Last year was a year of shock, tragedy, change, community, and triumph. With countless people sheltering within their homes, discovering new and heartwarming ways to stay connected, adjusting to new work-life balances, and so much more, it comes as no surprise that the internet became an even more crucial tool and life raft across the world. Social media became a vital means of maintaining a sense of normalcy and closeness with loved ones and friends.
People swarmed to search engines seeking answers on COVID-19, how to manage stress, how to keep children entertained and education while at home, and how to stay safe when venturing out. In fact, “coronavirus” was the most googled word of 2020. This infographic created by Semrush explores the amount of website traffic the 50 most profitable internet companies received in 2020. Overall, the data speaks to the emotions, struggles, and changes experienced by humanity during such a disruptive year.