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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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traffic count
By nyte on 12/26/2006 11:17:10 AM , Rating: 2

RE: traffic count
By tmarat on 12/26/2006 12:26:01 PM , Rating: 2
Guess the difference is when I go to Google, I go there because I need to make a search. There is a specific reason for me to specifically go to that site.
In case of microsoft, a lot of people will open the IE just to go to some site. But it will by default load From there people will type in the address they need to go. See the difference? This visit will be counted. There will be a lot of people who have no intention of going into but their activity will still be logged in favour of microsoft.

RE: traffic count
By XtremeM3 on 12/27/2006 12:40:07 AM , Rating: 2
Ah, but hits are hits. And when selling advertising, the value your spots whether it's a commercial on a TV program or a spot on a website is figured by how many eyes will see it - I doubt people watch American Idol for the commercials but I'm betting it costs quite a bit to put a commercial on because of the amount of eyes that will see it. That's truly the only relevance here, not a popularity contest. This isn't high school. This is business.


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