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Google retakes crown as US desktop traffic king

After playing second fiddle to Yahoo for the past seven months, ComScore rankings now show the Web giant back on top.


It was only so long before Google hoisted itself back to the top spot on the most-trafficked Web site list for US desktops.

Data analytics firm ComScore released its monthly top 50 list on Tuesday revealing that Google challenger Yahoo had fallen to No. 2 after ruling the rankings for the last seven months. For February, Google came in with more than 189 million unique visitors, and Yahoo had more than 183 million. Microsoft took third place with more than 162 million unique visitors.

ComScore's list shows that search engines, news sites, and social media pulled in a heavy load of visitors. The total desktop Internet audience in the US for February was more than 222 million unique users. This particular ComScore list doesn't include mobile traffic.

While Yahoo was ahead of Google for US desktop traffic over the last few months, Google has mostly remained the top trafficked site for desktop and mobile combined, along with controlling the search engine market.