I’ve been playing around with the data visualization tools at IBM’s Many Eye’s project and came up with a visualization in a treeview that shows the top 500+ ecommerce sites split by category of retailer with google page rank. It’s an interesting way to look at the data as you quickly see that apparel & accessories dominates number of retailers in the top 500. Following the apparel category is Specialty/Non-Apparel, Housewares, and Computers/Electronics.
An alternative interesting view can be see by dragging the retail vertical to the position between google page range and site. This will group everything by page rank showing that there’s only 4 retailers with a GPR of 9.
Update: I’ve moved the visualization to after the click as it was too much on the homepage. (continue reading…)