Internet users spend the most time on YouTube, according to data

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Internet users spend the most time on YouTube, according to figures compiled by Anadolu Agency.

As Saturday marks the 31st anniversary of the Internet’s first website going live, Google has emerged as the most visited website with $47.8 billion, according to the American search engine marketing firm Semrush.

However, this has not always been the case over the past three decades after the very first website, created by British scientist Tim Berners-Lee and containing information about the World Wide Web project, was made public on August 6, 1991.

The website started working on December 20, 1990. But at the time, it was only accessible from the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN).

In 2001, the most popular websites were MSN, Yahoo and eBay, although the top two would lose their place to Yahoo and Google by 2007.

Other popular websites at that time, such as Myspace and AOL, have disappeared over time.

Google, Facebook and YouTube were ranked as the most popular websites in 2012.

There are currently around 2 billion websites. After Google, YouTube leads the list with 46.8 billion visits, followed by Facebook with 10.6 billion, Wikipedia with 5.8 billion and Twitter with 4.8 billion.

On the other hand, according to website traffic tracker Similarweb, YouTube is the website users spend the most time on – around 22 minutes per visit. He is followed by Google, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

According to data from Statista, there were 5 billion active Internet users, more than 60% of the world’s population, in April 2022. Of these, 93% are also on social networks.

* Written by Ahmet Gencturk in Ankara

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