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Google is the most visited website on the internet, as per both Alexa and SimilarWeb rankings

This is a list of the most popular websites worldwide according to the first 50 websites listed in the global "Top Sites" lists published by Alexa Internet, as of January 17, 2019, and SimilarWeb, as of December 2018, along with its rating on the corresponding service.

Of these top websites listed, nearly a third are owned by Google and ignoring the international Google websites, about a third are principally based outside of the United States.

Ranking measures

Alexa ranks websites based on a combined measure of page views and unique site users, and creates a list of most popular websites based on this ranking time-averaged over three-month periods. Only the site's highest-level domain is recorded, aggregating any subdomains.[1]

SimilarWeb ranks websites based on a panel of millions of Internet users, International/U.S. internet service providers, direct measurement of web traffic from data from thousands of websites and web crawlers scanning public websites.[2]

List of websites

Changes in ranking are since December 28, 2016.

Site Domain Alexa top 50 global sites
(As of January 17, 2019)[3]
SimilarWeb top 50 sites
(As of December 2018)[4]
Principal country
Google 1 (Steady) 1 (Steady) Internet services and products United States U.S.
YouTube 2 (Steady) 2 (Increase1) Video sharing United States U.S.
Facebook 3 (Steady) 3 (Decrease1) Social networking United States U.S.
Baidu 4 (Steady) 4 (Increase11) Search engine China China
Wikipedia 5 (Steady) 5 (Steady) Encyclopedia United States U.S.
Tencent QQ 6 (Increase2) 18 (Increase20) Portal China China
Taobao 7 (Increase4) 48 (Increase3) Online shopping China China
Tmall 8 (Increase14) 51 (Increase31) Online shopping China China
Yahoo! 9 (Decrease2) 6 (Decrease2) Portal and media United States U.S.
Amazon 10 (Decrease2) 11 (Increase10) E-commerce and cloud computing United States U.S.
Twitter 11 (Increase3) 7 (Decrease1) Social networking United States U.S.
Sohu 12 (Increase5) 84 (Increase120) Portal China China
Jingdong Mall 13 (Increase6) 69 E-commerce China China
Windows Live 14 (Decrease3) 15 (Decrease8) Software plus services United States U.S.
Instagram 15 (Steady) 10 (Increase8) Photo sharing and social media United States U.S.
VK 16 (Decrease3) 16 (Decrease2) Social networking Russia Russia
Sina Weibo 17(Increase7) 97 (Decrease1) Social networking China China
Reddit 18 (Decrease1) 20 (Increase11) Social news and entertainment United States U.S.
Sina Corp 19 (Decrease1) 122 (Decrease12) Portal and instant messaging China China
Yandex 20 (Increase10) 9 (Increase5) Internet services and products Russia Russia
Haosou 21 (Increase5) 124 (Decrease39) Internet security and search engine China China
Tmall 22 N/A[note 1] Online shopping China China
Netflix 23 (Increase20) 17 (Increase7) Streaming TV and movies United States U.S.
Blogspot 24 341 Blogging United States U.S.
Pornhub 25 (Increase26) 8 (Increase22) Pornographic video sharing Canada Canada
Twitch 26 (Increase46) 37 (Increase35) Streaming primarily on video games United States U.S.
LinkedIn 27 (Decrease5) 38 (Increase6) Employment-oriented social networking United States U.S.
Google Hong Kong 28 (Increase18) 123 (Increase15) Internet services and products Hong Kong Hong Kong
Yahoo! Japan 29 (Decrease9) 34 (Decrease7) Portal Japan Japan 30 (Increase24) 19 (Decrease5) Portal Russia Russia
CSDN 31 (Increase58) 249 Technology news and Internet forum China China
Google Japan 32 (Decrease8) 33 (Decrease10) Internet services and products Japan Japan
Google UK 33(Decrease13) 28 (Decrease20) Internet services and products United Kingdom UK
Google India 33 (Decrease19) 23 (Decrease13) Internet services and products India India
AliExpress 34 59 Online shopping China China
Alipay 35(Increase40) 155 Payment system China China 36 (Steady) 105 (Decrease27) URL shortening for links on Twitter United States U.S.
Microsoft 37 (Increase2) 45 (Increase3) Software and technology United States U.S.
Google Brazil 37 (Decrease8) 21 (Decrease9) Internet services and products Brazil Brazil
eBay 38 (Decrease8) 30 (Increase2) Online auctions and shopping United States U.S.
Bing 39 (Decrease7) 26 (Increase20) Search engine United States U.S.
Porn555 40 1,992 Pornography United States U.S.
LiveJasmin 41 123 Pornography United States U.S.
Google Germany 42 (Decrease23) 31 (Decrease12) Internet services and products Germany Germany
Amazon Japan 43 24 E-commerce Japan Japan
Microsoft Office 43 (Increase15) 43 (Decrease3) Online office suite United States U.S.
IMDb 44 49 Film, TV show, and video game database United States U.S.
Naver 45 (Decrease5) 47 (Increase14) Portal South Korea Korea
XVideos 46 (Increase71) 12 (Increase11) Pornography France France
Google Russia 47 (Decrease32) 36 (Decrease14) Internet services and products Russia Russia
GitHub 48 74 Source code hosting service United States U.S.
MSN 49 (Decrease17) 39 (Decrease5) Portal United States U.S.
Stack Overflow 50 167 Question and answer site United States U.S.
Google France 51 (Decrease8) 34 (Decrease17) Internet services and products France France
WhatsApp 54 (Increase29) 22 (Increase19) Instant messaging United States U.S.
xHamster 61 (Increase14) 27 (Increase20) Pornography United States U.S.
Google Italy 64 (Decrease22) 40 (Decrease9) Internet services and products Italy Italy
Google Spain 68 (Decrease30) 46 (Decrease9) Internet services and products Spain Spain
Odnoklassniki 72 (Decrease2) 29 (Decrease1) Social networking Russia Russia
Pinterest 75 44 Social media United States U.S.
Google Turkey 77 (Decrease12) 42 (Decrease35) Internet services and products Turkey Turkey
Quora 91 50 Question and answer site United States U.S.
XNXX 93 (Increase177) 13 (Increase26) Pornography France France
Sogou 156 25 Search engine China China
Samsung 345 (Decrease1) 35 (Increase37) Technology products South Korea Korea
AccuWeather 454 (Decrease26) 52 (Increase12) Weather forecasting United States U.S.
AMP Project 8,031 14 Open source library for creating web pages United States U.S.
Bitly 12,055 32 URL shortening for hyperlinks United States U.S.
Shenma 13,602 41 Search engine China China


  1. ^ No SimilarWeb ranking.


  1. ^ "How are Alexa's traffic rankings determined?". Alexa Internet. Archived from the original on November 29, 2014. Retrieved November 14, 2014.
  2. ^ "Compare Websites Traffic with SimilarWeb Analytics Tool". SimilarWeb. Archived from the original on December 2, 2014. Retrieved December 5, 2014.
  3. ^ "Alexa Top 500 Global Sites". Alexa Internet. Archived from the original on March 2, 2015. Retrieved January 17, 2019.
  4. ^ "Top Websites December 2018 All Traffic". SimilarWeb. Archived from the original on June 2, 2016. Retrieved January 10, 2019.