The video-focused social networking service, TikTok has beaten Google to become the most visited website in 2021. This report is coming from an analysis of web traffic this year done by Cloudflare.
Ever since its release in 2016, TikTok got some attention a year later when it acquired a rival app, Musical.ly. Its popularity grew in the U.S. in 2020 with notable videos and even with its popularity, it never ranked higher than No. 7 in web traffic, according to Cloudflare but that changed in 2021.
“It was on February 17, 2021, that TikTok got the top spot for a day. Back in March, TikTok got a few more days and also in May, but it was after August 10, 2021, that TikTok took the lead on most days,” Cloudflare’s João Tomé and Sofia Cardita wrote in the blog post.
Cardita and Tomé said Google took over as the top website a few times in October and November, but TikTok dominated on most days including on Thanksgiving and Black Friday.
Top 10 most visited internet sites in 2021
Top 10 most visited social media platforms in 2021
Despite topping the chart for the most visited social media platforms in 2021, Facebook (Meta) remains by far the most widely used social network, with 2.9 billion monthly active users as of September and 1.9 billion daily users, the company’s regulatory filings show.