Social Media Site Facebook Visits Top Google
Recently a milestone was reached in the Internet transitioning to a socially-driven rather than a task-driven environment as visits to Facebook surpassed those to Google’s web site for the week ending March 13. According to Hitwise, Facebook has occasionally beat Google’s traffic for a given day but this is the first time that its average full week’s traffic exceeded visits to the Internet’s leading search engine, Google. Facebook’s visits have increased 185% since the same period a year ago, while Google’s rose 9%. Facebook now accounts for 7.07% of all Web traffic measured by visits and Google gets 7.09%.