In this day and age of Technology and its rapid advancements, a lot of our life can be spent online daily. Whether it be a quick search from a search engine or online shopping, selling, and advertising. Everything seems to be happening online nowadays! Websites play a huge role in this event daily and why shouldn’t they? Following up with a lot of money earned, these websites are certainly doing some good business out there! But do you know that these earn through Advertisements and their history and when they were established? For that check out the list of websites, I’ve researched!
Following are the list of the top 5 Websites of the World given by Alexa Internet as of February 8, 2021, recently:-
Oh, Google… Our most beloved site of all! No doubt it tops the list here as the whole world goes to Google for all the solutions to their daily problems. Wanna know Daily trivia? News? Buy something? Or advertise something? It all starts with Google. It has kind of become our daily dose of knowledge now. Good for knowing all things. The company was founded on 4th September 1998 at Menlo Park, California, United States. It is a subsidiary of “Alphabet Inc. Company.” Since then, it has been working efficiently and now reaping the results. Grown to be one the biggest companies in the world now. Its CEO is Sundar Pichai, one of the biggest billionaires and leading personalities in the world. Google keeps on growing by always tagging the title of the “most used search engine” of the world. This website is really loved by all. In the fiscal year of 2020, Google’s revenue was 181.69 billion US dollars.
Our daily obsession with Videos and Shows that are free. YouTube! Whether it be watching your favorite Vlogger visiting amazing places or finally finding a great recipe for yourself! Even all the Entertainment and Music Industry relies upon it! YouTube has it all. It was registered on February 14, 2005, by Steve Chen, Chad Hurley, and Jawed Karim; these were three former employees of the American e-commerce company PayPal. And when YouTube was officially launched on December 15, 2005, it was serving more than two million video views each day. In 2020, with 2.3 Billion Users worldwide, this is the best Video content platform till now, which a lot of influencers use to make money. YouTube generated 15 Billion Dollars as of the latest by 2019 for its parent company Google.
An e-commerce website for the Chinese population which grew due to the global isolation done to the country by the government and thus a Native based Company took the country by storm! Part of China’s infamous Alibaba Group. It is a platform for local Chinese and international businesses to sell brand name goods to consumers in Greater China which has over 500 million monthly active users, as of February 2018. In November 2010, Taobao Mall launched an independent web domain, tmall.com, to differentiate listings by its merchants, who are either brand owners or authorized distributors, from Taobao’s C2C merchants. In June 2011, Alibaba Group Chairman and CEO Jack Ma announced a major restructuring of Taobao through an internal email. It was reorganized into three separate companies. As a result, Tmall.com became an independent business under the Alibaba Group. In the fiscal year ending March 31, 2020, GMV transacted on Tmall, a Chinese e-commerce platform operated by Alibaba Group, reached approximately 3.2 trillion yuan (Chinese currency).
Baidu is China’s largest multinational technology company specializing in Internet-related services and products and artificial intelligence (AI), headquartered in Beijing’s Haidian District. It is one of the largest AI and Internet companies in the world. The holding company of the group is incorporated in the Cayman Islands. Baidu offers various services, including a Chinese search engine, as well as a mapping service called Baidu Maps. Baidu offers about 57 search and community services, such as Baidu Baike (an online encyclopedia), Baidu Wangpan (a cloud storage service), and Baidu Tieba (a keyword-based discussion forum). Basically, it is like Chinese Google with all its features! This company reportedly earned 16 Billion US Dollars as of 2020, the latest.
TENCENT QQ (qq.com)
Tencent QQ (Chinese: 腾讯QQ), commonly known as QQ, is an instant messaging software service and web portal developed by the Chinese tech giant Tencent. QQ offers various services… Some of these are online social games, music, shopping, microblogging, movies, and group and voice chat software. In the latest report of April 2014, over 200 million online QQ users were recorded all using it at one time. At the end of June 2016, there were 899 million active QQ accounts. Tencent QQ was first released in China in February 1999 under the name of OICQ (“Open ICQ”, a reference to the early IM service ICQ). The Chinese internet services giant Tencent, one of the leading internet companies in the world, reported total annual revenue of over 482 billion yuan in 2020, an increase of 28 percent compared to the previous year.
These are the 5 most amazing websites and what they are about and how they are such famous and successful giants in the world! Comment down below your favorite site to use and which you use most often. Also, do let us know some extra facts if you know about these companies!