In January 2014 I've published an article about the popularity of Perl in 2013. In that article I've also included a number of Ruby sites as well. This year I've moved the Ruby part to a separate article and added quite a few other sites.
I wanted to figure out which are the most popular sites in terms of pageviews and visitors.
As I don't have access to the logs of these sites, the second best approach is to look at the Alexa ranking of the sites. While it is far from being perfect, it seems to have a strong correllation to what Google Analytics reports.
This year for most of the sites I only have the current ranking, but it can already provide you some insight, and next year it will be really interesting to see how each one of these sites have changed.
If I have missed a site, that you think is important, please let me know!
Please note, the ranks mean "this is the N-th most popular site among all the sites in the world". So the smaller the number, the more popular the site is.
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Published on 2015-01-04 by Gabor Szabo