Facebook.com increases Visitor Count by 81% through 2007

According to an analysis of the top 100 U.S. Internet properties in 2007 by comScore, social networking giant Facebook.com reaped the benefits of opening registration to all users, jumping 81% versus December 2006 to 34.7 million visitors in December 2007. Facebook is of course still quite behind the social networking site MySpace, but it is quickly gaining. Other highlights of 2007's major trends in U.S. Internet activity include:

  • Wikipedia Sites gained 34% to reach nearly 52 million visitors
  • Leading classified site Craigslist.org jumped 74% to 24.5 million visitors
  • AT&T grew 27% to 30.2 million visitors (think exclusive iPhone carrier)
  • Yellow Book Network jumped by 137% to 10.4 million visitors
  • Searches at the five major core search engines increased 15% to 9.6 billion searches
  • Google Search Sites increased over 30% and hit 5.6 billion searches
  • Yahoo! Search Sites decreased by 4% hitting 2.2 billion searches
  • Microsoft Search Sites increased 8% and hit 940 million

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