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Facebook is now second most popular site in America

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 17 Feb 2010 17:42 User comments (11)

Facebook is now second most popular site in America According to new Compete figures, Facebook has become the second most popular site in the United States, just barely surpassing Yahoo which has held the spot for some time.
The last time the top spots switched was in early 2008, when Google surpassed Yahoo.

Overall, 148 million US users visited Google in January, with Facebook seeing 133.6 million. Yahoo fell to third, at 132 million.



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11 user comments

118.2.2010 0:13

I didn't realize Yahoo is such a popular site. I almost never go there. What's at Yahoo.com that's so interesting? Yahoo Answers perhaps? They do seem to come up frequently in some of my Google searches.

218.2.2010 0:16

Yahoo mail/messenger is the one I use every day.Some people use the Yahoo! music...

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318.2.2010 0:35

Originally posted by KSib:
I didn't realize Yahoo is such a popular site. I almost never go there. What's at Yahoo.com that's so interesting? Yahoo Answers perhaps? They do seem to come up frequently in some of my Google searches.
Yahoo news, fantasy, and sports are VERY popular.

418.2.2010 2:37

Hm, didn't know that.

518.2.2010 3:11

only time im ever on yahoo is when an anwser to a search im conductin thru google pops up on yahoo anwsers..thats about it.guess thats why they says in america cause worldwide yahoo is not that popular..facebook is

619.2.2010 2:39

Yahoo Sports, Yahoo Finance & Flickr among many yahoo properties...

719.2.2010 14:18
D40
Inactive

Check it out, Facebook was set up by members of the CIA and Justice Department. What better way for Big Brother to keep track of all the slaves? I don't use it and never will.

819.2.2010 14:40

Typical skewed numbers as Google is the most commonly used browser hands down. I myself do still Yahoo but only for mail and only because I had mail accounts with them and Lycos well before Google came to the seen. Pollong is a scam most of the time and is influenced by who is polling and the outcome they want precieved whether it is political or corporate polling.

If your using traffic email could be a big influence on why Yahoo has such a high rating as I may have my online email up all day but again when it comes to search usage Google would win hands down.

919.2.2010 14:50

Originally posted by Mr-Movies:
Typical skewed numbers as Google is the most commonly used browser hands down.
Google "Most commonly used browser"? Since when?!

Quote:
I myself do still Yahoo but only for mail and only because I had mail accounts with them and Lycos well before Google came to the seen. Pollong is a scam most of the time and is influenced by who is polling and the outcome they want precieved whether it is political or corporate polling.

If your using traffic email could be a big influence on why Yahoo has such a high rating as I may have my online email up all day but again when it comes to search usage Google would win hands down.

This article does not focus on browser popularity or search engine popularity,(Face Book is neither of the two!), but popularity of the "site" as a whole...

1020.5.2010 15:07
shutuporls
Unverified new user

ok. This is not surprising at all. I just got a facebook in January and I've had both Google and Yahoo accounts for quite some time along with other accounts. I'm sure aol used to be very popular as well. Most people I know get on Google for a search engine and I know a lot of people like g-mail. A lot of people get on yahoo for music and e-mail, and I get on facebook just about everyday to talk to my friends.

1121.5.2010 8:45

facebook is good if you got relatives overseas and want to chat to them or see their photos.I dont use yahoo search myself prefer google.the only time i ever go on yahoo is to help my mum edit her website.Ive heard to terms "google it" "try a google search" but i dont hear the terms "yahoo it" "try a yahoo search" ever


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