Vancouver Start-up Index – December 2007

Inspired by the Seattle Start-up Index, we’ve compiled a Vancouver Start-up Index, now “final” for this month. Sites are ranked based on an average of Alexa and Compete traffic data. Thanks to everyone made suggestions and corrections of our beta index. If there are any other sites we’ve missed, please leave a suggestion in the comments of this post and we’ll incorporate it into the next index.

The criteria for companies to appear on the list:

  • Located within Metro Vancouver
  • Less than five years old
  • Not a public company
  • Is a tech company (either hardware, software, web application/service, or mobile)

The Index is intended as a jovial comparison of local companies. Comprehensive traffic data is difficult to obtain, and neither Alexa or Compete’s numbers are perfect; we average them to smooth out bias. Starting with next month’s index, it will be interesting to see trends over time. The next index will be published on January 15 and regularly on the 15th of each month.

Rank Site Alexa Compete Average
1 Plentyoffish 780 746 763
2 Suite101 5,579 642 3,111
3 NowPublic 12,593 10,553 11,573
4 clubZone 13,811 9,576 11,694
5 Yotophoto 22,841 69,088 45,965
6 everystockphoto 45,815 108,686 77,251
7 DabbleDB 65,812 96,502 81,157
8 CounterPath 47,384 207,612 127,498
9 Bryght 122,846 194,145 158,496
10 Techvibes 147,680 221,976 184,828
11 Project Opus 225,677 149,561 187,619
12 HerFabLife 144,566 314,649 229,608
13 Scribblewiki 219,045 482,072 350,559
14 Eqo 131,528 574,818 353,173
15 Qumana 182,692 525,561 354,127
16 GiveMeaning 347,700 411,049 379,375
17 FanYard 437,427 338,046 387,737
18 Jiibe 457,185 397,372 427,279
19 Ubertor 412,938 571,524 492,231
20 Sxip 548,852 521,978 535,415
21 NetHooks 566,348 898,048 732,198
22 Fit Brains 1,077,573 796,838 937,206
23 LingQ 176,518 176,518
24 MyThankYou 492,766 492,766
25 Lypp 520,504 520,504
26 MyRealPlace 631,517 631,517
27 Audiobaba 797,512 797,512
28 QuickMobile 832,293 832,293
29 Kinzin 850,046 850,046
30 MovieSet 956,547 956,547
31 Vintage Pixels 1,052,089 1,052,089
32 Vacant Ready 1,114,854 1,114,854
33 Strutta 1,179,179 1,179,179
34 StrangeLoop Networks 1,267,889 1,267,889
35 SomethingSimpler 1,419,080 1,419,080
36 Taglocity 1,594,772 1,594,772
37 Sitemasher 1,821,097 1,821,097
38 AdHack 2,064,524 2,064,524
39 MailChannels 2,637,427 2,637,427
40 LiveVote 2,871,638 2,871,638
41 Smart Love 3,190,316 3,190,316
42 xMedia Jobs 3,705,465 3,705,465
43 Moneyster 7,903,025 7,903,025

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