Most Visited Web Site and Most Searched Term in 2009?

  |  December 21, 2009   |  Comments

Hitwise reveals the most searched terms and most visited Web sites from January through November 2009.

Facebook was the most searched term during 2009, according to Hitwise. Citing data collected between January and November 2009, the online measurement firm reckons the social networking site accounted for 0.67 percent of all searches during that period.

Rival social networking site MySpace was second overall for the year, but the continued growth of Facebook saw it rise from 10th position in 2008 to overtake its rival in 2009.

Facebook was also the third most visited Web site of the year, Hitwise says, behind Google and Yahoo's mail product, which came first and second, respectively, for the second year running.

Overall, Google accounted for 6.7 percent of all U.S. visits between January and November 2009. Yahoo Mail accounted for 4.44 percent of visits, followed by Facebook with 4.26 percent, Yahoo with 3.36 percent, and MySpace at 3 percent.

Top 10 Most Searched Terms
2009 2008
facebook myspace
myspace craigslist
craigslist ebay
youtube google
yahoo mail myspace.com
google yahoo
yahoo youtube
ebay yahoo mail
facebook login yahoo.com
myspace.com facebook
Source: Experian Hitwise

Top 10 Most Visited Web Sites Among U.S. Users
2009 2008
www.google.com www.google.com
mail.yahoo.com mail.yahoo.com
www.facebook.com www.myspace.com
www.yahoo.com www.yahoo.com
www.myspace.com mail.live.com
mail.live.com www.ebay.com
www.youtube.com search.yahoo.com
search.yahoo.com www.msn.com
www.msn.com www.facebook.com
www.ebay.com www.youtube.com
Source: Experian Hitwise

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Jack Marshall was a staff writer and stats editor for ClickZ News from 2007 until August 2011. 

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