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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 MySpace.com. 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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Most significant part
By mindless1 on 12/26/2006 12:47:28 PM , Rating: 2
IMO, the most significant part of this is that Google has risen above Yahoo, that people prefer and switched to Google search even after they had a Yahoo homepage (that we might've assumed they had customized to provide their preferred content).

I think it signals a shift in user desires, they're not wanting content thrust at them so much (as it was with AOL too), rather have their own lists of places to go for the content they want, don't need it on their homepage anymore. It could also be that Google's clean homepage is a nice departure from Yahoo, a lot of people are getting tired of looking at webpages that seem to have as much non-related content on it as possible. When your desired content is less than 40% of the text on a page it just looks bad, especially when that content is foratted worse just to make more room for the other items on the pages.




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