For the first time in the best part of a decade, Google has lost its crown as the world’s most visited website. And its been lost to a relative newcomer, Facebook, rather than any other long running Internet company.
Facebook nabbed the number 1 spot for the first time on Christmas Eve, a feat it then repeated on Christmas Day and New Years’s day. It wasn’t back on top again until March 6th.
All in all the trendline for Facebook is massively upwards. Compared to the same dates in 2009 Facebook is up around 185%. This is in contrast to Google which is up a much more modest 9%.
Taken together, Facebook and Google represent close to 20% of all Internet visits.
Here’s a graphic taken from Internet monitoring firm Hitwise:
Since its most recent updates, Facebook has already become the world’s fastest growing search engine.
Where next for Facebook? CEO Mark Zuckerberg has famously said that he wants Facebook to become the ‘operating system of the Internet’, and by looking at these figures it looks like they’re well on the way to achieving that kind of universality. But before they grow too much more, they’re going to have to throw better parties.
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