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Yahoo! remains leading website in Japan

Yahoo! remains leading website in Japan

comScore today released its top ten ranking report for September; this is the ten largest and fastest growing Internet properties in Japan.

Yahoo Leading website in Japan

The month saw Yahoo! Sites continue to lead the top 10, with Wikipedia Sites jumping one spot to capture the number eight position.

Yahoo! Sites remained the top-ranked property in Japan with 40.7 million visitors, while Google Sites experienced a 4-percent gain from August to September and ranked second with more than 32 million visitors. Microsoft followed in third with 30 million visitors (up 1 percent).

"After experiencing a slight decline last month, Google regained its upward trend," said Maru Sato, Managing Director of comScore Japan. "Meanwhile, Wikipedia continued to gain traction in the Japanese market, as it posted the largest increase within the top 10 for the second consecutive month."

1) Yahoo! Sites
2) Google Sites
3) Microsoft Sites
4) Rakuten Inc
5) NTT Group
6) FC2 inc.
7) Nifty Corporation
8) Wikipedia Sites
9) Livedoor
10) Amazon Sites

Social media is having a profound effect in the MySpace.com, jumped 14 percent, reaching 2.5 million visitors for the month.

The Honda and Toyota properties both saw gains with the Formula 1 Fuji Television Japanese Grand Prix at the end of September. Honda experienced a 41-percent increase to more than 2.1 million visitors, and Toyota saw a 29-percent gain to 2.5 million visitors for the month.

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