Google gets record 1 billion hits in a month, Facebook hits 750m users

Last month, Google broke the record for the most visited site in the space of a month, with them smashing their previous record, 931 million, and breaking into new territory; 1 billion hits. On top of this, Facebook has just announced that they're nearing 1 billion users, with the company hitting 750 million users.

CNet reports that unique visitors to all of Googles' sites rose 8.4 percent on that of last year to an impressive 1,009,699,000 unique views. ComScore said that Google got its most hits from India during that period, followed by South Africa. The lowest hitting countries were South Korea and China. In the number two spot is Microsoft, with 905 million unique views last month and Facebook in third with 704 million. Facebook has recently overtaken Yahoo! which held the third place spot until a few months ago.

On top of this news, TechCrunch reports that Facebook has hit 750 million monthly active users. This is up 250 million from Facebook's last official user number announcement last year, and means the company is just one step closer from breaking the billion mark. Whilst the news hasn't been confirmed by Facebook itself, TechCrunch says that a number of third party sources have been tracking its growth for some time, and that Facebook's "active user" number actually means a user that has logged in over the last 30 days, unlike other sites that report just the total user base.

Facebook also currently tops the charts for the site that users spend their most time on, with a collective 250 billion minutes in May alone, followed distantly by 200 billion at Google sites.

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Owen, it is simple to avoid arguing over the meaning of words if you chose to take your numbers from the ComScore source.

According to them, Google had over 1 billion visitors, Microsoft had over 900 million, and Facebook had 714 million. These are apples-to-apples numbers.

^ You do realize this is neowin, where unprofessional journalism looks better? or did you think you were on the BBCs website? lol admit it, you did didn't you? hehe

"and breaking into new territory; 1 billion hits" proof-read much? Or not? Too many commas, and this ; doesn't belong there.

"that unique visitors to all of Googles' sites rose 8.4 percent on that of last year to an impressive 1,009,699,000 unique views." It's "Google's", and lose the final "unique views" - you've just mentioned it. And if you insist on using "hitting" - which you shouldn't - "lowest hitting" requires an em-dash / hyphen.

Yahoo! also "held third place"; "Facebook also currently tops the charts for the site that users spend their most time on" starts off OK but is difficult to read - re-word.

Finally, if 750 million is 'nearly' 1 billion, it follows that 200 billion is not 'distant' to 250 billion.

Otherwise, fine. B+.

ryushan said,
So Facebook got 704 million unique views, but they have 750 million active monthly users. Hmm.

46 million spam accounts ?

ryushan said,
So Facebook got 704 million unique views, but they have 750 million active monthly users. Hmm.

I was thinking the same thing...

microsoft COULD up their site views, especially bing, if they would start pushing this html5 to people! i'm glad that they recently updated skydrive and hotmail with html5, it gives me hopes for them

Microsoft is very high too. It could easily also hit a billion soon too. In Q3 perhaps.
And they are also a very under-rated "net giant". I didn't knew there was just a small difference between them and Google. I thought it was multiple times.

Dusco25 said,
I cant wait till someone comes out with a Facebook killer...

Why? So after a bit of success you can start being envious over that instead? Fact is there doesn't need to be a Facebook killer - It does it's job and people have adopted it.

YounGMessiah said,
This is like comparing apple and oranges, two different purposes of each company...

I don't think the purpose was to compare, but just to talk about two top-drawing sites. I could be wrong, though.

YounGMessiah said,
This is like comparing apple and oranges, two different purposes of each company...

exactly.. ones a portal to other content (most of the time) and one is a self contained website