Who is using Varnish in Scandinavia?

Varnish is a high performance http accelerator.

As varnish-2.0 hopefully will be released in a few hours, it is time to check out who is using it again. I fixed up my small web usage toplist parsing scripts, and ran them looking for varnish. The sources are, for Norway, TNS Gallup’s top 100, for Denmark, FDIM’s top 250, and KIAIndex for Sweden. For comparison, I also used Alexa’s country lists.

Now, the results for this search are of course heavily coloured by the quality of the lists in use. TNS Gallup, FDIM, and KIAIndex’s lists are result of reported hits from customers/members. Sites that for various reasons, like, they do not want to pay for the service, do not report in, are of course not included in the lists. We know, for example that yr.no, an extremely popular weather site, uses varnish for some of their services, but is not listed. The same goes for the Pirate Bay. They are not included here. Alexa’s lists are based on the usage of their web browser tool bar. Who uses their tool bar. Most people do not, I would guess. Also, some of the numbers are old. FDIM’s last update is from August. And my parsing of KIAIndex is ugly and faulty at the best. Still, the results may give a rough hint of the usage of Varnish in Scandinavia.

Topplisten TNS Gallup (Norway)

Place   1 Varnish running on vg.no (interaktiv.vg.no) (www.vg.no) (sport.vg.no)  (atvs.vg.no) (www1.vg.no)
Place   4 Varnish running on startsiden.no (www.startsiden.no) (img.startsiden.no)
Place  10 Varnish running on aftenposten.no (www.aftenposten.no)
Place  14 Varnish running on e24.no (www.e24.no)
Place  17 Varnish running on abcnyheter.no (www.abcnyheter.no)
Place  22 Varnish running on klikk.no (www.klikk.no) (skatt.klikk.no)
Place  23 Varnish running on dn.no (multimedia.dn.no)
Place  25 Varnish running on bt.no (fotball.bt.no)
Place  27 Varnish running on adressa.no (kundeservice.adressa.no) (www.adressa.no) (fotball.adressa.no) (berlin.adressa.no)
Place  28 Varnish running on dinepenger.no (www.dinepenger.no)
Place  31 Varnish running on aftenbladet.no (fotball.aftenbladet.no)
Place  34 Varnish running on speaker.no (live.speaker.no)
Place  45 Varnish running on kvinneguiden.no (bilder.kvinneguiden.no)
Place  46 Varnish running on rb.no (tjenester.rb.no)
Place  48 Varnish running on amobil.no (www.amobil.no)
Place  54 Varnish running on idg.no (www.idg.no)
Place  62 Varnish running on tvnorge.no (limefiles.tvnorge.no) (www.tvnorge.no)
Place  63 Varnish running on budstikka.no (livefotball.budstikka.no)
Place  76 Varnish running on tu.no (www1.tu.no) (www.tu.no) (web.tu.no)
Place  79 Varnish running on rbk.no (www.rbk.no) (forum.rbk.no)
Place 101 Varnish running on dagligvarehandelen.no (www.dagligvarehandelen.no)

Comparison: .no-domains in Alexa's top list for Norwegian users

Place   2 Varnish running on http://vg.no
Place   6 Varnish running on http://startsiden.no
Place   8 Varnish running on http://aftenposten.no
Place  12 Varnish running on http://e24.no
Place  21 Varnish running on http://abcnyheter.no
Place  36 Varnish running on http://adressa.no


Foreningen af danske interaktive medier (Denmark) top 250, August numbers:

Place   4 Varnish running on dmi.dk (www.dmi.dk) (dmi.dk)
Place   7 Varnish running on ekstrabladet.dk (multimedia.ekstrabladet.dk)
Place  15 Varnish running on jp.dk (jp.dk) (multimedia.jp.dk)
Place  24 Varnish running on epn.dk (epn.dk)
Place  34 Varnish running on fpn.dk (fpn.dk)
Place  56 Varnish running on newz.dk (newz.dk)
Place 105 Varnish running on filmz.dk (filmz.dk)

Comparison: .dk-domains in Alexa's top list for Danish users

Place  13 Varnish running on http://dmi.dk
Place  17 Varnish running on http://jp.dk
Place  21 Varnish running on http://komogvind.dk
Place  28 Varnish running on http://epn.dk


KIAindex (Sweden) top 300 or something

Place  12 Varnish running on e24.se (e24.se)
Place  15 Varnish running on svd.se (svd.se)
Place  23 Varnish running on Sydsvenskan.se (Sydsvenskan.se)
Place  37 Varnish running on hd.se (websvcc.hd.se) (blogg.hd.se) (misc.hd.se) (media.hd.se) (hd.se)
Place  61 Varnish running on affarsvarlden.se (affarsvarlden.se) (www.affarsvarlden.se)
Place  68 Varnish running on nyteknik.se (www.nyteknik.se) (nyteknik.se)
Place  73 Varnish running on nwt.se (nwt.se)
Place  79 Varnish running on bt.se (www.bt.se) (bt.se)
Place  80 Varnish running on smp.se (www.smp.se) (smp.se)
Place  83 Varnish running on barometern.se (www.barometern.se) (barometern.se)
Place  85 Varnish running on norran.se (vader.norran.se) (norran.se) (m.norran.se)
Place  92 Varnish running on blt.se (www.blt.se) (blt.se)
Place 165 Varnish running on pchemma.se (pchemma.se) (www.pchemma.se)
Place 170 Varnish running on ut.se (ut.se) (www.ut.se)

.se-domains in Alexa's top list for Swedish users

Place   2 Varnish running on http://aftonbladet.se
Place  18 Varnish running on http://affarsvarlden.se
Place  20 Varnish running on http://svd.se
Place  44 Varnish running on http://sydsvenskan.se

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One Response to “Who is using Varnish in Scandinavia?”

  1. [...] In Norway, using the top list from TNS Gallup , varnish now runs on 13 of the top 30, and 27 of the top 100 sites on the list. Including in these results are also major sites finn.no and nrk.no, new since my last probes. [...]

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