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A lot of the most popular websites are doing community service, judging by the top 20 chart: Make-your-own-Web page favorites include heavy hitters like GeoCities, Angelfire, and Tripod, online price club Xoom, and no-frills SimpleNet. The Web’s top music sites, meanwhile, are a nicely mixed bag, from record clubs like Columbia House to scruffy Web resources such as the Ultimate Band List.

ALL SITES WWW…. VISTORS*

1 AOL.com aol.com 19,100,000 2 Yahoo! yahoo.com 16,849,000 3 Microsoft microsoft.com 11,351,000 4 GeoCities geocities.com 10,768,000 5 Netscape netscape.com 10,539,000 6 Excite excite.com 9,630,000 7 Infoseek infoseek.com 6,503,000 8 Angelfire angelfire.com 6,258,000 9 Lycos lycos.com 6,015,000 10 Tripod tripod.com 5,613,000 11 Alta Vista altavista.digital.com 5,520,000 12 Microsoft Network msn.com 5,242,000 13 Hotmail hotmail.com 4,487,000 14 Switchboard switchboard.com 3,708,000 15 Ziff-Davis Online zdnet.com 3,473,000 16 RealNetworks real.com 3,451,000 17 Xoom xoom.com 3,405,000 18 Amazon.com amazon.com 3,385,000 19 Disney Online disney.com 3,282,000 20 SimpleNet simplenet.com 3,209,000

MOVIE SITES WWW…. VISTORS

1 Columbia House Online columbiahouse.com 1,507,000 2 CDnow cdnow.com 867,000 3 Music Boulevard musicblvd.com 842,000 4 MTV Online** mtv.com 809,000 5 BMG Music Services bmgmusicservice.com 796,000 6 Ultimate Band List ubl.com 418,000 7 SonicNet sonicnet.com 303,000 8 iMusic imusic.com 196,000 9 Sony Music sonymusic.com 193,000 10 Billboard Online billboard.com 86,000

*source: media metrix, July 1998. ”visitors” refers to ”Unique visitors,” i.e., The estimated number of unduplicated visitors to each site based on a sample of 10,495 active at-home web users measured in the calendar month.

**MTV.com reach figures are for the web only and do not include AOL proprietary online users. Reach for these sites is higher when the AOL and web audiences are combined.

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