Top 10 most visited websites on the internet

· Social Good
Authors

This may be a result of the origin of the Internet, as well as the language’s role as a lingua franca. Early computer systems were limited to the characters in the American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII), a subset of the Latin alphabet. After English (27%), the most requested languages on the World Wide Web are Chinese (23%), Spanish (8%), Japanese (5%), Portuguese and German (4% each), Arabic, French and Russian (3% each), and Korean (2%). By region, 42% of the world’s Internet users are based in Asia, 24% in Europe, 14% in North America, 10% in Latin America and the Caribbean taken together, 6% in Africa, 3% in the Middle East and 1% in Australia/ Oceania. The Internet’s technologies have developed enough in recent years, especially inthe use of Unicode, that good facilities are available for development and communication inthe world’s widely used languages. However, some glitches such as mojibake (incorrect display of some languages’ characters) still remain. Overall Internet usage has seen tremendous growth. From 2000 to 2009, the number of Internet users globally rose from 394 million to 1.858 billion. Well, what websites are getting all these viewers?

Main Sources:

  • Google’sDoubleClick Ad Planner
  • Alexa

1.Google.com

Most Visited Site -Google

Category: Search Engine
Unique Visitors: 1 Billion
Page Views: More than 20 billion search queries per month however total page views is not declared by Google
Has Advertising: Yes

Net Worth: $$5.5 Billion

In May 2011, Google Sites became the first web property to surpass 1 billion unique visitors globally. In the past year, Google Sites has seen its audience grow 8% to eclipse the 1 billion threshold.

2. Facebook.com

Most Visited Site - Facebook

Category: Social Networks
Unique Visitors: Over 850 Million
Page Views: 1,000,000,000,000 (1 Trillion)
Has Advertising: Yes

Net Worth: $$4.8 Billion

Facebook, the largest social network, has a staggering 800 million plus user-base and is second only to Google in global internet traffic. In addition to building your network, marketing on “Facebook can be very effective for promoting your business.

3.Youtube.com

Most Visited Website - YouTube

Category: Online Video
Unique Visitors:800,000,000
Page Views:100,000,000,000
Has Advertising: Yes

NetWorth: $$$$3.4 Billion

YouTube is the leading video sharing website. You can also advertise on YouTube or earn money from YouTube ads displayed on your videos.

4. Yahoo.com

Most Visited Website - Yahoo

Category: Web Portals
Unique Visitors:590,000,000
Page Views:77,000,000,000
Has Advertising: Yes

NetWorth: $$2.7 Billion

Although the popularityand market share of Yahoo! hasfaded somewhat in the last tenyears, Yahoo.com continues tobe one of the most visited sitesin the world. In addition to thesearch engine, an array ofproducts and services areaccessed by users via the parentYahoo.com portal. From July2009, Yahoo! Searches arepowered by Bing following adeal between Microsoft andYahoo.

5. Bing.Com(Formerly Live.com)

Most Visited Website - Bing

Category: Search Engines
Unique Visitors:490,000,000
Page Views:84,000,000,000

Has Advertising: Yes

Bing was formerly Live Search and MSN Search. Since its release in 2009, Bing has gained popularity fast and today offers several features such as Video and interact maps in addition to its popular search service.

6. Msn.com

Category: WebPortals
Unique Visitors:440,000,000
Page Views:20,000,000,000
HasAdvertising: Yes

MSN isMicrosoft’s portal,offering MSNBC News, sports,MSN Money, games, videos,entertainment & celebritygossip, weather, shopping andmore. Search on MSN.Com ispowered by Bing.

7.Wikipedia.org

Category: Dictionaries& Encyclopedias
Unique Visitors:410,000,000
Page Views:6,000,000,000
Has Advertising: No

NetWorth: $$1.5 Billion

Wikipedia is a free,collaboratively edited and multilingual Internet encyclopedia supported by the non-profit Wikimedia Foundation. Its 22 million articles have been written collaboratively by volunteers around the world.

8.Blogspot.com

Most Visited Website - BlogSpot

Category: Blogging Resources & Services
Unique Visitors:340,000,000
Page Views:4,900,000,000
Has Advertising: Yes

NetWorth: $$1.4 Billion

Blogger is an easy to use blog-publishing service by Google that lets you create a blog forfree. It is very popular inthe blogging community. The site was initially created by PyraLabs which was bought by Google in 2003.

9.Baidu.com

Most Visited Website - Baidu

Category: Search Engines
Unique Visitors:300,000,000
Page Views:110,000,000,000
Has Advertising: Yes

NetWorth: $$1.1 Billion

Baidu is a Chinese web services company that operates the number one search engine in China and is the most visited Chinese web site.

10.Microsoft.com

Category: Software
Unique Visitors:250,000,000
Page Views:2,500,000,000
Has Advertising: Yes

Microsoft there main mission and values are to help people and businesses acrossthe world.

Conclusion:

The list above identifies the top 10 most visited websites in the world as per data collected from Google AdPlanner and Alexa. The order of the sites change from time to time but the most of these sites feature consistently in top most visited sites.Increase in the global internet reach and penetration ofbroadband are some of the factors that have fueled the rapid increase in internet traffic.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s