THE POPULATION USING THE INTERNET)

#

Country or Region

Penetration
(% Population)

Internet Users
Latest Data

Population
( 2005 Est. )

Source of
Latest Data

1

Sweden

73.6 %

6,656,733

9,043,990

Nielsen//NR June/05

2

Hong Kong

70.7 %

4,878,713

6,898,686

Nielsen//NR Feb./05

3

Denmark

68.7 %

3,720,000

5,411,596

C-I-A Mar./05

4

United States

68.5 %

202,888,307

296,208,476

Nielsen//NR June/05

5

Norway

68.2 %

3,140,000

4,606,363

C.I.Almanac Mar./05

6

Australia

67.2 %

13,784,966

20,507,264

Nielsen//NR June/05

8

Netherlands

66.2 %

10,806,328

16,322,583

Nielsen//NR June/04

7

Iceland

67.1 %

198,000

294,947

CIA - Mar./05

10

Canada

63.8 %

20,450,000

32,050,369

C-I-A Dec./03

10

Korea, South

63.3 %

31,600,000

49,929,293

KRNIC Dec./04

TOP TEN Countries

68.0 %

271,283,058

398,796,375

IWS - July 31/05

Rest of the World

11.1 %

667,427,871

6,021,306,347

IWS - July 31/05

Total World Penetration

14.6 %

938,710,929

6,420,102,722

IWS - July 31/05

NOTES: (1) Top 10 Internet Penetration Statistics were updated on July 31, 2005. (2) Detailed data for individual countries may be found clicking on each country name. (3) Demographic ( population ) numbers are based on the data contained in world-gazetteer.com. (4) The Internet Penetration Rates have been obtained from information published by Nielsen//NetRatings, ITU and other trustworthy research sources. (5) Data from this site may be cited, giving the due credit and establishing an active link back to InternetWorldStats.com. (6) For navigation help and definitions, see the Site Surfing Guide. ©Copyright 2001-2006, Miniwatts Marketing Group. All rights reserved.


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