Infographic shows the 100 top websites based on monthly traffic

midian182

TechSpot Editor
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We all know that the internet is big – really big. But while there are over 1.1 billion websites out there, it’s the top 100 that bring in most of the web’s traffic. Singapore web hosting service Vodien has created an excellent infographic showing the most popular websites in the US, ranked by traffic, using data from Analytics firm Alexa.

The image shows which websites are linked as businesses, with the circle sizes representing how highly they rank. Alphabet, for example, is connected to four sites in the top 100, including numbers one and two – Google.com and YouTube, respectively.

Vodien has also color-coded each website by category and noted how many times each one appears in the top 100. The most popular type of sites are News publications, turning up 14 times, Social Media is the second most popular (12 appearances), followed by Web and File Hosting sites (11 times).

There are three porn sites in the top hundred, with Pornhub the highest ranked at number 33, along with a couple of torrent/illegal streaming sites (thepiratebay.org at 78). And while both companies are having long-running problems, Yahoo.com (number 5) and Twitter.com (number 9) remain in the top ten.

As noted by Business Insider, the difference in traffic between the number one site and those near the bottom of the list is huge. Google.com brings in 28 billion visitors per month, over 500 times more than Citi.com, which sits at number 98 and has 53 million per month.

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Capaill

TS Evangelist
It looks like Google includes online searches, Gmail, Google+. Whereas MS has been split out into Office, Windows Live, Bing, MSN, etc. So it's not surprising that Google is #1.
 

Yynxs

TS Addict
Nice graphic. Wondering how much is 'visiting' and how much is 'connecting'. I get friends gmails from a client and I've never seen a google ad there. If they include pics in the gmail, they don't download to my system if they used gmail to format it. If they did, often there would be tens to hundreds of 'connections' to google depending on the pic storage and links. I've worked on and monitored connections on customers who don't know or care about Google, just the service.

It would be even more interesting to see a historical. With adblocking software becoming the norm, watching Google's total size decline over time would warm the cockles of my heart.