· The Top 10 most popular websites in the world for 2018 were chosen based on total traffic and unique visitor information maintained by Alexa, the statistics and analytics service.
· Below is the full list of the ten most-visited web sites at the start of the new year. The list is based on various traffic reports and we display the Alexa rank for each. In addition, we include last year’s ranking.
· Now, at the start of 2018, we take a look to see what the most-used sites are in the current time.
Google is the world's most popular search engine. Billions of people generate three billion searches every single day, and it's not just for search – Google also offers a huge variety of peripheral services. In 2018, Google.com is the No.1 most popular website in the global market.
ALEXA RANK: 1
You've probably watched a video on YouTube everyday, as did plenty of other people. YouTube is the most popular video website on the web, and almost five billion videos are watched on YouTube every day. Youtube.com is the No. 2 most popular website in global market for 2018, 20 percent of YouTube views are from inside the U.S.
ALEXA RANK: 2
Facebook is the most popular social media site on the web. More than one billion active users access Facebook daily across the globe to communicate with family and friends. In 2018, Facebook.com is the No.3 most popular website in global market.
ALEXA RANK: 3
WIth a 70 percent search market share, Baidu is the largest Chinese-language search engine and is used by millions of people every day. The estimate is that 90 percent of China uses Baidu as a search engine. Much like Google, Baidu offers companion sites including an alternative to AdWords, Translate, Maps and other. Baidu is the No. 4 most popular website globally and the No. 1 most popular in China. Only 10 percent of Baidu visitors are from the global market.
ALEXA RANK: 4
Wikipedia is one of the most useful sites on the web. It's a "living" resource, in the sense that any piece of content is available to be edited by anyone with expertise in that particular topic. More people use Wikipedia worldwide than any other knowledge-based resource on the web. In 2018, Wikipedia ranks as the No. 5 most popular site globally and as No. 8 in india.
ALEXA RANK: 5
Reddit is a social news aggregation that consists of an enormous collection of people and the links they share about every corner of pop culture. If you see something you like, you give it a thumbs up. See something you don't like? Give it a thumbs down. Leave comments and post interesting things. With almost 500 million monthly visitors, Reddit ranks as the No. 6 most popular website globally for 2018.
ALEXA RANK: 6
Yahoo is a web portal and search engine. It offers mail, news, maps, videos and many more web services. Yahoo doesn't hand out its statistics freely, but a recent estimate put the number of visitors per month at about 1.1 billion. Yahoo ranks at No. 7 in global 2018 list of most popular websites.
ALEXA RANK: 7
Google.co.in, the Indian version of the popular Google search engine, has a life on the internet of its own. With it, users can search the entire web or only webpages from India. The site offers sites in English, Hindi, Bengali, Telugu, Marathi, and Tamil. Google.co.in is the No. 8 most popular website in the world for 2018. It is Google's India site, so it is no surprise it ranks is No. 1 in India.
ALEXA RANK: 8
QQ.com is an messaging service in China. It's goal it to provide its users with a "one-stop online life service." The social networking service encourages users to write blogs, send photos, keep diaries, watch videos and listen to music. QQ.com holds the Guinness World Record for the highest number of simultaneous online users on an instant messaging program with just over 200 million users. Active monthly users is 800 million. QQ.com is ranked on No. 9 global list of most popular websites
ALEXA RANK: 9
Amazon is well on its way to being "world's most customer-centric company." The Amazon.com website offers a vast selection of retail products, including books, movies, electronics, toys and many other goods, either directly or as a middleman. Through its Prime service, it offers videos and music. It is the No. 1 shopping website in the U.S. with more than 600 million products available for sale. Globally, the site sells more than 3 billion products across 11 marketplaces. Amazon is the No. 10 most popular global website in 2018. It ranks as the No. 5 most popular site among U.S. websites.