There is no shortage of websites on the internet and almost everyone has the same desire which is to be listed among the top ten. The ones that have made it are listed below.
1 – Google
Google is the most used website by Americans in the United States. It has obtained almost 8 billion monthly views more than YouTube, the second most highly used website. Google is an American web search engine Company. The company provides multinational technology specializing in internet related products and services. Google is an advertising Icon. It is basically an online encyclopedia of products, services, and information on just about anything one could imagine. Many companies strive to have their company on the first page of a Google search as more often than not people view listings on the first page of Google as the best companies and tend to select a website on the first page to go to.
2 – YouTube
YouTube ranks second in the most popular American websites. This video sharing service website offers users the ability to upload videos, watch videos, like videos, and comment on videos. YouTube is owned by Google. Many stars have been discovered on YouTube such as:
- Shawn Mendes
- Cody Simpson
- Justin Bieber
- Tori Kelly
- Carly Rae Jepsen
- Alessia Cara
- 5 Seconds of Summer
- Charlie Puth
Many kids post homemade videos on YouTube to see how many likes they can get. This actually attributes to a lot of self-confidence. When a kid or tween receives a large amount of likes, it makes them feel they are important and worth while.
Many people use YouTube as a teaching and learning tool. If you want to know how to do something, just search it on YouTube, and you can follow the how-to video. This can save users a lot of money by learning how to do something yourself as opposed to paying someone to do it for you.
3 – FaceBook
This exceptional social media site has been responsible for re-connecting family and friends all over the world. Facebook also owns Instagram which is also a very popular visited site in the United States. This website allows users to upload photos and videos both personal and commercial. Many companies have a FaceBook page to capture business from FaceBook users. Facebook also provides advertising to many companies with direct links their business websites. Users on this website can share information, photos, videos, and mimes for public view or a more controlled viewing audience such as just friends. Facebook has many security measures in place to protect private information. However it is important to remember if you don’t want your personal information revealed to someone, don’t put it on FaceBook. Facebook also allows users to privately chat with family and friends. It is a great way to communicate with others. Facebook also has reminder services such as family and friends birthdays, social events you have accepted to attend and so on. Facebook is a great tool for staying in touch and advertising. Facebook also has a calling feature, so you can call and receive calls from family and friends on FaceBook.
4 – Amazon
Amazon is a very popular website for American users to do their shopping online, view their favorite movie by streaming on Prime, or utilizing their personal assistant Alexa. Amazon ranks #1 in the United States for Online Shopping websites. Many Americans use the Amazon website on a daily basis. Many people today use Amazon to do their Christmas shopping, which provides them with many advantages. By shopping online with Amazon, there is no need to deal with crowded malls and stores, and you can shop any time of the day or night, you don’t have to worry about transportation or extreme weather conditions. Another added bonus of shopping online with Amazon is the fact that everything gets delivered right to your door. Amazon Prime members with a paid subscription have added advantages and privileges as well such as:
- Exclusive Black Friday Deals
- Early Access to Cyber Monday Deals
- Most often Same Day Delivery
- Free Delivery for Eligible Purchases
- Movie, TV Show and Music Streaming
- Unlimited Reading
5 – Yahoo
Yahoo is ranked as the 5th most popular website in the United States. This web service provider allows users to obtain information about sports, news, finance, and mail. Yahoo also owns Tumbir which is a microblogging Website. Yahoo provides a directory and search engine of Websites all over the world and provides access to millions of webpages and hundreds of thousands of websites. Yahoo is user friendly so both new and seasoned internet users can easily access the information they are looking for. Information provided by utilizing the Yahoo portal website ranges from finance news to entertainment.
6 – Wikipedia
This online encyclopedia ranks 6th in the most popular websites used by Americans. Wikipedia includes comprehensive information on almost every topic you can think of. Everyday Wikipedia adds approximately 800 new articles. If you want to know something about anything Wikipedia is the website to visit. They also have some pretty funny articles to view. With the English language version containing over 5,359,547 articles it is pretty easy to find what you are looking for. Wikipedia is a great learning tool for people of all ages.
7 – Reddit
This American social news platform website ranks 7th in the most popular websites viewed by Americans. Users on this social sharing website can discuss news and views on the sites content as well as vote on what others have submitted. Registered members can post images, text posts, and links which other members either vote up or down on. The content most voted up appears at the top of thread, and content that is down voted becomes less visible.
8 – EBay
eBay is ranked 8th in the top 10 of American popular websites. eBay is a virtual auction and shopping website. eBay users can post images, descriptions, and prices of items they are selling. People sell both new and used items. Many commercial companies advertise on eBay to capture the attention of many eBay users. Shopping on eBay can save you a lot of money, as buying something from personal users on eBay does not involve sales tax. Many people who are environmentally friendly choose to shop on eBay eliminating the need for many items that people don’t use to be disposed of in landfills.
9 – Twitter
Twitter is another Social Media website that is commonly frequented by many Americans. Twitter is a go to site which provides information ranging from entertainment and news to politics and sports. Twitter provides real time information on sporting events.Twitter users can follow the lives of celebrities, stay in touch with family and friends and receive news. Both marketing companies and Public Relations firms use Twitter as a promotional tool.
10 – Netflix
Americans of all ages love Netflix. Netflix allows users to watch unlimited movies, Television shows, Music Videos, and much more. Netflix users can watch everything Netflix has to offer on just about any electronic device they own.
Most who use the internet will be familiar with these top ten and most likely have made use of several of them.