Daily Archives: 2007-09-13

Top 20 Mobile Websites

Update: For the most current data (all of 2008), please see Top Mobile Websites for 2008.

With a recent spike in interest in my mobile website list, I wanted to take a
look at the most popular links. For the past 8 months, I’ve been using MyBlogLog
to help capture not just page views, but keeping track of which links are the
most popular.

I haven’t had a chance to dig deeper into the community aspects of MyBlogLog,
but the Javascript click tracking is very helpful. It won’t track any mobile
browsers for which Javascript is disabled or not present, but the overall trend
should still be accurate.

Based on about eight months’ of data, here are the top 20 sites:

  1. Google Maps
  2. Amazon Anywhere
  3. PDA Animated Weather
  4. The Weather Channel
  5. Google
  6. Fandango
  7. Traffic
  8. StreetIQ Mobile
  9. Wapedia (encyclopedia)
  10. Mobile MapQuest
  11. GameGeek
  12. Mobile DrinkBoy
  13. TV Guide
  14. Netflix Mobile
  15. AccuWeather
  16. Business Week
  17. Flickr Mobile
  18. ESPN.com
  19. My PDA Site
  20. New York Post

Looking at the popular sites, most are what you’d expect (Google, Amazon,
Fandango, etc.). Surprises included PDA Animated Weather and Mobile
DrinkBoy
. It’s quite interesting to see what mobile users have found useful.

If you take a closer look at the full list of outgoing links, there is a bit of
the “long tail” effect. (See the full chart below.) The top 20 sites account for
about a third of the total.