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If YouTube is #1, then who’s #2?

Ok, let's get down to brass tacks. TONS of competitors in the online video sharing space, but who's actually winning? I wasted some perfectly good time today looking up people's Alexa rankings (yes I know, their value is dubious at best). I started with Techcrunch's original lineup, then added other sites I know about. Please let me know of anybody I missed.

Alexa Rank    Site
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58            youtube.com
1,652         zippyvideos.com
4,353         bolt.com
4,801         dailymotion.com
7,308         vsocial.com
9,871         vimeo.com
10,560        revver.com
11,112        ourmedia.org
12,222        gofish.com
17,077        grouper.com
19,531        castpost.com
24,779        veoh.com
36,324        clipshack.com
43,700        blinkx.tv

I left off Google since Alexa just ranks the base domain, and others like iFilm because user-gen video is only part of their model. Some interesting things here. The advantage of being #1 is pretty clear, as YT appears way ahead of everyone else. Interesting though that zippyvideos and bolt.com take #2 and #3, as I don't really hear about those guys at all. I'm happy to see my own outfit gofish.com at least hitting the middle of the pack. Obviously sheer page views is a crude measure, but it's also one that many people pay attention to.