With the enormous amount of products Google offers, the search giant practically owns the Internet. In fact, one could argue it is the Internet. The company has come a long, long way since being incorporated back in 1998. Now look where it is today.
In what comes as no surprise, Nielsen has revealed that Google was 2011’s top online destination in the U.S., even besting Facebook by a wide margin. The Mountain View-based company garnered more than 153 million monthly visitors across the nation up through October 2011, with many more visits sure to have been tallied during the busy holiday season.
Facebook landed in at second overall with almost 138 million monthly visitors, trumping close rival Twitter, who racked up nearly 24 million visitors a month.
Top 10 U.S. web brands in 2011
(Web brand/monthly visitors)
- Google: 153.4M
- Facebook: 137.6M
- Yahoo: 130.1M
- MSN/Windows Live/Bing: 115.9M
- YouTube: 106.7M
- Microsoft: 83.7M
- AOL Media Network: 74.6M
- Wikipedia: 62.1M
- Apple: 61.6M
- Ask Search Network: 60.1M
Spending the amount of time I do on the Internet, I pretty much rely on Google to help me track down important information. And of course, YouTube is another hot destination for TechnoBuffalo.
What sites did you find yourself visiting most in 2011?