Google top US Web destination in 2011: Nielsen

Dec 29, 2011
People in front of a logo of Google, at the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2005. Google was the most-visited Web destination in the United States in 2011, followed by Facebook and Yahoo!, industry tracker Nielsen said Thursday.

Google was the most-visited Web destination in the United States in 2011, followed by Facebook and Yahoo!, industry tracker Nielsen said Thursday.

Google received an average of 153.4 million unique US visitors a month from home and work computers, according to Nielsen.

notched up 137.6 million unique US visitors a month and Yahoo! 130.1 million.

Microsoft's MSN, WindowsLive and Bing were next with 115.9 million unique US visitors a month, followed by with 106.7 million.

Facebook, which boasts more than 800 million members worldwide, was the runaway leader in the category of social networks and blogs, Nielsen said.

The social networking website's 137.6 million unique monthly visitors were more than triple the 45.7 million a month for Blogger and nearly six times the 23.6 million a month for Twitter, Nielsen said.

Struggling social network Myspace attracted an average of 17.9 million unique US visitors a month while Google's new social network, Google+, got 8.2 million a month, according to Nielsen.

Explore further: Premier US album chart revamped to include streaming

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

LinkedIn passes Myspace in US traffic: comScore

Jul 09, 2011

LinkedIn leapfrogged Myspace in June to become the second-largest social network in the United States in terms of traffic behind Facebook, tracking firm comScore reported Friday.

Swine flu fears send CDC.gov traffic soaring

May 14, 2009

Traffic to the website of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention soared in April as Americans searched the Internet for information about swine flu, research firm comScore said Thursday.

Social networking top online activity in US

Sep 13, 2011

US Internet users are spending nearly a quarter of their online time at blogs and social networks, with Facebook the most popular destination, according to a survey released Monday by Nielsen.

Google breaks billion-visitor barrier

Jun 22, 2011

Figures released by industry tracker comScore credited Google with being the first online operation to attract more than a billion visitors in a single month.

Recommended for you

YouTube goes online for second Music Awards

Nov 20, 2014

The YouTube Music Awards are undergoing an overhaul for their second edition next year, scrapping a star-studded gala and instead looking at videos' online buzz.

User comments : 0

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.