Saudis are one of the largest internet-using populations not only in the middle east but in the world, In 2025, it is expected that the number of internet users in Saudi Arabia is forecasted to reach 36.2 million users, up from around 28.8 million users in 2019.
The pandemic definitely played a role in the increase of internet users around the world.
Today we gathered a list of top sites in Saudi Arabia that has got the highest numbers of visitors during 2020 from web traffic and website ranking Alexa, while it is expected that giants like Google, Microsoft facebook tops the list, we found an interesting local website that made the list.
So, buckle up, and let’s take a journey of the top 10 websites Saudis have visited during this year.
List of Top sites in Saudi Arabia 2020
With 32 million Saudis from the population becoming active internet users, and average daily time use of the internet for about 7 hours, its no wonder that one of the most popular social media websites Facebook.com that was founded back in 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg is on our list of 2020, the events and quarantine guidelines made Saudis spike in the use of social media platforms for communication.
There are 14.16 million Saudis using the Facebook messenger app in 2020, which is more than TikTok, Skype, Line, and WeChat Saudi users, with 38.1% of them being between 25-34 years old.
All avg daily time on-site per visitor mentioned is in an mm:ss format.
- Avg daily Time on site per visitor: 18:50
- Daily Pageviews per Visitor: 8.83 pages
- % of Traffic From Search: 8.80%
- Total number of Sites Linking In: 2,181,031
Ever since Sabq.org was launched in 2007, it made several headlines and won the heart of Saudis, it is no wonder that we see this amazing local electronic newspaper in our 2020 list, which Saudis visit daily to get news, information, and opinions on both economical and technological topics, This on-demand newspaper has got around 95% of its readers being from Saudi Arabia, so it is expected to always make the top sites in Saudi Arabia list for many years.
- Avg daily Time on Site per Visitor: 3:18
- Daily Pageviews per Visitor: 2.25
- % of Traffic From Search: 25.90%
- Total number of Sites Linking In: 3,028
Outlook. come is a personal information web app managed and owned by Microsoft, it has email, calendars, contacts, and task services, outlook live was originally found in 1996 by Sabeer Bhatia and Jack smith under the name of hotmail.com, later on, it was bought and acquired by Microsoft in 1997, being a necessary form of communication it made our list of top sites in Saudi Arabia 2020.
- Avg daily Time on site per visitor: 5:24
- Daily Pageviews per Visitor: 5.40
- % of Traffic From Search: 10.20%
- Total number of Sites Linking In: 43,223
Microsoft office is a group of client software and services that were announced by Bill Gates in 1988, some of the services that office offers and are very famous between workers and students all around the globe and in Saudi Arabia are Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote.
- Avg daily Time on site per visitor: 10:00
- Daily Pageviews per Visitor: 9.56
- % of Traffic From Search: 7.20%
- Total number of Sites Linking In: 5,767
6- Microsoft online
Microsoft online services are software that is delivered int he format of subscription services, it offers the solution for people who want to use Microsoft services online from the desktops using a web browser instead of downloading apps and services, and with online remote working, online education, it is no wonder that Microsoft apps, services, and networks dominated top sites in Saudi Arabia 2020.
- Avg daily Time on site per visitor: 1:11
- Daily Pageviews per Visitor: 1.89
- % of Traffic From Search: 2.70%
- Total number of Sites Linking In: 677
Madrasati platform is an online educational platform that gathers a huge number of online educational roles, and since students in Saudi Arabia have studied from home during the entire year of 2020, Madrasati ranked number 5 in our top sites in Saudi Arabia 2020 list.
- Avg daily Time on site per visitor: 15:48
- Daily Pageviews per Visitor: 7.88
- % of Traffic From Search: 24.10%
- Total number of Sites Linking In: 34
Another Microsoft on the list? do not worry this is the last one, which is the main homepage for Microsoft corporation, it is worthy of note that the company founded by Bill Gates is now worth 143 billion dollars.
- Avg daily Time on site per visitor: 4:34
- Daily Pageviews per Visitor: 8.57
- % of Traffic From Search: 3.36
- Total number of Sites Linking In: 235,680
Google.sa aka google Saudi Arabia, made it number 3, as many people use this search engine daily to search for different topics they would like to learn about.
- Avg daily Time on site per visitor: 5:32
- Daily Pageviews per Visitor: 8.57
- % of Traffic From Search: 5.70%
- Total number of Sites Linking In: 6,637
Are you surprised? we are surely not surprised that youtube is number 2, after all this American video streaming platform has the highest number of streamers and watchers among all video platforms in the world, Three former PayPal employees, Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim created youtube back in 2005 only to be bought by Google for more than 1.5 billion dollars the following year.
- Avg daily Time on site per visitor: 17:09
- Daily Pageviews per Visitor: 9.77
- % of Traffic From Search: 14.80%
- Total number of Sites Linking In: 988,820
We have finally reached our top sites in Saudi Arabia for 2020 list, and it is no wonder that the king of all search engines, online advertising, and cloud computing software Google.com has topped the list, it was founded by Larry Page and Sergey Bin, Google revenue is up to 160.74 billion dollars, making it the highest-earning search engine and the most favorite by users not only in Saudi Arabia but all around the earth.
- Avg daily Time on site per visitor: 15:45
- Daily Pageviews per Visitor: 17.11
- % of Traffic From Search: 0.40%
- Total number of Sites Linking In: 1,300,441
More top Sites in Saudi Arabia in 2020
With we have reached the end of our list of top sites in Saudi Arabia of 2020, and all the statistics regarding their users, site views, duration of time spent by users, and monthly backlink numbers generated by Alexa if you have liked this article, why not check our article about Amazon 2020 which launched Amazon.sa this year, as well as top shopping websites in Saudi Arabia, and more on Bayut Saudi Arabia blog.
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