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[REPORT] Most Visited Nigerian Sites in 2011; Nairaland Still Rules, News Sites Still Massive. Big Money Startups Failed

We have compiled the reports we gathered over the past years, below is 2011 ranking data in comparison with 2010. It is interesting to note that none of the newly launched, high spending made the top-ten in the year. The closest one is vconnect.com and it only made it to 11th spot. We aggregate each site’s data through the year and converted it to point-based to arrive at the numbers we have below.  Nairaland.com saw its biggest challenge in 2011, losing the top spot to vanguardngr.com for six months with no hope of recovery. Vanguardngr.com on the other hand saw its biggest growth ever in 2011, growing more than 200% as punchng.com plunged. Punchng.com, once a leading website in Nigeria, has lost its “swag” losing close to 50% which resulted in its dropping to 3rd place from 2nd in 2010. Gtbank.com is still waxing strong and remain the only corporate site with massive visitors. Finishing the year as 4th most visited Nigerian site maintaining its spot since 2010. Sunnewsonline.com is also very consistent though not as intimidating as the leading ones, it’s a worthy contender in the top-five spot.

234next.com, closed its print business but its online business is still relevant, thanks to its coverage of the 2011 elections. It continued to see drop after shutting down offline business but still managed to finish 6th in 2011. Thnationaonlineng.net saw the biggest move in the top-ten moving from 16th in 2010 to 7th in 2011,that is massive! Saharareporters.com also made it to the top-ten moving from 11th in 2010. Forum generally is seeing drop in ranking, no wonder nigerianbestforum.com is gradually fading out. The once dearling naijahotjobs.com has drop out of the list. Nigerianbestforum.com dropped from 7th to 9th and tribune.com.ng finished the list on the 10th spot.

 

Site 2010 Points 2011 Points Rank 2010 Rank 2011
nairaland.com

1,000.00

666.67

1

1

vanguardngr.com

260.87

631.58

3

2

punchng.com

461.54

250.00

2

3

gtbank.com

187.50

235.29

4

4

sunnewsonline.com

179.10

134.83

5

5

234next.com

148.15

131.87

6

6

thenationonlineng.net

53.10

113.21

16

7

Saharareporters.com

91.60

99.17

11

8

nigerianbestforum.com

131.87

92.31

7

9

tribune.com.ng

83.33

81.63

13

10

 

Honourable Mentions

Site 2010 Points 2011 Points Rank 2010 Rank 2011
vconnect.com

-

78.43

-

11

dealfish.com.ng

-

72.73

-

12

ngrguardiannews.com

84.51

67.42

12

13

nigeriagalleria.com

96

63.83

10

14

naijapals.com

33.43

59.11

38

15

naijahotjobs.com

111.11

58.82

8

16

thisdaylive.com

110.09

57.14

9

17

tradestable.com.ng

-

52.86

-

18

ngcareers.com

43.64

49.18

21

19

mtnonline.com

53.57

44.78

15

20

 

Top Site in 2010

The table below shows leading Nigerian sites in 2010, the table is disrupted a bit in 2011. Expect more in 2011.

Site Points Rank
nairaland.com

1000.00

1

punchng.com

461.54

2

vanguardngr.com

260.87

3

gtbank.com

187.50

4

sunnewsonline.com

179.10

5

234next.com

148.15

6

nigerianbestforum.com

131.87

7

naijahotjobs.com

111.11

8

thisdayonline.com

110.09

9

nigeriagalleria.com

96.00

10

 

I expect to see more disruption going forward, but the big question is, how long will it take for real start-ups to displace the news sites on the list?


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  1. 9japidgin says:

    E no eazi , una try for di kin inform wey una give us , any how e bi, my prayer bi say 9japidgin.com go enter top ten!