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The Straits Times / The Business Times News On SPH

SPH websites earn top spots in Hitwise rankings



By Zeinab Yusuf
Mar 03, 2009
The Business Times

SEVERAL websites of media group Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) have earned top spots in the latest Hitwise rankings.

The rankings for various categories to identify the most popular websites among Internet users in Singapore was for the fourth quarter of 2008. The research firm based them on detailed Internet tracking analysis.

SPH's zaobao.com remains the top website for the news and media (print) category while ST701.com is still No 1 in the shopping and classifieds category, both for the third consecutive quarter.

The group's popular technology portal Hardware Zone tops three categories - computers and Internet (hardware), computers and Internet (social networking and forums) and news and media (IT Media).

SPH's Asiaone portal bagged two top spots, one in the health and medical category and the other in the food and beverage (lifestyle and reference) category, which Soshiok.com also won in the third quarter. Soshiok.com has reigned as the No 1 food and beverage lifestyle site in Singapore since its launch last May.

Five other SPH sites took second spot in their respective categories, including BTstocks.asiaone.com, and Businesstimes.com.sg.

Another five SPH sites, including Business.asiaone.com, came in third in their respective categories.

Asiaone editor Adrian Tay said: 'The No 1 ranking is really an indication of the team's hardwork in keeping readers' attention.'