For the first time since social networks have emerged on the Web, Facebook posted higher US traffic figures for last week than search engine Google ones.
AFP - Social-networking star Facebook surpassed Google to become the most visited website in the United States for the first time last week, industry analysts showed.
Facebook's homepage finished the week ending March 13 as the most visited site in the country, according to industry tracker Hitwise.
The "important milestone," as described by Hitwise director of research Heather Dougherty, came as Facebook enjoyed a massive 185 percent increase in visits in the same period, compared to the same week in 2009.
By comparison, visits to search engine home Google.com increased only nine percent in the same time -- although the tracker does not include Google property sites such as the popular Gmail email service, YouTube and Google Maps.
Date created : 2010-03-17