askmosesand_jpost.pngAfter seeing a website that claimed to be the “World’s most popular Jewish website” I figured I better do some research and see. Why do I care? I guess I secretly hoped that we were number one. Right. Actually I feel that truth in advertising is very important, especially for Jews.

Then I realized I was much more interested in what was the best ranking “Jewish” website. The top site in “Judaism” was Jpost.com, in “Jewish” it is Jewishvirtuallibrary.com. Some other interesting news was that thanks in part to Mobius, Jewwatch.com has been knocked into 5th place in the “Jew” catagory, with wikipedia.com coming in first. In addition, the most popular Jewish dating sites by Alexa ranking are Jdate, Frumster and Jmatch. (I took out a strange site called jewishe-match.net which kept redirecting me to jewishmingle.com.) Ranking often has a lot to do with whether or not whoever running the site has deployed effective SEO. Using a service like this Macclesfield SEO company can be great for boosting a site up Google’s search result rankings.

Traffic Rank for islamway.com: 706
Traffic Rank for jpost.com: 1,059
Traffic Rank for littlegreenfootballs.com: 5,912
Traffic Rank for aish.com: 8,751
Traffic Rank for jewlicious.com: 143,632
Traffic Rank for hillel.org: 153,574
Traffic Rank for jewschool.com: 227,560

The top sites visited by people in Iran are Yahoo, Hotmail, and Blogfa.com. In Israel, Walla, Google (Hebrew) and Google.com. In Palestinian Territories it Is Yahoo, MSN, and Google

And just to keep things interesting: The Top site in Islam is islamway.com

Jewish Dating Sites

1. JDate.com
www.jdate.com – Site info Site Info

2. Jewish Match Service
jewish.e-match.net – Site info Site Info

3. Frumster
www.frumster.com – Site info Site Info

4. JMatch.com
www.jmatch.com – Site info Site Info

5. Jewish Cafe
www.jewishcafe.com – Site info Site Info

6. Jewish Singles With Special Needs
www.jswsn.org – Site info Site Info

7. Orthodox Jewish Singles
www.bitachon.com – Site info Site Info

8. Shoshanna’s Matches
www.shoshannasmatches.com – Site info Site Info

9. Jewish Dating Site
www.ajewishdatingsite.com – Site info Site Info

10. Jewish Love Connection
jewishloveconnection.com – Site info Site Info
Most popular according to Alexia in “Judiasm”

1. The Jerusalem Post
www.jpost.com – Site info Site Info

2. Aish Hatorah
www.aish.com – Site info Site Info

3. Chabad.org
www.chabad.org – Site info Site Info

4. Jewish World Review
www.jewishworldreview.com – Site info Site Info

5. Jewish Software
www.jewishsoftware.com – Site info Site Info

6. KOL-ISRAEL.COM Radio
www.kol-israel.com – Site info Site Info

7. Jewish Virtual Library
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org – Site info Site Info

8. Ask Moses
askmoses.com – Site info Site Info

9. HaGalil
www.hagalil.com – Site info Site Info

10. The Jewish Daily Forward
www.forward.com – Site info Site Info

Most Popular in “Jewish”

1. Jewish Virtual Library
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org – Site info Site Info

2. Bang It Out.com: Jewish Comedy, Culture and Classifieds
www.bangitout.com – Site info Site Info

3. ShaBot 6000
shabot6000.com – Site info Site Info

4. Jewish-American History on the Web
jewish-history.com – Site info Site Info

5. Jew
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jew – Site info Site Info

Most popular in “Zionism”

1. The Jewish Agency for Israel
www.jafi.org.il – Site info Site Info

2. Zionism and Israel Information Center
www.zionism-israel.com – Site info Site Info

3. Neturei Karta
www.netureikarta.org – Site info Site Info

4. Middle East Facts Weblog
www.middleeastfacts.com/weblog – Site info Site Info

5. The Hagshama Department of the World Zionist Organization
www.wzo.org.il/en – Site info Site Info

The most visited sites in all ‘Islam’ categories.

1. Islam Way
islamway.com – Site info Site Info

2. Islam Online
www.islamonline.net – Site info Site Info

3. Al Rajhi
www.alrajhibank.com.sa – Site info Site Info

4. Islamtoday.net
www.islamtoday.net – Site info Site Info

5. Al-Islam.com

About the author

Rabbi Yonah

18 Comments

  • Dammit- none of the top 5 Islam sites are even remotely decent, Islamway and Islamtoday being Wahhabi sites, and the others (besides the bank) being at least conservative. Good grief. At least the top Jewish sites look sort of OK.

  • That’s what you think Mike. Why just a mere 5 minutes ago, I myself had a Judiasm. And it was awesome! Explain that Mr. Smarty Pants!

  • I love that site, as well as MuslimWakeUp.com and ProgressiveIslam.org, altmuslim.com, scholarofthehouse.com,and ASMAsociety.org . Why don’t any of those appear on the top 5, dang it?
    ck: can non-Jews have a Judiasm? Are Jewish women capable of multiple Judiasms? 😛

  • Anyone can have a Judiasm. Their frequency and strength depend on who is administering them. Some people never get one and others have several a night.

    Now what is this: http://www.everyarabstudent.com – Will Allah help in difficulties? What Can I Count on Allah For? Why are these people paying good dinars or rials or whatever to target that Google ad to people like me? I dont even read arabic!

  • It seems to be a Christian site, and a rather creepy one at that. My favorite Christian site is Sojourners- http://www.sojo.net . Ooh, an idea- let’s swap the best of the Religious ‘net, so that non-Muslim folk will know that the authors of islamway.com and al-minbar.com don’t represent all or most Muslims, and so on for all religions.

  • Aussie Dave: It’s no mistake. It’s traffic ranking based on those who use the Alexa tool bar. Good on ya!

  • Someone hacked my sister-in-law’s website gallery of family photos last week with islamway.com links so I’d be leery of trusting their ranking.

  • If we look just at our referrers, at this hour Google and Yahoo are sending us a visitor once every 10 to 20 seconds from a variety of searches.

    edit: it’s a bit slower at other times in the day, but still a fairly consistent stream of visitors with the most fascinating search requests.

  • It was intersting to see that no jewish social networking sites were even mentioned. I dont include the dating sites.
    With Facebook , having its problems with its Jewish members , i am suprprised to find, or not find sites such as mine deveoping in more numbers

  • 85% of Jews voted for Obama. See how he treated the Israeli Prime Minister. You got what you deserve for voting for this evil man!

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