July 24, 2019

Comcast.net Gets More Traffic Than Facebook?

That’s right. According to website magazine’s top trafficked website list, Comcast.net comes in at #14. That’s higher than Facebook (18) Amazon (19) CNN(21) and Apple(50).

So how do they do it? Perhaps it has something to do with the default homepage setting that all comcast cable modems pre-set, but I have a different idea. Recently, Comcast (and my provider: Wow) started redirecting all 404 errors to their own ad filled pages. It’s rather annoying, but over a large scale I’m willing to bet that it’s making them a ton of cash.

Shady? I think so.

By the way, if you wanted to know the top 10 according to website magazine, they are: Google, MSN, Yahoo, Live, Youtube, Microsoft, AOL, eBay, Myspace, and Google.co.uk (wikipedia comes in 12th)

About Ryan Jones

Ryan Jones is an SEO from Detroit. By day he works as a manager of SEO & Analytics at SapientNitro where his team performs SEO for Fortune500 clients. By night he's either playing hockey or attempting to take over the world with his own websites - which he would have already succeeded in doing had it not been for those meddling kids and their dog. The views expressed here have not been paid for and belong only to Ryan, not any of his employers or clients. Follow Ryan on Twitter at: @RyanJones, add him on Google+ or visit his personal website: www.RyanMJones.com

Comments

  1. I think the 404 redirect (at least in my area) is to comcast.com, not comcast.net.

    i think they’re two different sites…

  2. Another reason I dislike Comcast….