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August 20, 2012

Most Visited Websites From 2011-2012


When you’re online doing your piece of research, did it ever come across your mind on what’s the most visited website? Well, it won’t be shocking for me if is the world’s leading website.

According to an article on Exploredia, indeed Google tops the list with a net worth of $5.5 billion. Internet users mostly came from Asia with 42%, followed by Europe with 24%, 14% North America, 10% Latin America and the Caribbean, 6% in Africa, 3% in The Middle East and 1% from Australia. Now let’s check out on what websites made it to the list.

1.  Google
     Daily Visitors : 191,857,050
     Net Worth: $ 5.5 billion

With millions of search queries keyed in on Google search, it’s no wonder why this search engine giant made it to top one. Owned by Google Inc., this web search has been so far locked in on that number one spot for years. Google Search was originally developed by Larry Page and Sergey Brin in 1997.

2.    Facebook
     Daily Visitors: 168,117,950
     Net Worth: $4.8 Billion

Launched in February 2004, this social networking service became the hottest trend for young and adults nowadays. Owned by Facebook Inc., this website allows users to create a personal profile, add other users to their friend’s list, exchange instant messages and even do video call. The founder of the site got the name from a colloquial name for the book handed to students at the start of the academic school year by university admin in USA with a purpose for students to get to know each other.

3. Youtube
    Daily Visitors: 118,256,600
    Net Worth: $3.4 Billion

 This video sharing website was recently acquired by tech giant Google. Created in February 2005, this site allows users to upload, share and view wide array of videos. Most of the videos in Youtube are uploaded by individuals. Star like Justin Bieber was debuted in Youtube and later discovered by Hollywood talents. Media corporations like CBS, BBC, VEVO and Hulu offer some of the materials on the site as part of their partnership program.

4. Yahoo
    Daily Visitors: 94,128,650
    Net Worth: $2.7 Billion

Like Google Search, Yahoo search is also a search engine owned by Yahoo, Inc. It started as a web directory of other websites organized in hierarchy then evolved into being a search portal in 1990’s. On July 29,2009, Microsoft and Yahoo announced their partnership when Microsoft inked  a deal for Bing to power Yahoo search.

5. Baidu
Daily Visitors: 40,567,450
Net Worth: $ 1.1 Billion

The first four on the list are all owned by American companies. Baidu Inc. is owned by a Chinese company based in Baidu Campus in Haidian Distrcit in Beijing, China which was founded in January 2000. This company became the first Chinese company to be part of NASDAQ-100 index. Baidu is a Chinese language search engine for websites, audio files and images. It’s more likely the Chinese counterpart of Google.

Other websites that made it to the top 10 includes multilingual encyclopedia Wikipedia, Microsoft’s Windows Live, China’s free instant messaging computer program QQ,  online social networking Twitter and online store giant Amazon according to an updated list from MostPopularWebsites.


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