The Top 1000 Most-Visited Sites On The Web

Google owned Ad network Doubleclick has posted a list of the 1000 most-visited sites on the web. If anyone can post such a list, it would be Doubleclick since measuring traffic for advertiser clients is one of the things they do. Doubleclick decided to leave out Google from the list, probably because Google owns them and didn’t want to show any bias. If Google was included on the list, they would be number one. As it stand, the Web’s most-visited site is Facebook, with 540 million unique visitors and a mind blowing 570 BILLION page views per month.

While Google has more unique visitors than Facebook, it can’t match Facebook’s page view numbers. Now I know why Facebook is able to sell ads as low as 25 cent CPM. They have so much inventory they don’t know what to do with it. It’s also interesting to note the number of Top 1000 that don’t accept advertising. It just goes to show that advertising isn’t always the best business model for a site. Let’s face it, unless you have the traffic of Facebook, it’s pretty hard to make money at 25 cent CPM.

The biggest blog on the list is the Huffington Post with 12 million unique visitors and 370 million page views per month. I feel very small now. See the full list here.

Top 1000 Sites


75 thoughts on “The Top 1000 Most-Visited Sites On The Web”

  1. Wow, live.com is still in the top 5. Long live Bill Gates.

    1. And Microsoft is sitting at #6 🙂

      1. d3so says:

        Yup, they’re hanging in there 😉
        I haven’t used their services in years.

        1. Apple is not in this race at least and where Microsoft beat Apple.

  2. Jay says:

    Facebook is a great way to connect to people, but the problem is disconnecting. It makes a city like Vancouver seem really small, because everyone “knows” everybody else.

    1. Not just disconnecting, but the privacy invasion is a more serious concern…

      1. Jay says:

        Oh yeah. I forgot all about that whole fiasco.

        1. d3so says:

          Yup, I’ve heard about the conspiracy before it all went mainstream. What is FB going to do about it?

          1. Hopefully they’re going to look for a more eloquent spokesperson, as the stammering Mark Zuckerburg did their cause no favors when grilled by the media on the not so hot new privacy controls…..

    2. Good point. I see the same in the city I’m in now, Bakersfield.

      My friends on Facebook have friends on their page I don’t really know who I see most of the time when I’m cruising the city.

  3. Wess Stewart says:

    I didn’t see my site there, or yours either, John. Guess we need to keep working at it!

    1. May be they do not want to add leader like you in the list … because leader should not be in the list of followers … 🙂

  4. Ryan Eagle says:

    Go Facebook!!!!!
    “540 million unique visitors and a mind blowing 570 BILLION page views per month”.

    1. SEO Results says:

      Those figures are mind boggling! The joys are that you are able to really target your demographics with fb ads, so the low cost and exact targeting is making for a very attractive proposition to anybody wishing to promote most anything.

    2. Lakhyajyoti says:

      Really it is a mind blowing figure.

      1. Showing power of facebook and addiction as well.

    3. VizFact says:

      Good God, I have got to get myself a Facebook advertising strategy.

  5. d3so says:

    I noticed that YouTube wasn’t on the list as well since it’s owned by google. Isn’t blogspot owned by google too? They’re on the list.

    1. If Blogspot is on there I would think YouTube for sure would be on there as well…guess they can’t have all their sites take up the list…

    2. PPC Ian says:

      That’s an interesting point. I’ve heard that YouTube is the second largest search engine behind Google… Another interesting thing: Twitter is not on the top 10 list. Looking forward to further Twitter adoption over the coming years.

      1. d3so says:

        hmmm…i’ve always thought that Alexa was most reliable when it comes to ranking.

        1. SEO Results says:

          Have you got your Alexa toolbar installed and active? Alexa relies on gathering information from that, so the more of us that are plugged in, the better!

          YouTube is definitely up there, so it was omitted for obvious reasons, although I’d quite like to see their stats.

          Twitter only 18th? I find that surprising too.

          1. d3so says:

            Yea I use Alexa toolbar.

          2. Lakhyajyoti says:

            I also use alexa toolbar.

          3. I also use Alexa toolbar.

          4. Alexa is not reliable and neither this one list as well.

            But however this one will give us an idea about the websites and their rankings.

            This is the collection of gems.

      2. Youtube is a search engine? I always thought it is a video sharing and hosting site? SY

        1. d3so says:

          You can view as a search engine for videos 😉

          1. Good answer 😉 SY

          2. Many ppl I know use YouTube to search for info before even taking one thought about google!

            Some ppl would rather see a quick video explaining something other than having to sroll and read about something..

          3. That’s true, many people are more “visual” than anything else

          4. Yes if you want to learn something than visual is the best thing and that’s why You tube is always in demand.

      3. Lakhyajyoti says:

        Surprisingly twitter is also not in the TOP 10.

  6. Affilobserva says:

    Seeing right now are two non-english language sites in Top 10, i wonder how many will be in 2 years…

    1. SEO Results says:

      I wonder about that too. I feel that we’re only seeing the tip of the iceberg here, and while english is enjoying being top of the table for now, it is bound to get dethroned in due course.

  7. Your not kidding about them having a boat load of inventory!!! They can afford to dish out competitive CPMs

  8. Warren says:

    I guess that would be a conflict for them, kind of like starting up a SEO firm say? lol

  9. Melvin says:

    The third time i’ve actually seen this blog post.. one from DBT and the other one from darren i think. well the top 50 sites aren’t really surprising. whats surprising though are some of the sites I haven’t heard yet.. Maybe its my problem and not theirs,..

    1. d3so says:

      It’s always nice to know the top sites out there.
      You might discover interesting resources.

      1. Yes if you will go through top 500 websites than you will see many interesting websites which you never heard of.

        So take a look upto 500 and note down all those website’s URL which attracts you.

  10. Interesting that Bing is already so high in the rankings, I don’t know about you, but Bing is not sending a lot of traffic to my sites. And they list also overture.com but that site has been “absorbed” by Yahoo since ages, so I start to wonder how accurate this list really is, SY

    1. Lakhyajyoti says:

      Really it is surprising to all of us.

  11. Ray Ebersole says:

    The Facebook page views does not surprise me. Zynga has many games and I have many tabs open with Facebook loaded, each it;s own page view. I am also using 3 browsers to run 3 different accounts at the same time. There a lot of people doing the same thing, so the numbers seem higher.

    1. Lakhyajyoti says:

      You are absolutely right.

    2. Ah, thanks, that makes sense. I was sitting here wondering how the %$&* they could be averaging 1,000+ page views per user.

      1. @ Ray …

        Did not get you the option of 3 browser. You mean 3 different browsers such as Safari, Firefox and Chrome.

        Please clear it.

  12. Gaurav says:

    With the recent face policy updates I hope rather than believe that it will go down the drainage !!

  13. Yes Actually it’s hard to beleive that facebook still cheap advertising! They rock!

    1. More ad more people I know are starting to use Facebook as an advertising platform and some are doing alright with it.

      It’s really a science once you learn how to use it you can generate as much traffic, leads and cash as you want.

  14. Thanks for posting this list John.

  15. Wow Huffington Post with 12 million unique visitors and 370 million page views per month? thats some traffic

    1. I just visited the site after reading this post, it’s now wonder they get so much traffic… just look at all the stories and content they’ve produced!

      The giant hole in the middle of a Guatemalan city is a fascinating one

  16. Addy Kho says:

    surprising youtube is out!

    1. Lakhyajyoti says:

      It is in 18th position.

  17. Vince Cianci says:

    570 Billion Page Views! That’s alot of people looking at their own profiles I’d say!

    1. I have to admit, I’m one of them! Though I usually just take a glance to look at what my friends and family are up to

      1. I am another one of them. It is fun checking out what all my friends and family from all across the globe get up to and have to say. I spend about 15 – 20 mins a day max on facebook, so I don’t think it is that bad. I do use it more than Google though….

  18. adi says:

    FACEBOOK IS NUMBER 1 ?

    BUT I DO NOT HAVE FACEBOOK

    AND Thank You Mr. john Chow for posting this list

    1. Lakhyajyoti says:

      Then you missed lot.

  19. Facebook is a great way to connect to people, but the problem is disconnecting. It makes big cities like Chicago or New Jersey seem really small, because everyone “knows” everybody else.

  20. Lakhyajyoti says:

    It is surprised to see that youtube is not on the top10.

    1. This is because of the same reason that Google is not on the list. YouTube is one of the fillies in the Google stable and would’ve ranked right up in the top three here.

  21. Free Picks says:

    why not google in the list?

  22. Which website to you go to the most John?

    1. Obviously besides your own lol.

  23. rob busby says:

    John, thanks for this list. This is a plethora of good information. Knowing who has the hottest Websites online could actually help people like me with my future marketing efforts. Thanks to all that commented. It’s great to hear your thoughts as well.

  24. We’re talking in billion not millions but its not hard to accept it as facebook is THE site today. Even my little daughter visits facebook when she could get her hand on the computer. 🙂

    1. Yeah I agree totally with you, Facebook have no limit with the age, a kid and a old grand mother can have an account! It’s huge!

      1. Lakhyajyoti says:

        Agree with you.My 2 years nephew is also in facebook.

  25. Its amazing the amount of sites on that list that dont have any sort of ads on their sites.

  26. Peter Jay says:

    No John. You not a small. Lol..
    You are the biggest blogger I ever known.
    Facebook is very addicted. I myself have 4 account with Facebook. Lol..

  27. ATUL says:

    mozilla is also on this list and that too on #6
    I dnt understand whats in mozilla website

    ATUL

  28. Ary says:

    Well that’s why I love facebook! Twitter is on the 14th place, with google 15th… It’s funny how wordpress surpasses mozilla.

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