Did Facebook Just Beat Google as The Most Visited Site?

Yes, the headline is not fooling you. According to the latest  Hitwise data, Facebook made it pass through Google to become the most visited website in the U.S. Well, for the week ending March 13 at least.

Actually this is not the first time that Facebook achieved this feat. It recently achieved the no. 1 post on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day last year. And this year, it was also the no. 1 most visited site  on March 6 and 7. But of course it is understandable that Facebook will have more visitors during the Holiday seasons since it has become the favorite communication tool among users who want to stay in touch with long lost friends and relatives, family and acquiantances.

But to achieve this again last week is quite interesting.  Facebook.com’s market share of visits increased by 185% last weeks as compared to the same week last year.   Compared that with Google’s share of visit which increased only by 9%.  Combining their share of visit accounts for 14% of all US Internet traffic last week.

Arnold Zafra
Arnold Zafra writes daily on the announcements by Google, Ask.com, Yahoo & MSN along with how these announcements effect web publishers. He is currently building three niche blogs covering iPad News, Google Android Phones and E-Book Readers.
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4 thoughts on “Did Facebook Just Beat Google as The Most Visited Site?

  1. That is a remarkable achievement for Facebook! Quite impressing to see they can even fight against the big Google…and sometimes win. So, social media is becoming more important than search engines after all. Most likely Facebook will develop its searching features even more as to integrate it in its platform and steal those Google users..It will be an interesting evolution to follow.

  2. I agree that Facebook will try and beat Google at it’s own game in the future but Facebook is a communication tool and not a search engine. It should do what it does well and not try to be all things to all people.