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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 Visited Site vs Most popular Site
By Senju on 12/26/2006 11:00:34 PM , Rating: 2
Most visited site is just a measure of traffic. It does not matter what the reason is.

Most Popular Site is where a user *WANTS* to visit.

The Media should make this very clear!!!!

If a site like MS is using data from Updates and trouble reports to measure popular traffic, this is VERY WRONG!!!!!

The problem I see is the media see the top visited data traffic reports and assumes it is the most popular, reports this like that and now the user thinks it. Again, the media needs to explain this better IMO.




RE: Most Visited Site vs Most popular Site
By XtremeM3 on 12/27/2006 3:35:24 AM , Rating: 2
As it is stated above...it doesn't matter. You guys seem to think this is a popularity contest. It's not. It's data relevant for advertising. No matter why the person sees that site...they see it.

I know alot of people who have google as their homepage just because it loads fast. They can open IE or Firefox and have their homepage loaded instantly then go on to whatever page it is they wanted to when they opened their browser. So they (like myself) hit google everytime their browser is opened, whether they wanted to go to google or not. Should they not count those hits?

I agree that error reports, and updates not done via the web interface should not be counted...but any http connection where a user sees a page should count...regardless of why they are there. It is relevant to how many eyes see that page. How many eyes that see a page is relevant to how much space on that page is worth. Whether it's being used or not.

Jeff


By iLikeHam on 12/28/2006 10:35:02 AM , Rating: 2
It must be added to this entire thread that one of the most relevant and necessary aspects of all of this is that Jeff politely ends each thread with his name at the bottom, Jeff. Thanks, Jeff. As I read each of your threads, I find myself shaking my head in disagreement with your contentions, finding your arguments to be littered with flaws and baseless opinion and essentially being a waste of time. Then I get to the bottom and see you have thoughtfully reminded us that you are indeed Jeff. Obviously, the insertion of your name in a meaningless posting on a newsstory suddenly validates your arguments and gives you, as Jeff, much credibility.

The point of my reply is this: I like ham.

Btw, what makes your M3 so Xtreme Jeff? Hey, thats what you should start calling yourself, XtremeJeff! You're welcome. My M3 is extreme, probably more so, however, it's spelled differently.

BtwBtw, Microsoft has every right in the world to default IE to msn.com. They created windows and generously decided to include a browser which, really, they didn't have to do. However, then only the savviest computer user would be able to figure out how to overcome this issue. Thus, if they are including a browser (IE) they created in a product (Windows) they created, then it's absolutely fair and legitimate for it to default to a website of their choice. Like XtremeJeff and his army of friends, my browser defaults to google.com by choice, for the sole reason that it loads fast. Why do you think google.com remains relatively ad free?


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