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Top searching websites

Top searching websites

If you spend any time online, it’s likely you’re familiar with some of the world’s most visited websites.

On today’s internet, a handful of giants have unmatched dominance.

Top Three Websites (Monthly visits):

Google: 92.5 billion
YouTube: 34.6 billion
Facebook: 25.5 billion


Together, the top three websites rake in 152 billion visits monthly, outpacing the next 47 websites combined.

What’s more, as the pandemic transformed everything from the way we work, learn, communicate, and shop—a majority of these activities migrated online.

In this new visualization, we look at the most visited websites around the world, drawing data from SimilarWeb (as of November 2020).

The top global websites

Servicing over two trillion search queries annually through its network, Alphabet-owned Google ranks highest with its flagship domain, Google.com. Google derives approximately 80% of its earnings from ad revenues.

If you spend any time online, it’s likely you’re familiar with some of the world’s most visited websites. On today’s internet, a handful of giants have unmatched dominance.

Top Three Websites (Monthly visits):

  • Google: 92.5 billion
  • YouTube: 34.6 billion
  • Facebook: 25.5 billion

Together, the top three websites rake in 152 billion visits monthly, outpacing the next 47 websites combined. What’s more, as the pandemic transformed everything from the way we work, learn, communicate, and shop—a majority of these activities migrated online.

In this new visualization, we look at the most visited websites around the world, drawing data from SimilarWeb (as of November 2020).

The Top Global Websites

Servicing over two trillion search queries annually through its network, Alphabet-owned Google ranks highest with its flagship domain, Google.com. Google derives approximately 80% of its earnings from ad revenues.RankWebsiteMonthly VisitorsCountry of OriginCategory1Google.com92.5BU.S.Search Engines2Youtube.com34.6BU.S.TV Movies and Streaming3Facebook.com25.5BU.S.Social Networks and Online Communities4Twitter.com6.6BU.S.Social Networks and Online Communities5Wikipedia.org6.1BU.S.Dictionaries and Encyclopedias6Instagram.com6.1BU.S.Social Networks and Online Communities7Baidu.com5.6BChinaSearch Engines8Yahoo.com3.8BU.S.News and Media9xvideos.com3.4BCzech RepublicAdult10pornhub.com3.3BCanadaAdultShowing 1 to 10 of 50 entries

Coming in second, social networking platform Facebook has a user base of 2.7 billion. On average, users spend 34 minutes on the site daily, while 36% of users say it’s also where they get their news—higher than any other social network.

As the leading search engine in China, Baidu (#7) received 5.6 billion visitors in November. Baidu is also branching out its business— venturing into electric vehicles (EVs) in a partnership with China-based automaker Geely.

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