Top 25 Websites on the Web

Added an update as of May 10th, 2010 – This post was originally done last year in June so almost a full year has gone by.  It can be very interesting to see how the the top websites in the world wide web have changed.  Facebook now holds the #2 position which is important as the rumor is that Facebook might become the first true challenger to Google dominance of search and Internet traffic.

Most people didn’t even realize that Twitter which has gotten a lot of publicity wasn’t in the Top 25 Websites last year though it is this year.  With the new way Google SERP works to show Facebook and Twitter updates these two social media sites have real ecommerce value.

Top 25 Websites – May 10th, 2010

1 google.com
2 facebook.com
3 yahoo.com
4 youtube.com
5 msn.com
6 live.com
7 wikipedia.org
8 microsoft.com
9 ebay.com
10 myspace.com
11 bing.com
12 amazon.com
13 twitter.com
14 aol.com
15 craigslist.org
16 wordpress.com
17 ask.com
18 go.com
19 photobucket.com
20 adobe.com
21 cnn.com
22 about.com
23 bbc.co.uk
24 flickr.com
25 weather.com

You many be wondering what websites get the most traffic on the web?  Your first guess is probably Google and you are right.  The Internet is a very vast place so there is still room for your website to get traffic.  The top ranking websites are search engines which is no surprise.  What is important to understand about that is the #1 websites people use are services to find a local business or ecommerce store like yours.

Photobucket receives more traffic than Twitter.  Do you have a Internet marketing plan that involves photos?  If not you should.

youtube_channelYou can learn great insight into what people find important and how to create your SEO strategy by looking at the sites people visit to most.  First as Google is #1, ranking is Google’s organic search is the top priority for your website’s success.  You probably already knew that though here are a few other observations you may not have.  Youtube is #5 and Photobucket is #23 which means that having a search engine optimization strategy for using videos and photos can allow you to get a leg up on the competition.  Twitter may be all in the news right now though Youtube and Photobucket still receive more traffic.

The rankings were gathered by Ranking.com

Top 25 Websites on the Web

  1. google.com
  2. yahoo.com
  3. msn.com
  4. live.com
  5. youtube.com
  6. aol.com
  7. myspace.com
  8. facebook.com
  9. google.co.uk
  10. microsoft.com
  11. ebay.com
  12. ask.com
  13. wikipedia.org
  14. go.com
  15. google.ca
  16. blogspot.com
  17. casalemedia.com
  18. findstuff.com
  19. starware.com
  20. att.net
  21. cnn.com
  22. mywebsearch.com
  23. photobucket.com
  24. netzero.net
  25. amazon.com