The internet search giant Hulu has been crowned the world’s best internet search platform for 2017.
Hulu was chosen from more than 150,000 companies for its latest ranking, which includes rankings from US search engines Bing and Yahoo, and from companies such as Google, Facebook and Amazon.
In a blog post on its website, the company said it was the first time in the history of the rankings that its “leading content, services and technology platforms have achieved the same status as major media companies”.
“We are extremely excited about the success of this year’s list, and how it will contribute to the global economy,” the company wrote.
“We believe the list will be a valuable source of information to our users and advertisers alike.”
Google was ranked No. 2, while Facebook was ranked at No. 4.
Hullds ranking comes ahead of an expected announcement from Google on the next round of Google Plus changes to its membership model, according to The Wall Street Journal.
“Google has always been a pioneer in building a diverse user experience across its various services and we look forward to welcoming the new group of users to Google Plus and making the new members feel welcome,” a Google spokesperson said.
“As we expand beyond Google Plus, we are also excited to expand the diversity of our community by adding new members to our diverse membership platform.”