Top 50 Most Visited Websites in the World

In the year 2023, there are likely more than two billion websites online, according to some estimates.

If we were to rank all of these websites according to the amount of traffic they receive, we would observe a power law distribution, which is a very common type. At the very least, the overwhelming majority of these websites would be dormant and would receive very little to no traffic. However, at the top of the ranking, there is a select group of websites that attract the lion’s share of total website visitors.

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This visualization takes a look at the 50 websites that currently reside at the top of the list. The data for this visualization comes from SimilarWeb.

Websites Generate Most Traffic

Google is, without a doubt, the website that receives the most number of visitors on a global scale. Google has firmly established itself as the most reliable source of information on the internet, with more than 3.5 billion searches being conducted every single day. However, Google’s dominance is not limited to just that. Additionally, the firm owns YouTube, which is the second most visited website in the entire world. Google and YouTube’s combined traffic is greater than that of the next 48 most popular websites taken together.

In particular, the potential that can be harnessed through YouTube is not always recognized in its entirety. Following in Google’s footsteps as the most popular search engine in the world is the video platform.

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In addition to this, YouTube’s average length of visit is the second greatest among all of these top 50 websites. (The website for sharing videos from China known as Bilibili comes in the first place.)

However, Google and YouTube aren’t the only major actors on the internet. There are many others. The social media platforms Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok are among the other websites that made it into the top 50 rankings. For instance, TikTok has experienced a meteoric rise in popularity over the past few years and has quickly become one of the most widely used social media sites all over the world.

Here is Full Ranking Table of Top 50 Websites by Traffic

Rank Website Monthly Traffic Category Country
1 85.1B Search Engines 🇺🇸 U.S.
2 33.0B Streaming & Online TV 🇺🇸 U.S.
3 17.8B Social Media Networks 🇺🇸 U.S.
4 6.8B Social Media Networks 🇺🇸 U.S.
5 6.1B Social Media Networks 🇺🇸 U.S.
6 5.0B Search Engines 🇨🇳 China
7 4.8B Dictionaries & Encyclopedias 🇺🇸 U.S.
8 3.4B Search Engines 🇷🇺 Russia
9 3.3B News & Media Publishers 🇺🇸 U.S.
10 2.9B Social Media Networks 🇺🇸 U.S.
11 2.8B Adult 🇨🇿 Czechia
12 2.6B Marketplace 🇺🇸 U.S.
13 2.5B Adult 🇨🇦 Canada
14 2.3B Adult 🇫🇷 France
15 2.1B Email 🇺🇸 U.S.
16 2.1B News & Media Publishers 🇯🇵 Japan
17 2.0B Streaming & Online TV 🇺🇸 U.S.
18 1.8B Social Media Networks 🇨🇳 China
19 1.8B Telecommunications 🇯🇵 Japan
20 1.7B Social Media Networks 🇺🇸 U.S.
21 1.6B Prog. & Developer Software 🇺🇸 U.S.
22 1.6B Social Media Networks 🇺🇸 U.S.
23 1.4B Faith & Beliefs 🇷🇺 Russia
24 1.4B Consumer Electronics 🇰🇷S.Korea
25 1.4B Social Media Networks 🇷🇺 Russia
26 1.3B Adult 🇨🇾 Cyprus
27 1.3B News & Media Publishers 🇷🇺 Russia
28 1.2B Email 🇷🇺 Russia
29 1.2B News & Media Publishers 🇰🇷S.Korea
30 1.2B Search Engines 🇺🇸 U.S.
31 1.1B Prog. & Developer Software 🇺🇸 U.S.
32 1.1B Social Media Networks 🇺🇸 U.S.
33 1.1B Gaming & Accessories 🇺🇸 U.S.
34 1.0B Animations & Comics 🇨🇳 China
35 1.0B Social Media Networks 🇺🇸 U.S.
36 985.9M Computers Electronics & Tech 🇺🇸 U.S.
37 985.7M Weather 🇺🇸 U.S.
38 907.1M News & Media Publishers 🇨🇳 China
39 902.3M Prog. & Developer Software 🇺🇸 U.S.
40 870.8M News & Media Publishers 🇺🇸 U.S.
41 840.1M News & Media Publishers 🇧🇷 Brazil
42 839.0M Search Engines 🇺🇸 U.S.
43 795.7M Gaming & Accessories 🇺🇸 U.S.
44 775.9M Dictionaries & Encyclopedias 🇺🇸 U.S.
45 749.1M News & Media Publishers 🇯🇵 Japan
46 728.0M Marketplace 🇺🇸 U.S.
47 724.1M News & Media Publishers 🇮🇳 India
48 702.2M News & Media Publishers 🇺🇸 U.S.
49 688.0M Adult 🇺🇸 U.S.
50 684.9M News & Media Publishers 🇺🇸 U.S.


The United States continues to be the location of choice for the majority of the largest websites in the globe, as seen by the fact that it holds 30 positions on this ranking. The majority of these 30 websites, including Microsoft, Amazon, Alphabet, Meta, and Netflix, are owned and run by large technology businesses.

Following behind the United States and Germany are Russia, China, Japan, and South Korea respectively.

The “other” category, which comprises six other websites, is where things start to get interesting. Aaj Tak and Globo, both of which are significant publications in their respective countries’ media landscapes, take up two of the available slots.

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The remaining four websites, XVideos, PornHub, XHamster, and XNXX, all focus on adult content and may be found in a variety of places throughout the world. Due to the fact that they are structured similarly to YouTube, people frequently refer to these as “tube sites.”

Realsrv is the only adult-oriented website in the top 50 that is located in the United States, and because of the fact that it is not a household name, it is interesting to investigate more. By moving users away from the material that they were seeing and onto another page, the website is essentially supporting advertising efforts (generally premium adult content). This is a significant contributor to the cash that adult websites bring in.


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