Yahoo Overtakes Google in Monthly Traffic Stats

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    Aug 24, 2013 7:26 PM GMT
    Didn't see this one coming.

    Google has emerged as the clear winner in the search engine race, but for the first time in more than two years Yahoo is coming out on top in terms of overall web traffic.

    According to ComScore's Media Metric, which ranks the top U.S. web sites, Yahoo's web properties edged ahead of Google's in unique visitors during the month of July. Yahoo notched 196.6 million uniques, while Google trailed behind with 192.3 million.




    http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/yahoo-overtakes-google-monthly-traffic-stats-latest-comscore/story?id=20036427
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    Aug 25, 2013 2:45 AM GMT
    should send this to techcrunch who are only focused on bashing Yahoo!
  • rnch

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    Aug 25, 2013 2:49 AM GMT
    Who gives a shitz icon_question.gif





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  • ThatSwimmerGu...

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    Aug 25, 2013 12:51 PM GMT
    They are totally different companies these days. Yahoo is more of a news source. While Google is more of a search engine.
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    Aug 25, 2013 1:14 PM GMT
    Two things are wrong here:

    1 : You are comparing a news/entertainment site to a search engine. If you add all google products to the mix: Gmail, Youtube, GooglePlay and so on, Yahoo is way far behind in the traffic count. This sounds like a piece of news paid by Yahoo(Yahoo has a content partnership with ABC) to make people think they're coming back. Google dominates 90% of the available ad revenue on the internet. Yahoo missed that train long ago.

    2: According to the global rankins on Alexa as of today:

    http://www.alexa.com/topsites
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    Aug 25, 2013 1:21 PM GMT


    Not again! icon_rolleyes.gif
  • deletedelete

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    Aug 25, 2013 1:54 PM GMT
    Yet another cautionary sign of the impending apocalypse.
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    Aug 25, 2013 2:25 PM GMT
    WTF is a "unique visitor"?
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    Aug 25, 2013 2:42 PM GMT
    Their CEO has been getting a lot of positive press lately, she even got a feature in Vogue magazine. Perhaps Yahoo's new found popularity is due to her taking the reins ?

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    Aug 25, 2013 2:47 PM GMT
    smudgetool saidWTF is a "unique visitor"?



    If you open a website 1000 multiple times from the same computer that counts as 1000 traffic but just 1 unique visitor. Basically your IP address is saved in the system and every time you hit the page you only count for 1 traffic unit unless you change computers or IP address. It is just a more accurate way of measuring web traffic, unique visitors VS page hits.
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    Aug 25, 2013 2:48 PM GMT
    ThatSwimmerGuy saidThey are totally different companies these days. Yahoo is more of a news source. While Google is more of a search engine.


    Yes this. but I think google should add news to its main page, not just a link at the top
  • madsexy

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    Aug 25, 2013 2:55 PM GMT
    It also isn't the measure of "multi-platform traffic", which Google should outshine Yahoo in. That rating comes out next month or later this month. On the other hand, it doesn't include the Tumblr property Yahoo now owns. But the general gist is - they're different types of companies, still being primarily considered on their heritage - search engines.
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    Aug 26, 2013 1:31 PM GMT
    TheRece25 said
    ThatSwimmerGuy saidThey are totally different companies these days. Yahoo is more of a news source. While Google is more of a search engine.


    Yes this. but I think google should add news to its main page, not just a link at the top

    Google does have a news section but Yahoo actually writes some of theirs and hand selects them while Google uses an algorithm to decide what to post.
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    Aug 26, 2013 1:53 PM GMT
    So what ever happened to Yahoo Profiles? They still exist, and are still shown as your ID on various Yahoo sites... but they are empty, which is useless.

    They used to be full of info and pics, and even listed the Yahoo Clubs you belonged to, back in the day before Y bought eGroups.

    And don't get me started on Yahoo 360, which was awesome to meet guys!