Late last year, the computer industry had a rude awakening when Google, everyone’s favorite search engine, was pushed off the top place of the most popular website on the planet.
According to Cloudflare Radar’s popularity list, an unexpected (relative) newcomer has knocked the tech giant down to the second most popular site. No, despite Microsoft’s devious strategy of making Bing the default search tool for the Edge browser (fun fact: the most popular search term typed into Bing is “Google”), it was unable to defeat Google and its ever-expanding suite of services, which includes Maps, Translate, Photos, Flights, Books, and News.
This was the situation late last year.
Top 10 most popular domains in late 2021
On February 17, 2021, the popular video-sharing app TikTok briefly held the top place, albeit only for a day. However, it began claiming a few more days in March and a few more days in May after that. On most days after August 10, the site was the most frequented domain.
In terms of traffic, the website has eclipsed Facebook as the most popular social networking platform on the Internet, yet Facebook still has the most subscribers globally.
TikTok’s domination, however, did not endure long. According to new data from Cloudfare over the previous 30 days, Google is once again the most visited website on the planet.
Top 10 most popular domains in last 30 days
In other news, Twitter and WhatsApp have both dropped out of the top 10 rankings, with Instagram and Mozilla replacing them. Pornographic names were removed from the statistics, despite other domain trackers included adult websites in their top tens.