Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Social network Site Facebook took the top spot and become the most visited Web site in the US

According to the research firm Hitwise. This is for the first time that Facebook beat Google for an entire week at a stretch. Together Facebook and Google accounted for 14% of all US Internet visits last week.

Analytics company comScore reported that Facebook search queries in the US grew by 10 percent in February to 436 million, up by 85 million over December's 351 million searches.

Facebook currently has more than 400 million active users. Facebook has reportedly surpassed Google to become the most visited Web site in the US.

According to Hitwise, Facebook's visits increased 185 percent past week compared to the same week in 2009, while visits to Google increased 9 percent during the same time frame. The social network took the top spot on a few US National holidays like Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Day

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