A Timeline of the Most Popular Websites 1996 to 2019

Data is Beautiful gives us a moving timeline of the most popular websites based on monthly visitors, starting in 1996. That was not long after I started regular internet use, after a disastrous flirtation with CompuServe in the ’80s. It starts out with AOL and Yahoo! dominating everything else, and you might be surprised at how recently today’s online giants made their move up the ladder.