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Google is once again on the move

2006 appears to be a banner year for Google. It purchased the highly popular YouTube online video site in early October and saw its stock price dance with the $500 mark in November. Now according to ComScore Networks Inc., Google Inc. has slightly edged in front of Yahoo! Inc. to become the second most visited website for the month of November.

ComScore's figures show that Google's site traffic rose by 9.1% to 475.7 million visitors while Yahoo's traffic rose just 5.2% bringing its tally to 475.3 million visitors. Microsoft still held on to a 26 million visitor advantage at 501.7 million.

News Corp.'s Fox Interactive Media sites also saw a significant increase in traffic thanks to the booming popularity of Traffic for the company rose to a healthy 130.4 million visitors.

YouTube, Google’s recent acquisition, saw its visitors rise 24-fold to 107.9 million.

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RE: Microsoft
By phatboye on 12/26/2006 10:57:47 AM , Rating: 2
Making MSN the homepage of MS IE is needed? Counting hits from MS UPdate or Error handling tool is needed?

RE: Microsoft
By masher2 on 12/26/2006 11:09:22 AM , Rating: 1
I suggest you reread the original post, as you missed the meaning entirely.

RE: Microsoft
By cgrecu77 on 12/26/2006 3:25:33 PM , Rating: 2
if i recall correctly firefox sets the home page by default to as well, so I'm not sure what is your point. Also, and are two different websites + most people change their browser home page (by intention or not ...)

RE: Microsoft
By Xavian on 12/26/2006 11:00:21 PM , Rating: 2
actually no it doesn't it uses a customised page from google.

If you check the website that the default homepage goes to on the first install of firefox its but with a small snippet added at the end to provide a mozilla skin.

Heres the link:

RE: Microsoft
By Steve Guilliot on 12/27/2006 6:24:10 PM , Rating: 2
Hmm, so would you say the default behavior of Firefox skews the numbers in favor of Google?

All this is BS anyway. Of the hundreds of thousands of websites the average web-surfer goes to in thier lives, the *vast* majority are intentional, not due to some new-browser trickery. Bottom-line, Microsoft probably earned their rating.

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