Most people globally who are online visit three types of websites once a week or more: a search engine (74%) such as Google, a social networking site (64%) such as Facebook, and a portal site for checking emails (55%) such as Gmail, according to a recent report by Ipsos.

Three other types of sites are visited regularly by four in ten of global respondents: a user-generated or upload site such as YouTube (44%), a news and information site such as (42%), a weather site such as (39%), and a shopping site such as (35%).

Approximately two in ten respondents said they regularly visit the following: an auction site (26%) such as eBay, a classifieds site (21%) such as Craigslist, an online music site (19%) such as iTunes, blogs in general (19%), a brand retail site (18%), a TV or video site (18%) such as Hulu, and a sports site (17%) such as

The findings reflect data from an online survey of 18,503 global respondents.

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Ayaz Nanji is a digital strategist and a co-founder of ICW Media, a marketing agency specializing in content and social media services for tech firms. He is also a research writer for MarketingProfs. He has worked for Google/YouTube, the Travel Channel, AOL, and the New York Times.

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