Sorry Facebook, Google Beat You To One Billion Visitors

Jun 23, 2011 • 8:32 am | comments (4) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine

Google One Billion VisitsThe Wall Street Journal broke the news based off of comScore data that Google reached over one billion visitors for the month of May.

This is a huge number, a number Facebook was expected to reach first but did not.

As the WSJ explained:

Over the past year, Google’s unique visitors per month have increased 8.4% to just over one billion. During the same period, Microsoft maintained the No. 2 position with 905 million unique visitors in May, up around 15%, while Facebook’s count surged by 30% to about 714 million visitors. In May, Yahoo saw 689 million visitors, up 10.8% over the past year, though it was surpassed by Facebook in October.

This includes all Google sites, including,, Gmail, Orkut and all their properties.

Here is a chart posted by Search Engine Land.

Google One Billion Visitors

That is a lot of traffic, but in terms of time spent on the site, Facebook beats.

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Keith Brown

06/23/2011 12:39 pm

Whew. #jobsecurity

Ian Goodall

06/23/2011 12:41 pm

With that many unique visitors it's easy to see why Google wants to break into the social networking market.


06/23/2011 02:57 pm

Remove Youtube and Gmail and see what's left 


06/23/2011 04:03 pm

Remove Google and see what's left.

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