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The best overall websites of 2011 allow us to stay connected with friends and family, learn about things that interest us, search the web to find anything and everything, giggle like school girls and express ourselves through blogging and social media. While several websites, namely the likes of Google, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, stood above the rest as the most visited in 2011, everyone has favorite websites and that's why we invite you to add your own list of the best overall websites of 2011 to our rankings below.

It's really no shock that Google is one of the most-visited sites in the world as many times when someone visits the Internet they are looking for something in particular. Google provides the perfect medium to find that something through their industry-leading search engine. Google is not all about the search though with dozens of other products from their popular Gmail service to Google Maps, Google AdWords and their own social networking platform, Google Plus.

Speaking of social networking, Facebook easily comes in as another top site of 2011. The top website is used by billions around the globe who enjoy keeping in touch with family and friends, discovering news and other goodies, and of course playing the many casual games. Twitter is another leading social networking platform that is used by numerous people each day as everyone from media outlets, world leaders, celebrities and us normal folk sends our news, thoughts and other nuggets in 140-character snippets.

Of course the top websites of 2011 are too plentiful to name them all but a few others stood out from the pack based on what people were trying to do online. Those looking for information steered toward Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia. Penny-pinchers stalked the top coupon websites. People searching for quick entertainment often chose YouTube, the world's largest video sharing website. Jobseekers flocked to websites like LinkedIn, the fast-growing business networking site. Kids' websites were in high demand as well. The list goes on and on.

So tell us folks. Were you more of an Amazon user or an eBay shopper? Did you use Flickr more than you used Tumblr? Did you Bing or Yahoo!? CNN or BBC for news? Add your own list of the best websites of 2011 and contribute to the overall rankings as we crown the top websites of 2011.

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Google is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Overall Websites of 2011

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YouTube is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Overall Websites of 2011

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Wikipedia is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Overall Websites of 2011
Wikipedia wikipedia.org

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IMDB is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Overall Websites of 2011
IMDB imdb.com

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Facebook is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Overall Websites of 2011

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Ranker is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Overall Websites of 2011
Ranker ranker.com

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Twitter is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Overall Websites of 2011

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Hulu is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Overall Websites of 2011

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Buzzfeed.com is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Overall Websites of 2011
Buzzfeed.com buzzfeed.com

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NFL.COM is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Overall Websites of 2011
NFL.COM nfl.com

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The Huffington Post is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Overall Websites of 2011

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RottenTomatoes is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Overall Websites of 2011
RottenTomatoes rottentomatoes.com

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Netflix is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Overall Websites of 2011

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The Weather Channel is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Overall Websites of 2011

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Yahoo! is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Overall Websites of 2011

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Break is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Overall Websites of 2011
Break Break.com

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ESPN is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Overall Websites of 2011

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The Onion is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Overall Websites of 2011
The Onion theonion.com

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Reddit is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Overall Websites of 2011

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Read Write Web is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Overall Websites of 2011
Read Write Web readwriteweb.com

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The Daily Beast is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Overall Websites of 2011
The Daily Beast

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Digg is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Overall Websites of 2011

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TMZ is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Overall Websites of 2011
TMZ tmz.com

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Bestweekever.tv is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Overall Websites of 2011
Bestweekever.tv bestweekever.tv

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Spotify.com is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Overall Websites of 2011
Spotify.com spotify.com

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Gawker Media is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Overall Websites of 2011
Gawker Media gawker.com

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Metacritic is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Overall Websites of 2011
Metacritic metacritic.com

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Sporcle.com is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Overall Websites of 2011
bojanthebest added Sporcle.com sporcle.com

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Know Your Meme is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Overall Websites of 2011
Know Your Meme

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Flickr is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Overall Websites of 2011

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Ustream is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Overall Websites of 2011
Ustream ustream.tv

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Chill is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Overall Websites of 2011
Chill

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Imgur.com is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Overall Websites of 2011
Imgur.com imgur.com

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WordPress is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Overall Websites of 2011

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IGN is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Overall Websites of 2011
IGN

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Tumblr is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Overall Websites of 2011

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Blogger is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Overall Websites of 2011

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Gorilla vs. Bear is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Overall Websites of 2011
Gorilla vs. Bear

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Slashfilm.com is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Overall Websites of 2011
Slashfilm.com slashfilm.com

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Pitchfork Media is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Overall Websites of 2011
Pitchfork Media pitchforkmedia.com

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Turntable.fm is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Overall Websites of 2011
Turntable.fm

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4chan is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Overall Websites of 2011
LeggoEggo17 added 4chan 4chan.org

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Bing is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Overall Websites of 2011
Bing

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Myspace is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Overall Websites of 2011

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Badass Digest is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Overall Websites of 2011
Badass Digest