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Apr 09 2012

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REPORT: Porn Sites Account for XXX-tra Real Estate on Web: 30% of all Internet Traffic – There’s Over 4 Million Porn Sites – Time to Clean Them Up and Shut Down the Worst!!

One site, XVideos, gets 4.4 billion page views per month, making it twice the size of Reddit!

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Researchers have found that a whopping 30% of all Internet traffic involves pornographic sites, with the biggest one notching three times the page views of CNN or ESPN, ExtremeTech reported.

That site, Xvideos, notches 4.4 billion page views per month, also making it twice the size of social media giant Reddit, according to Google’s DoubleClick Ad Planner.

But porn sites aren’t just attractive to Internet users, they also boast (ahem) staying power.

The typical news site has an average visit of between three and six minutes, according to Extreme Tech’s report. The average time spent on a porn site, meanwhile, is somewhere between 15 and 20 minutes.

Considering these sites deal largely with videos, even if they are low resolution videos — hey it’s not like the production value is the main draw — a vast amount of data is being hosted.

Reps for YouPorn, the second biggest sex site, told Extreme Tech that the site enjoys 100 million page views a day and transfers 950 terabytes daily.

The bandwidth required to run all of those videos on YouPorn is roughly six times larger than Hulu.

Based on those numbers, the report estimated that YouPorn accounts for 2% of Internet traffic and using that number, ExtremeTech calculates a conservative figure of 30% for all the pornography-related traffic on the Internet.

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