This article states the top 50 websites which are visited the most in The United States and worldwide. The ranking measures and the reason for these sites being visited are also briefly summarised.

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Most Popular Websites

A competitive analysis is also carried out to understand the reason for the popularity of these sites as well as where the traffic comes from.

Ranking Measures

The websites are ranked on the basis of site users and number of page visits by unique users.  After this, a list is created based on the ranking as the most popular websites averaging over a three months period. The highest domain of the site is then recorded.

In another method ranking of the website is done on the basis of internet service providers, users, web crawlers who scan public websites and of course the millions of users.

The popularity of a website

It can be observed that some websites are way too popular and are visited very frequently than many others. There are many reasons for it as the following:

  • The website should be so formed that it should be optimized to the tune of search engines
  • The contents of the website should be up to date and also should be updated as and when required
  • Social bookmarking the sites can be advantageous as it brings more organic traffic
  • Presence on Social media sites also is beneficial
  • The signature should always include the websites URL
  • Web hosting company‚Äôs play a very important role. The Company should be fast and secure enough to provide solutions for all web hosting issues.

List of 50 most popular websites visited in the United States as of 2020

The table below shows the details of the top 50 most popular websites as of 2020 visited in the United States. Also, the other details like monthly traffic, type of website are mentioned :

Sr. No Website Domain Monthly Traffic (in crores) Type of website
1 YouTube youtube.com 162.59 Video Sharing
2 Wikipedia en.wikipedia.org 103.22 Encyclopedia
3 Twitter twitter.com 53.56 Social Networking
4 Facebook facebook.com 51.25 Social Networking
5 Amazon amazon.com 49.25 E-commerce and Cloud computing
6 Yelp yelp.com 18.93 Crowdsourced local business review and social networking
7 Reddit reddit.com 18.43 Social News and entertainment
8 IMDb imdb.com 16.87 Database for TV movies, home videos, etc
9 Fandom fandom.com 16.84 Global Pop entertainment
10 Pinterest pinterest.com 16.00 Image sharing and social media service
11 Tripadvisor tripadvisor.com 10.75 Shopping website, online reservations for hotel, transportation, lodging, and restaurants
12 Instagram instagram.com 9.56 Photo Sharing and Social media
13 Walmart walmart.com 9.50 Chain of hypermarkets, discount department stores, and
grocery stores
14 Craigslist craigslist.org 8.67 Advertisement website
15 eBay ebay.com 8.54 Online auctions and Shopping
16 Linkedin linkedin.com 7.11 Professional networking site
17 GooglePlay play.google.com 6.81 Digital distribution service
18 Healthline healthline.com 6.55 Provider of health information
19 Etsy etsy.com 5.96 Ecommerce
20 Indeed indeed.com 5.91 Employment-related Search engine
21 Apple apple.com 5.84 Sell and advertise the products of Apple
22 ESPN espn.com 5.69 Cable sports channel
23 WebMD webmd.com 5.53 Online publisher of news and information pertaining to human health and well being
24 Facebook fb.com 5.41 Social networking Site
25 New York
Times
nytimes.com 5.35 Newspaper based
26 Google google.com 4.58 Internet Services and products
27 Cable News
Network
cnn.com 4.41 News based Tv streaming
28 Merriam
Webster
merriam-webster.com 4.23 Reference book and dictionaries
29 GamePedia gamepedia.com 4.11 Playing games and downloading the same
30 Microsoft microsoft.com 4.09 Software and Technology
31 Target target.com 4.00 Online shopping
32 HomeDepot homedepot.com 3.99 Online shopping for Home essentials
33 Quora quora.com 3.86 International question and answer website
34 NIH nih.gov 3.76 Health and Human Services
35 Rotten
Tomatoes
rottentomatoes.com 3.69 Review aggregation for film and television
36 Netflix netflix.com 3.66 Streaming TV and movies
37 Quizlet quizlet.com 3.58 Variety of services from a single location
38 Weather weather.com 3.38 Weather Forecast
39 MapQuest mapquest.com 3.35 Online web mapping service
40 Britannica britannica.com 3.22 Encyclopedia
41 Business
Insider
businessinsider.com 3.17 Financial and business news
42 Dictionary dictionary.com 3.16 Educational main thesaurus
43 Zillow zillow.com 3.15 Real estate and rental Market Place
44 MayoClinic mayoclinic.org 3.10 The non-profit organization, Public charity
45 BestBuy bestbuy.com 3.08 Consumer Electronics retailer
46 TheGuardian theguardian.com 3.05 News and media
47 Yahoo! yahoo.com 3.02 Portal and Media
48 MSN msn.com 3.01 Web Portal
49 USAToday usatoday.com 2.94 News Media and Information
50 MedicalNewsToday medicalnewstoday.com 2.94 Medical News for Physicians and public

List of 50 most popular websites visited in the world as of 2020

The list of 50 top-visited sites worldwide that is by people in the world are as follows :

Sr. No Website Domain Monthly Traffic (in crores) Type of website
1 YouTube youtube.com      856.49 Video sharing
2 Facebook facebook.com      348.31 Social networking
3 Wikipedia en.wikipedia.org      222.37 Encyclopedia
4 Twitter twitter.com      200.88 Social Networking
5 Amazon amazon.com         61.87 E-commerce and cloud computing
6 GooglePlay play.google.com         59.47 Digital distribution service
7 Instagram instagram.com         52.54 Photo sharing and social media
8 Wikipedia es.wikipedia.org         45.05 Encyclopedia
9 Pinterest pinterest.com         41.98 Image sharing and social media service
10 Live live.com         41.91 Web Portal
11 IMDb imdb.com         38.93 Database for TV movies, home videos, etc
12 Wikipedia ja.wikipedia.org         35.73 Encyclopedia
13 WhatsApp whatsapp.com         31.53 Social networking Sharing of images videos, Documents
14 Wikipedia de.wikipedia.org         30.90 Encyclopedia
15 Fandom fandom.com         30.78 Global Pop entertainment
16 Wikipedia fr.wikipedia.org         30.60 Encyclopedia
17 VK vk.com         29.99 Social networking
18 Reddit reddit.com         27.79 Social news and entertainment
19 Wikipedia ru.wikipedia.org         25.39 Encyclopedia
20 Apple apple.com         21.78 Sell and advertise the products of Apple
21 Netflix netflix.com         21.50 Streaming TV and movies
22 Amazon Japan amazon.co.jp         20.68 E-commerce
23 MSN msn.com         20.59 Web portal
24 Globo globo.com         20.35 News and Media
25 Linkedin linkedin.com         20.04 Professional Networking
26 Google google.com         19.73 Internet Services and products
27 Yelp yelp.com         19.41 Crowdsourced local business review and social networking
28 Microsoft microsoft.com         17.92 Software and Technology
29 UniversoOnline uol.com.br         17.73 Web Content, products, and services
30 Wikipedia it.wikipedia.org         16.62 Encyclopedia
31 Wikipedia pt.wikipedia.org         15.35 Encyclopedia
32 Yahoo! Japan yahoo.co.jp         15.09 Portal
33 BBC bbc.co.uk         14.51 News and Media
34 Amazon amazon.de         13.50 Online shopping and cloud computing
35 TripAdvisor tripadvisor.com         13.42 Shopping website, online reservations for hotel, transportation, lodging, and restaurants
36 Rakuten Japan rakuten.co.jp         13.22 E-commerce
37 Google Support support.google.com         12.88 Internet Services and products
38 OfficeOnline office.com         11.65 The cloud-based version of office tools
39 TheGuardian theguardian.com         11.52 News and media
40 Wikipedia pl.wikipedia.org         11.33 Encyclopedia
41 Amazon United
Kingdom
amazon.co.uk         11.16 E-commerce
42 Yandex
Russia
yandex.ru         11.03 Search Engine
43 HealthLine healthline.com         10.48 Medical and Human Services
44 Indeed indeed.com         10.46 Employment-related Search Engine
45 Daily
Motion
dailymotion.com         10.38 French Video Sharing Technology
46 eBay ebay.com         10.10 Online auctions and shopping
47 Walmart walmart.com         10.03 Multinational Retail Corporation
48 Wiktionary wiktionary.org           9.55 Multi-language Dictionary
49 Craigslist craigslist.org           9.21 American Advertisement website
50 Nicovideo nicovideo.jp           9.18 Japanese Video sharing Service.

Conclusion

One can observe that few sites like Facebook, YouTube, Twitter which is popular in the USA are also popular in the same way in the world. So this one can say it is due to its contents. But then there are some other sites which are country-specific and are popular in that particular country. But then it is hit so many times that it comes in the popularity ranking of the World.

So it should be noted that the above data of most most popular websites visited by the USA and the world is based on the organic search traffic only. There are no direct, referral, or any other traffic sources for compiling this data.

Thus considering all the factors a website should be made and marked that it should come in the highest-ranking in the category that would be beneficial for product marketing. Not all the websites can make to the most popular websites list but we can at least try to be the most visited and popular in our category.

References

  1. https://wikivisually.com/wiki/List_of_most_popular_websites
  2. https://infogalactic.com/info/List_of_most_popular_websites
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_most_popular_websites

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