Facebook, the fastest growing social network could now be even called the fastest growing website. Since it’s launch in February 2004, the website has only seen growth and is still only seeing growth, although the rate of growth has decreased. We all know the ‘Facebook story’, it has inspired, angered, awed and exploited many geeks and normal men alike and it continues to do so every single day. According to sources, 1 of every 12 person on this planet has a Facebook account. The number of members are well above the 500 million mark and gets about 648 million unique visitors every month.
About 18 months ago, Facebooks traffic figures made it the 4th largest website on the internet, and now it has moved up a step. Yahoo search engine, which was on the third spot had to give way to Facebook to take it’s place. Facebook has indeed taken over Yahoo and has climbed to the third spot, making itself even bigger and stronger.If one looks at the trafiic figures and graphs at TechCrunch, it would leave the person in shock. Yahoo CEO doesn’t see Google as her biggest competitor, but Facebook, and now that Facebook has taken over Yahoo’s spot they’re going to be even more cautious and will try to get back on top. The difference between Yahoo and Facebook’s traffic isn’t much. Yahoo still gets about 633 million unique visitors and is still No.1 in the U.S. Next in line would be Microsoft and then Google. There is about a 300 million difference in the traffic stats of Facebook and Google, and it does look like Facebook could take over Google in a few years. Although both Google and Facebook are completely two different things, I say this on the grounds of visitors and revenue.
For information and graphical demo graphs of Facebook and Yahoo’s traffic, please visit TechCrunch.
Do you think Facebook can take over Google too and rule the internet? Or do you think Facebook will have the same fate as Friendster? Let us know.
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