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Wikipedia must be in the 7th place?[edit]

I don´t really understand why some sites are discriminated for country/language (like Amazon or Yahoo) and Wikipedia it´s not discriminated in the same way (all languages access are considered part of the same thing, and all access are counted in the same place, resulting in a 7th place for Wikipedia). — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:03, 28 December 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia uses the same web address for its various language versions of the site, while Yahoo and Amazon use different web addresses for its various language sites, therefore are counted separately. Frmorrison (talk) 14:41, 29 December 2014 (UTC)

Could someone please sort this out?[edit]

Not only the ranking of website is wrong but it is also so intentionally. I identified at least one post that maliciously use wikipedia to increase the traffic on specific websites.

Have a look at this diff:

For instance, has never been ranked 28. There is presumably more of those.

Could someone please fix or get rid of this page?


Wrong Ranking[edit]

The ranking of the pages is wrong, it has not been updated in a month — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:36, 20 October 2013 (UTC)


Given the wildly inaccurate nature of the ranking measures in use for this list, isn't this page largely pointless? --gilgongo (talk) 22:18, 8 May 2013 (UTC)

I wonder.[edit]

Can I see most popular websites in the past? For example,in 2007,2008 and 2009.Manzzzz(talk) 14:13, 30 May 2013 (UTC)

Hello Manzzzz. This article is currently lacking that information, but I think such information would be an important subject for this article to include. Arbitrarily0 (talk) 12:29, 31 May 2013 (UTC)

similarweb ranking[edit]

I wonder if we should include the similarweb ranking in this list. It's a web measurement firm from Israel competing with Alexa’s stronghold in web rankings (techcrunch, thenextweb). I'd expect their data to be as questionable as Alexa's, but the comparison with similarweb global top100 may make this clearer and be interesting. --Atlasowa (talk) 14:47, 4 June 2013 (UTC)

Seems reasonable to me. Including SimilarWeb's rankings would help the article remain neutral. Arbitrarily0 (talk) 14:33, 26 June 2013 (UTC)
OK, this whole list article is a spammers paradise, it's impossible to maintain/update adequately and every second day some IP-user changes 1 or 2 other spamlinks on the list. I'm giving up and kicking this off my watchlist. I'd recommend removing "This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it." and putting this article under pending changes or half protection, but frankly this is a lost cause and not worth it. --Atlasowa (talk) 14:48, 1 July 2013 (UTC)
I have semi-protected the page after an inspection of the edit history. I have also removed the incomplete notice, as suggested. Arbitrarily0 (talk) 17:41, 1 July 2013 (UTC)
Thank you for responding, Arbitrarily0, and sorry for venting. The problem is: Alexa ranking, the google ranking and SimilarWeb's ranking changes - daily? Updating a Top 100 wikitable is not a quick thing to do (unless there is some method i don't know) - I looked at this for including SimilarWeb in the table. Can someone recommend a good updating method and a reasonable updating rhythm? --Atlasowa (talk) 08:01, 2 July 2013 (UTC)
Adding SimilarWeb rankings is a good idea, here is the list Top 100 sites. Normally only the top 50 is shown, but after one registers there is a free demo to see the top 100. Frmorrison (talk) 16:03, 5 December 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia/Google Ad Planner[edit]

I wonder why Wikipedia has an entry in the Google ad planner list?--Mideal (talk) 12:53, 26 June 2013 (UTC)

incorrect information[edit] is NOT a video game review website. It is the largest social networking site in Russia and has nothing to do with video game reviews.

Edit request on 10 July 2013[edit]

Please change VKontakte from 'videogame reviews' to 'social networking'. It is a social networking site similar to facebook that is popular in the former soviet union. source: (talk) 14:24, 10 July 2013 (UTC)

Done 786b6364 (talk) 17:49, 16 July 2013 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 22 December 2013[edit]

Please, change the type of Universo Online Site from "Search" to "Portal". Universo Online is a huge portal from Brazil. Bernardo Silva (talk) 00:49, 22 December 2013 (UTC)

Sounds reasonable. Done, thanks. Adrian J. Hunter(talkcontribs) 03:34, 28 December 2013 (UTC)
  • I have done it for you this time, but Adrian please change |answered=no to |answered=y when completing a request in the future to remove it from the list of requests needing assistance. Thank you. Technical 13 (talk) 04:25, 29 December 2013 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 14 March 2014[edit]

The type provided for in the table should be changed from "Microblogging / Instant Messaging / Social Media" to "Commerce", for general accuracy as well as consistency with the other Amazon sites. (talk) 12:14, 14 March 2014 (UTC)

Not done: it's not clear what changes you want made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format. You're going to have to be more specific. You are probably also going to need to offer some reliable source. — {{U|Technical 13}} (tec) 13:07, 14 March 2014 (UTC)
Your response is a bit confusing - my proposed change follows exactly the format requested, and an adequate source for this change is the Wikipedia article for itself. The only way to be more specific is to go directly to the markup code: Please change
| [[]]
| 12
| 6,183,107
| 15
| Microblogging / Instant Messaging / Social Media
| [[]]
| 12
| 6,183,107
| 15
| Commerce (talk) 03:39, 15 March 2014 (UTC)
Actually, there are a number of mis-matched site types; the problem appears to have arisen with this change: [1][2]. The best approach might be to revert and then apply the ranking update more carefully. (talk) 03:53, 15 March 2014 (UTC)
Done Good catch, thanks. Since no ref was given, I simply reverted that edit. Sam Sailor Sing 20:55, 15 March 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 25 July 2014[edit]

Please change from position 99 because according to Alexa is 101 and is 99.


|- | Xnxx | | 99 | | Pornography |-

|- | ThemeForest | | 99 | | E-Commerce |-

Ivorpad (talk) 14:40, 25 July 2014 (UTC)

Not done - as the column clearly states - Alexa traffic rank June 2014
When Alexa issue their July 2014 rankings we will update the entire list, but not until then, as all entries need to use the same base date. - Arjayay (talk) 18:33, 27 July 2014 (UTC)

Original Research[edit]

This article claims in its body to be original research; the ranking is a combination of several metrics in a totally undocumented way. It does not reflect directly the data gathered from any of the sources listed. It is not appropriate for Wikipedia. Either the list should directly reflect an external secondary source, or it should be removed. Gorman (talk) 22:08, 19 October 2014 (UTC)

Currently, the list is Alexa's top 100 of June 2014. (Plus for 18 entries the Ad Planner stats.) It's not original research. It needs to be slightly rewritten and updated to show the present stats instead of those of June, and the article needs to be moved to reflect that it shows the popularity according to Alexa; List of most popular websites by Alexa traffic rank or whatever. -- (talk) 06:10, 2 November 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 30 October 2014[edit] instead of (talk) 07:39, 30 October 2014 (UTC)

Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done: That website is someone elses by the looks of it so not done. –Davey2010(talk) 22:27, 30 October 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 30 October 2014[edit]

NetEase website ( provides News and Online Games too, besides Search. Chenxuancui (talk) 09:08, 30 October 2014 (UTC)

Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done: Not a popular website, Cheers, –Davey2010(talk) 22:29, 30 October 2014 (UTC)
Done:: is a top 100 site, so I added Portal to its description. Frmorrison (talk) 15:40, 9 December 2014 (UTC)

Show if server is IPv6 or not[edit]

Hello, I've got an idea about trying to make more sites IPv6. And that is to show if the site is 4/6 in a column. Maybe even an automated script showing all addresses in future on all wikipedia but we'll have to start somewhere. I could check all the url's in list of most popular websites. Tell me what you think about it. Thanks Dammew (talk) 22:43, 16 December 2014 (UTC)

While it may be nice to know is a server uses IPv6, it doesn't really have a place on a list of the most popular websites. Frmorrison (talk) 03:00, 17 December 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 8 May 2015[edit]


| | 3 | 3 | Video sharing |- Balu 1411 (talk) 08:33, 8 May 2015 (UTC)

Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done: No wiki page, Alexa ranking is 3 million. Cannolis (talk) 11:43, 8 May 2015 (UTC)

URL in final row should be, not[edit]

The final entry in the table is for India Times, but the URL is for Google's India page.The correct URL is ( ) Untorqued (talk) 03:50, 25 May 2015 (UTC)

Multiple listings[edit]

Why does Google have separate listings for Google Japan, Google India, etc. but Wikipedia does not have separate listings for the English Wikipedia, German Wikipedia, etc. Shouldn't we use the same rules for all sites on the list? --Guy Macon (talk) 17:57, 27 July 2015 (UTC)

Was this not already answered here? (talk) 00:04, 3 August 2015 (UTC)
That answer ("Wikipedia uses the same web address for its various language versions of the site, while Yahoo and Amazon use different web addresses for its various language sites, therefore are counted separately") is factually incorrect. and are different web addresses. and are different web addresses. Each leads to a different website. Whether different-language websites controlled by the same organization are listed separately should not depend on trivial differences in the URL naming scheme. BTW, is also the web address for the Japanese Wikipedia. Try it! --Guy Macon (talk) 02:22, 3 August 2015 (UTC)
We, as editors, do not decide which websites are the most popular, we use 3rd party sources. If the 3rd party sources only list one website,, then that means only one website is is going to be listed. --Frmorrison (talk) 12:44, 3 August 2015 (UTC)
Which third party source? splits Google into,,, and, and puts at #1. splits Google into,,,,,,,,,,,, and puts at #2. We are using sources that compare apples and oranges. --Guy Macon (talk) 13:11, 3 August 2015 (UTC)
3rd party sources can be found by clicking on the bracketed numbers, such as [1], [2]; this ranks website according to Alexa and then shows the differing rankings from Similarweb. Both of these sources list Google with its separate sites and Wikipedia as one site. If those sources rank Wikipedia into different websites, then this list should be updated. However, unless the sources change their ranking systems, Wikipedia will remain ranked as one website. --Frmorrison (talk) 14:56, 3 August 2015 (UTC)
My understanding is Wikipedia ends with .org and Google ends with .com etc as seen here so the one we are currently on is the English language version of Wikipedia with starts in en. and if you look at say the Italian version it starts with it. but all are under the same domain which is .org as opposed to Google which ends with different domains for their language versions. If you think about it this is not www.Wikipedia.en (also the Japanese example used is not hosted on .jp it just redirects to .org) (talk) 18:20, 3 August 2015 (UTC)
Re: "all are under the same domain which is .org as opposed to Google which ends with different domains for their language versions" you are mistaken as to the meaning of the phrase "domain". See Domain name and Fully qualified domain name. is a domain name. is a different domain name. is a domain name. is a different domain name. Also a domain name that redirects to another domain name is still a domain name, as is one that hosts a web server, an email server, or nothing at all. The content doesn't change whether it is a domain name or not. Thus and are different domain names with the non-www domain name redirecting to the www domain name. --Guy Macon (talk) 18:49, 3 August 2015 (UTC)
See here and you will find Wikipedia uses subdomains which are a part of the main domain which is .org as opposed to Google which does not use subdomains. (talk) 18:54, 3 August 2015 (UTC)
Yes, I understand how the domain name system works. I was a minor contributor to the original DNS design discussions. What you have not explained is why you think that this is significant. --Guy Macon (talk) 20:26, 3 August 2015 (UTC)
Well the sources used might be tracking the hits to the websites that way. (talk) 20:31, 3 August 2015 (UTC)
If you read the article it says "Only the site's highest-level domain is recorded, aggregating any subdomains." so I would advise you find sites that do not track them that way if it's such an issue. (talk) 14:42, 5 August 2015 (UTC)

You need to differentiate between TLD URLs and websites. A piece of text should be added explaining situations where one website operates under different addresses. If Facebook decided to move only your personal profile editing pages to "", would people seriously treat it as a separate website in real life? Whatsbrocolli (talk) 19:10, 19 August 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 6 October 2015[edit]

Dailymotion is a French company and not a US one, as specified in the table.

Source : (talk) 08:02, 6 October 2015 (UTC)

 Done Thanks for pointing that out

Need Update[edit]

As per Alexa Ranking take over the and in 2nd place. Kindly update the Details as soon as possible and frequently. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jenifersoflous (talkcontribs) 13:02, 23 March 2016 (UTC)

Someone else updated it a few weeks ago, but it was done incorrectly so it should be good now. It is very tedious to update this list and I have done it every 4-6 months the last two years. If you think it should be updated more frequently, you are welcome to check the references and update it. --Frmorrison (talk) 15:53, 23 March 2016 (UTC)

Is Google a search engine?[edit]

Yes, obviously. But also the domain is used for so much more e.g. so isn't calling it just a search engine a generalisation that doesn't really cover its full traffic? Rayman60 (talk) 15:00, 19 April 2016 (UTC)

You are right, it is more than search, I will change it. --Frmorrison (talk) 14:42, 9 May 2016 (UTC)


According to an NPR program, Under the Influence, on May 7, 2016, pornography sites are in the top (talk) 11:59, 7 May 2016 (UTC)

You can check the sources for information, such as Alexa so this page is repeating what is shown there. It is unlikely Alexa is censoring the top 100. --Frmorrison (talk) 14:42, 9 May 2016 (UTC)

Shouldn't Pornhub have a Canadian flag?[edit]

I'm pretty shocked that Pornhub, which is #66 on the list is listed the U.S. as the principal country. The website is based and was created in Montreal, Quebec. That needs to change. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2602:306:BD1A:1BE0:DD8B:1332:DB3E:7D1 (talk) 13:04, 8 May 2016 (UTC)

I changed the flag to Canada. Thanks for checking. --Frmorrison (talk) 14:42, 9 May 2016 (UTC)

Should every use of certain key words be linked?[edit]

For many words, such as Portal, only the first instance in the table is linked. Should every instance of these words be links back to the relevant wiki pages? Ziphit (talk) 04:14, 18 November 2016 (UTC)

No, only the first time should Portal be wiki linked. --Frmorrison (talk) 05:23, 30 December 2016 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 4 March 2017[edit] (talk) 19:51, 4 March 2017 (UTC)

Not done: as you have not requested a change.
Please request your change in the form "Please replace XXX with YYY" or "Please add ZZZ between PPP and QQQ".
Please also cite reliable sources to back up your request, without which no information should be added to, or changed in, any article. - Arjayay (talk) 19:55, 4 March 2017 (UTC)

Kickass Torrents[edit] is dead. Doesn't exist, should be removed from the list. Yomomma2k17 (talk) 11:28, 22 March 2017 (UTC)

The website was shut down last year. However, Alexa Internet, as of December 28, 2016, and SimilarWeb as of November 2016 had that website counted. I doubt those are listed today, but it was listed at those places three months ago. --Frmorrison (talk) 14:05, 22 March 2017 (UTC)
For those who are not familiar with Kickass Torrents, was seized by the U.S. Government last year.
The Kickass Torrents status page at lists as Kickasstorrents current primary domain, with 4 mirrors.
But I found another Kickass Torrents status page at that lists as Kickasstorrents current primary domain, with 9 mirrors.
This raises the question of whether I found fake sites, the old site with a new domain, new sites formed by the people who ran the old site, or what.
I use bittorrent a lot, but I go to legal sites that are unlikely to be shut down such as
I am not sure how Wikipedia should handle the kind of bittorrent site that keeps changing domains as the old ones get seized or blocked. Trying to keep up seems like a game of Whac-A-Mole. --Guy Macon (talk) 14:17, 22 March 2017 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 26 March 2017[edit]

List of most popular websites: Change "Samsung" Website's type description from "Disney Portal" to "Technology" (along with link to "Technology" Wikipedia page) - The Samsung website is that of a technology provider (see "") and has no relation to Disney. (talk) 07:38, 26 March 2017 (UTC)

 Done Thanks — IVORK Discuss 10:10, 26 March 2017 (UTC)

June update[edit]

Dear editors. Here is june, but list is of April 3, 2017. Please, could You update this list to the june version? Thank You! Cassa342 (talk) 08:49, 2 June 2017 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 19 July 2017[edit]

In the Chart, Google India and Reddit need to be switched according to Alexa internet, so that Google India is above Reddit. Amazon is now above Taobao. Where it was ordered Tmall, Twitter, and Google Japan, it now needs to be ordered as Twitter, Google Japan, and Tmall. next, Microsoft Live, VK, Instagram, and Sohu, instead of what it was. Thunderblood101 (talk) 23:09, 19 July 2017 (UTC)

Not done: please provide reliable sources that support the change you want to be made. Preferably the direct source from Alexa internet. jd22292 (Jalen D. Folf) (talk) 01:06, 20 July 2017 (UTC)