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Financial Media Comparison Chart

Posted on Thursday, Aug 2nd 2007

I did some digging into the various business and financial media sites last night, and here are some stats.

Alexa Ranks: (Yahoo! Finance and MSN Money are not included in this list, because I cannot find Alexa ranks for them.)

* 76
* 483
* 1,032
* 1,043
* 1,310
* 1,728
* 1,809
* 6,282
* 6,366


* CNNMoney : Time Warner
* Yahoo! Finance : Yahoo
* MSN Money : Microsoft
* Forbes : Forbes Family; Elevation Partners has a minority stake
* Marketwatch : Dow Jones, now News Corp
* WSJ : Dow Jones, now News Corp
* Business Week : McGraw Hill
* : Public (TSCM)
* (Motley Fool) : Private, owned by the founders
* Seeking Alpha : Private, Venture Funded by Benchmark Capital

Then there are the more nichy business sites like Digg, GigaOm, Techcrunch, PaidContent, etc. which I am not including here.

Against the backdrop of the News Corp acquisition of Dow Jones, there is, of course, a lot of speculation on who is going to be acquired by whom next. Looks like, Seeking Alpha, and Motley Fool are the three independent ones. Forbes is independent, but I don’t think they’d be up for sale.

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Surprising u couldn’t find the Alexa Ranks for MSN & Yahoo sites…a little digging around is all it takes…

BSE Gems Thursday, August 2, 2007 at 4:58 PM PT

Yes? I must be really stupid!

Alexa returns a ranking of 1 for and 2 for, which I assure you, are not their ranks. They are ranks of the overall Yahoo and MSN sites.

Sramana Mitra Thursday, August 2, 2007 at 5:10 PM PT