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Google hits 1 billion visitors in a month

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 25 Jun 2011 20:12

Google hits 1 billion visitors in a month comScore publishes data that suggests Google achieves an Internet-first for traffic.
The report found that Google beat Facebook and Microsoft to be the first to hit one billion unique visitors in a single month, during May. Google saw an 8.4 percent boost in unique visitors during the month, while Microsoft made a 15 percent gain and Facebook witnessed a 30 percent boost.

Microsoft got 905 million unique visitors in May, while Facebook got 714 million. comScore started tracking in 2006, and at the time placed Google at 496 million unique visitors per month, behind Microsoft's MSN network which tallied 539 million.

The data is collected using a global measurement panel of two million users. comScore receives pageview data from around 90 of the top web content publishers, though Google does not share its data.

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