This week, the Associated Press examines the most valuable websites in the world.
A new ranking, based on the top 100 websites, suggests some of the world’s biggest tech companies are worth $1 billion or more each.
(For more on the AP’s ranking, click here.)
The AP’s new ranking takes into account rankings from other companies, as well as industry and national rankings, as detailed by industry experts and paid research firms.
Here’s what you need to know:What’s at stake:The rankings, based in part on Google search engine results, are intended to assess the value of the websites and content on each site, rather than just the company.
They aren’t meant to offer an apples-to-apples comparison between companies.
Still, the AP says, the companies are valued at a total of about $1.6 trillion.
The AP said it looked at the ranking in 2017, based largely on the results of its own research.
Google and other companies do not publicly release the number of times each of their rankings are factored in.