Internet Usage Jumps 27% Reports ComScore

More than 28 million people in India aged 15 and older accessed the internet from home and work in May. This represents a 27% increase over last year. Do note this report excludes traffic from public computers, including cybercafes as well as acces from mobiles/PDAs. More on the methodology can be found here. Some findings from the release below:

— The average Indian Internet user visited the Internet 25 times during the month and was online for 28 minutes per visit.

— Those between the ages of 15-24 were the heaviest Internet users among all age segments, spending nearly 12 hours online per month on average.

— Some of the fastest growing Web site categories during the past year included Maps (up 64%), Sports (up 60%), Entertainment — Movies (up 55%), and Finance — News/Research (up 52%).

— Internet peneteration stands at just 3% of the total population.

More on how sites ranked after the jump

Google (NSDQ: GOOG) properties reigned supreme with nearly 20 million visitors in May, growing an average 35% over last year.

— Google Search had 17.1 million visitors (+38%)

— Youtube drew 6.3 million visitors (+131%)

— Orkut attracted 9.3 million visitors (+39%)

— Blogger drew 7.3 million visitors. (102%)

Top 15 websites (# unique visitors)

1 Google (+35%)
2 Yahoo (+28%)
3 Microsoft (+11%)
4 Rediff (+19%)
5 AOL (NYSE: TWX) (NA)
6 NIC.in (+5%)
7 TIL (+195)
8 Wikipedia (+21%)
9 Naukri (+55%)
10 eBay (+19%)
11 Indian Railways (NA)
12 CNET (NSDQ: CNET) Networks (+20%))
13 Ask Network (+9%)
14 BharatMatrimony (+46%)
15 Monster (+16%)

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