Google website visits has reached the one billion mark for the month of May, scoring the most number of visits for a website in a month, according to comScore figures.
An 8.4 percent increase, equivalent to 1,009,699,000, from the 931 million recorded exactly a year ago is the recent number for Google – a milestone that makes the search giant the first to cross the one billion mark.
After topping online search in the U.S. last month, research firm comScore released the global data showing Google’s prowess in India and South Africa, with 14.3 percent and 13.5 percent of the total number of visitors, respectively; and the lowest registered visits came from China and South Korea at 0.8 percent and 0.7 percent, in that order.
Meanwhile, the second spot went to Microsoft (905 million), followed by Facebook at third place (714 million), and Yahoo (689 million).
While Google took the most number of visits in May, Facebook garnered the longest time spent by users with 250 billion minutes while Google only had 200 billion minutes – 4 billion minutes shy of Microsoft’s mark.
The figures from comScore, especially the Google website visits, come from two million Internet users worldwide, which are refined with “page view” data coming from 90 of the 100 Web content publishers, which does not include Google.