Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Traffic rank of the websites in Iran and between Iranian

Brief research by:
Soraya Fallah

The following is a part of my research on traffic rank of different websites between Iranian and in general. It is amazing how internet users increased during less than last decade.In this part I choose VOA as an example:
Where VOA news Persian is among rank of website’s traffic around the world and Iran has a traffic rank of: 1,639 as of today 2/15/09 (Based on Alexa)
Traffic Rank for
Alexa traffic rank based on a combined measure of page views and users (reach)
Yesterday 1 wk. Avg. 3 mos. Avg. 3 mos. Change
1,642 1,667 1,639 101

Page Views per user for
The number of unique pages viewed per user per day for this site
Yesterday 1 wk. Avg. 3 mos. Avg. 3 mos. Change
2.8 2.74 2.7 8.2%

Reach for
Percent of global Internet users who visit this site
Yesterday 1 wk. Avg. 3 mos. Avg. 3 mos. Change
0.059% 0.0592% 0.0585% 5.1%

Based on above information VOA is in rank of 1650 among all websites around the world. It means that after 1650 website people search or check for VOA
IN the last three months only 0.058% of global internet users visited this site. users come from these countries: Although the website demine name is a general name for all the websites works under VOA the following information indicate that only 3.3% of VOA visitors are Iranian inside.

United States39.4%
South Korea3.5%
Iran3.3% traffic rank in other countries: Based on the following information VOA rank inside Iran is 1068 which means that popularity of the website inside Iran is after 1068 other websites.
Where people go on VOA news has 3 different names or relative links where people can go and access to the VOA news, but as you see there is no specific name for any name and language who broadcast by VOA.
• - 96.8%
• - 3.0%
• - 0.2%
I.e. g there is no Persian neither Farsi in any of the relative domain names. Thus I suggest that VOA should buy domain name in Farsi or other language that broadcasted and forward most of them to the original VOA
The following domain names are suggested to increase the visitors for Persian program: is voice in Farsi) or any available domain name such as .net, .org, .us, … or any available domain name such as .net, .org, .us, …
3- available domain name such as .net, .org, .us, …
Compurgation of VOA rank and traffic with other websites in the same filed(broadcasting toward Iran)
1-Radio Farda: is broadcasting 24hours in Farsi or related Iranian language toward Iran form East Europe. has a traffic rank of: 9,660 which are very good rank for a single language who addresses Iranian population. users come from these countries: 12.6% of visitors of the Radio Farda are Iranian inside Iran(only 3.3% of Iranian visit VOA)
United States8.2% including all programs broadcasting in different languages globally has a traffic rank of 56 as of today which means that it is very popular. One of the top 100
Reach for 1.5% of global Internet users visit BBC on a daily basis
1.1% of the visitors are Iranian
And, the rank of traffic among all global websites inside Iran is 69 which means one of the most popular websites broadcasting in Iran
4- The top 100 websites in Iran:
1. Google Enables users to search the Web, Usenet, and images. Features include Page Rank, caching and translation of results, and an option to find similar pages. The company's focus is developing search technology.
2. Yahoo! Personalized content and search options. Chartrooms, free e-mail, clubs, and pager.

3. BLOGFA Blog Provider, Site info for
4. Microsoft Network (MSN)Dialup access and content provider., Site info for
5. MihanBlog Free Weblog Service,, Site info for
6., Iranian Virtual Society, Site info for
7. Free, automated weblog publishing tool that sends updates to a site via FTP., Site info for
8. YouTube,YouTube is a way to get your videos to the people who matter to you. Upload, tag and share your videos worldwide!, Site info for
9. PersianBlog - پرشین بلاگ, اولین سرویس دهندهی وبلاگهای فارسی - First persian weblog service,Site info for
10. Rapid Share Users can upload up to 100 meg files for sharing. Provides downloads of 100 megs per hour on the free service. Premium service also available.,, Site info for
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As you can see the most popular sites in Iran beside the search engine Google and Yahoo, are the entire site that provided free blog services, e-mail and free download music and programs.

Among these 100 top website in Iran has a rank of 11 after above search engine and bloggers.
Tabnak .ir, is the only Iranian website in both English and Farsi that professionally posts the latest news in Iran. The site administrated with an unofficial government officers, such as Mohsen Razaei who is the member of The Supreme National Security Council in Iran users come from these countries:

Iran 85.8%
United States1.4%
United Kingdom1.1%
The other Iranian popular website is, the Iranian official News agency with a traffic rank of 17 in Iran among all global website users come from these countries:
United States2.7%

Among the top 100 popular inside Iran we have a website on entertaining, news, advertisements, since, computer and more, an unprofessional website without any specific approaches users come from these countries:

Iran 91.3%
South Korea1.7%
United States0.9%

The other website among 100 top websites in Iran is an eyes friendly website on informatics, internet and computer with an average of 100,000 visitor per month users come from these countries:
United States0.5%
This website has a rank of traffic of 79 inside Iran.

And number 100 among top 100 popular sites in Iran is on internet shopping, public advertising and services, job, chatting and the latest news. The literature using in this site is friendly with humor. Website looks nice and professional in Farsi only

The other most popular website operate out of the Iran is users come from these countries:
United States7.3%
Sweden5.6% traffic rank in other countries:

In Farsi and some English, advertisement, monster list of Iranian website, job opportunity and news

The Internet has grown faster in Iran than any other Middle Eastern country since 2000 and has become an important medium, providing fairly independent news and an arena for vigorous political discussion for more than 23 million users (Population about 69,000,000).

Middle East Internet Penetration

Middle East Internet Usage and Population Statistics


( 2008 Est. )

Usage, in

Internet Usage,
Latest Data

% Population

User Growth

(%) of





34.8 %

525.0 %

0.6 %





34.9 %

9,100.0 %

54.8 %





0.2 %

332.0 %

0.1 %





52.0 %

191.3 %

8.8 %





18.2 %

785.1 %

2.7 %

Weblogs - personal or collective websites where people comment on current events – are a new and promising development which is having a big impact on society.
Weblogs are much used at times of crisis, The regime is aware of the growing influence of weblogs and is trying to restrict them by filtering sites that host them and set them up, such as,, and Iran also has between 20 and 30 major political websites, most of them (such as, blocked from inside Iran since February 2003). Censorship, officially to protect the public from immorality, has quickly spread to political content. In fact, it is now easier to access pornographic sites than reformist or opposition’s ones. Nearly 100,000 sites are thought to be blocked from inside the country.
On December 3, 2006, Iran blocked YouTube, along with several other sites, after declaring them "immoral". The YouTube ban came after a video was posted online that appears to show an Iranian soap opera star having sex. Only is filtered, other servers such as are open. The block has since been lifted. It means that VOA or any other main website can use of YouTube as a good source for emerging their job.

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