Hitwise has released a report showing that over the past 2 weeks online traffic to Gogole Gmail has surpassed the numbers which visit another popular Google property; YouTube.
Heather Dougherty of Hitwise says that YouTube and GMail have been competing for the #10 spot in Most Popular US Websites, with Google Image Search creeping up behind them.
In comparison to Yahoo Mail, Gmail still has a lot of stairs to climb with Yahoo Mail being more visited than Yahoo.com and second only to Google. Here’s an interesting stat though : “Gmail’s top 3 sources of traffic were Google, Facebook, and Yahoo! Mail, totaling 58% in February 2009.”
Here’s a chart with Google’s top properties :