January 21, 2000
Sites Move Up Traffic Rankings
Acquisitions enabled three large sets of Web sites to shore up their positions as the most visited properties on the Net in December, said Media Metrix, New York, yesterday. Excite@Home properties were the fifth most visited after the firm completed its acquisition of Bluemountainarts.com. About.com sites were the ninth most visited online with the properties' addition of community site builder North Sky Inc. A new company formed by the combination of Snap.com and Xoom.com - NBC Internet - started off as the eighth most visited set of sites.