The latest data points, courtesy of a report issued Monday (July 21) by Comscore, have several encouraging points for global e-tailers looking to tap India's 1.1 billion people, which is more than triple the U.S.'s measly 303.8 million people.
Google dominated the top spot with several of its properties, the report said, "including Google Search (up 38 percent to 17.1 million visitors), social networking site Orkut (up 39 percent to 9.3 million visitors), blog platform Blogger.com (up 102 percent to 7.3 million visitors) and video site YouTube (up 131 percent to 6.3 million visitors)."
After Google, Yahoo hit with 18.7 million visitors (a 28 percent increase), followed by Microsoft with 12 million (an 11 percent increase).
"Indian portal Rediff.com ranked as the top local property with 9.2 million visitors (up 19 percent), followed by government site NIC.in with nearly 6 million visitors (up 5 percent)," the Comscore report said.
Rounding out the top site list after Microsoft and Rediff (numbers four and five on the list) were AOL, NIC.IN, Times Internet Limited, Wikipedia, Naukri, eBay, Indian Railways, CNET, Ask Network, BharatMatrimony.com and Monster Worldwide.
Some other interesting numbers from the report: