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The top 100 U.S. websites

Arianna Huffington
Arianna Huffington
Arianna Huffington
Arianna Huffington is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post, a nationally syndicated columnist, and author of twelve books. She is also co-host of “Left, Right & Center,” public radio’s popular political roundtable program. | Photo: The Huffington Post | Arianna Huffington, Huffington Post, Publisher, Woman, Entrepreneur,

Arianna Huffington amazes again with a stellar ranking.

Well, first and foremost, anyone who pummels the evil Paypal is my hero. The brilliant concept of micro-transactions online was a billion-dollar idea from the get-go. Like most things of said magnitude, it was mangled into a consumer-abusing conglomerate. I am a staunch supporter of great ideas, Capitalism, profit, and intellectual property rights. But Paypal has converted an altruistic concept of "easy transactions online" into a monopolistic scheme which favors the criminals rights over those of the users. We still use Paypal, because in some situations we must, but whenever possible, we use alternate methods.

That said, most of the top 100 websites in the US are king's of the hill for good reason. Google, the top dog, deserves every bit of it's status simply because it's relentless innovation and execution of creativity exceeds it's errors in judgement. Being a creative type, and typically throwing caution to the wind, I am in complete support of the concept Google seems to quietly follow; "Create at all costs." Of course, the resource of umpteen bazillion dollars doesn't hurt.

The next shining star is our own favorite, The Huffington Post. I've known Arianna Huffington (formerly Stassinopoulos; born Greek: Αριάννα Στασινοπούλου, July 15, 1950) since the Bill Maher days, and she's always been nothing but a consummate professional and gives a new meaning to hard-working innovation. While I'm non-partisan and tend to be mid-range conservative, I occasionally agree with her political stance, but that's irrelevant. What is relevant is that her approach is smart, informative, well-supported, entertaining, and leave the world a better place than when she found.

As the ex-wife of former Republican congressman Michael Huffington and a 2003 independent candidate for Governor in the California recall election, Ari was named number 12 in Forbes' first-ever list of the Most Influential Women In Media. What I enjoy the most is that last year, AOL acquired The Huffington Post for a cool $315 million and made Huffington president and editor in chief of The Huffington Post Media Group.

The following list ranks websites based on the number of people in The United States who visit each site within a month. It includes sites with estimated traffic as well as sites with traffic that Quantcast has independently verified.

  1. google.com
  2. youtube.com
  3. facebook.com
  4. twitter.com
  5. yahoo.com
  6. msn.com
  7. amazon.com
  8. wikipedia.org
  9. microsoft.com
  10. bing.com
  11. answers.com
  12. vimeo.com
  13. ask.com
  14. blogspot.com
  15. wordpress.com
  16. huffingtonpost.com
  17. ehow.com
  18. blogger.com
  19. ebay.com
  20. tumblr.com
  21. live.com
  22. comcast.net
  23. linkedin.com
  24. craigslist.org
  25. monster.com
  26. Hidden profile
  27. aol.com
  28. weather.com
  29. adobe.com
  30. about.com
  31. paypal.com
  32. go.com
  33. reference.com
  34. godaddy.com
  35. walmart.com
  36. mapquest.com
  37. whitepages.com
  38. manta.com
  39. imdb.com
  40. wikia.com
  41. windows.com
  42. Hidden profile
  43. att.com
  44. apple.com
  45. nytimes.com
  46. legacy.com
  47. photobucket.com
  48. dailymotion.com
  49. yelp.com
  50. chacha.com
  51. coolmath-games.com
  52. wellsfargo.com
  53. gossipcenter.com
  54. yellowpages.com
  55. irs.gov
  56. target.com
  57. chase.com
  58. webmd.com
  59. hubpages.com
  60. cbssports.com
  61. squidoo.com
  62. reddit.com
  63. bankofamerica.com
  64. tmz.com
  65. deviantart.com
  66. flickr.com
  67. people.com
  68. simplyhired.com
  69. celebrity-gossip.net
  70. bizrate.com
  71. metrolyrics.com
  72. bleacherreport.com
  73. city-data.com
  74. usps.com
  75. match.com
  76. buycheapr.com
  77. drudgereport.com
  78. myspace.com
  79. cnet.com
  80. inbox.com
  81. livestrong.com
  82. thepostgame.com
  83. buzzfeed.com
  84. comcast.com
  85. hp.com
  86. wunderground.com
  87. imgur.com
  88. nydailynews.com
  89. drugs.com
  90. info.com
  91. zimbio.com
  92. cnn.com
  93. diyfashion.com
  94. howstuffworks.com
  95. nih.gov
  96. Hidden profile
  97. ups.com
  98. rr.com
  99. bestbuy.com
  100. Hidden profile

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