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.
quote: I don't believe
quote: The sole criteria is the level of traffic...not the reasons why that traffic exists.