Today’s world is regarded as the digital world because more and more people are going online every day. Every aspect of our day-to-day life is gradually getting digitalized. Almost 4.60 billion people around the world now use the internet that is 60% of the world’s total population. The latest data reveals that more than 346 million new users have gone online in the last year to July 2020, equivalent to an average increase of 950,000 new users each day. We will discuss the top 100 websites in the world.
Almost 91% of total internet users use mobile devices to go online, but PCs and laptops contribute an important share of internet activity. More than half of the world population is now using social media that is 3.96 billion global users. So, global social media penetration stands at 51 percent. Social media users are growing rapidly and the latest data shows there is an addition of more than 1 million new users every day. Roughly 87 percent of the world’s internet users use social media each month and 6 major social media platforms are claiming to have more than 1 billion monthly active users.
As the world is going online day by day, the world’s top 100 websites continue to have a vast amount of growth in terms of traffic numbers. If a website is to be within the top 100 in the world, they need to have at least 350 million visits in a single month.
Based on the above data, the top 100 biggest websites on the internet have been listed. This ranking data talks a lot about how people around the world search for information, which services they use, and how they spend time online.
Ranking of the top 100 websites
As per internet users’ data, the top 100 websites of the world have generated a staggering 206 billion visits. Google, YouTube, and Facebook have occupied the top spots, followed by Baidu and Wikipedia.
Search Engines Supreme
The search engines continue to be the biggest attraction that binds the internet together and they accounted for the major chunk of internet traffic.
In the top 100 list, Google is the undisputed leader in the world with its Parent organization Alphabet’s 11 domains in the top 100 rankings, including YouTube and a number of international versions of Google that brought an overwhelming 90 billion visits in a single month. Of course, there is an exception to Google in the case of China (Baidu) and Russia ( Yandex), where homegrown search engines have emerged as the alternative. There is another competitor, named DuckDuckGo, which is slowly gaining momentum as its traffic has surpassed 500 million visits per month.
The Geography of the top 100 websites
The internet may be a global network, but most of the search engines and biggest websites are still located in the USA. The most popular domains like Google, Amazon, YouTube, and Facebook are located in the USA. 60 of the 100 top websites in the ranking are American. China stands second with 15 websites in the Top 100. Most of these Chinese companies are focused on the sizable domestic market. There are 6 Japanese websites in the top 100 rankings. In the case of India, there are only 3 websites.