Following his methodology I downloaded the list of the top one million sites from Quantcast and searched for various Korean related words including Korea, Seoul, Kimchi, any domain ending in .kr and I included the English language sites that I am aware of. I filtered out the adult content sites and came up with this list of the thirty highest ranked sites on Korea.
Update : Thanks to Gdog for pointing out I forgot what is actually THE top ranking korean site : Cyworld!
|14252||cyworld.com||Home of the mini-hompi|
|23405||naver.com||The two biggest Korean portals are popular in the US as well by the looks of it.|
|25986||chosun.com||Chosun Ilbo newspaper|
|36657||koreanwar.org||A huge site about the war|
|40836||eslcafe.com||Dave's ESL cafe. The hangout of a lot of teachers.|
|47295||kbs.co.kr||State Broadcasting company.|
|49606||donga.com||Dong-A Ilbo newspaper|
|55900||medicallaw.co.kr||A commercial site of some sort.|
|56209||knu.ac.kr||Kyungpook National university|
|56614||lifeinkorea.com||Popular site with a lot of tourist information|
|56819||korean-war.com||Another war site|
|57748||worldcupjapankorea.com||Hasn’t been updated since the 2002 Japan/Korea World Cup, but must have been heavily linked to when it was on.|
|60731||tour2korea.com||Korea National Tourism Organisation|
|73997||hankooki.com||Korean newspaper with English section on the website|
|77368||koreandrama.org||A blog in English with "Details, Synopsis, Cast and other info of all Korean Drama TV Series"|
|80311||kaist.ac.kr||Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology|
|80773||google.co.kr||Not very high in the rankings|
|81855||koreatimes.com||English language newspaper|
|83797||koreanfilm.org||Provides a wide-ranging introduction to Korean cinema.|
|84343||topsafe.co.kr||Very small commercial website|
|92195||msn.co.kr||Microsoft's Korean presence|
|92289||koreadaily.com||English Language newspaper|
|104207||koreanwar-educator.org||Another war site|
|107369||snu.ac.kr||Seoul National University|
|111793||auction.co.kr||Korean Auction site|
|123827||yahoo.co.kr||Yahoo trailing MSN|
|128346||theseoultimes.com||The Seoul Times|
Interesting list. The newspapers do well, the war is popular and the only blog is one I've not heard of before! Are there any sites I've missed out?
Wow, I see you took some time to compile this comprehensive list! Where is Cyworld? I would assume it would be ranked pretty high...
With so many people traveling by train, where is the KTX/Korail site on the list? I would think it would even be higher on the list than Hanbook Tires and even Korean Air.
Thanks Gdog. How could I forget the top ranking site of them all?
John. korail and barota are nowhere to be seen in the top one million.
With the new korail site not able to handle English any more, it will get even few visits from the US.
So can you tell me what position my blog comes in at?
Daeguowl. the site says :
"Sorry, we don't have enough data to profile that site."
My blog is ranked 2,114,062.
For comparison The Marmots hole is ranked 415,661
I was considering doing the research to get the rankings for the K-blogs.
For those not in the top one million it would have to be manual.
I'll see what I can do.
Was this really posted from the future? :p
Oops. Well spotted CM.
Now fixed, also added a border to make the formatting a little clearer.
Thank you for the nice post.
Great job compiling this list! Do you know of any Korean sites in English? I've always wanted to learn more of Korean culture but I can't read Korean.
Add the biggest auction market in Korea to your list: gmarket.co.kr
Thanks for the extra link Hammerwords.
However, Quantcast is a very US centric data collecting site. Since I would guess 99% of all gmarket's traffic is Korean, and very very little outside Korea it actually ranks very low in the Quancast league table due to the way it collects it's data.
In fact there is a site is getting alot of Korean go there for meeting English.
Here is a list of top sites with the kr domain: http://www.minirank.com/tld/kr/
Sometimes visitors come to my blog after a search on Naver.
Thanks for the link.
Interesting that the top ranking site they have is the
Korean Football assoc.
None of the ones in my list are on their list. I guess due to the way each site collects stats.
The Quantcast site is very US centric which may explain the differences.
thanks for sharing... very useful...
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