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February 11, 2008

Comcast.net Gets More Traffic Than Facebook?

Filed under: Main — Ryan Jones @ 2:08 pm

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)


  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…

    Comment by huh? — February 11, 2008 @ 5:40 pm

  2. Another reason I dislike Comcast….

    Comment by Maureen Francis — February 26, 2008 @ 7:48 am

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