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Most Visited Websites for 2011

September 1, 2011 No Comments

Surfing the web is a favorite past time in our culture, and since many people in the workforce spend a good portion of their day in front of computers, it has become much easier to commit hours to visiting our top sites.

We all know the major players when it comes to Internet searches and social networking, but who lands on top as far as the most visits per year? In his article Google, Facebook Top U.S. Web Destinations in July, Dan Reisinger lays out some stats letting us know who’s been on top so far this summer.

Reisinger says, “Google was by far the most popular online destination in July among Americans, according to data released yesterday by Nielsen (of Nelisen NetView Data).

According to the research firm, 172.5 million unique visitors in the U.S. went to Google in July, spending an average of nearly 1.5 hours on the site. The world’s top social network, Facebook, had nearly 159 million unique visitors. However, the social network was far and away their favorite place to be, with folks spending an average of over 5 hours on the site during the month.

Yahoo came in third place in Nielsen’s study with 148.6 million unique visitors and an average of more than 2 hours of visitation on the month. MSN, Windows Live, and Bing combined attracted 131 million people and over 1.5 hours of visitation. YouTube rounded out the top five with 126 million unique visitors and over 1.5 hours of average use.”

As Reisinger points out, this information is even more poignant when you consider that an average of over 200 million Americans navigate the Internet every month!

Boy, do we Americans love our technology!

When reflecting on this data, there is absolutely no question that we are living in an internet driven 2011.

-Amy Duryea, IT Briefcase (a Virtual Star Media company)

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