Reddit surpasses Facebook as the third most popular website in the US., according to the latest rankings from Alexa. Alexa is Amazon’s subsidiary platform that tracks and analyzes web traffic. It seemed for a long time that internet order in the US would never change but things can get so unpredictable.
As if the ranking was not shocking enough, Reddit beats out others when it comes to time spent on the site and daily pageviews per visitors. On average, users spend twice as much on Reddit than other sites with a 15:10 time span. Google users spend 7 minutes 16 seconds, YouTube 8 minutes 31 seconds, Facebook 10 minutes 50 seconds and Amazon 7 minutes 37 seconds on the sites each day. Also, through Alexa data (which updates every 3 months), a visitor on Reddit views around 9 pages while on Facebook, the average page view is 4.
These statistics will prove to be a big boost for Reddit headed by Alexis Ohanian. The reason for Reddit’s ranking could be many especially its new design which some users loved and some disliked. All of its interactive blogs and write-ups could be another reason Users use the platform for a daily dose of fresh news and entertainment. One of the popular sections on Reddit include the AMA sessions where users can ask questions from famous personalities such as Bill Gates. The platform also is known for leaking TV show scripts, for example, Game of Thrones season 8, that make the platform even more interactive and fun. Another major reason could be the recent scandals surrounding Facebook with Cambridge Analytica and Senate and EU interrogation This is not a very good look for Facebook right now as its audience is shifting to other platforms
The top 10 popular websites in the US are shown below: