Top 50 web properties in US – May 2007

Top 50 US web properties - May 2007

Some US traffic trends from comScore’s report for last month:

Summer movie season kickoff heats up web traffic in May

The launch of summer movie season saw traffic increase to several movie-related sites over the month. The tickets category gained 12 per cent versus April to 40.8 million visitors, buoyed by strong growth at (up 55 per cent to 5 million visitors) and (up 50 per cent to 7 million visitors). The retail movies category experienced a 7 per cent increase to 27.6 million visitors, while movie social networking site saw its traffic surge 65 per cent to 4.5 million visitors.

Political sites get boost from the debates

With both Republican and Democratic presidential debates swinging into action, the politics category saw a 17 per cent increase to 9 million visitors in May, making it the top-gaining category overall for the month. Traffic to, which sponsored the Republican Presidential debate on May 3, jumped 162 per cent for the month to 648,000 visitors, while’s traffic surged 246 per cent to 689,000 visitors due in large part to an online petition against gas price increases. Several presidential candidate websites also saw their traffic increase, led by (up 13 per cent to 298,000 visitors) and (up 3 per cent to 217,000 visitors).