If you ever need to find something on the internet, it’s pretty much almost a given that you would use Google. This is why it wouldn’t be surprising if you learned that Google is probably the most visited website. However, 2021 was a slightly different story because according to Cloudflare, they discovered that based on their data, TikTok actually beat out Google.
Yes, the social media platform where people post funny videos, dance videos, and informative videos managed to beat out Google to become the most visited website of 2021 to steal the number one spot. Other companies on the list include Facebook, Microsoft, Apple, Amazon, YouTube, Twitter, and WhatsApp, all of which make up the top 10 visited domains of the year.
What’s interesting about this is that based on Cloudflare’s data, 2020 actually saw TikTok rank in seventh place, so for them to leapfrog over all the other companies to nab the crown is actually rather impressive and speaks to its growth and popularity.
It’s also interesting that TikTok could have easily faded away into obscurity because as some of you might recall, back in 2020, it was proposed that TikTok be banned in the US due to their parent company being from China as there were allegedly security concerns. There was a brief moment where it was suggested that Microsoft could buy TikTok from ByteDance, but that did not pan out in the end.