Having people visit and interact with your website is the aim of having one in the first place. So we’ve compiled the list of some of the most visited websites in Nigeria – seven of them. These websites are compiled from traffic data of unique visitors in Nigeria and some of these websites have been on lists like this for close to a decade.
Come with us as we show you the top 7 most visited websites in Nigeria for the year 2019.
The localized version of the global search engine – Google has been one of the best things to happen to SEO in Nigeria. The fact that it returns results that are streamlined to the Nigerian community and it aids people get answers really fast is most likely why it’s the most visited website in Nigeria in 2019.
You can almost not be in close proximity to an argument and not hear someone shout “Let’s Google it!”
For a very long time, the number forum in Nigeria has been the at the top of the pack of the most visited site and even when they suffered a security hack in 2018, they still found a way to claw their way back to the top of the food chain when websites are concerned. With an average of well over 2,000,000 members and 500,000 unique daily visits, the forum is rightly one of the most visited websites in 2019.
Nigerians love Punch because even before news went online, the newspaper has been trusted by many to serve them undiluted, propaganda-free news. People who care to know what’s happening on a daily basis in Nigeria definitely go to punch on a daily basis to read up. Their news also spans a wide array of categories, from Politics and tech to Sports and entertainment.
This is the No.1 gossip site in Nigeria; no doubt. If you want to know what’s the latest with your current celebrities, then Linda Ikeji’s Blog is the surest place to head over to. The site serves hot gist and gossips about recent happenings, especially in the world of entertainment. They’re also still the daily go-to website for many people who want to know which celebrity is doing what?
The e-commerce website has been the number one website in Nigeria for purchasing goods online and even with their recent investor and maintenance challenges, their rank as one of the most visited websites hasn’t been affected one bit. Jumia is still the most visited website Nigerians who shop online. It is the go-to site for items ranging from household goods, fashion items, and electronics, to mobile phones, sporting equipment, and even grocery shopping.
Legit was formerly Naij and even though they experienced a drop in their popularity and unique daily visitors, after their change of name, they have managed to still remain one of the most viewed websites in 2019. Legit serves its audiences breaking news in entertainment, politics, technology, sports, and business.
When it was called, the website did really well with ranking and has, in fact, ended 2015 as the third most visited website in Nigeria.
Similar to Punch, Vanguard started with news peddling offline. In the days where there were no news websites, Vanguard was already very popular. They were one of the few newspaper brands that quickly noticed that everything was going virtual and opened their own website. Their loyal audience still goes to get news over a wide array of topics ranging from the website and this is most likely why it is one of the most visited websites in Nigeria in 2020.
So, that’s the list, off the back of our research. Which website do you think should’ve made the list? We know that onlinenewsnaija would be up there pretty soon.