Which Websites Do People Spend the Most Time On?

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The World Wide Web is home to countless pages pertaining to every topic imaginable. Despite the vast choices presented by the internet, many users find themselves visiting the same handful of websites over and over again. According to a new report, there are five popular websites that rise above the rest when it comes to worldwide traffic.

To determine the world's most visited sites, the website building provider Zyro crunched internet data from SimilarWeb. They ranked Google at the top of the list. Web browsers from around the globe invest a combined 213.2 billion hours into the search engine, spending an average of 11 minutes and 58 seconds per session there.

The remaining four websites on the list are all social media platforms of some kind. In the No. 2 slot is YouTube, which racks up 142.6 billion hours of browsing time a year. The site also boasts the longest average visits at 21 minutes and 53 seconds. Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram make up the rest of the ranking.

America's web-surfing habits don't diverge far from the rest of the world's. The list of the most visited sites in the U.S. also includes Google, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter in the top four spots. The only difference is that Yahoo replaces the social media site Instagram at No. 5.

Most of the internet's most popular websites have been around for a while, but they've changed quite a bit over the years. Head here to check out what different sites looked like a decade ago.