HitWise: Facebook’s US Traffic Continues to Grow, Takes Over Visits Lead from Google

Facebook saw a couple traffic spikes over the winter holidays that temporarily made it the largest site in the US, according to Hitwise. But now, the web measurement firm reports, Facebook now represents 7.07% of all US internet visits on the average day, taking the lead over Google’s 7.03%.

Interestingly, the most recent surge seems to have started shortly after Facebook introduced a new home page design in early February. Correlation is not causation, but it makes sense to us that the average user would find a News Feed that defaults to Top Stories more engaging than a real time stream. Here’s the graph below.

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6 Responses to “HitWise: Facebook’s US Traffic Continues to Grow, Takes Over Visits Lead from Google”

  1. Lesenswerte Artikel – 17. March 2010 says:

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    [...] Angesichts einer erstarkenden Suchkonkurrenz in Form von Bing sowie der Bedrohung durch das immer mehr Aufmerksamkeit der Anwender in Beschlag nehmende Facebook kann es sich Google nicht leisten, das Vertrauen in seine Suchmaschine zu erschüttern. Dieser Text [...]

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    [...] Internetunternehmen sondern eher um die Aufmerksamkeit der Nutzer. So zog das soziale Netzwerk im März in den USA an Google vorbei, was den Anteil an allen Visits betraf. Weniger (anteilige) Aufmerksamkeit für Google könnte zu [...]

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