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Hitwise: 1 in 5 U.S. pageviews belong to Facebook

Everyone knows Facebook is a popular site, but new numbers from Experian Hitwise show just how popular it was in the U.S. during the month of January.

By February 2, 2012


Hitwise: U.S. Google+ traffic leaps 55 percent in December

U.S. users visited Google+ 49 million times in December, Experian's statistics show. Facebook remains dominant, though, with many more visitors.

By January 3, 2012


Facebook dominates Hitwise list of top searches

The social-networking giant beats out Google for the top spot in the traffic company's annual list of most-visited Web sites.

By December 29, 2010


Instagram one month later: No hint of lingering troubles

After the December debacle over new wording in Instagram's terms of service, traffic statistics suggest the photo-sharing giant has recovered nicely.

By January 2, 2013


Google's U.K. search share dips below 90 percent

While Google still massively dominates the the U.K. search engine market share, it's beginning to slip the tiniest bit.

By November 7, 2012


How Instagram became the social network for tweens

Well-intentioned parents who've kept their tweens off Facebook are catching on to the workaround: kids are turning to Instagram, the photo-sharing app that may as well be a social network.

By September 8, 2012


Hitwise: 'Facebook' the year's top search term

Searches for the still-growing-fast social network dominated last year's leader, MySpace, for the first time, according to the traffic firm.

By December 15, 2009


Facebook endorses Google's SPDY networking protocol

SPDY, short for "speedy," is a faster and more secure successor to HTTP that Google, Facebook and Twitter have adopted.

By July 15, 2012


Is Pinterest more popular than Tumblr in the U.S.?

New data compiled by Royal Pingdom seems to indicate that Pinterest has overtaken Tumblr in terms of traffic.

By June 28, 2012


Hitwise: Facebook's 'Connect' pushed it past MySpace

The traffic firm noticed a clear uptick in U.S. Facebook growth after the site launched Facebook Connect in full, and that's when it passed MySpace in traffic.

By September 9, 2009