Well it was only a matter of time before it happened but Facebook has now passed Google as most popular site on the internet. In recent reports by industry leaders Facebook has surpassed Google as the number one destination for web surfers in the U.S in terms of minutes spent onsite. In August users spent a little over 41 million minutes on Facebook reports comScore, an analytics and traffic monitoring company. During that same period users spent only 39.8 million minutes on Google and all Google owned sites (think YouTube, Gmail, Google News).
I'd like to make an interesting point here. These studies only point to one factor, that being - amount of time spent on a site. Google having just released Google Instant is working harder every day to get the user to their destination in the fastest way possible. This equates to less time spent on site. Meanwhile, Facebook is all about keeping users on its website and interacting with others on its website. This would obviously lead to more users spending longer on Facebook's site and less time spent on Google.
Interesting strategies being invoked by both companies. While it is apparent that Facebook, recently passing the 500 million user mark, is a popular online destination it focuses solely around users spending time on its singular website. Meanwhile, Google appears to be attempting to have you always looking at a website owned by Google, or supported by Google, or simply one that contains Google AdWords - regardless of whether the URL says Google.com
I'm not paid by any of the companies that I'm going to review products from (unfortunately) but I figured that since I deal with electronics, computers, and software on a daily basis there may be some tips and tricks that I've learned along the way that might be helpful to others as you look for answers about particular choices.
Google announced the launch of their new search engine today named Google Instant. If you haven't seen it yet you need to take a look. They are rolling it out to all users within the next few days and have plans to rollout a mobile version sometime in the next couple of months. Google Instant provides instant results for what you search for without you ever having to strike the enter key. This means that as you type a word the entire Google search page will update automatically to display the results for what you have entered. This is a phenomenal show of computing power and internet dominance.
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There are several adages that seem to always go around. Things like, "It takes money to make money.", "Go big or go home.", and others. One that I have been questioning lately is "It's all in who you know".
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