Sorry Facebook, Google Beat You To One Billion Visitors

Jun 23, 2011 - 7:32 am 4 by
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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.

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld and Google Blogoscoped Forums.


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