Big sites are no longer big traffic lions. Michael Arrington asks are the big sites getting smaller relative to total web traffic? Keith Teare, the CEO of edgeio, says yes. Teare said the Internet is moving away from big centralized portals towards a pattern where traffic is generally much flatter.
The revenue growth that has characterized the Internet since 1994 will indeed continue. But more and more of the revenue will be made in the foothills, not the mountains.
The mountains, if you will, continue to exist. But the foothills advance and take up more of the overall pie.
Internet portal will not die soon as long as it tries to capitalize the foothills.