The definition of a good website has drastically changed over the years, and surely for the better.
Today, you need to have an authoritative web presence and high consumer satisfaction rates to consider yourself in the game.
A report by Statista informs that there are close to 1.88 billion websites in 2021. However, many of these are inactive, some are struggling with their SEO strategy, and several others are still new to the game.
Here, we look at some of the top-performing websites in 2021 and their mind-boggling usage statistics to inspire your web solutions. Remember, all these websites also started with 0 users on day 1.
We start our list of websites with the mecca of search engines, Google.
Any guesses for the top-performing website in 2021? Or 2020? Or 2019? Well. it’s Google all the way through. As per HubSpot, Google receives over 63,000 search queries every second, and the number continues to grow every passing day.
It’s the pioneer search engine that’s everyone's go-to option when they want to gain information, search for something, find nearby stores, and much more. Google’s web presence is unparalleled, and with top-performing assets like Google Drive and Google Calendar, it now offers a full host of diverse web services.
“Wikipedia – The Free Encyclopedia” houses articles on seemingly any topic or personality that you can think of. It’s one of the best performing websites of 2021 with a tally of over 18 billion page views per month.
Editors from all over the world dedicate their time to refresh, modularize, and add valuable content on Wikipedia. Apart from being highly visited, Wikipedia’s website is also a source of trusted information with minimal to no deviations from.
YouTube is the world’s second-largest search engine, right behind Google. As per Global Media Insight, around 2.3 billion users use YouTube at least once a month. It’s a one-stop solution to all your visual content requirements and a massive junction of digital employment too.
YouTube is home to several content genres. Live streams, Q&As, vlogs, informative videos, product explainers, and the list goes on. Its authoritative web presence takes care of branding while offering an easy-to-use interface with a user-friendly UI/UX design.
Amazon continues to be among the top-performing websites in 2021. Its paid subscription variant, Amazon Prime, alone caters to 200+ million users. Amazon’s popularity is indisputable as the application is miles ahead of its competition. Its customer-first approach and optimized mobile presence ensure that mobile-only users also get full access to their host of services.
A survey conducted by Feedvisor confirms that Amazon is the most trusted e-commerce platform with over 89% of users voting in its favor. The entire user journey on Amazon’s website is a thing of beauty where you can easily modify your cart, choose your payment preferences, and enjoy hassle-free returns/replacements.
With a whopping daily user base of around 1.6 billion users, Facebook comfortably makes it to our list of the top trending websites in 2021. It’s the leading social media platform with advanced features like Facebook for business, short videos, stories, and communities also added to its arsenal.
Facebook is a part of numerous digital marketing campaigns alongside other social and professional media platforms, thanks to its high DAU (daily active users). The integration of various features and web services over a single platform speaks volumes of its optimized website design.
This concludes our list of the best-performing websites this year. All of these websites have one thing in common – the utmost dedication towards offering an optimized user experience to their consumers.
Anuja is the Co-founder and CEO of RedAlkemi Online Pvt. Ltd., a digital marketing agency helping clients with their end to end online presence. Anuja has 30 years of work experience as a successful entrepreneur and has co-founded several ventures since 1986. She and her team are passionate about helping SMEs achieve measurable online success for their business. Anuja holds a Bachelors degree in Advertising from the Government College of Fine Arts, Chandigarh, India.