You are maybe wondering about those websites which are frequently accessed and visited by Filipinos here in the Philippines. What will be your answer if you’re asked “What are the most visited website in the Philippines?” Is it Facebook? Or Google? Or Yahoo!? Let’s see.
In this article, we are going to feature the top 20 websites most visited websites in the Philippines. After each “site”, a short opinion/description follows. I’ll do it from rank 20 to rank 1.
20: Flickr, flickr.com
Picture galleries available with chat, groups, and photo ratings.
“I stopped using their service because they have a 200-photo-upload limitation. Until now, some of those photos of mine are still on their servers.”
19: The Internet Movie Database, imdb.com
Features plot summaries, reviews, cast lists, and theatre schedules.
“I rarely visit this site. Most movie plots are read at Wikipedia.”
18: PayPal, paypal.com
Online payment service for individuals and merchants. Allows users to send money and bills to anyone with e-mail.
“Tested and trusted. Have been using their services since a long time ago and haven’t experienced any problems yet.”
17: About, about.com
Directory features links, articles and reviews.
“This website contains a lot of information about anything. Usually, you’ll come up to their website from search engines.”
16: Amazon.com, amazon.com
Amazon.com seeks to be Earth’s most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices. Site has numerous personalization features and services including one-click buying, extensive customer and editorial product reviews, gift registries, gift certificates, wish lists, restaurant and movie listings, travel, and photo processing.
“Look for products, buy it and will deliver it to your address. Good thing that they are now available in the Philippines.”
15: Windows Live, live.com
Search engine from Microsoft.
14: LinkedIn, linkedin.com
A networking tool to find connections to recommended job candidates, industry experts and business partners. Allows registered users to maintain a list of contact details of people they know and trust in business.
“A website for professionals looking for jobs? Am I right?”
13: Enterfactory, enterfactory.com
“What is this site doing in here? Ranked 13 because it always appear as unwanted ads!”
12: Multiply, multiply.com
Multiply is a vibrant Social Shopping destination that feels like a visit with friends to the Shopping mall, but faster and more convenient. The Multiply Marketplace™, one of the world’s largest online shopping malls, connects merchants with shoppers interested in all kinds of products and services, from clothing and jewelry to electronics and appliances. Store owners use Multiply as an easy and free way to open a shop, with unlimited storage for posting photos, videos and blogs about their products. Multiply’s social media tools allow shops to spread the word through their network of customers and fans, and enable shoppers to learn more about products and share their opinions and experiences with fellow shoppers.
“Even non-shoppers can use this. As stated, this is a good site for business and organization looking for free product showcase.”
11: Tumblr, tumblr.com
A feature rich and free blog hosting platform offering professional and fully customizable templates, bookmarklets, photos, mobile apps, and social network integration.
“A blogging alternative. You can also use your custom domain to be more personalized. It is so easy to post anything in here!”
10: WordPress.com, wordpress.com
Free blogs managed by the developers of the WordPress software. Includes custom design templates, integrated statistics, automatic spam protection and other features.
“This can be a good start for bloggers who want to try the power of WordPress CMS. Of course, since it is free, expect a lot of limitation.”
9: Sulit.com.ph, sulit.com.ph
Top buy and sell and free classifieds website in the Philippines
“Almost all internet savvy people in the Philippines knows about this great site for buying and selling anything on the web.”
8: Twitter, twitter.com
Social networking and microblogging service utilizing instant messaging, SMS or a web interface.
“Actors and actresses put their wars in here!”
7: Wikipedia, wikipedia.org
A free encyclopedia built collaboratively using wiki software. (Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License).
“Students loves this site. Disadvantage: All of them have the same print-outs”
6: Blogger.com, blogspot.com
Free, automated weblog publishing tool that sends updates to a site via FTP.
“The coolest and the best blogging platform for bloggers! No server down and no capacity limit.”
5: YouTube – Broadcast yourself, youtube.com
YouTube is a way to get your videos to the people who matter to you. Upload, tag and share your videos worldwide!
“This website was the main reason of some Filipino’s worldwide popularity.”
4: Yahoo!, yahoo.com
A major internet portal and service provider offering search results, customizable content, chat rooms, free e-mail, clubs, and pager.
“As email server, Yes. As search engine, No!”
3: Google, google.com.ph
“Just the Philippine version of the most powerful search engine on the web. If you are from Philippines, then this will be your default search provider from Google.”
2: Google, google.com
Enables users to search the world’s information, including webpages, images, and videos. Offers unique features and search technology.
“Can’t believe that here in our country, Google is just on the second place. This is just a proof of how addict the Filipinos are with the Ranked 1 website.”
1: Facebook, facebook.com
A social utility that connects people, to keep up with friends, upload photos, share links and videos.
“OMG, everyone’s into it, nuff said!”
Disclaimer: This list is based on Alexa Ranking as of the last week of July 2011. Any result is not 100% accurate since data are only gathered on internet users with Alexa toolbar installed on their browsers.