Google Reaches the Billion Monthly Unique Visitors
Around one in seven individuals around the globe visit Google monthly. Google has simply become the first business to break the billion visitor bench mark for the monthly unique visitor metric.
In spite of greater competition from Bing, as well as a number of new search engines (Blekko, DuckDuckGo, etc.), Google’s user base continues to progress throughout the last year. Over that time period, Google has seen an 8.4 % increase.
The increase isn’t the greatest the company has seen. Actually, it’s less than the growth rate of direct rivals Microsoft and Yahoo (15 % and 10.8 % growth), and considerably under Facebook’s impressive 30 percent growth. However it’s nevertheless enough to put Google past the billion monthly user point. This is a first in the history of the Internet. It ought to be explained, however, precisely what is being outlined.
We are referring to global statistics pulled from comScore. Since comScore does not monitor the data of every single user (rather utilizing a panel that examines 2 million users), it’s possible the numbers are slightly off, even though they’re just as likely to be under-rating Google as they are to be favoring them. Second, and even more importantly, we aren’t simply referring to Google search. Even though the search page definitely pulls its share of traffic, the comScore report looks at all Google sites. Meaning, among other properties, YouTube, Gmail, and Google Docs visitors are counted.
The search engines does remain without risk in the lead for the total “unique page views” as well as the total number of queries conducted, however the other companies in the running are significantly different influenced by which metric you’re analyzing. In unique monthly page views, Microsoft properties come in 2nd, Facebook properties comes in 3rd, Yahoo peroperties comes in 4th, and Wikipedia properties come in 5th.
For search share alone, Google is in first (11.2 billion searches), Yahoo ranked second (2.7 billion searches), Microsoft ranked third (2.4 billion searches), Ask ranked fourth (502 million searches),and AOL ranked fifth (254 million searches). All of the listed numbers include queries on all search properties owned by the company.
October 14, 2013