Google Still Sets the Pace: Spatial Analytics of World’s most Popular Websites


The Interesting Spatial Analytics on the most visited websites by country carried out by Oxford Internet Institute using public data from the web traffic service Alexa, showed that Google is still the King of the internet.

The Map below presents that Google and Facebook still reigned supreme among internet users across the world with some few exceptions.


The Russian Mail.ru was found most popular in Kazakhtan, Al-Watan Voice newspaper dominates Palestine, Yahoo still in charge in Japan and Taiwan. Russian search engine, Yandex tops the list in Russia. Of course, Baidu tops Chinese web which obviously could be attributed to the part of Chinese government’s support.

The study clearly shows that Google is still the giant of the WWW as it emerged the top site in 62 countries out of the 120 countries studied. The study noted that the 50 countries that Facebook emerged the most popular, Google came second in 36 of them, the remaining 14, emerged  YouTube as the second most popular (YouTube,currently owned by Google).

NB: Please take cognizance of  blind spots in the survey because Alexa lacks information on countries with small Internet Populations including most of Sub-Saharan Africa.

Source: Mapcite.com

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source: Bitly

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