TikTok tops Google as most popular website in 2021

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TikTok tops Google as most popular website in 2021

According to Cloudflare, a web security and performance company, the move over Google is the most popular website in 2021, according to new data from Cloudflare.

TikTok, who was only ranked 7 or 8 on Cloudfare's list last year, climbed the ranks to nab the no. According to company, 1 spot is the 1st spot.

The company said it tracks data using its tool Cloudflare Radar, which it launched in September of 2020. The data from last year only includes September to December, while the full year is covered by 2021.

It was on February 17, 2021 that TikTok got the top spot for a day, according to Cloudfare in its review blog post. TikTok had a few more days in March and also in May, but it was after August 10, 2021 that TikTok took the lead on most days. Some days were when Google was 1 but October and November were mostly TikTok s days, including on Thanksgiving November 25 and November 26, behind Google in 2021, Cloudflare ranked Facebook, Microsoft, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, YouTube, Twitter and What's App, in that order.

In 2021, TikTok also overtook Facebook as the most popular domain according to Cloudflare, and was named the most popular domain by Cloudflare.

In the second year of the Pandemic, social media domains continued to be high on our ranking, Cloudfare wrote in its blog. The top 100 most popular social media applications are all in our top 100 list of the most popular global domains. We can see that TikTok took Facebook from its crown as the most popular social media website-domain in our ranking.