Alexa is one of the most useful site for webmasters as it helps you to analyze and discover more information about a website. You can use Alexa to know how well established a site is, who owns the site , related sites, and lot more.With Alexa you can find about how your competitors site is doing and what factors are making it successful or how it is better from yours.Even if you are a Web professional trying to know about the competition’s out there or just want to explore more about a site with all the great SEO or web tools ,Alexa is the one for you. Note:- The Alexa’s traffic Rank are time dependent. The sites mentioned below fluctuate a lot within a week so the rankings below are in accordance with 3rd March 2012
So Based on Alexa’s Globbal Ranking Below are the Top 10 best Websites 2012,
Google Enables users to search the global information, including webpages, images, and videos. Offers unique features and search technology, etc .It is the largest search giant and provides a number of unique features and search technology. The site has been on the internet since the last thirteen years and was established around 1998, it processes over one billion search requests per month. Google is ranked number one according to the tree month Alexa traffic rankings. The Top queries driving traffic to Google.com consists of many keywords starting from GMail which receives about 7.80% of the t0tal search traffic and provides over 7GB of Free storage along with many fun applications such as Google Chat and Google Mobile this is followed by many other cool applications such as Google Maps , Google Earth , Google Translate and other such useful tools make Google the number 1 site for the year 2012.
Who doesnt know about Facebook today? From the north pole to south pole everyone is talking about it,everyone loves and are addicted to it. This Social network is in existence since 1997 and connects people from all over the globe. It is a great utility and enables you to keep up with your friends whether they are old or new and even friends of friends and their friends too or whomsoever you want to connect with Facebook have them all and by that you can figure out how popular the site is and addictive as well. It allows its users to upload and share photos, videos, songs easily,play games , chat and not only that it allows you to post on your friends wall , share links, share videos and your thoughts and has everything you need to engage and spend hours each day.
Founded on 2005, Youtube has made uploading and sharing your videos as easy as123. Watching and uploading videos had never been so convenient like Youtube has made it. It acts as a global platform for viewing ,sharing , distributing information all over the world. whether its the your favorite TV show you missed last week or the song that you heard in your childhood they all can be found on Youtube..!!
4). Yahoo! :-
Found on January ,2004 Yahoohas become one of the most popular sites on the internet and has been ranked 4th by Alexa for the year 2012, it is a major internet portal which provides services like Search, E-Mail , Chat-Rooms ,Images , groups , answers and much more. It is based in US where it is ranked at number 4 for the year 2012. it has established itself widely in a very short period of time and is still among the leading sites available on the internet when it comes to chat, E-Mail ,advertisement and Searching Information.
Established in the year 2000, Baidu is a a leading Chinese Search engine that Provides Simple and Reliable search experience , Strong in Chinese language and multimedia content including MP3 music and movies and they were the first to offer WAP and PDA-based mobile search in China.It was ranked at number 6 in 2011 but it made its place at number 5 by the Beginning of the year 2012 .It provides over 70 million web pages , 80 million images and over 10 million multimedia files and all in Chinese Language.According to Mr.Robin Li who is among one of the founders of Baidu the word Baidu is inspired from a poem which was written more than 800 years ago during the song dynasty.Baidu,whose literal meaning is hundreds of times, represents persistent search for the ideal.
Its nearly impossible whenever you searched for some kinda information and Wikipedia was not on the front page of your search results.It is one of the best site present on the internet and personally i like it very much and can spend whole day reading articles there and if i spend half of my remaining life reading the articles there then also i will need some more 20 years to read them all because it gets updated with many articles each day and that’s why we all love it and it is ranked at number 7 for the year 2012 making a progress by one rank from the year 2011 where it was ranked 7th. It is a free web-based , multilingual encyclopedia which has been online since 2001 and has become most popular among the students and people belonging to all types of professions because of its wide ranging articles on each and every subject.
This Search engine from Microsoft also known as Bing was ranked at number 8 for the year 2011 but in the year 2012 it has made a slight improvement or i will call it due to the downfall of the famous blogging platform blogger which was ranked 5th in the year 2011 and is now shifted two ranks back and that gave opportunity to sites like Baidu and Windows Live(which was ranked at number 8th in the year 2011) to come forward.The Windows Live has been online for more than seventeen years.It is also a collection of many services such as chatting, E-mailing, games( mostly multi-player games), news and other software products by Microsoft.The Microsoft live services are offered in 3 different ways namely Windows Live Essentials applications,web services and mobile Services.
Blogspot is the 8th most popular site now as in the year 2012, it is one of the best platform available for blogging .This is another great product by Google launched on 2003.This Site lets you create your own blog and have your own voice on the web and that too for free.Using blogger anyone can make their own blog and share their thoughts with the world.It gives you full control over your site and lets you chose who can read your blog and connect with you.It also provides you the option to host your custom domain on this platform for free.This site was ranked at number 5 for the year 2011 but in this year blogger made many changes that are unfavorable for webmasters like country specific redirection, deleting many sites(especially hacking based sites),etc which made many site owners that were using blogger change their platform to Wordpress or any other platform.
Twitter is one of the fastest growing site and Offers social networking and Micro-Blogging services with instant messaging ,SMS and a web interface.It has been online since twelve years but in the fast few years many celebs joined it which caused a lot of users ie their fans join it in huge amount.Also when many celebs started joining it,Twitter caught attention of media and ultimately making it a huge success overnight and now it has over 200 Million users worldwide.It is the ninth most popular site according to Alexa’s Global rankings.Nowadays twitter is used as a social marketing tool too and can be used effectively to promote your business, Blog, site,etc.
Amazon is the tenth most popular site according to the Alexa’s Global Ranking 2012 and it is the Earth’s most customer-centric company, here customers can find and discover anything they want to buy online at lowest possible price.It has numerous facilities and functions such as one-click buying,extensive customers and editorial product reviews, gift registries, gift certificates, wish lists, restaurant & movie listings, travel, and photo processing.It was ranked at number 11 for the year but due to its growing popularity it took over the 10th rank which was previously secured by QQ a popular chinese instant messaging site.
So That was the list of Top 10 best Websites for the year 2012, i have put all my efforts to make the information correct even though some minor mistakes can still exist and if you have found them then you can get it corrected by contacting us by clicking here.
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