Facebook becomes more popular in US than Google Search – Hell freezes over
Hitwise, an internet research company, has announced that as of 13th of March 2010, Facebook achieved 7.07% of all internet traffic to their homepage, compared to Google’s 7.03%.
But what does it all mean exactly? How accurate are these stats? Do they take things like toolbars and phone usage into account? Social media in SEO is an ever increasing part of successful SEO campaigns, but really could such monetization kill Google?
One thing that must be remembered: This is Google search we are talking about here. Google has been expanding their empire for quite some time and these stats do not take into account Gmail, Analytics or any of the other services the company provides. In short, they are a behemoth.
However, let’s not forget Google’s recent flop of an entry into the social networking world, Buzz. Buzz was hit hard with initial privacy issues and is seen as a general flop in terms of its rivals Facebook and Twitter – although of course it is in it’s early days still.
Let’s keep an eye on this in coming months. The future is social, to be sure. But who will be pulling the strings?
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