I thought I’d knock out some Friday research. Below you can see the top 200 world domains ranked by number of external referring domains that pointed to them. Additionally we also show number of external backlinks that we are aware about if you cut and paste this list into our free bulk backlink checker where you can also get it in CSV format if you have a free account. All this data is derived from our Anchor Index. If you like this information and wish to spread it around then please mention the source of it: Majestic-SEO, a backlink to this table would be nice too. If you are interested in a bigger list feel free to contact us: contact@majesticseo.com.

Rank 2010 Rank in 2008 Item Referring
domains
EDU GOV
1 1 google.com 7,818,368 13,226 11,098
2 3 yahoo.com 5,855,254 9,288 7,421
3 117 t-online.de 5,176,347 10,420 8,223
4 6 amazon.com 4,858,729 4,463 909
5 7 blogspot.com 4,336,111 7,595 3,796
6 38 adobe.com 3,785,818 10,913 12,025
7 5 w3.org 3,422,267 7,437 5,501
8 2 youtube.com 3,419,309 6,431 3,202
9 11 wikipedia.org 3,387,274 7,289 3,576
10 35 wordpress.org 3,073,334 3,122 559
11 12 facebook.com 2,958,395 6,096 2,496
12 36 microsoft.com 2,704,633 7,978 6,824
13 200 dot.tk 2,669,027 70 41
14 21 myspace.com 2,457,802 3,257 1,117
15 25 msn.com 1,946,139 5,031 2,217
16 58 macromedia.com 1,882,365 5,446 2,990
17 33 wordpress.com 1,865,918 3,938 1,400
18 42 geocities.com 1,804,761 6,326 3,247
19 10 miibeian.gov.cn 1,777,497 1,161 18,233
20 16 flickr.com 1,499,092 3,182 1,307
21 15 digg.com 1,423,459 1,962 919
22 63 apple.com 1,399,363 4,243 1,622
23 32 aol.com 1,360,702 4,090 1,552
24 43 bbc.co.uk 1,327,461 4,622 2,615
25 8 sourceforge.net 1,312,245 5,226 1,492
26 56 cnn.com 1,213,932 4,319 1,508
27 17 icio.us 1,178,469 1,990 774
28 69 tripod.com 1,159,000 4,229 2,001
29 24 technorati.com 1,153,805 1,775 522
30 34 live.com 1,076,445 3,018 1,496
31 4 ebay.com 1,071,581 1,783 337
32 20 feedburner.com 1,066,891 1,777 538
33 48 free.fr 1,057,044 2,219 675
34 74 nytimes.com 1,051,145 4,011 1,107
35 29 baidu.com 1,002,636 1,623 9,022
36 22 php.net 993,846 3,895 898
37 67 go.com 958,989 3,491 936
38 9 phpbb.com 951,394 2,176 607
39 79 about.com 943,117 4,104 915
40 14 qq.com 940,132 1,265 5,735
41 13 blogger.com 892,169 1,948 457
42 77 mapquest.com 859,854 3,191 896
43 51 typepad.com 855,671 1,978 498
44 62 imdb.com 831,606 2,716 497
45 128 gmpg.org 831,327 1,225 102
46 49 paypal.com 794,682 957 154
47 87 freewebs.com 763,708 1,860 748
48 50 livejournal.com 759,720 1,725 418
49 59 netscape.com 746,177 3,482 1,460
50 47 sina.com.cn 742,695 1,768 9,995
51 89 angelfire.com 735,621 3,101 1,179
52 52 joomla.org 731,923 2,509 1,228
53 27 reddit.com 708,309 1,147 622
54 88 apache.org 701,384 2,843 1,016
55 72 tinyurl.com 692,597 2,077 774
56 54 infospace.com 690,896 1,976 918
57 19 icq.com 679,738 1,832 598
58 46 photobucket.com 657,651 1,597 324
59 101 washingtonpost.com 652,249 3,097 852
60 61 google.de 652,059 808 338
61 97 usatoday.com 647,401 2,940 720
62 93 guardian.co.uk 646,963 2,031 1,011
63 45 gnu.org 644,828 2,668 763
64 136 homestead.com 629,401 1,959 543
65 145 mac.com 613,226 2,264 328
66 183 verizon.net 612,942 989 169
67 31 nih.gov 610,866 4,899 1,722
68 75 reuters.com 594,073 1,921 828
69 40 imageshack.us 592,649 1,020 255
70 23 mysql.com 580,827 2,487 614
71 94 mozilla.org 577,038 2,593 1,933
72 18 rambler.ru 576,895 864 277
73 96 mit.edu 572,704 4,645 1,115
74 166 kolmic.com 544,724 21 6
75 41 creativecommons.org 544,528 2,102 447
76 28 yahoo.co.jp 543,118 549 125
77 142 nasa.gov 539,246 3,817 1,378
78 71 weather.com 534,971 2,658 967
79 116 stanford.edu 532,919 4,703 1,057
80 81 com.com 526,261 1,834 412
81 66 cnet.com 526,170 2,238 460
82 76 wsj.com 523,082 2,698 696
83 125 berkeley.edu 522,936 4,681 1,194
84 64 narod.ru 515,021 1,376 541
85 60 bloglines.com 507,205 1,445 1,788
86 83 archive.org 504,378 2,263 606
87 91 harvard.edu 503,521 4,531 1,255
88 26 mail.ru 503,445 604 241
89 109 ibm.com 501,793 3,031 1,081
90 84 google.co.uk 500,190 837 991
91 95 gc.ca 499,994 2,891 2,501
92 65 altavista.com 490,564 3,638 1,116
93 53 fc2.com 488,348 691 207
94 68 kiev.ua 486,614 1,308 734
95 90 spb.ru 474,877 1,212 379
96 195 searchnut.com 473,083 9 2
97 73 wired.com 464,779 1,941 356
98 82 mozilla.com 462,822 2,493 917
99 149 latimes.com 460,771 2,000 401
100 139 forbes.com 460,585 2,011 448
101 37 dmoz.org 460,239 2,137 425
102 107 cjb.net 456,601 1,901 1,035
103 131 ca.gov 453,795 2,271 1,069
104 39 amazon.co.uk 452,306 829 279
105 99 lycos.com 444,559 3,229 634
106 135 telegraph.co.uk 443,628 1,267 557
107 151 boston.com 441,025 1,716 345
108 160 timesonline.co.uk 440,377 1,346 557
109 30 amazon.de 438,205 495 40
110 118 hp.com 435,736 2,313 565
111 119 sun.com 430,713 3,030 945
112 129 noaa.gov 428,966 2,784 1,681
113 169 cdc.gov 428,855 3,791 2,014
114 171 pbs.org 427,939 3,329 721
115 134 sfgate.com 425,645 1,506 290
116 86 deviantart.com 425,438 1,047 102
117 132 loc.gov 423,975 4,580 1,558
118 133 googlepages.com 423,859 2,089 620
119 70 altervista.org 421,587 962 342
120 57 slashdot.org 419,535 1,424 194
121 114 foxnews.com 417,398 1,640 273
122 121 opera.com 414,719 1,857 812
123 85 lycos.co.uk 414,417 1,369 834
124 137 cornell.edu 411,020 4,163 1,159
125 92 uk.com 409,064 768 978
126 127 businessweek.com 408,862 2,191 454
127 179 time.com 403,277 2,380 517
128 102 real.com 401,571 2,792 1,180
129 110 infoseek.co.jp 398,671 740 163
130 126 on.ca 392,758 2,505 669
131 98 wunderground.com 390,764 1,973 763
132 154 umich.edu 387,516 4,328 946
133 158 nwsource.com 386,752 1,307 258
134 104 qc.ca 382,140 2,055 586
135 164 earthlink.net 379,674 2,239 334
136 44 cafepress.com 378,490 860 103
137 111 nifty.com 377,394 636 81
138 113 ign.com 370,397 823 141
139 144 uiuc.edu 367,330 4,128 909
140 157 npr.org 365,846 2,346 412
141 115 download.com 363,865 1,983 404
142 178 whitehouse.gov 363,832 2,923 1,684
143 147 nationalgeographic.com 363,800 3,079 849
144 156 bc.ca 363,635 2,640 730
145 165 utexas.edu 361,044 4,169 898
146 184 washington.edu 359,604 3,882 841
147 112 cbsnews.com 357,925 1,537 302
148 108 de.vu 355,723 294 26
149 100 lycos.fr 351,924 1,042 417
150 80 ifrance.com 349,226 1,226 546
151 163 comcast.net 348,729 1,505 256
152 106 zdnet.com 345,914 2,016 315
153 130 news.com.au 344,596 944 312
154 161 columbia.edu 343,493 3,888 806
155 138 dyndns.org 342,111 1,240 296
156 140 ca.us 340,859 2,748 646
157 105 bloomberg.com 340,315 1,517 377
158 123 bizjournals.com 338,984 1,274 318
159 162 discovery.com 336,197 2,771 521
160 78 xanga.com 334,129 1,360 339
161 153 wisc.edu 327,811 3,981 912
162 167 epa.gov 327,249 2,915 1,917
163 180 virginia.edu 326,934 3,906 690
164 181 state.gov 326,841 3,428 1,507
165 173 cbc.ca 324,930 1,252 202
166 190 upenn.edu 324,382 3,913 697
167 170 yale.edu 323,425 3,717 686
168 122 blogs.com 321,577 967 116
169 177 house.gov 320,128 2,407 1,231
170 175 ucla.edu 318,979 3,601 670
171 176 fda.gov 316,253 2,540 1,214
172 187 demon.co.uk 312,412 2,081 863
173 197 ftc.gov 312,299 1,927 950
174 189 nps.gov 311,737 2,424 967
175 55 tx.us 307,925 1,902 771
176 159 usda.gov 307,235 3,055 1,754
177 174 ed.gov 306,272 5,234 1,014
178 192 umn.edu 306,148 3,755 875
179 143 psu.edu 305,697 3,561 614
180 141 fortunecity.com 302,612 1,884 409
181 185 irs.gov 300,265 2,507 970
182 194 iht.com 296,366 1,432 362
183 193 howstuffworks.com 295,962 2,351 483
184 198 ww7.be 295,492 9 6
185 150 europa.eu.int 294,847 2,452 3,037
186 168 cmu.edu 292,149 3,312 536
187 146 msu.edu 290,606 3,559 725
188 124 bravenet.com 288,397 1,113 177
189 182 senate.gov 287,806 2,234 1,042
190 199 register.com 279,089 314 31
191 188 ufl.edu 272,850 3,289 692
192 196 ucsd.edu 272,378 2,912 545
193 172 indiana.edu 270,919 3,776 628
194 191 att.net 269,407 1,739 246
195 120 findarticles.com 265,664 2,164 285
196 186 ny.us 265,232 1,820 798
197 155 xs4all.nl 254,495 1,444 171
198 152 wanadoo.fr 250,823 1,667 144
199 103 webring.com 249,218 744 112
200 148 adobe.de 229,229 35 4

Could not find your own or your competitors domains? You can search for them here! Enjoy.

Comments

  • Articles Marketing

    What’s the difference between EDU and GOV ???
    Thanks

    July 2, 2010 at 1:24 pm
  • Olivier Duffez

    Thanks!

    I don’t understand how your list is sorted (not by decreasing # of Referring 
domains apparently).

    July 2, 2010 at 1:41 pm
  • Dixon

    Olivier – ten points! Now fixed. Actually – that enhanced the data. We took the list from some research from when we were in stealth mode, and so the table now shows what has gone up and what has gone down over the last few years.

    .EDU links are “Educational links” including .AC-ademic and “.Gov” are government links, (including .MIL-itary)

    July 2, 2010 at 2:38 pm
  • Dixon

    I should also point out that domains coming into the list AFTER the end of 2008 are not included – although we do have that data of course – but it was easier to reorder the old list using new data. If there is alot of demand, we can do this again with an entirely new list of domains.

    July 2, 2010 at 3:04 pm
  • Eugene

    Just an amzaing post. Tnx a lot!

    July 2, 2010 at 10:04 pm
  • Loewenherz

    And the rankings in 2009? It were nice to see.
    t-online.de is amazing. And phpBB.com maybe shows a problem with bulletin boards.

    July 9, 2010 at 5:53 pm
  • Agence Web

    Hello

    How do you explain the position of wanadoo.fr ?

    July 13, 2010 at 8:14 am
  • Dixon

    It has dropped from 152 to 198. Given the rise and rise of new types of social media sites, which generate relatively large quantities of links, this doesn’t sound surprising to me. I am sure Wanadoo (or anyone on this list) are doing fine. The list does not compare domains within similar verticals, so it would not be appropriate to “aspire to be top” of this list, I think.

    July 14, 2010 at 9:55 am
  • Sébastien

    Are the data based on alexa.com?

    August 9, 2010 at 2:20 am
  • pronostics

    thanks a lot, very interesting post.

    September 2, 2010 at 3:59 pm

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