ComScore’s Top Start-ups in Canada - November 2008

Posted by Rob Lewis

As a follow-up to our November Sun Startup Essentials Canada Start-Up Index yesterday, we've arranged with comScore to get some real data behind what our numbers mean. While we agree that Alexa and Compete numbers are not an accurate measurement of website traffic, they are a great way to compare the traffic of multiple online properties as it creates a level playing field for metrics.

In the above chart, the Online % Reach is the percentage of Canadians online that each entity reaches. As an example, Metrolyrics.com reached 8.6% of all Canadians during September 2008, making them the hands-down leader.

Since our last comScore report card two months ago, only three properties have had a significant uptick. Plentyoffish.com rose from 5.2 to 5.8, Weblo.com bumped up from 2.0 to 2.8, and Tagtele.com more than doubled from 0.4 to 0.9.

Thanks to comScore for sharing this valuable data with Techvibes!

Company:
CBS Interactive - Metrolyrics
Website:
http://www.metrolyrics.com
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

MetroLyrics is the premiere destination for song lyrics online, with a legal database of over 700,000 titles. MetroLyrics is the most popular lyrics website worldwide, boasting the most comprehensive database of legal lyrics in the world with over 700,000 titles. With a best-in-class design and first-to-market social media sharing features, MetroLyrics is the web's premiere lyrics site. more

Company:
PlentyOfFish (POF.com)
Website:
http://www.pof.com
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

PlentyOfFish is the world’s largest online dating site, with over 80 million registered users. Beginning as a small start-up out of CEO and founder Markus Frind’s apartment in 2003, it soon revolutionized the online dating industry as the first free site. Since its inception, PlentyOfFish has offered the first and most advanced matching system in the industry and a series of personalized relationship tests for... more

Company:
Weblo
Website:
http://weblo.com
Location:
Montréal, Québec, Canada

Weblo is a parallel universe that is the only virtual world based on the real world. Members own and manage websites that are virtual replicas of real cities, states, properties, domains and celebrities. Members earn real money via hits, Internet ads and by selling or auctioning assets for a profit. Members enhance their online portfolios by claiming popular social networking profiles, blogs, emails and videos in... more

Company:
TagTélé
Website:
http://tagtele.com
Location:
Montréal, Québec, Canada

French video sharing site. more


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Rob Lewis

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Rob is the President of Techvibes Media and Editor-in-Chief of Techvibes.com.  His diverse background includes stints in International Trade Finance, Web Development, and Enterprise Software and he is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, British Columbia Institute of Technology, and Simon Fraser University. When not running Canada's leading technology media property, Rob can be... more



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