The most popular Perl web sites

Have you ever wondered which Perl-related sites have the biggest audience?

I checked it now.

Made a couple of groups. The number on the right is the rangking of the specific web site among all the web sites in the world.

Community web sites

cpan.org 9,565
perl.org 15,791
perlmonks.org 19,809
metacpan.org 208,445
pm.org 261,963
perl-community.de 360,552

Perl based products

twiki.org 125,048
otrs.org 156,991
dadamailproject.com 171,248
template-toolkit.org 353,844
webgui.org 378,081
foswiki.org 396,906

Web frameworks

perldancer.org 446,593
catalystframework.org 546,849
mojolicious.org 2,733,381

Perl 6 related sites

perlgeek.de 878,605
perl6.org 1,140,686
perl6maven.com 1,238,252
rakudo.org 1,721,581

Personal

perl.com 187,126
modernperlbooks.com 562,587
szabgab.com 610,988
shlomifish.org 763,238
perlgeek.de 878,605
perl-begin.org 1,209,793

The source

It is not an absolute measurement, but Alexa provides some interesting data on web sites. Specifically it provides some estimates on the traffic each site receives.

For most of the domains, Alexa has no listing for the separate sub-domains. So there is no separate ranking of perldoc.perl.org and blogs.perl.org, but within the Alexa listing you can usually see how the visitors are divided between the subdomains.

The sites of blogspot.com and wordpress.com are exceptions. For these sites Alexa understands that each subdomain is a stand-alone site and can provide the traffic data separately.

The future

This is not the first time I have collected these numbers and not the last. I am going to check these numbers every month and update the listing.

Published on 2012-09-08 by Gabor Szabo

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