Top Web parent companies: Microsoft, Time Warner, Yahoo!

Nielsen//NetRatings rounded up top Web parent companies for September 2005. Microsoft, Time Warner (with AOL) and Yahoo!

Nielsen//NetRatings rounded up top Web parent companies for September 2005. Microsoft, Time Warner (with AOL) and Yahoo! owned the top-visited networks of sites in September 2005, followed by Google and eBay. However, when you take a look at the "stickiness" of the networks, AOL leads, followed by Yahoo!, Microsoft and eBay. On average, Internet users spent 47 minutes and 48 seconds on Google properties in September 2005.

Top parent companies in September 2005

RankParent CompanyAudience, 000Average time
1.Microsoft108,1292:08:46
2.Time Warner100,0735:01:48
3.Yahoo!99,6813:37:28
4.Google81,5840:47:48
5.eBay57,8312:00:34
6.United States Government57,0650:27:26
7.InterActiveCorp52,8020:26:39
8.Amazon41,2230:26:15
9.Real Networks37,6950:46:31
10.Walt Disney Internet Group37,2750:36:30
Source: Nielsen//NetRatings