June was a crazy month for MacRumors.com. WWDC and the iPhone launch drove traffic to record levels. In the end, based on publicly available metrics, it means MacRumors.com was the #1 Apple news or rumor site for June.
According to Compete.com’s statistics we were given a People Rank of 172,485 for the month of June. The larger the number, the more people you are exposed to. Now, the People Rank is really artificial, and it doesn’t correlate at all to our own unique user numbers by a large margin, but it does provide a basis for comparison against other sites on Compete.
Meanwhile, Alexa ranks us at 2,761 — which means we’re the 2,761st most popular site based on their ranking tools.
Both of these rankings beat out all other dedicated Mac news or rumor sites for the month of June.
Before people start commenting about the inaccuracy of these traffic sites — I fully admit there are a number of caveats to these statistics. They only record numbers from their very specific subset of users. Alexa uses a Windows Toolbar, while Compete uses some ISP data (+ toolbar). So, I guess the most accurate statement is that MacRumors was the #1 Apple news or rumor site amongst Alexa and Compete users for June 2007.