Facebook Was Most Visited Website Last Week, Surpassing Google

Posted: Mar 16 2010, 11:43pm CDT | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 8:02pm CDT, in News | Technology News


Facebook Was Most Visited Website Last Week, Surpassing Google
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Last week, Facebook was the most visited Web site in the US, actually climbing above Google. That's quite an accomplishment considering that there are still probably a lot of people who Google "Facebook" to link them to the site before getting their social network fill.

Web metrics firm Hitwise reports that for the week ended March 13, Facebook accounted for 7.07% of all US online visits. Google took 7.03%. The next closest site was Yahoo Mail, at 3.80%.

"One reason for Facebook's success is the features that make it easy to share information and online content with friends. This content sharing is making it the first destination for people going online," said Hitwise's Matt Tatham in a Computerworld story.

Tatham also added, though, that Google appears to be taking the top spot again this week.

Yet, this is the first time anyone has dethroned Google since 2007.

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/6" rel="author">Mark Raby</a>
Based in New York City, Mark follows the consumer electronics industry like a hawk. A published book author, he has a particular affinity for 3D technology and video games, and as such will surely be in the market for a new pair of glasses soon. Mark can be contacted directly at mark@i4u.com.




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