A snapshot of the Web

A large-scale scan of the top million web sites (per Alexa traffic data) was performed in early 2010 using the Nmap Security Scanner and its scripting engine. Afterward, a visualization of all of the websites and their hierarchy was created using each site’s favicon and sizing it based on the reach of all sites using that icon.


As expected, Google is the largest piece of the pie, but a million sites are represented in the collage, including our own. Type any URL in the search box and find it in the collage.

Here’s where UMKC fits in the Web:

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