The Top 10 Most Popular Sites of 2017

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We all have our favorite site that we love to visit every day. In this article, we'll go over the top ten most popular sites on the internet for this year, compiled from a variety of sources that track audience engagement, page views, and how many people are actually visiting the website.

The inclusion of each of these websites in this list are the results from data compiled from millions of internet users, data from local internet service providers, and direct measurements of web page traffic. These measurements are an average aggregate of all this data.

Measurements tell one story, but most of these sites are most likely very familiar to the majority of you! Take a look at these sites that you visit on a regular basis, and add the ones that you might not be as familiar with to your rotation. 

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Facebook

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 Facebook is the most popular social  media site on the web. Millions and millions of people use it every day to communicate with family and friends. 

More about Facebook:

Facebook 101: Facebook has become the most popular social networking site on the Web today. Learn more about this online phenomenon.

How to Use Facebook to Find People: Because Facebook is the largest social networking site on the Web, it is a powerful tool for finding people online. Learn more about using Facebook to search for old friends, classmates, or family members.

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Google

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Google is the world's most popular search engine. Billions of people create billions of searches every single day, and it's not just for search - Google also offers a huge variety of peripheral services. 

More about Google:

Google 101: Here's a basic overview of Google, the world's most popular search engine. Learn what makes the Google search engine so popular, some of Google's more popular features, and how you can use Google to search the web.

The Top Ten Google Search Tricks: Google is the most popular search engine, but most people don't realize how much more powerful they can make their searches with a few simple tweaks.

Advanced Google Search Tips: Do you skim the surface of what Google offers? Learn how to master Google with advanced Google search techniques and make your searches super efficient.

20 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do With Google: Google is the most popular search engine on the Web, but many people don't realize the full extent of what they can do with it. Find out more about the wide variety of Google search options that you have, and learn twenty things you didn't know you could with the seemingly limitless power of Google search available to you.

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YouTube

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You've probably watched a video on YouTube this week, as did millions of other people. YouTube is the most popular video website on the Web, and racks up hundreds of millions of page views every day. 

More about YouTube:

What is YouTube?: YouTube is the most popular video site on the Web today. Learn more about this hub of entertainment and how to use it. It works through the use of individual channels, similar to having a television set on your computer.

The Top Ten Video Websites: Beyond YouTube, here are the top ten most popular video sites on the web – you'll be able to use these sites to find all sorts of free videos, movies, and documentaries, as well as short films, viral videos, and much more.

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Twitter

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Sharing messages in 280 characters or less doesn't sound like a super viable business model, but Twitter, one of the world's most popular websites, has somehow made it work. 

More about Twitter:

What is Twitter?: Twitter is a mini-blogging application that you can use to send quick messages out to friends and family on the web. Find out more about Twitter and how you can use it.

What Things Mean on Twitter: Twitter, a popular micro-logging platform that boasts millions of users, is a great way to find content that other people are talking about on the web. There's a lingo you need to know, though, so you can understand what people are talking about and sound just as informed.

How to Retweet on Twitter: The real-time web delivers content results in as close to real-time as possible. Often, this is done using a retweet that refers to breaking news, jumping in a conversation, or digging under the buzz to the underlying content.

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Wikipedia

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 Wikipedia is one of the most useful (and used!) sites on the Web. It's a "living" resource, in the sense that any piece of content is available to be edited from anyone with expertise in that particular topic. More people use Wikipedia worldwide than any other knowledge-based resource on the Web. 

More about Wikipedia:

How to Use Wikipedia Successfully: Wikipedia is one of the most useful sites on the Web today. Find out how to use Wikipedia more effectively.

47 Alternatives to Wikipedia: While Wikipedia is arguably one of the most popular reference websites online, it does have its shortcomings. Here are 47 alternatives to Wikipedia; quality reference sites you can use to look up information, write a paper, get quick answers, and more.

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LinkedIn

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 Whether you are looking for a new job or professional connections,  LinkedIn is one of the best sources online for work-based networking. 

More about LinkedIn:

What is LinkedIn?: Have you heard of LinkedIn? It's one of the most useful networking sites on the Web. Learn more about what LinkedIn is and what it can do for you.

The Top Eight Job Search Engines On The Web: Need a job? You'll want to check out this list of the Top Eight Job Search Engines on the Web. You can use these useful job search tools to find a job online, locate an executive position, track down a federal or government position, and much more.

Free Tools You Can Use To Find Someone Online: Want to reconnect with someone? Here's a step by step guide to finding someone on the Web using tools and services that are designed to find people online.

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Baidu

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Baidu is the largest Chinese language search engine in China, and is used by millions of people every single day.

More about Baidu:

What is Baidu?: Baidu is the largest Chinese language search engine in China today. Learn more about Baidu, its origins, its founder, which features Baidu offers, and basic Baidu search options.

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eBay

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eBay is the largest auction site in the world, with literally millions of auctions going on worldwide every day. From collectible cookie jars to Rolls Royces, you're sure to find something here to fill your needs. 

More about eBay:

What is eBay?: eBay is the world's most popular auction site, offering literally hundreds of thousands of items for sale every day from all over the world. Learn more about eBay and how you can use it successfully.

Five Ways to Search eBay: eBay is one of the most popular auction Web sites of all time. Here are five ways you can search eBay for what you want with a minimum of effort.

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Instagram

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Instagram is one of the newcomers to this list, having burst onto the Web landscape in just the last couple of years. Millions of people worldwide share images of their daily lives with friends and family on this popular site. 

More about Instagram:

How to Use Instagram: Sharing pictures across social platforms is what makes Instagram so incredibly popular. Learn how to get started using this wildly popular service.

Instagram Tips and Tricks: The app has been around long enough that plenty of hidden features are now out in the open for many. Are you taking advantage of them?

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Bing

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Bing might not be as much of a household word as another search engine on this list, but this popular and extremely relevant search engine keeps making useful improvements to its service. 

More about Bing:

A Quick Tour of Bing: Take a screenshot walk-through of Bing, Microsoft's revamp of Live Search.

Advanced Bing Search Shortcuts: Bing, Microsoft's flagship search engine, is a great way to find results on the Web. Learn how to use Bing more effectively with these simple search shortcuts.

 

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