Facebook passes Yahoo, becomes world's third largest website

By on December 24, 2010, 3:04 PM
It was only a matter of time, and now it's finally happened. Facebook has passed Yahoo in traffic to become the third largest website in the world, according to recent numbers from Comscore. Facebook only just surpassed Yahoo, grabbing 648 million visitors compared to 630 million for Yahoo in November 2010, but the overall trend is the impressive part.

The top two spots are still held by Google (970 million worldwide visitors) and Microsoft (869 million worldwide visitors), respectively, though Facebook is rapidly gaining on them. Microsoft has clearly been growing much more steadily in recent months; Google's traffic seems to be flattening out. Facebook is undoubtedly growing the fastest while Yahoo simply isn't growing at all. It looks like the top three spots are going to be changing in the next few months. How and when they change might end up shocking some people.

Three months ago, Facebook passed Yahoo to become the second largest video site. Two months ago, Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz admitted that Facebook could one day become Yahoo's number one competitor.

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Archean Archean, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Interesting numbers, frankly when fb came out I never imagined it would turn into something like what it has now, so kudos to them and enjoy as long as it lasts. Or perhaps they may make it last if Google continues to fails to embrace 'social' aspect of online searching/marketing.

abe10tiger abe10tiger, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Wow! Never knew that Facebook would ever surpass Yahoo! Go Facebook!

ansh1993 said:

facebook rocks !!! it was co-created by mark zuckerberg in his harvard dorm and now it has more than 500 million users right now ...

Guest said:

Wow.. facebook is a social networking program that people use to converse and meet, basically it run on PC's and MAcs. You can also play games on it too! It was created by Tod blaymire (the co-creator of the squeezable tomato bottle).

Prosercunus said:

I don't even use facebook. ;/

Guest said:

I imagine this would have happened a long time ago if a billion different yahoo affiliated programs didn't hijack your homepage.

Route44 Route44, TechSpot Ambassador, said:

I don't even use facebook. ;/

Then you are a wise person. And I am not being sarcastic in the least. Seriously.

Zecias said:

i dont get facebook, have one but never use it. its only good for finding old friends.

posts, why not im?

games, go play flash games?

Guest said:

Wow, Facebook now has the highest number of ego-maniacs and sociopaths on the web! Go Facebook!!!

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