February 18th, 2010
Not much longer, Yahoo lost its share in search engine market. Just two years back, the giant Google was ranked as internet’s most popular destination overtaking Yahoo. And this time it is beaten by Facebook.
In the decades of 90s the Yahoo completely dominated the internet through its ubiquitous portal. Yahoo Search, Yahoo Mail, Yahoo Chat, Yahoo Games, Yahoo News and what not.
The data released by compete.com, last month revealed, in December 2009, Yahoo had 133.45 million visitors in the U.S. while Facebook wasn’t far behind with 132.13 million unique visitors.
But perhaps this New Year, Netizens felt it better to hang on to their Facebook account to get connected with friends and as result, Facebook traffic rose to 133.62 million visitors, while that of Yahoo shrunk down to 132.00 million.
Ranked no. 2, just after Google, currenlty in terms of popularity, Facebook now has more than 400 Million users.