Apple.com is number one visited computer hardware site

“Apple Computer Inc. led online computer hardware sellers in unique visitors for the week ended July 18, Nielsen/NetRatings reports. Apple hosted 3.9 million unique visitors that week, followed by Dell Inc., with 2.9 million,” Internet Retailer reports.

The top computer hardware sites by visitors, with their number of unique visitors and average stay per person in minutes and seconds, were:

Apple – 3,900,000 – 8:17
Dell – 2,900,000 – 6:32
Hewlett Packard – 2,500,000 – 11:42
Gateway – 356,000 – 10:31
Sun Microsystems – 280,000 – 1:58
eMachines – 267,000 – 2:42
IBM – 265,000 – 18:47

“The category remains skewed toward male visitors, who made up 55% of the audience. 55% of visitors had annual incomes of $25,000-$74,999. They also tend to be older, with 73% of visitors age 45 or older,” Internet Retailer reports.

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30 Comments

  1. “The category remains skewed toward male visitors, who made up 55% of the audience. 55% of visitors had annual incomes of $25,000-$74,999. They also tend to be older, with 73% of visitors age 45 or older.”

    And how exactly do they know this?? I can’t take that quote even remotely seriously.

    The number of hits speaks volumes, however. Nice one Apple. Now, any chance of living up to that ‘Great Mac Year’ quote you mentioned to us in San Francisco in January, Mr Jobs? All I’ve seen so far is a Great Apple Year�

  2. Those hits were all mine! I was checking my order status every few minutes everyday until my new 23-inch Cinema HD Display showed up yesterday!
    Sorry… I had to share my joy!
    Go Apple.
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  3. 54 years old.

    Male.

    14 Macintoshes.

    My income varies, but it’s somewhere in that range, or often double.

    Visit the Apple site often..

    I don’t know, if you buy things, sign up to use the forums, join dotMac, I mean doesn’t Apple ask a lot of questions when you register your computer or Panther upgrades?

    And don’t they know you when you come back?

    I would guess that, ummm, maybe 90% are Apple users, and the rest might be curious Windows users. Of those Windows users some might volunteer information during their visit.

    So…. Apple has the lowdown on maybe 92% of the visitors. And they extrapolate the rest.

    Go ahead shoot me down. Just some guessing on my part.

    Nevertheless, Apple is on the rise.

    I just went to the Dell website for the first time and it is as dull as ditchwater. Really boring. Definately lowest bidder territory.

    Heck, my kids hang around the Apple website just to watch the movie trailers. Mousing around the Dell site is like ordering tractor parts.

    The Apple website is alive, fun, kicky, and you really feel like you’re on a cool journey on some world’s fair ride.

    Here it is, the future, by Apple. And Dell is so, so, 5 years ago. Maybe 10.

    Go Apple.

    DV

  4. Number One Computer Hardware Site!

    More than Dell!

    Hmmm. Looks like more ice in normally icy climes.

    Now if only they can figure out how to fill the pipelines….

    Mike

  5. Do u know what is very interesting to me is that Microsoft is not even on the list!

    Says alot about what their windows customers think of their products dosn’t it!!

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  7. So what? Dell gets 50% of all computer purchases. Apple 3%.
    Must be lots of people going to Apple website, see the prices (Yikes!) and then click over to Dell.

  8. david vesey wrote:
    The Apple website is alive, fun, “kicky”, and you really feel like you’re on a cool journey on some world’s fair ride.

    Congradulations, Dave! I thought that I’d never hear that word again, “kicky”! The fave appelation used by all the girls at the Catholic Elementary School I went to, IN THE SIXTIES!!!! You’ll also be pleased ro find out you’ve forced me to google that word eo find a rough estimate of how much thsat word is being used currently, and lo-and-behold, there are currently 25,600 entries, and a lot of them are either from the South, and favored by College Minxes!Steers and Queers! Which one are you!

    Sorry! I’m just bitter!

  9. Sorry Dave!

    Please don’t use the word, “kicky” in these forums, or at least, please try not to use it wfen describbing Apple!

    Sorry for the bitternesss in my soul!

  10. Just got a 52 page Dull catalog in the mail.

    Both the front and back page advertise desktops starting at $499. What will $499 get you? A PC with integrated audio and video, 128MB shared RAM, no speakers, and a 48x CD-ROM drive.

    Oh, what a bargain.

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