how to analyze and make web research from exciting software sites


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Hello
i will try to explain the topic more clearly , is it possible to determine what users likes in terms of statistics
just from collecting data from software download sites like sf.net (open source ) or download.com (shareware)
in simple words .. is it possible to make statistics on users from free resources on the net ?

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asked Nov 15 '09 at 18:15
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Meir
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see this - http://www.quantcast.com/ Update :

Also see http://www.spyfu.com and http://www.compete.com (paid versions are really nice).

answered Nov 15 '09 at 19:40
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Arpit Tambi
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  • wow great site , any more examples such this site ? – Meir 9 years ago

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For web stats:

http://compete.com http://www.quantcast.com/ http://www.alexa.com For top software downloads, you may want to look at download.com & sourceforge and such and see what downloads the most.

Sourceforge top downloads:

http://sourceforge.net/top/toplist.php?type=downloads_week http://download.cnet.com/windows/most-popular/3101-20_4-0.html

answered Nov 16 '09 at 02:57
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Adam
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The other biggie is Alexa: www.alexa.com

answered Nov 16 '09 at 02:14
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Lkessler
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Be wary of all of these "analysis" sites.

I've found massive (as in, orders of magnitude) discrepancies between these sites measuring a single site, and between my own numbers for my sites and what these say.

Furthermore I've asked other people about it -- both experts and Twitter queries -- and many people agree with this.

Use these sites as a very general guide but don't go crazy about it.

answered Nov 16 '09 at 03:03
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Jason
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