Top 30 Most Visited Websites in the World

Have you ever wondered which are the top 30 most visited websites in the world? Depending on where you’ll find the answer, you may find some slightly different answers but, below you’ll find the top 30 most visited websites in the world based on the information provided by Alexa ranking.

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Top 30 Most Visited Websites in the World

 

1. Google.com (United States, Search Engine)

 

  • Daily time on site: 8.01
  • Daily pageviews per visitor: 8.93
  • % of traffic from search: 4.40%
  • Total sites linking in: 3,560,046

Now, make no mistake here. Visited by the millions on a daily basis, this is definitely the number ONE website which is the most visited in the world. Google allows you to do seriously, anything under the sun. From finding for articles to discovering the latest news, Google got it all under one roof.

 

2. YouTube.com (United States, Video)

 

  • Daily time on site: 8.25
  • Daily pageviews per visitor: 4.94
  • % of traffic from search: 15.50%
  • Total sites linking in: 2,699,220

Can anybody raise their hands for not knowing YouTube? Kids and adults alike, all of us know what YouTube is. Do you know that on average, people are watching around two hours of YouTube daily? Of course, YouTube is apart from the big G’s group.

 

3. Facebook.com (United States, Social Media)

 

  • Daily time on site: 9.47
  • Daily pageviews per visitor: 4.94
  • % of traffic from search: 15.50%
  • Total sites linking in: 2,699,220

Facebook is already a household name in every country in the world. Home to a billion logins a day, we use Facebook for both leisure and business. Thanks to Mark’s brilliant idea back in February 2004, Facebook had transformed our lives in many ways.

 

4. Baidu.com (China, Search Engine)

 

  • Daily time on site: 7.54
  • Daily pageviews per visitor: 6.31
  • % of traffic from search: 8.40%
  • Total sites linking in: 137,783

Baidu sits in the fourth spot and it comes to no surprise. For a country (China) which is highly restricted especially in terms of digital information, users in China use Baidu as if it is the Google of China. According to Alexa, users spend an average of 7.55 minutes a day.

 

5. Wikipedia.org (International, Directory)

 

  • Daily time on site: 4.11
  • Daily pageviews per visitor: 3.27
  • % of traffic from search: 68.40%
  • Total sites linking in: 137,783

Wikipedia is visited by the millions daily and it makes all the sense. It is a freaking dictionary on the Internet! Apart from that, it is important to note that Wikipedia is one of the best-linked websites (in terms of search engine optimization) and users spend approximately 4.11 minutes there a day. Did you know that Wikipedia started on January 15, 2001 by Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger? Also, Wikipedia is now available in 299 languages and increasing by the month!

 

6. Yahoo.com (United States, Search Engine)

 

 

  • Daily time on site: 4.05
  • Daily pageviews per visitor: 3.79
  • % of traffic from search: 8.30%
  • Total sites linking in: 648,102

No, Yahoo is not dead (yet). There are still many people who use Yahoo on a daily basis and you will be surprised. Started back on March 2, 1995, Yahoo had lost most of its traffic to Google but is still able to maintain it’s ranking with constant innovation over the years.

 

7. Google.co.in (India, Search Engine)

 

  • Daily time on site: 8.05
  • Daily pageviews per visitor: 11.11
  • % of traffic from search: 0.40%
  • Total sites linking in: 27,319

Pretty much similar to the parent company, Google India (as the name goes) is mainly searched within the geographical of India. Considering the number of people in India, it is not surprising to see Google India in the top 10 for the most visited website in the world.

 

8. Reddit.com (United States, Social Platform)

 

  • Daily time on site: 15.53
  • Daily pageviews per visitor: 10.38
  • % of traffic from search: 17.20%
  • Total sites linking in: 479,134

Pride themselves as the front page of the Internet, Reddit sits firmly in the top 8 most visited websites in the world. The website focuses heavily on user-generated news and this is one website that doesn’t give mercy to beginners. Reddit started back on June 23, 2005, by Alexis Ohanian and Steve Huffman.

 

9. QQ.com (China, Instant Messaging)

 

  • Daily time on site: 4.37
  • Daily pageviews per visitor: 3.91
  • % of traffic from search: 4.60%
  • Total sites linking in: 257,985

China’s largest and most used Internet service portal owned by Tencent, Inc and it was firstly released to the public in February 1999. Tencent QQ (known as simple: QQ), is an instant messaging software service developed by the Chinese company Tencent Holdings Limited. QQ also offers services that provide online social games, microblogging, movies, music, shopping and voice chat software.

 

10. Taobao.com (China, Online Shopping)

 

  • Daily time on site: 8.52
  • Daily pageviews per visitor: 4.15
  • % of traffic from search: 5.20%
  • Total sites linking in: 53,690

Dropshipping heaven for many, it is the China’s version of Amazon. You can literally buy anything there with just a fraction of the cost. It was launched back in May 2003. Nowadays, Taobao is used by people around the world especially when it comes to purchasing products at much lower prices.

 

11. Tmall.com (China, Online Shopping)

 

  • Daily time on site: 6.38
  • Daily pageviews per visitor: 2.22
  • % of traffic from search: 1.40%
  • Total sites linking in: 11,213

Another dedicated shopping space in China, Tmall is a division of the Alibaba Group. It’s dedicated to providing a premium shopping experience for increasingly Chinese consumers in search of top-quality branded merchandise.

 

12. Amazon.com (United States, Online Shopping)

 

  • Daily time on site: 8.05
  • Daily pageviews per visitor: 8.49
  • % of traffic from search: 21.70%
  • Total sites linking in: 827,984

Amazon is closely following the trail of Taobao and sits safely in the top 12 spot. Amazon had changed the world’s perception of how online sales are done and they are extremely successful in it! It was founded by Jeff Bezos and launched on July 5, 1994.

 

13. Twitter.com (United States, Social Media)

 

  • Daily time on site: 6.13
  • Daily pageviews per visitor: 3.26
  • % of traffic from search: 12.10%
  • Total sites linking in: 5,571,981

Finally, another social media site on the top 30 most visited website in the world. Twitter has recently dropped in ranking due to the popularity issue. However, they are still struggling to maintain the position in this competitive industry. Did you know that Twitter was created in March 2006 by Jack Dorsey, Noah Glass, Biz Stone, and Evan Williams?

 

14. VK.com (Russia, Social Media)

 

  • Daily time on site: 10.50
  • Daily pageviews per visitor: 4.97
  • % of traffic from search: 7.50%
  • Total sites linking in: 508,996

This two letter word is an online social media network from Russia and social networking service. It is available in several languages but it is especially popular among Russian (speaking) users. It was founded back on January 19, 2007, by Lev Binzumovich Leviev, Pavel Durov, Nikolai Durov and Vyacheslav Mirilashvili.

 

15. Google.co.jp (Japan, Search Engine)

 

  • Daily time on site: 7.23
  • Daily pageviews per visitor: 12.25
  • % of traffic from search: 0.40%
  • Total sites linking in: 67,266

Another branded Google website based on location. Google Japan is accessible through those IP originated from Japan.

 

16. Live.com (United States, Search Engine)

 

  • Daily time on site: 3.60
  • Daily pageviews per visitor: 3.26
  • % of traffic from search: 12.70%
  • Total sites linking in: 55,559

Surprising at number 16 is Live.com. However, it does makes sense since all Windows-based machines are set to have it as the default search engine.

 

17. Sohu.com (China, Telecommunications)

 

  • Daily time on site: 4.08
  • Daily pageviews per visitor: 4.39
  • % of traffic from search: 3.70%
  • Total sites linking in: 27,933

Wonder what is Sohu? Sohu, Inc. is a Chinese Internet company headquartered in Sohu Internet Plaza (Haidian District), Beijing. This company and its subsidiaries offer online advertising, a search engine, online multiplayer gaming and other different services. It was founded by Charles Zhang in August 1996.

 

18. Instagram.com (United States, Social Media)

 

  • Daily time on site: 5.17
  • Daily pageviews per visitor: 3.35
  • % of traffic from search: 12.60%
  • Total sites linking in: 1,877,907

Another social media platform, Instagram is fast becoming one of the most visited websites in the world. Nearly every mobile users use Instagram daily and the success of Instagram is proven with the acquisition from Facebook. Did you know that the number of users on Instagram is growing by the day?

 

19. Jd.com (China, e-Commerce)

 

  • Daily time on site: 4.40
  • Daily pageviews per visitor: 5.38
  • % of traffic from search: 1.80%
  • Total sites linking in: 12,829

What is JD.com? It’s also known as Jingdong and formerly called 360buy. It is a Chinese e-commerce company who has its headquarters in Beijing.

 

20. Sina.com.cn (China, Instant Messaging)

 

  • Daily time on site: 3.31
  • Daily pageviews per visitor: 3.47
  • % of traffic from search: 7.40%
  • Total sites linking in: 61,098

Another top website dominated by the Chinese, Sina is one of China’s leading Instant Messaging platforms. While it used to be the top IM, I believe there is a slight change recently and they are no longer the top in the market.

 

21. Weibo.com (China, Social Networking)

 

  • Daily time on site: 5.52
  • Daily pageviews per visitor: 4.68
  • % of traffic from search: 4.10%
  • Total sites linking in: 126,143

Some call it Sina Weibo, it is a Chinese microblogging website. It’s one of the most popular social media websites in China and is used by more than 30% of Internet users. The figures are actually very staggering and can easily be compared to the penetration of Twitter in the United States. It was launched on 14 August 2009, and as of December 2012 has 503 million registered users.

 

22. 360.cn (China, Software)

 

  • Daily time on site: 3.33
  • Daily pageviews per visitor: 3.80
  • % of traffic from search: 0.60%
  • Total sites linking in: 23,687

What is 360.cn? The website isn’t that famous but their services are very popular among the community. They offer many security, cleaning and AV software for the Chinese.

 

23. Google.de (Germany, Search Engine)

 

  • Daily time on site:
  • Daily pageviews per visitor:
  • % of traffic from search:
  • Total sites linking in:

Another Google side, this time it is Google Deutschland (Germany) for all the German people across the globe.

 

24. Google.co.uk (United Kingdom, Search Engine)

 

  • Daily time on site: 7.34
  • Daily pageviews per visitor: 12.22
  • % of traffic from search: 0.90%
  • Total sites linking in: 76,326

How can I describe this? The top search engine in the United Kingdom!

 

25. Google.com.br (Brazil/Brasil, Search Engine)

 

  • Daily time on site: 8.18
  • Daily pageviews per visitor: 10.70
  • % of traffic from search: 0.30%
  • Total sites linking in: 36,191

The top search engine in Brazil and dominated by Google.

 

26. List.tmall.com (China, e-Commerce)

 

  • Daily time on site: 5.23
  • Daily pageviews per visitor: 1.02
  • % of traffic from search: 0.50%
  • Total sites linking in: 359

A subdomain off the main site, this is an e-commerce site mainly for China. If you read Mandarin, this is one awesome place for shopping.

 

27. Google.fr (France, Search Engine)

 

  • Daily time on site: 6.46
  • Daily pageviews per visitor: 11.49
  • % of traffic from search: 2%
  • Total sites linking in: 53,446

Google version of the search engine in French sits on rank 27.

 

28. Google.ru (Russia, Search Engine)

 

  • Daily time on site: 6.21
  • Daily pageviews per visitor: 9.60
  • % of traffic from search: 0.40%
  • Total sites linking in: 37,761

Surprise to see Google in Russia? This is pretty much Google in Russian (no pun intended).

 

29. Linkedin.com (United States, Social Media)

 

  • Daily time on site: 5.30
  • Daily pageviews per visitor: 4.35
  • % of traffic from search: 19.60%
  • Total sites linking in: 1,923,225

A business social media platform, LinkedIn is a business and employment-oriented social media networking service that operates via websites and mobile apps. Ask any business owners and a huge majority of them uses LinkedIn on a daily basis to create a connection. LinkedIn started in 2002 by Reid Hoffman, Konstantin Guericke, Allen Blue, Jean-Luc Vaillant and Eric Ly. Nowadays, it is used by business owners around the world (including myself).

 

30. Yandex.ru (Russia, Search Engine)

 

  • Daily time on site: 4.57
  • Daily pageviews per visitor: 3.36
  • % of traffic from search: 2.3%
  • Total sites linking in: 349,167

Another Russian’s website, Yandex is an Internet company. To be exact, here’s how you can describe it. Yandex is a Russian multinational tech company, specializing in Internet-related products and services. It’s Russia’s biggest technology company and was founded back in 2000.

 

Wrapping up the top 30 most visited websites in the world

I certainly hope you find this useful and do you have any website you wish to see them listed down in the coming months? Don’t be shy and leave a comment!

 

Note: All the information from this article is based on the information provided by Alexa top sites on the web today (October 30, 2017)

 

See also: Top 50 Videos That Have More Than 1 Billion Views on YouTube

 

Co-Founder of Marketing Lancers, Reginald helps small businesses and startups to leverage digital marketing for growth. During his free time, he writes at ReginaldChan.net.