Google Wins Race to 1 Billion Unique Visitors

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According to Internet market research company comScore, Google websites welcomed more than a billion unique visitors around the globe in the month of May 2011, becoming the first Web property in the history of the Internet to reach such a milestone.

"In the past year, Google Sites has seen its audience grow 8 percent to eclipse the 1 billion threshold," comScore said in a blog post. "Microsoft Sites was the second largest Web property in May to reach more than 905 million visitors, followed by with 713.6 million visitors."

Google's feat is particularly remarkable when you consider that seemingly everyone is already using Google to search the Web. The reason the search giant has been able to continually attract new visitors is because of its non-search services, like YouTube and Gmail, both of which played a big role in the 1 billion milestone.

It's also worth mentioning that Google had just shy of 496 million unique visitors in 2006 when comScore first began taking such measurements.
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Google is a pioneer in the Intranet. They set the standard for search and they hold that position today.

I am surprised it actually took them this long to achieve this milestone.

Kudos Google.

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Manduh replied on Thu, Jun 23 2011 7:49 PM

This is not surprising at all. Yay google!

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slugbug replied on Thu, Jun 23 2011 8:04 PM

You never hear anyone say Bing it or Yahoo it.

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A billion unique visitors including their YouTube and Gmail services so it is not a single site yet. But none the less it is not a milestone to play down so congrats to Google Beer

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AKwyn replied on Fri, Jun 24 2011 12:04 AM

Congratulations to Google for their billion page views.



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Inspector replied on Fri, Jun 24 2011 1:17 AM

Congrats, although i would of thought it had reached this point years ago :P

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EHarler replied on Fri, Jun 24 2011 11:45 AM

Hail the goog.

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