Facebook hits 1 trillion page views milestone

According to a report at ReadWriteWeb, social networking giant Facebook hit a huge milestone in Internet history as it became the first website to attract 1,000,000,000,000 page views.

The statistics posted by Google revealed the top 1000 most visited website on the Internet. Not surprisingly Facebook took pole position with a monstrous 870,000,000 unique visitors – a reach of 46.9%. In second came YouTube with 790 million unique users and 100 billion page views, followed by Yahoo with 590 million users and 78 billion views. Interestingly Microsoft’s search engine Bing came in at eleventh place, being beat by Live, Wikipedia, Msn, Blogspot, Baidu and Microsoft’s own website; however it has attracted 12.4% of Internet users – 9,600,000 users.

If the data collected is correct, it would mean that on average each user equates for 1150 page views individually – an astounding statistic.

The gathered data does however exclude ad networks, domains that are private (not available to the public) and adult websites, which means that there may be sites missing from the list that would otherwise be there if there were no exceptions made.

Unfortunately for Neowin, we weren’t listed however we hope to aim to get a place on Google’s list next year! (Or earlier)

Image: Matt Rosoff

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Some context for people that get as confused as I did by the article:

- It's 1 trillion page views in a month (June this year to be precise)
- It's worldwide statistics

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Facebook don't tell of what they consider to be a "page view". For example, I go to maybe one page a day, which is the news feed, but how many AJAX requests are considered to be a single page view? I'd assume that going to someone's profile is a page view, but what about sending a message in a popup window, is that considered a page view too, or a change made to the current page? What about each individual photo in an album?

These statistics are lacking a LOT of context (not the fault of the author), and don't mean anything for Facebook in particular, since the line between page view and AJAX request hasn't been defined.

I noticed google didn't include themselves in the statistics. I would think they would be the #1 website o_O.

What's more amazing to me is that FB is the only of those listed whereby visits are intended- that is, Bing, Yahoo, Wiki, Live and MSN are probably getting a ton of hits via toolbars and other crap we get loaded onto computers. FB has sadly become /the/ way to keep in touch (or not, depending on your view) with friends. Not so much business etc but it's almost like a de facto account setup for being online. You get any email account, a fb account, then go from there.

I must admit i've not heard of many sites on the top 100 list, although after checking them out, most are Chinese.

orkut.com - a social network owned and operated by Google, thats news to me!

mywebsearch.com - only ever heard of that because there toolbar appears to be on pc's full of spyware / adware.

InsaneNutter said,
I must admit i've not heard of many sites on the top 100 list, although after checking them out, most are Chinese.

orkut.com - a social network owned and operated by Google, thats news to me!

mywebsearch.com - only ever heard of that because there toolbar appears to be on pc's full of spyware / adware.

Orkut is gigantic in Brazil.