Sabtu, 31 Januari 2009

Google Pass Yahoo to be Number One for the First Time

Based on long-term trends it was inevitable... was going to pass to become the number one site on the Web. It was just a matter of time. Now it is official:
Google is the #1 Alexa Ranked site on the web.
Google will need to keep it up if it is going to surpass Yahoo in the 3 month average rankings, which is the official ranking number shown in our lists.

Google Passes Yahoo!

Here's how it went down:
October 2007 - Unique Visitors to Google surpasses Yahoo. Yahoo still has the larger number of pageviews by a healthy but shrinking margin.
January 5, 2009 - Alexa Daily Rank for Google is #1 for the first time.
For the last few weeks Yahoo snuck (sneaked?) back into the #1 position on Saturdays (the 10th and 17th) only to lose it again on Mondays (the 12th and 19th.) This appears to be caused by the drop in unique visitors to Google on weekends. Google has remained the number #1 site since January 19th.

It kind of makes you want to root for the new underdog, Yahoo!. I, for one, welcome our new Google overlords.