Technology seems to be taking over our lives more and more as time goes on. We can’t live without our mobile phones, tablets, laptops and other electronic devices; we run our lives on them, and it seems like the end of the world if we have to go without. As a result, most people use the Internet every day – if not several times a day – so several websites have become essential parts of our everyday lives. Here’s a list of the ten websites which received the most visits last year: I’m sure you’ll see more than a few familiar names!
10 – WordPress.com
WordPress.com provides people with a very quick, easy way to create a website or blog at home for free. The results often look incredibly professional, which has led to this site’s impressive growth, leaving it in tenth position on the list of most visited websites in 2014.
09 – Godaddy.com
Founded by an ex-military man, Godaddy.com makes it easy for people to buy domain names and start building their own websites. With the expansion of technology and the ease with which people can now work from home, creating brands and businesses has become something which millions of people try every day. Being one of the biggest names to facilitate this, Godaddy.com is one of the first places that people go to start their own website – hence why it was the ninth most visited website last year.
08 – Wikipedia.org
Wikipedia.org has become the go-to place for millions of students and adults alike who wish to find information or do research every day. However, what many don’t realise is that it can actually be written and edited by any and every member of the public, so some of the content is somewhat inaccurate. Use it with caution; it’s a great resource as an online encyclopaedia, but make sure you verify your information first!
07 – Blogspot.com
Blogspot.com is one of the easiest websites to use for people who wish to start their own blogs and brands. Its easy-to-use, intuitive interface makes the first step to creating a website very easy, indeed!
06 – Adobe.com
Adobe.com has developed a range of products which all enhance people’s digital experiences. From Adobe Photoshop, which allows the creation and editing of images, to Adobe Flash Player, which enhances the playing of videos and other interactive media, Adobe.com has improved every part of our online lives.
05 – WordPress.org
WordPress.org is another platform which people can use to start their own blogs. This easy-to-use site generally creates blogs and websites which look extremely professional, which is why it’s so popular with both beginners and those who are more familiar with the website creation process!
04 – Youtube.com
Youtube.com is instantly recognisable as the site for video sharing – whether it’s music, television shows, tutorials, informative videos, or even homemade clips. If it’s been recorded, there’s a chance a clip of it will end up on Youtube at some point. Over the last decade its growth and popularity has been exponential, and its recent connections to Google+ see it set to become even more popular in years to come!
03 – Google.com
There are many different search engines available to Internet users, but Google is by far the biggest and most popular. However, it has grown to become much more than just a search engine. It now acts as a map, a language translation tool, a calendar, a photo storing device, and even a social network. Google is branching out into every possible corner of our lives, which is why it has become the third most visited website of all!
02 – Twitter.com
Twitter.com has become one of the biggest social networks on the planet, which allows people to communicate using short snippets of text limited to 140 characters in length. Its use of hashtags has changed the way people watch television, interact with brands, and live their lives completely!
01 – Facebook.com
Facebook.com really set the trend for social networking around the world, with millions of members having signed up so far. Founder Mark Zuckerberg became one of the youngest millionaires ever, and he continues to drive his brand forwards. With social networking playing such a big part in our lives, it doesn’t look like the popularity of the most visited website of 2014 is going to wane anytime soon!