Top 10 most popular websites in 2022
Internet traffic has seen constant growth in the past few years. However, its most notable increase was during the 2020 lockdown due to the pandemic.
It propelled more people to find their way to the internet space, using streaming, e-commerce, and chatting platforms, more than they have ever used before.
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It can be attributed to boredom or the need to connect with other people since seeing them physically was quite impossible.
Here’s a list of the most popular websites in the year 2021.
Meta’s number one messaging platform has made its way to number 10 on the list.
Many messaging platforms also stream videos and do e-commerce, but WhatsApp has purely maintained a stand as a chat platform.
It comes with features like video calls, sharing of media files, and a host of others.
In 2021, statistics showed that WhatsApp would be the tenth most popular website.
Twitter is known as an educative and informative social media platform.
This spot is an improvement for Twitter, as in the past, it ends up being behind Instagram, another popular social media platform.
However, Twitter is currently the ninth most popular website.
YouTube is one of the most popular and undefeated streaming platforms.
It has remained a constant in this rankings, and it will take a lot to clear it from the list of top 10 most popular websites.
YouTube has billions of user visits, with videos raking billions of views in a period. So it is no surprise that it is ranked at number eight.
Netflix is a top-rated streaming platform known for letting users stream movies for as long as they want and an excellent Internet service.
You can stay wherever you like and watch tons of movies on Netflix.
Therefore it’s no surprise that it made number 7 on our list.
One of the biggest e-commerce platforms globally, Amazon has worked its way to this position in a not-so-easy feat.
It was no surprise that during the lockdown in 2020, Amazon had a very high number of sales.
This is due to the restriction of movement imposed on the people to stop the spread of the Coronavirus. It then led people to resolve to shop online.
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The number of IOS users has increased in the past few years. Therefore visits iCloud, App Store, and other Apple services have skyrocketed this past few years.
Helping them earn a spot among the top 10 most popular websites globally.
Microsoft has several services, ranging from Xbox, OneDrive, Map, and a host of others.
The combined traffic generated from these services has helped place Microsoft as one of the world’s most visited websites.
Most popular websites
Facebook has a messaging platform known as messenger, and it is also used as a streaming and e-commerce platform.
The website is one of the oldest and best social media and messenger platforms known.
Surprisingly, Google has been displaced from its usual spot as number one and moved to number two.
But still, it has maintained its position as one of the most popular and most visited websites globally.
Thanks to it being the biggest search engine known. Google currently records over 3 billion users per day; however, it is presently the second most popular website of 2021.
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For the first time in a long time, a new website has managed to topple Google from its position as number one.
Despite TikTok being banned in India, one of the most populated countries globally, it has managed to be the most popular website in the world. TikTok claims to have an active user of 1 billion monthly.
TikTok is owned by BryteDance and is used in various parts of the world.
Thanks to the covid-19 lockdown, TikTok recorded a high number of users who made use of the site as a means of keeping themselves entertained.