10 June 2010

UK - Social networks overtake Google in web hits

Facebook's battle for internet supremacy with Google has intensified after social networks received more internet hits than search engines for the first time in the UK. Social networks received more web visits than search sites during May, Experian Hitwise revealed. "We have been expecting this, but it is a pretty big milestone," said Robin Goad, a research director at Hitwise. Search engines accounted for 11.33 per cent of internet visits last month, while social networks accounted for 11.88 per cent