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Most Used and Visited Popular Websites in the World

Updated on January 22, 2011

Find here a list of Top 10 Most Visited Websites like Google, Facebook, Youtube, Yahoo, Live, Baidu, Wikipedia, Blogger, MSN, Twitter.


Google is a search engine. Google hosts and develops a number of Internet-based services and products and generates profit primarily from advertising through its AdWords program. Google has leveraged their market share as the internet's top search engine. Google runs over one million servers in data centers around the world and processes over one billion search requests and about twenty-four petabytes of user-generated data every day. Google provides search and advertising services, which together aim to organize and monetize the world's information.

Type of site: Search Engine

Founders: Sergey M. Brin & Lawrence E. Page

Area served: Worldwide

Headquarters: 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, California, United States


Facebook is the second most popular web site currently and is considered a gold mine by network marketers. It is a social utility that connects people with friends and others who work, study and live around them. People use Facebook to keep up with friends. Facebook gives people the power to share and makes the world more open and connected.  Facebook has many personal and professional uses. Facebook has exploded and with it has come a new range of applications and techniques for marketing your business.

Type of site: Social Network Service

Founders: Mark Zuckerberg, Chris Hughes, Dustin Moskovitz, Eduardo Saverin

Area served: Worldwide

Headquarters: Palo Alto, California, U.S


YouTube is one of the best viewed sites nowadays in the internet. YouTube is a place to discover, watch, upload and share videos. YouTube has come to define the era of online video. Youtube uses Adobe Flash Video technology to display a wide variety of user-generated video content, including movie clips, TV clips, and music videos, as well as amateur content such as video blogging and short original videos.

Type of site: Video Hosting Service

Founders: Steve Chen, Chad Hurley, Jawed Karim

Area served: Worldwide

Headquarters: 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, California, United States


Yahoo is the 4th largest website on the web with the most traffic. Yahoo is a search engine that helps you find exactly what you're looking for. Find the most relevant information, video, images, and answers from all across the world. Yahoo provides Internet communication services such as Yahoo Messenger and Yahoo Mail. Yahoo also offers social networking services and user-generated content in products such as My Web, Yahoo Personals, , Delicious, Flickr and Yahoo Buzz.

Type of site: Search Engine

Founders: Jerry Yang, David Filo

Area served: Worldwide

Headquarters: 701 First Ave. Sunnyvale, California, United States

Live (Hotmail)

Hotmail, is a free web-based email service operated by Microsoft as part of its Windows Live group. People using Hotmail can search for others using the same service via the Hotmail Search. Hotmail email services are easily accessible worldwide.  Hotmail has been widely used for a long period of time and has been proven by users to be safe and reliable.  Just Sign up to Windows Live Hotmail to take advantage of all of Hotmail's great features.

Type of site: E-mail, Web-based email

Founders: Sabeer Bhatia, Jack Smith

Area served: Worldwide

Headquarters: One Microsoft Way, Redmond, Washington, United States


Baidu is currently China's number one search engine in its country. As China's leading search engine company, Baidu lives up to their mission of providing only the highest quality service to the public. Baidu is rising as a competition for Google. Baidu offers 57 search and community services including Baidu Baike, an online collaboratively-built encyclopedia, and a searchable keyword-based discussion forum. Baidu's mission is to provide the best way for people to find.

Type of site: Chinese Search Engine

Founders: Robin Li and Eric Xu

Area served: China, Japan

Headquarters: Beijing, China


Wikipedia is a free encyclopedia built collaboratively using wiki software. Wikipedia is a large internet encyclopedia where individuals can read information on all sort of subjects. Wikipedia covers millions of topics. Wikipedia is the best thing ever. Anyone in the world can write anything they want about any subject, so you know you are getting the best possible information. Wikipedia's promise is nothing less than the liberation of human knowledge - both by incorporating all of it through the collaborative process, and by freely sharing it with everybody who has access to the internet.

Type of site: Internet Encyclopedia Project

Founders: Jimmy Wales, Larry Sanger

Area served: World Wide

Headquarters: 149 New Montgomery Street, San Francisco, USA


Blogger is free weblog publishing tool from Google, for sharing text, photos and video. Blogger is completely free to use, and if you would like to start a blog quickly and easily, then you can't do better than Blogger. Blogger allows private or multi-user blogs with time-stamped entries. Blogger is a very common host used by millions of bloggers today. Creating a blog at is an exciting experience.

Type of site: Blog Host

Founders: Pyra Labs

Area served: World Wide

Headquarters: 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, California, United States


MSN is the third most popular search engine on the internet. MSN is Microsoft's portal, offering News, sports, MSN Money, games, videos, entertainment & celebrity gossip, weather, shopping services.  MSN is basically a collection of Internet sites and services provided by Microsoft.

Type of site: Portal

Founders: Microsoft

Area served: World Wide

Headquarters: One Microsoft Way, Redmond, Washington, United States


Twitter offers a social networking and micro blogging service, enabling its users to send and read other users' messages called tweets. Twitter is without a doubt the best way to share and discover what is happening right now. Twitter is a rich source of instantly updated information. Twitter is all the rage with those active in the online world. Twitter has become one of the most powerful free marketing and public relations tools on the internet.

Type of site: Portal

Founders: Jack Dorsey, Evan Williams, Biz Stone

Area served: World Wide

Headquarters: 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, United States


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    • CloudExplorer profile image

      Mike Pugh 6 years ago from New York City

      My idea for getting hubpages into the top 10, which they acheived the top 100 list already. All we need to do is share all our hubs on "Pearltrees", and join forces into a single location there for hubpages to make it more well known.

      If you don't know what Pearltrees is you can find it on my profile, I built a powerful resource their that has many of my hubs built into it for social sharing worldwide. We are in some truly powerful times when it comes to digital communications, we just need to tap into the best tools for the job.

      Awesome hub, voted up for interesting, & usefulness.

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      pisethz 7 years ago

      Awesome! they must have secrete algorithm to win this such a big competition in the world leading internet business. any ideas?

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      Patty Inglish 7 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

      How can we get HubPages into the Top 10? Ideas? Thanks for the Hub!

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      ekramhossain 7 years ago

      Thanks for the list