Who are the Giants of the Web in Malaysia?

We were looking at Top websites built by Malaysians for Malaysia.  So we did a quick search over at Alexa and this is what we have.

  1. TheStar Online – Local online version
  2. Malaysia Kini – Online political news
  3. Maybank2u.com.my – Local bank’s portal
  4. mobilefun4u.net – Ringtones and other download stuff
  5. Mudah.com.my – Local free classified
  6. Cari.com.my – Old Internet search engine
  7. Utusan Online – Local Malay daily
  8. AirAsia – Malaysia’s budget carrier 
  9. Lowyat.net – Online Tech Forum
  10. JobStreet – Job portal
  11. Bharian.com.my -Local Malay daily
  12. Hmetro.com.my -Local Malay daily
  13. Sports toto – Lottery 
  14. Lelong.com.my – Malaysia’s version of Ebay
  15. M2day – Political blog
  16. MAS – Airline
  17. Maxis – Telco
  18. Magnum – Lottery
  19. pbebank.com – Local Bank
  20. Kosmo.com.my – Gossip magazine
  21. Cimb Clicks – Local Bank
  22. TmNet – Internet service provider

22% of the top 100 most visited site in Malaysia are from Malaysian.

Most of these site includes established Media Giants and 2 of biggest names of our K.T.M. companies. We were wondering where are the new online sites? There are no social networks and there Web2.0 .  Most to most the newest baby is Mudah.com.my which heavily advertise itself online.

Malaysians are very much still stuck in forums like Lowyat.net and we wonder will that change in 2009?

 

12 thoughts on “Who are the Giants of the Web in Malaysia?”

  1. @amran that can be still disputed. I think maybe Maybank should be higher but thestar and MalaysiaKini are rather high themselves.

    Anyway according to Google ad planner AirAsia is listed as Video Games.
    Thanks it is a cool site.

  2. I am surprised that Google Adplanner (http://google.com/adplanner) had such tools to estimate website traffic, which is really great. We all know Alexa is inaccurate, but we just don’t have a better alternative.

    I terms of Malaysian Web Success, I think we should leave out service-oriented websites which is used to suppport their offline operations such as Maybank2u, AirAsia, CIMB Clicks.

    Just played with Google AdPlanner and found the following:
    – thestar.com.my: 1.3mil Unique Visitor per month
    – malaysiakini.com: 1.1mil
    – mobilefun4u.net: the website seems to be non-functional at this moment, but had 1mil visitors
    – mudah.com.my: 1.1mil (the ads is really working)
    – cari.com.my: 690K
    – lowyat.net: 690K
    – lelong.com.my: 510K

    Other interesting fact:
    – iproperty.com.my: 170K
    – mycen.com.my: 200K
    – allmalaysia.info: 33K
    – kennysia.com: 110K

  3. The stats list five mainstream media and two alternative media, and The Star Online (mainstream media) tops Malaysiakini (alternative media), so the argument about New Media versus Old Media is rather moot since when the mainstream media moves into new media, it ends up dominating.

    The mainstream media also has funds earned from old media to finance its venture into new media, while alternative media, with some exceptions, only has the new medium to rely on for its survival.

  4. My website http://www.vbtutor.net has traffic rank 105,000 in the world by Alexa, and number of unique visitors is about 95,000 per month. I wonder what is my ranking in Malaysia? It should be quite high, right? My website is hosted locally by webserver.com.my and I am a local folk too.

  5. My website http://www.vbtutor.net has traffic rank 105,000 in the world by Alexa, and number of unique visitors is about 95,000 per month. I wonder what is my ranking in Malaysia? It should be quite high, right? My website is hosted locally by webserver.com.my and I am a local folk too.

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