Social networks more popular than search engines in May

Social-networking sites such as Facebook and YouTube received more traffic than search engines for the first time ever in May according to net analysis firm Hitwise.

During May, social networks accounted for 11.88% of UK Internet visits and search engines accounted for 11.33%. making it the first time ever that social networking has been more popular than web search.

Unsurprisingly Facebook accounted for most of the social network visits with 55 % of all UK  visits – almost three times as many as second placed YouTube.

Twitter which has been one of the fastest growing and most talked about sites over the past two years came in third place ahead of Bebo and MySpace.

Despite the rise in social-networking visits, Google.co.uk andGoogle.com still dominate the market accounting for nine in every 10 web searches last month. Google UK was the most popular visited website in the May with Facebook in second place. However, with the latest news that Yahoo and Facebook have integrated in Yahoo Pulse Google’s dominance may be challenged this year.

Original source: http://weblogs.hitwise.com/robin-goad/2010/06/social_networks_overtake_search_engines.html

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