10 Most Visited Websites Of 2012
Most of us browse the same websites every single day and this year, there have been a handful of websites that have remained popular throughout the year. We’ve compiled a list of the 10 most popular websites of 2012; some of them might be a surprise whilst others certainly won’t be as we expect most of you use them on a day-to-day basis.
Note: This list is based on Alexa’s 1-month ranks for the US.
#1 – Google
#2 – Facebook
Again, no surprise here as almost everyone uses Facebook these days. The biggest social networking website in the world has hundreds of millions of active members and is the second most visited site of the year.
#3 – YouTube
YouTube is the world’s second largest search engine and see’s more than 4 billion video views every day. YouTube is owned by Google which gives them a huge share of the online search market.
#4 – Yahoo
Although Google might be King, Yahoo is still pretty big, at least in the US and it makes it to the list as the fourth most visited site of the year. Yahoo offers news, weather and many other services.
#5 – Amazon
Amazon is the world’s biggest online retailer and this year, it made it to number five on the list of the most visited websites. Although it started out as an online bookstore, Amazon now offers everything from books to iPod’s to almost anything else you could want.
#6 – eBay
The world’s largest online auction website remains one of the most visited websites of the year. EBay has just undergone a logo change and makeover so perhaps it’ll make it further up the list next year?
#7 – Wikipedia
Wikipedia is the biggest encyclopaedia ever created and it remains one of the most visited sites in the world. Wikipedia is a non-profit organisation and allows users to contribute.
#8 – Windows Live
Coming in at number eight we have Windows Live. Windows Live offers email services, weather, a search engine courtesy of Bing and much more.
#9 – Craigslist
Craigslist might have started out as a humble classified ads website but it has grown into one of the biggest and most well-known websites in the world.
#10 – Twitter
Another popular social networking website; Twitter is the tenth most-visited website in the world. Millions of tweets are composed every single day on the Twitter website.