Google with all its services – Maps, Translate, Photos, Flights, Books, and more – has been relegated to 2nd place as the most popular domain by popular short-form video platform TikTok.
According to tech-security company Cloudflare in a new report, Google was the most popular domain in 2020 while TikTok ended up at the 7th position. However, TikTok started its rise on the ranking table in 2021 as the social video app exploded in popularity during the pandemic, hitting 1 billion monthly active users in September 2021.
In 2021, TikTok got to the top spot for a day, precisely on the 17th of February 2021. It stayed on the number one position in March and May for a couple of days. It then took the lead from August 10, 2021 with Google just having some days. “October and November were mostly TikTok’s days, including on Thanksgiving (November 25) and Black Friday (November 26).”
Here is the full list of this year’s top 10 most popular domains: