16 Most Famous Websites for Internet Users

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Internet users like to do many things on the internet. They like to search for information on the internet, love to watch videos online, spend time on the internet to interact with people worldwide, prefer to buy a wide variety of things online, exploit the internet to read daily news, and also benefit from internet resources that allow them to earn money online. Different internet websites aid internet users to do a variety of things online and websites that most internet users use to perform different tasks online are famous websites.

Here is the list of 16 world famous websites with a short description and reasons justifying their popularity.

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1. Google (Initiated in 1998)

Google, a site that allows internet users to search information, images, and videos from around the world, is the most popular website on the World Wide Web. Google was ranked 1st in the list of top 100 websites by Alexa, Internet Inc. on March 23rd, 2016. Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors (UMVs) to Google are 1.6 billion.

 Why Google is a Popular Website for Internet Users?

  • Searches billions of URLS (Uniform Resource Locators)
  • Returns relevant results for internet users
  • Displays paid links separately from search results
  • Conducts a search quicker than any other internet browser

 

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2. YouTube (Initiated in 2005)

YouTube, a site that permits internet users to discover, watch, and share originally-created videos with their friends, family, and people worldwide, is the second famous internet website. YouTube is a Google company, and it also acts one of the means of video advertisement for small and large companies. YouTube was ranked 2nd in the list of top 100 websites by Alexa, Internet Inc. on March 23rd, 2016. Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors (UMVs) to YouTube are 1.1 billion.

 Why YouTube is a Popular Website for Internet Users?

  • Is perceived as a best video site on the internet
  • Allows users to view and upload all sorts of videos
  • Permits people to create an online identity to do lots of interesting things
  • Has benefited many businesses to connect with their audience

 

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3. Facebook (Initiated in 2004)

Facebook, a site that allows internet users to connect with friends and family, discover what is happening in the world, and share and express whatever they like, is also a very famous website. Facebook also targets companies through its adverts to help them reach their target audience for meeting their business goals. Facebook was ranked 3rd in the list of top 100 websites by Alexa, Internet Inc. on March 23rd, 2016. Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors (UMVs) to Facebook are 1.1 billion.

 Why Facebook is a Popular Website for Internet Users?

  • Allows people to find and connect with lost and new people from around the world
  • Permits users to share things with people and discovers interesting information
  • Offers fun stuff for free to users including games, photo app, status update, and so on
  • Allows companies to promote their business through Facebook Ads and Fan pages

 

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4. Baidu (Initiated in 2000)

Baidu is a leading Chinese language site that gives a simple and reliable search experience to internet users. Baidu also searches multimedia content for internet users including mp3 songs and movies. Baidu was ranked 4th in the list of top 100 websites by Alexa, Internet Inc. on March 23rd, 2016. Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors (UMVs) to Baidu are 63.74 million.

Why Baidu is a Popular Website for Internet Users?

  • Primarily targets Chinese audience and is preferred by Chinese over Google in China
  • Brands paying it more are treated happily to make to the top of search engine result pages (SERPs)
  • Offers user-friendly search services to its users
  • Generates relevant results for users

 

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5. Yahoo! (Initiated in 1995)

Yahoo! is an internet portal that is globally known for its search engine, advertising solutions, and related services including Yahoo! Mail, Yahoo! Answers, and Yahoo! Messenger. Yahoo! was ranked 5th in the list of top 100 websites by Alexa, Internet Inc. on March 23rd, 2016. Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors (UMVs) to Yahoo! are 750 million.

Why Yahoo! is a Popular Website for Internet Users?

  • Returns good links to internet users for search
  • Internet users prefer Yahoo! for news reading than any other internet website
  • Internet users find useful products and services on Yahoo!
  • Offers innovative advertising solutions to companies

 

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6. Amazon (Initiated in 1994)

Amazon, a customer-focus site that allows internet users to find, discover, and buy things of interests online, is a popular website on the World Wide Web. Amazon was ranked 6th in the list of top 100 websites by Alexa, Internet Inc. on March 23rd, 2016. Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors (UMVs) to Amazon are 500 million.

Why Amazon is a Popular Website for Internet Users?

  • Keeps almost everything for internet users to shop online
  • Buying process is simple and fast
  • Maintains good relationships with customers
  • Is the most reliable online retailer

 

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7. Wikipedia (Initiated in 2001)

Wikipedia is a free encyclopedia site i.e., written by people who use it. Wikipedia was ranked 7th in the list of top 100 websites by Alexa, Internet Inc. on March 23rd, 2016. Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors (UMVs) to Wikipedia are 475 million.

Why Wikipedia is a Popular Website for Internet Users?

  • Provides information about almost any topic
  • Displays good information about topics that may interest users
  • Contains page sources that also help users to gather more information
  • Is trusted as a helpful site by many internet users

 

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8. Twitter (Initiated in 2006)

Twitter is a microblogging website that allows its registered members to post and read short messages, known as tweets. Twitter was ranked 10th in the list of top 100 websites by Alexa, Internet Inc. on March 23rd, 2016. Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors (UMVs) to Twitter are 290 million.

Why Twitter is a Popular Website for Internet Users?

  • Allows small business owners to reach massive audience through tweets
  • Allows people to reach anyone in the world, especially celebrities
  • Site is simple, fast, and easy to use
  • Site cares for its users and follows strict policies for safety of user accounts

 

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9. Bing (Initiated in 2009)

Bing, a search engine developed by Microsoft Corporation allows internet users to search web pages, images, videos, and news from around the world. Bing was ranked 19th in the list of top 100 websites by Alexa, Internet Inc. on March 23rd, 2016. Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors (UMVs) to Bing are 285 million.

Why Bing is a Popular Website for Internet Users?

  • Is a reliable search engine after Google
  • Owns access to more social data than Google
  • Helps users to find relevant images with its multiple options for image search
  • Displays search engine result pages with a view better than Google’s SERPs

 

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10. eBay (Initiated in 1995)

eBay is a consumer-to-consumer (C2C) and business-to-consumer (B2C) e-commerce website that allows internet users to buy and sell products sorted into categories. eBay was ranked 24th in the list of top 100 websites by Alexa, Internet Inc. on March 23rd, 2016. Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors (UMVs) to eBay are 285 million.

Why eBay is a Popular Website for Internet Users?

  • Is an auction site and allows sellers to make maximum profit from their sales
  • Allows buyers to buy things that they may like to buy online
  • Is simple to use with plenty of options for buying and selling products
  • Sellers with eBay stores reach potential customers and make profit

 

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11. MSN (Initiated in 1995)

MSN is a web portal and related collection of internet services & applications for Windows and mobile devices. MSN was ranked 13th in the list of top 100 websites by Alexa, Internet Inc. on March 23rd, 2016. Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors (UMVs) to MSN are 280 million.

Why MSN is a Popular Website for Internet Users?

  • Provides users useful information about a variety of things going-on in the world
  • Connects internet users with popular social media sites
  • Site is simple to use to perform various operations
  • Has a better view to display numerous things to internet users

 

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12. Microsoft (Initiated in 1975)

Microsoft, the official website of an American technology company, Microsoft Corporation (global leader in software, devices, online services and solutions), is also a very famous website among users on the internet. Microsoft was ranked 40th in the list of top 100 websites by Alexa, Internet Inc. on March 23rd, 2016. Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors (UMVs) to Microsoft are 270 million.

Why Microsoft is a Popular Website for Internet Users?

  • Is a trustworthy website since Microsoft is a respected name
  • Gives access to credible information about Microsoft’s products
  • Allows individuals and businesses to buy Microsoft’s products from an authentic source
  • Microsoft Support help Microsoft’s customers to find solutions to their problems

 

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13. LinkedIn (Initiated in 2002)

LinkedIn is a business-oriented social media website that allows its users to connect with industry professionals, helps companies to reach the right fit for a particular job, and benefits users to connect with international companies for receiving important updates. LinkedIn was ranked 17th in the list of top 100 websites by Alexa, Internet Inc. on March 23rd, 2016. Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors (UMVs) to LinkedIn are 260 million.

Why LinkedIn is a Popular Website for Internet Users?

  • Helps professional individuals to show their expertise to companies worldwide
  • Helps its users to connect with right people
  • Allows its users to discover and share useful posts and presentations
  • Aids companies to create a Company page to create sales lead and build customer-relationship

 

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14. Pinterest (Initiated in 2010)

Pinterest is a visual bookmarking website that allows its users to save and discover creative ideas from around the world. Pinterest was ranked 31st in the list of top 100 websites by Alexa, Internet Inc. on March 23rd, 2016. Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors (UMVs) to Pinterest are 250 million.

Why Pinterest is a Popular Website for Internet Users?

  • Allows its users to save and discover important links from all over the world
  • Helps businesses to create their brand awareness through pins
  • Is a social media website and allows users to interact with people already on the site
  • Site has a simple design and it’s also very easy to use

 

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15. Ask (Initiated in 1996)

Ask (originally known as Ask Jeeves) is a site where millions of people get answers to personal and professional, easy and difficult, and silly and serious questions with the best information from the internet. The site is also a web search engine for images and videos. Ask Jeeves was ranked 59th in the list of top 100 websites by Alexa, Internet Inc. on March 23rd, 2016. Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors (UMVs) to Ask Jeeves are 245 million.

Why Ask is a Popular Website for Internet Users?

  • Is a reliable internet website for getting answers to questions people may like
  • Is a very useful website for people to increase their general knowledge
  • Shows local business listings reviewed on Yelp (Local Businesses Locator) in its Ask Answers results as Yelp’s partner
  • Is also a useful search engine for images and videos

 

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16. WordPress (Initiated in 2003)

WordPress, a website that allows its registered users to host free blogs and also offers upgrades to its users who want to cash in on from WordPress. WordPress was ranked 41st in the list of top 100 websites by Alexa, Internet Inc. on March 23rd, 2016. Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors (UMVs) to WordPress are 240 million.

Why WordPress is a Popular Website for Internet Users?

  • Is a free website for people interested in blogging
  • Takes care of numerous things for users including SEO, spams, and site’s customization
  • Offers its users the option to integrate free widgets in their sites to make their websites more user-friendly
  • Is a preferred choice of companies over the internet today since WordPress sites are easy to use and manage 

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