A short listing of research papers I’ve read that analyze popular domain lists. These papers analyze Alexa, Quantcast, Cisco Umbrella, and Majestic top websites/domains.
- A Long Way to the Top: Significance, Structure, and Stability of Internet Top Lists
- Rigging Research Results by Manipulating Top Websites Rankings
- TRANCO: A Research-Oriented Top Sites Ranking Hardened Against Manipulation
The “short links” format was inspired by O’Reilly’s Four Short Links series.