It is no mean feat achieving a position in the top 100 websites in the world, considering that as at today, September 2020, there are billions of websites.

According to the Hosting Tribunal there are between 1.6 and 1.9 billion websites on the Web.

The Hosting Tribunal says

“This is not even the whole picture, considering there are a lot of inactive websites that dilute the overall statistic. And I do mean A LOT! Just like the planets in our metaphor, most of the internet (in this case, about 85%) is a desolate or underdeveloped wasteland that once attempted to flourish. Yet, the Web keeps growing by leaps and bounds. By the time I’ve finished this article, around 1500 new websites will have seen the light of day.

Staggering numbers.

  • There are about 2 billion websites.
  • But less than 400 million are active.
  • By the time you finish reading this article, thousands of new sites will spawn.

Well, we are equally shocked and yet at the same time staggeringly pleased for we have managed, by a stroke of luck and maneuvers that are quite accidental and dogged, managed to get 4 websites into the top 5 million websites. Yay, us!! What’s next, with our heads in the clouds?

Aha, the point of this article. We must explore this list, one website at a time, and discover why people visit them on a daily basis. We must explore the charm that they exude. Who was it that said, copying is a compliment? Well, we intend to compliment the best in the business by emulating them.

This list, be very careful, seems to change on a daily basis. Everyone is trying to get to top 100 for that’s where the money is.

This article to be continued as and when we find information worth sharing. Bookmark it.

   wikipedia.org18.25B$90.69M
   google.com8.95B$19.92M
   youtube.com7.44B$49.83M
   twitter.com5.70B$18.70M
   facebook.com4.94B$65.98M
   amazon.com3.00B$56.45M
   imdb.com2.22B$9.91M
   apple.com1.98B$10.60M
   merriam-webster.com1.88B$3.82M
10    instagram.com1.61B$7.40M
11    dictionary.com1.50B$3.34M
12    tripadvisor.com1.02B$37.72M
13    pinterest.com945.00M$23.93M
14    wiktionary.org806.59M$2.30M
15    fandom.com797.31M$6.37M
16    yahoo.com719.70M$4.30M
17    yelp.com651.98M$63.82M
18    urbandictionary.com637.19M$2.23M
19    cambridge.org624.06M$2.63M
20    espncricinfo.com570.40M$71.74K
21    craigslist.org558.81M$2.75M
22    roblox.com520.54M$116.81K
23    linkedin.com505.14M$20.09M
24    espn.com504.72M$1.67M
25    weather.com488.34M$786.95K
26    microsoft.com485.63M$8.15M
27    healthline.com458.07M$9.89M
28    britannica.com434.85M$4.04M
29    walmart.com416.23M$11.04M
30    bbc.com411.06M$2.12M
31    webmd.com410.80M$11.55M
32    livescore.com408.98M$12.91K
33    ytmp3.cc387.40M$11.50K
34    thepirate-bay.org381.31M$1.92K
35    cricbuzz.com378.87M$44.71K
36    whatsapp.com369.31M$57.23K
37    homedepot.com363.98M$8.29M
38 1   rottentomatoes.com339.82M$3.26M
39 1   xvideos.com339.66M$253.04K
40 1   bestbuy.com333.42M$4.63M
41 1   live.com331.77M$173.52K
42    thesaurus.com324.65M$732.35K
43    gsmarena.com323.73M$942.01K
44    mayoclinic.org299.34M$5.95M
45    timeanddate.com295.86M$897.42K
46    thefreedictionary.com294.96M$2.72M
47    pornhub.com294.83M$224.38K
48    accuweather.com272.24M$947.65K
49    indiatimes.com272.14M$1.37M
50 1   nytimes.com267.46M$5.22M
51 1   office.com266.53M$1.66M
52    theguardian.com266.49M$4.08M
53    genius.com264.11M$1.41M
54    flashscore.com262.74M$86.92K
55    blog.google258.99M$94.71K
56    yourdictionary.com253.49M$2.28M
57    xnxx.com250.52M$216.81K
58    netflix.com247.05M$1.64M
59    cnn.com240.05M$3.47M
60    steampowered.com232.96M$932.99K
61    spanishdict.com230.46M$742.77K
62    skyscanner.com221.50M$1.20M
63    spotify.com219.49M$1.82M
64    cnet.com217.49M$5.66M
65 1   reddit.com210.33M$10.34M
66 1   investopedia.com209.73M$8.58M
67    uptodown.com208.12M$506.60K
68    ebay.com207.82M$10.38M
69    bbc.co.uk207.38M$1.12M
70    indeed.com205.68M$14.48M
71    dailymail.co.uk203.70M$745.42K
72    poki.com203.27M$112.77K
73 2   playstation.com202.99M$629.62K
74 1   samsung.com201.53M$1.55M
75 1   nih.gov198.74M$7.95M
76    dominos.com195.45M$200.20K
77    friv.com186.79M$3.84K
78    collinsdictionary.com182.56M$2.34M
79    techradar.com180.90M$3.96M
80    ndtv.com179.70M$1.02M
81    globo.com178.48M$246.56K
82    vocabulary.com174.39M$1.38M
83 1   expedia.com172.26M$11.96M
84 1   speedtest.net172.08M$102.86K
85 2   pizzahut.com171.10M$158.73K
86    unsplash.com164.25M$1.00M
87 3   macys.com160.01M$4.07M
88 1   target.com159.51M$6.25M
89    quora.com159.02M$10.12M
90 2   nike.com157.94M$812.60K
91 3   y2mate.com157.75M$13.76K
92 7   marketwatch.com156.06M$3.05M
93 2   premierleague.com155.62M$89.77K
94 1   santanderbank.com155.00M$119.19K
95 1   booking.com153.66M$11.97M
96 1   ryanair.com153.26M$149.69K
97 1   medicalnewstoday.com152.74M$5.75M
98 1   about.google151.05M$16.95K
99 1   adobe.com148.44M$1.63M
100 2   goodhousekeeping.com

Plot twist! We have stumbled onto a different list from Ahrefs.com and some spots seem to have been claimed. It’s a game of chairs and chess with everyone moving something or other to get ahead. Well, here’s the list

2020)

#DomainMonthly traffic
1youtube.com1,625,928,544
2en.wikipedia.org1,032,257,682
3twitter.com535,672,329
4facebook.com512,517,207
5amazon.com492,468,801
6yelp.com189,284,057
7reddit.com184,283,420
8imdb.com168,686,113
9fandom.com168,358,254
10pinterest.com160,008,934
11tripadvisor.com107,547,225
12instagram.com95,560,034
13walmart.com94,951,789
14craigslist.org86,673,328
15ebay.com85,427,056
16linkedin.com71,106,847
17play.google.com68,140,558
18healthline.com65,456,494
19etsy.com59,552,312
20indeed.com59,104,906
21apple.com58,415,329
22espn.com56,865,851
23webmd.com55,318,117
24fb.com54,134,532
25nytimes.com53,500,181
26google.com45,771,378
27cnn.com44,051,403
28merriam-webster.com42,271,679
29gamepedia.com41,113,127
30microsoft.com40,922,560
31target.com40,028,159
32homedepot.com39,944,177
33quora.com38,618,080
34nih.gov37,592,983
35rottentomatoes.com36,892,393
36netflix.com36,591,458
37quizlet.com35,825,193
38weather.com33,784,930
39mapquest.com33,540,486
40britannica.com32,170,852
41businessinsider.com31,651,846
42dictionary.com31,612,281
43zillow.com31,481,927
44mayoclinic.org31,021,370
45bestbuy.com30,829,865
46theguardian.com30,465,847
47yahoo.com30,172,153
48msn.com30,142,765
49usatoday.com29,427,694
50medicalnewstoday.com29,423,587
51urbandictionary.com29,109,868
52usnews.com28,984,074
53foxnews.com28,826,307
54genius.com27,790,888
55allrecipes.com27,666,462
56spotify.com27,537,454
57glassdoor.com26,814,924
58forbes.com25,444,257
59cnet.com25,237,457
60finance.yahoo.com25,160,615
61irs.gov25,059,843
62lowes.com24,933,148
63mail.yahoo.com24,899,444
64aol.com23,665,608
65steampowered.com23,453,254
66washingtonpost.com22,865,594
67usps.com22,550,515
68office.com22,001,884
69retailmenot.com21,388,314
70wiktionary.org21,277,511
71paypal.com21,064,326
72foodnetwork.com20,471,446
73hulu.com20,434,219
74live.com20,292,544
75cbssports.com20,215,005
76wayfair.com20,047,734
77ca.gov20,037,071
78bleacherreport.com19,987,215
79macys.com19,817,737
80accuweather.com19,557,944
81xfinity.com19,553,329
82go.com19,552,684
83techradar.com19,127,559
84groupon.com18,996,185
85investopedia.com18,824,614
86yellowpages.com18,738,426
87steamcommunity.com18,511,512
88chase.com18,375,173
89wellsfargo.com18,263,364
90npr.org18,170,172
91apartments.com17,679,853
92roblox.com17,582,385
93huffpost.com17,380,576
94books.google.com17,219,320
95bankofamerica.com17,154,318
96bbb.org17,077,027
97expedia.com16,887,867
98wikihow.com16,570,218
99ign.com16,468,527
100wowhead.com16,302,245