frontpage - 11:52 am on Mar 20, 2010 (gmt 0)
Here is the relevant info:
According to the web monitoring site Hitwise.com, Facebook.com got 7.07 % of all Internet traffic for that week, while Google.com got 7.03%.
That marks a market increase of 185% for Facebook compared to the same week last year, but just a 9% jump for Google.
As for the claims that it was games on Facebook that artificially pumped up the stats by refreshes, then would be wrong.
What was counted was hits on the Facebook index page.
Facebook’s home page recorded 7.07 per cent of traffic and Google’s 7.03 per cent.
Facebook is sticky and it has ads. More eye time on a non-Adsense ad venue.
US users spent nearly six-and-a-half hours on Facebook compared with fewer than two-and-a-half hours on Google.
Google's answer? Buzz.