In August, 176.2 million people visited Google in the US while Facebook visitors were 163.2 million. Visitors of other leading sites were: Yahoo (149.0 million), Microsoft (134.4 million) and YouTube (128.0 million), says Nielsen, a publicly held global information and media company, and is one of the world’s leading suppliers of marketing information.
Facebook, however, appears king in the race for user concentration. The stats show that, the average U.S. users spent seven hours and 46 minutes on Facebook in August. On the other hand, Google users spent one hour and 46 minutes on the site.
Surprisingly enough, AOL (two hours, 53 minutes) and Yahoo (two hours and 12 minutes were the second and third position while YouTube absorbed one hour, 41 minutes.
Nielsen says, “Overall, U.S. Internet users spent 30 hours online in August, visited an average of 99 domains and viewed an average of 3,123 web pages. And 216 million Americans spent time on the web out of an estimated total of 275 million people who have access to the web.”