The internet plays such an important role in our day to day lives, but what would the web be without its famous websites? Domain names like Google and Youtube are known by hundreds of millions of internet users around the world. But what exactly are the most popular sites on the web? Here is our top 15:
It is no surprise that Google tops our list at number one. Google is by far the most popular search engine, accounting for nearly 2/3’s of the overall market share.
If any site has the capacity to rival Google in terms of popularity, then it is Facebook. Facebook’s meteoric rise in the last five years has seen it jump to number two in our list. Everyone has a Facebook page, from little kids to grandmas.
Despite falling from number two, Yahoo! remains at a respectable third place in terms of internet popularity. The continuing success of Yahoo! Mail, Yahoo! Finance and Yahoo! Messenger are the chief reasons why Yahoo! has been able to keep up with the big boys of the web.
If there is one site that epitomizes the nature of the internet, then it has to be YouTube. Any user with a Google account can log in and share his videos with hundreds of millions of people from all parts of the world. It is an incredible site the truly deserves its place in the top five most popular websites.
If Google and Facebook epitomized the internet in the early 2000’s, then Twitter is the icon of the new decade. Twitter has enabled millions of people to share information instantaneously.
The concept behind Wikipedia is extraordinary. An open-source encyclopedia where any user can alter and improve any wiki entry.
MSN has fallen out of the top five, but with Hotmail still popular it will be hard for it to drop out of the top fifteen completely.
When it comes to buying online, it is hard to beat Amazon.com. With its user based ratings system, you can safely purchase almost any item you can think of – from automobiles to vintage dresses.
eBay is an incredible website. It provides a platform for millions of people to buy and sell items online. Who can forget the time when a piece of toast that resembled Mother Mary sold for $28,000!
MSN’s search engine is at number ten and can be a great alternative to Google and Yahoo!
Craigslist provides local classifieds for housing, items for sale, jobs, personals, services, and events.
The AOL search engine is another great way to find what you’re looking for on the web.
WordPress has made it so easy to setup a great looking blog. You don’t need to know any XHTML or CSS, just upload the WordPress files to your dedicated server and away you go!
14. Ask Jeeves
Have a question? Well Ask Jeeves is the number one question answering service on the web. It is especially popular with high school students and younger internet users.
LinkedIn is one of the most important websites for businesspeople around the world. It is a great way to network with people in your industry.