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Top 10 Most Popular Websites In The World

A website is an accessible set of web pages that share a single domain name, this is the simplest definition of a website. Starting from 1991, World Wide Web has been one of the most popular existences and now that contains more than 1.7 billion websites. And now that we think of it, internet without websites, without WWW is even hard to imagine. These websites are the elements that provide us with every piece of information that we need. Thanks to the, neither do we have to dial unending phone numbers, nor do we have to visit places and stand in queue to get a work done. But are all of these websites equally helpful? The answer is no. Among these 1.7 billion websites, some are incredibly informative while others are not that good. The visits that a website gets determines its popularity. Now, are you wondering what are you most popular websites of the world? If you are, then we got the answer for you.

Here in this article, we have a discussion on the top 10 most popular websites of the world. Each of the website is discussed with detailed information for ensuring enhancement of reader’s area knowledge. The descending list of top 10 websites are provided below.

10. WhatsApp.com  

Visits per month

3.2 billion visits per month

Owner

Meta Platforms Inc.

In service since

1995

Type of website

Messenger

 

Table 1

WhatsApp is a freeware, cross-platform, centralized instant messaging application as well as VoIP system that is free to be downloaded for android and iPhone users. It is owned by American company Meta Platforms Inc. WhatsApp allows the users to share text messages, calls (both voice and video), videos, pictures, stickers, voice messages, documents, locations etc. Now a days you can even transfer money using WhatsApp pay. All that you need to do is to sign up with your mobile number to start using the application. The mobile application of WhatsApp also represents the WhatsApp website, which is often used for using the application in desktop. The WhatsApp attracts almost 3.2 billion visitors each month, which has provided it with the 10th position in the list of top 10 websites in the world.

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9. Yahoo.com

Visits per month

3.8 billion visits per month

Owner

Yahoo Inc.

In service since

1995

Type of website

Search engine, News, and media

 

Table 2

Yahoo! Is a web service provider that is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. The website provides multiple services including Yahoo! mail, Yahoo! news, Yahoo! finance and more. Yahoo search engine was created by duo Jerry Yang and David Filo back in 1994. It started its journey from 1995 and became one of the earliest ground-breaking search engine services. It is also referred as one of the pioneers of early internet era of 1990s. However, soon it lost the market share to Facebook and Google and discontinued some of the services. Yahoo search engine also lost its popularity to Google, as Google took over the search engine market with domination. However, it is still one of the most visited websites of the world with 3.8 billion visits each month. Now the searches of Yahoo are powered by as the website only provides services as search engine, news, and media websites.

8. Yandex.ru

Visits per month

4.1 billion visits per month

Owner

Yandex N.V.

In service since

1997

Type of website

Search engine

 

Table 3

Yandex is the most popular search engine in Russia, hence, it is often referred as the “Russian Google”. Yandex is owned by Yandex LLC, which is a Russian multinational technological company to provide internet services and products. Yandex came to service in the year of 1997 and since then it has been holding the place of the most popular search engine in Russia, holding 55% of the market share. Yandex is specially designed for Russian language, since interpreting it can be quite difficult. Other than Russian market, Yandex holds a market share of 1.53% globally and is one of the top 10 search engines of the world. This is what provides the search engine with 4.1 billion visits each month and lands on the eighth place for in the top 10 websites in the world.

7. Wikipedia.org

Visits per month

5.3 billion visits per month

Owner

Wikimedia Foundation

In service since

2001

Type of website

Encyclopaedia

 

Table 4

It is not a surprise that Wikipedia has taken up the seventh position of the list of most popular websites of the world. It is a perfect digitalised version of an encyclopaedia that has an entry of almost every existence of the world. Ever since from 2001, it has always been very popular among the internet users to be the go-to source of knowledge generation. There is hardly any topic that you will not be able to find in Wikipedia and that screams volume. As a result, the website easily gets 5.3 billion visits each month. Wikipedia is owned by Wikimedia foundation, which is a non-profit organisation. Wikipedia is managed by volunteers via an open-collaboration method that allows the volunteers to add and edit information to keep Wikipedia updated.

6. Baidu.com

Visits per month

5.9 billion visits per month

Owner

Baidu Inc

In service since

2000

Type of website

Search engine

 

Table 5

Baidu is not only one of the most popular websites of the world, but it is also one of the top 10 search engines of the world as well. The search engine dominates the Chinese search engine market by +70% market share, leaving very little for Google and other search engine. The search engine was introduced first in the year of 2000 by creator Robin Li. It is now managed by Baidu Inc. and generates an average of almost 5.9 billion visitors each month taking up the sixth position in among the top 10 websites. Baidu offers a number of other services including Baidu maps, Baidu cloud storage service. Baidu Inc. has become the first Chinese firm to join United States-based computer ethics consortium Partnership on AI.

5. Instagram.com

Visits per month

6.7 billion visits per month

Owner

Meta Platforms Inc.

In service since

2010

Type of website

Social media

 

Table 6

Instagram is a photo and vide sharing social media platform that was founded by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger. It is a secondary social media platform owned by Meta Platform Inc. it is needless to say that Instagram is one of the most popular social media platforms these days, which allow the users to share photos, videos, add text, location, different filters and more. The posts can be shared with followers or with approved followers. Moreover, the users can be connected with each other via instant messages. The users are also allowed to add stories with texts of various fonts, stickers, and even music. According to a 2019 report, the story feature is use by 500 million people on a daily basis. Even though Instagram is majorly used via the mobile application, the website has also shown a significant number of visitors. It currently gets 6.7 billion visitors each month and takes up the fifth position in the list of top 10 websites in the world.

4. Twitter.com

Visits per month

7.0 billion visits per month

Owner

Twitter Inc.

In service since

2006

Type of website

Social media

 

Table 7

Twitter is a microblogging as well as a social networking service that allows the users to share posts, referred as “tweets”, on various topics. The registered users are allowed to interact with each other and can retweet, like and share tweets. For unregistered users, the facilities are limited. Twitter is not only popular among the users belonging from various nations but also the most used social media platform for the world leaders as well. You can also join the “trending now” community to know what is being talked about worldwide while seeing the related tweets. Twitter also allows direct messaging to help the users in being connected with each other. The users can also share videos and photos as tweets, but the limitations of videos are only up to 140 seconds while only 4 photos can be shared with each tweet. Just as Instagram, Twitter is also mostly used as an application. However, the website gets an average of 7 billion visits each month making it the fourth most popular website in the world.

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3. Facebook.com

Visits per month

20.3 billion visits per month

Owner

Meta Platforms Inc.

In service since

2004

Type of website

Social media

 

Table 8

There is almost no one in the planet, who has not heard of Facebook. It is the most popular social media platform that has an average of 2.93 billion monthly users all around the globe. Being founded by Mark Zuckerberg and other students at Harvard University, the application was only limited to the Harvard students. The membership then got extended to other universities and eventually after 2006 it became available for public use. Now in 2022, anyone that is above 13 years old can use the platform.

Facebook allows the users to add unlimited photos, videos, texts to any post. The users can also share posts made by other users in their own feed. And for that all, that the users need to do is to create an account in the platform. The users can connect with others by accepting or sending friend requests. Direct messages are also allowed to the users via Facebook Messenger.

Even though it is one of the most popular social media platforms, it is also a subject to several controversies among which the user privacy gains the top spot. However, users are still quiet engaged with Facebook, as a result the Facebook website gets the third spot as the top 10 websites gaining a number of visitors of 20.3 billion each month.

2. YouTube.com

Visits per month

35.0 billion visits per month

Owner

Alphabet Inc.

In service since

2005

Type of website

Video hosting

 

Table 9

YouTube is a video hosting platform that has taken the second place as the most visited website of the world with an average monthly visitor of 35 billion. The website was launched in the year of 2005 and was then sold to Alphabet Inc in the year of 2006. According to several reports, YouTube is now hosting more than 5 billion videos along with an average of 500 hours’ worth of videos being shared each day. It allows the users to watch and share videos via their user accounts, which needs to be coordinated with Gmail or Google accounts.

A paid service called YouTube premium is also launched for the users who would like to access the website without being interrupted by ads along with some other added benefits. The mobile users access YouTube mostly via the mobile application, while the website is used mostly for desktops and laptops.

1. Google.com

Visits per month

90.1 billion visits per month

Owner

Alphabet Inc

In service since

1997

Type of website

Search Engine

 

Table 10

Google acquires the spot of the most popular website as of 2022 with an average visitor of 90.1 billion. Google is also the most used search engine with a 92.18% of market share, which is certainly the reason of the huge number of visitor count.

The duo, Larry Page, and Sergey Brin, who are now two of the top 10 richest personalities of 2022, created Google back in the year of 1996. They launched the search engine in 1997 and since then Google has been providing service very successfully. The creator dup tried to sell Google to Yahoo, but Yahoo refused the offer. However, soon after that Google took over the market capture of Yahoo and established itself as biggest search engine of the world. It has indexed more than 150 trillion web pages as per the reports. It also processes more than 8.5 billion searches each day.

Along with Search engine services, it also provides services like, Google Maps, Google lens, Gmail, Google Music, Google Play, Google Drive etc. All of it make Google our go to solution for our day-to-day tasks.

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