Philippines Most Visited Websites
Posted by Neil
Website traffic becomes an important factor to determine website popularity and to attract potential gains from online marketers. Alexa.com, an internet information provider, ranks sites based on tracking information of users of its Alexa Toolbar for Internet Explorer and Firefox and from their extension for Chrome. Below are the lists of top 10 websites in the Philippines based on website traffic as at July 2012 information.
Type of Site: Social Networking
Facebook is a social networking site that allow everyone to create own profile, add other users as friends, exchange messages, uploads photos and share links and videos. Facebook is undoubtedly being the most popular website in the Philippines, almost every citizen in urban as well as some of the rural areas in the region have their own Facebook account. Facebook started to gain popularity in Philippine social networking community in some 2006-2007 as it took the place of Friendster.
Type of Site: Search Engine
Type of Site: Search Engine
Google is the dominant search engine not just in the country but the entire world. It enables users to search the world’s information including web pages, images, and videos. Google has been associated as the word for web searching and the fact that it is one of the newest words in Merriam-Webster Dictionary which literally mean “to use the Google search engine to obtain information about (as a person) in the world wide web.
Type of Site: Web Portal & Search Engine
Yahoo! is best known for its web portal which provides content including latest news, entertainment, finance and sports information. Its variety of products and services such as Yahoo! Messenger, Yahoo! Answer, Yahoo! Mail and the latest news and buzz pulls large Filipino Audience in all ages.
Type of Site: Video Sharing
Youtube is video sharing website that displays wide variety of user-generated video content. It is the easiest and cheaper way to be discovered all around the world.
Type of Site: Domain Service Provider
Blogspot is a free domain service provider owned by Google. It actually supports Blogger in delivering free blogging service. Blogspot and Blogger (free publishing platform) were designed to work together, however Blogger doesn’t have to be used with Blogspot while Blogspot have to be used with Blogger. That’s why when we visit Blogspot site we are directed to Blogger. In some countries and territories the domain .blogspot.com was blocked due to substring “gspot”.
Type of Site: Internet Encyclopedia
Wikipedia is a free collaboratively edited encyclopedia whose articles have been written by volunteers around the globe. The name wiki was derived from Hawaiian word “wiki”, meaning quick.
Type of Site: Social Networking and micro blogging
Twitter is a social networking and microblogging service that enables to send and read SMS based posts of up to 140 characters known as tweets. Your tweets can be considered in different categories, News, Spam, Self-promotions, Pointless Babble, Conversational or Pass-along Value. According to Peer Analytics, the majority of the tweets are pointless babble (social grooming) and conversational that covers about 90% of all the tweets. Choosing the right group/person to follow could definitely give you up-to-date highly valued information. Trending topic is the most observed and watched by Netizen that become popular either through concerted effort by users or because of an event that prompts people to talk about.
Type of Site: Classified Ads
Top buy and sell and free classified ads website that caters primarily to Philippine market. It is an online market place for buying and selling wide variety of products and services. It’s best known for its tag line “Anong Hanap Mo”
Type of Site: Blog Host
WordPress is a free and open source blogging site, it allows to you to design or customize your own blog site with creative themes.
To complete the list of top 20, here are the top 11 to 20 sites with short descriptions.
A social networking and rich feature micro blogging platform.
A free publishing platforms that allow users to publish blogs on other hosts via FTP.
A professional social networking site that allow users to connect their professional colleagues and business partners. This is one of the best sites for professional and business men.
Multiply is a social networking site with a blend of vibrant online shopping destination. If you got the best goods and marketing strategy in town, well this is the one fits for you.
It is the world largest online retailer. It is known for its consumer electronics and retail goods.
Directory featuring links, articles and reviews.
17. 1-Click Answer
An internet free based knowledge market.
An online platform that allows web publishers to create custom toolbars, web apps, and mobile apps at no cost
a pinboard-style social photo sharing website that allows users to create and manage theme-based image collections such as events, interests, hobbies, and more.
20. Philippine Daily Inquirer
A leading newspaper in the Philippines.