2011's Top Ten Mobile Websites viewed on Opera Mini

2011's Top Ten Mobile Websites viewed on Opera Mini
The ball has fallen in Times Square and around the world, everyone is celebrating the arrival of 2012. But that doesn't mean we can't take a look back at the year just past to put 2011 in perspective. And that, of course, means breaking out "Top Ten" lists from 2011. Opera Software is the producer of one of the most popular mobile browsers, Opera Mini. And the company has compiled a list of the ten most visited sites by users of the browser. The company claims 144 million users of Opera Mini and notes that sites featuring user-created content like Wikipedia were among those showing the biggest increase in unique visitors last year. Social and video sites also did very well in 2011. And with that in mind, here is the Top Ten Mobile Websites viewed last year on Opera Mini.

Number ten, up 2 places from last year is Twitter.com. Anybody who is anybody has a number of followers just waiting for the latest tweet. Down 2 places from 2010's list is Yahoo.com at number 9 followed by My.Opera.com at number 8. The 7th most viewed mobile website last year on Opera Mini was everyone's favorite internet encyclopedia, Wikipedia.org. Used by everyone from students to businessmen alike, the site is one of the top user-created content sites on the internet and shot up from number 11 last year. Yandex.ru, a Russian search engine site, comes in at number 6.

The second half of the Top Ten begins with Odnoklassniki.ru, a Russian social networking site that allows old friends and classmates in Russia and the former Soviet Republics, get together to re-unite. Down a spot from last year, at number 4 is Vkontakte.ru. This is a Russian social networking site with 90 million registered users and averages over 2.5 billion daily pageviews and 21m visitors daily. Last year's 4th most visited site on Opera Mini is now number 3. That spot belongs to video site YouTube.com. An oddity when the site was included on the first-gen Apple iPhone, now just about every smartphone released has a YouTube client or a button that re-directs a phone to the mobile version of the site. Number two is Facebook.com. With a recent update of the Android app allowing green robot users to match the iOS app, Facebook.com is THE social networking site around the world with more than 800 million active users as of this summer.

And now, drum roll please...the number one mobile site visited by Opera Mini users in 2011 is Google.com. The search engine also has the advantage of being the default site that millions of Android users automatically get sent to when opening their browser (unless they change it, of course).

And there is the Top Ten mobile websites visited by Opera Minbi users last year. What will be the new trends for 2012? You will just have to hold on for 365 days when Opera Software releases this year's new list.

source: Opera

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