Internet is all about browsing and we can’t browse without websites, Websites (domains) are the technical translation of one or more IP address used to access data on internet. Websites are relatively easy to remember and can used for several purposes. Hundreds of domains extensions available in the world of internet like .com, .net, .org etc. We have ranked a list of top 10 most popular websites in the world according to Alexa internet websites rankings. Following are the top 10 most popular website of 2014.
Google is a multinational corporation of America providing Internet services. It was founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin. Google is an internet search engine used to search data publicly available on internet, someone just enters a word or phrase and Google will provide all related data publically available on internet. It made a revolution in internet history and now it is very easy to explore the world. Google started its services in 1997 with a sum of &100,000 and now its net income is US$ 12.92 billion (2013). It is 1st most visited website worldwide according to Alexa web ranking.
Facebook is an online social networking website. Its headquarter is in Menlo Park, California. It was founded by Mark Zuckerberg on February 4, 2004 with his college roommates and fellows. It is largest online social network. Its per day views are more than 100 millions. Facebook held its initial public offering in February 2012 and began selling stock to the public three months later, reaching a peak market capitalization of $104 billion. It is 2nd most visited website worldwide according to Alexa web ranking.
YouTube is a video-sharing website created by three Ex PayPal employees in February 2005 and afterward it was purchased by Google in late 2006. Now YouTube is a subsidiary of Google. It’s headquarter is in San Bruno, California. A large part of its content has been uploaded by individual users. It is 3th most visited website worldwide according to Alexa web ranking.
Baidu was incorporated on January 18, 2000. It is a Chinese internet services company. Its headquarter is in Baidu Campus in Haidian District in Beijing. Baidu provides different services, which includes a search engine in Chinese language for websites, images, and audio files. It offers to its users 57 search and community services. It is 4th largest website of the world. Total number of its employees are 34600.
Yahoo is a multinational Internet corporation of America. Its headquarter is in Sunnyvale, California. It is famous for its Web portal, Yahoo search, search engine and its social media website. It is also third largest internet search engine. It was founded by Jerry Yang and David Filo in 1994 and incorporated on March 1, 1995. It is 5th most visited website worldwide according to Alexa web ranking.
Wikipedia is a free-access, free content Internet encyclopedia. It is a nonprofit internet service provider created by two software developers Jimmy Wales and Larry Sange in January 15, 2001. It is supported by Wikimedia Foundation. Almost every user can edit almost any of its content. Wikipedia is the sixth most popular website. It has more than 18 billion page views and almost 500 million unique visitors in every month. It is 7th largest website of the world. Total number of its employees are 34600.
Amazon is an American international electronic commerce company founded by Jeff Bezos in 1995. Its headquarters is in Seattle, Washington, United States. Amazon is world’s largest online retailer. Amazon was first started as online bookstore, but later it has also started, selling DVDs, CDs, VHSs, video and MP3 downloads/ online streaming, video games, software, electronics, furniture, apparel, toys, food and jewelry. It is top 6th most visited website in the world according to Alexa web ranking.
8. Tencent QQ
Tencent QQ, mostly famous as QQ, is an instant messaging software service developed by a Chinese company Tencent Holdings Limited. Its headquarters are in Nanshan District, Shenzhen. It offers many services, which includes online social games, music, shopping, microblogging, and chatting. It has more than 798 million active QQ user accounts. QQ messenger was first launched in February 1999. It is top 8th most visited website in the world according to Alexa web ranking.
Twitter is an online microblogging and social networking service user can send and read up to 140 character’s text messages, which called “tweet”. It is necessary to become its registered user to post tweets, unregistered users can read tweets but can’t post. It was founded in March 2006 by Jack Dorsey, Evan Williams, Biz Stone and Noah Glass. It is 2nd largest online social network. Twitter is 9th most visited website in the world according to Alexa web ranking.
Live.com is a personal e-mail service from Microsoft which is free to use. It Keeps inbox clutter-free with powerful organizational tools, and collaborate easily with One Drive and Office Online integration. It is Windows Live Personalized Experience, which was previously known as live.com. Search engine “Bing” has also URL Live.com till 2009.
Important: Google.co.in at Number 10 website but here we only include on TLD*.
*TLD stands for Top Level Domain.