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Facebook Tops Google In The UK

Social network scores Christmas Day traffic win

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If any Facebook employees were still manning their stations two days ago, you can be sure they sent up a cheer as traffic data rolled in.  A report from Experian Hitwise has indicated that, at least in the UK, Facebook received more visits than Google for the first time ever.

Credit goes to Robin Goad for monitoring the situation, and he wrote, "As the chart below illustrates, on Christmas Day (December 25th) facebook.com accounted for 10.50% of all UK Internet visits, while the figure for google.co.uk was 9.77%."

Then Goad continued, "This was the first time that Facebook has ever been the most popular UK website . . ."

Granted, the odds of Facebook staying ahead of Google are low; people will stop saying "Merry Christmas" to all their acquaintances before long, and they’ll have less spare time as they head back to work and school, too.

Still, becoming the most-visited site in the UK is obviously an important achievement for Facebook, and the Experian Hitwise graph shows that the social network’s growth is a steady-ish thing.

Congrats to Facebook on both the milestone and handling all the traffic without issue.

Facebook Tops Google In The UK
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  • David Clark

    yeah you are right and, through these data or measuring we have to known about facebook popularity in uk.

  • Guest

    Google has the most 3 years left of life and probably that’s too much. After that they will be another Yahoo. Once Facebook enters search, knocking Google off its pedestal will be child’s play. Facebook is surrounding Google all over the world in a very smart way. Knocking Google out is easy if you hurt their advertising business which Facebook is doing cleverly too. Enjoy Google or what is left of them while you can. They’ll be gone soon.

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