Top 10 Most Popular Websites in the World

Since its inception in 1991, the World Wide Web has truly exploded in popularity. There are now currently over 1.7 billion websites in existence. The internet would not be the same without the WWW. There are many different sites for many different topics and services attracting millions of visits every day and every week. But then there are the exceptionally popular sites that are getting billions, yes billions, of visitors every day and every week. The following shows the current Top 10 most popular websites the world wide web has to offer.

The ranking is based on the approximate number of unique visits a website gathers per month.

The 10 Most Popular Websites in the World 2022

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1. Google.com

Google - most popular website in the world

Google.com is the, by far, most visited website in the world. The search engine attracts around 90.1 billion visits per month on average. Google is the world’s largest and most used search engine, so this shouldn’t be surprising. The search engine has been online since 1997 and has indexed more than 150 trillion (yes, trillion) web pages to date. Google.com is owned and operated by Alphabet, the parent company of Google, which was founded by the inventors of the Google search engine, Larry Page and Sergey Brin.


2. Youtube.com

youtube - second of the top 10 most popular websites 2020

Youtube.com is the second most visited website in the world. The world’s by far most popular video hosting site gathers around 35 billion visits per average month. YouTube is hosting more than 5 billion videos to date with around 500 hours worth of videos being uploaded to the website every day on average. YouTube is online since 2005 and has been owned by Google / Alphabet since 2006. Alphabet, therefore, owns both of the two most popular websites in the world right now.


3. Facebook.com

Facebook - third most popular website in the world 2020

As the world’s most popular social media platform, Facebook finds itself at no. three in the ranking of the Top 10 most popular websites in the world. Facebook attracts an average of around 20.3 billion visits per month. The website has been online since 2004. It is owned and operated by Meta Platforms (formerly Facebook, Inc.), the corporation behind the platform, founded and led by Mark Zuckerberg.


4. Twitter.com

Twitter is a microblogging social media platform that has grown extremely popular, particularly in recent years. The platform is not only used by private citizens but is also known to be the go-to social media platform for many world leaders around the world. While predominantly used as an app, the Twitter website now generates around 7 billion visits per month on average and is hence also one of the most popular websites on the internet.


5. Instagram.com

The Meta Platform’s secondary social media platform is also among the world’s most visited websites. Instagram is an image and video-based social media platform and is currently growing even much faster than Facebook itself. While mostly used as an App, Instagram’s website is also visited around 6.7 billion times each month.


6. Baidu.com

Baidu - the 4th most popular websites 2020

Baidu.com is the world’s most popular website that is not based in the United States. Baidu can be described as the “Chinese Google”. It generates an average of around 5.9 billion visits per month. The search engine website has been online since 2000. Although the founder of Baidu, Robin Li, had actually already invented the concept of a link-analyzing search engine as early as 1996 and therefore even before Google went online. In fact, Google’s search engine is partly based on Li’s concept. Li gave the internet his own version in 2000 and Baidu has dominated the Chinese search engine market ever since.


7. Wikipedia.org

Wikipedia is also among the most popular websites in the world. The free online encyclopedia is able to attract around 5.3 billion visits worldwide per month on average. Wikipedia is currently also the only website in the Top 10 ranking of the most popular websites in the world that is owned by a non-profit organization, the San Francisco-based Wikimedia Foundation to be exact. Wikipedia has been online since 2001 and ever since truly changed the way the world searches and finds information about various topics.


8. Yandex.ru

Yandex is known as the “Russian Google” or, perhaps more accurately, the “Russian Yahoo” since it’s not only the most popular search engine on the Russian-speaking internet but also its main news aggregator. Around 4.1 billion visits go to Yandex each month on average.


9. Yahoo.com

Yahoo is known as one of the earliest groundbreakers of the Internet. Launched in 1995, it was one of the most popular sites on the first generation mainstream internet. While not as popular as it once was, Yahoo, today a search engine and news aggregator, still finds itself among the most popular websites in the world with around 3.8 billion visits per month.


10. Whatsapp.com

The world’s most popular messenger service app also represents one of the most popular websites in the world. The WhatsApp website, also owned by Meta Platforms, attracts approximately 3.2 billion visits every month.


The 10 Most Popular Websites in the World 2022

(as of April 2022)

Top 10 Most Popular Websites in the World:
1. GOOGLE.com
~ 90.1 billion visits per month
2. YOUTUBE.com
~ 35.0 billion visits per month
3. FACEBOOK.com
~ 20.3 billion visits per month
4. TWITTER.com
~ 7.0 billion visits per month
5. INSTAGRAM.com
~ 6.7 billion visits per month
6. BAIDU.com
~ 5.9 billion visits per month
7. WIKIPEDIA.org
~ 5.3 billion visits per month
8. YANDEX.ru
~ 4.1 billion visits per month
9. YAHOO.com
~ 3.6 billion visits per month
10. WHATSAPP.com
~ 3.2 billion visits per month

Note: Top 10 most popular websites in the world by the number of monthly visits. Only websites are included in this ranking, no apps or sites outside the world wide web.

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