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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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