Facebook Soaring in Search, Popularity, Researchers Say
Date: Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 11:05:52 UTC
Topic: search engine


Facebook saw search queries grow 10 percent in February 2010 and surpassed Google in the U.S. to become the most visited Website for the week ending March 13. Facebook.com reached the No. 1 ranking on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Day as well as the weekend of March 6th and 7th, said HitWise. Meanwhile, comScore said search queries on Facebook grew from 395 million in January 2010 to 436 million in February 2010, a growth of 10 percent. Facebook is becoming a fine referrer to other Web services, which could end up helping Microsoft Bing.

Facebook saw search queries grow 10 percent in February 2010 and surpassed Google in the United States to become the most visited Website for the week ending March 13, according to studies from leading market researchers.

Facebook.com recently reached the No. 1 ranking on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Day, as well as the weekend of March 6th and 7th, according to Hitwise analyst Heather Dougherty.

Visits to Facebook.com increased 185 percent last week as compared with the same week in 2009. See the chart, which shows Facebook at 7.07 percent of traffic to Google's 7.03 percent, here.

Meanwhile, comScore said search queries on Facebook grew from 395 million in January 2010 to 436 million in February 2010, a grow of 10 percent. This pales in comparison to Google's 13.4 billion queries for the same period, but search on the leading social network site is spiking.
Via Eweek.com









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