Google.com got beaten by Facebook

by imfusa
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I have checked out the alexa rank and currently Google is number 2, i think this thing happened yesterday. Through in my opinion Google did got beaten by Facebook, because if you have a look at the top 500 sites alexa the first part are from Google's side (blogspot, youtube,). So technically Google is not beaten because it cannot be compared to Facebook, Google has more domains available world wide and a bigger market coverage, but still a big step for facebook.
How do you think this change will affect the world of internet marketing?
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  • Profile picture of the author Adie
    When you say "beaten" do you mean facebook has more revenue and income than Google? Because if not, then Alexa rank is irrelevant... No, nothing will change and IM will not be affected... FB is destined to be gone in few more years when people realize that adds are not converting...
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  • Profile picture of the author Silentkiller1
    I don't think it worry google,it is the more stable internet business model than facebook
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    • Facebook had only $1bln in revenue last year don`t know if they had a profit , Google had few $bln in profit so google has much more sustainable business model
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  • Profile picture of the author Dave1234
    we should soon see facebook coming out with a search engine and other sites soon.... just goes to show facebook is growing quite fast, just like google did earlier....
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  • Profile picture of the author Miguelito203
    Originally Posted by imfusa View Post

    I have checked out the alexa rank and currently Google is number 2, i think this thing happened yesterday. Through in my opinion Google did got beaten by Facebook, because if you have a look at the top 500 sites alexa the first part are from Google's side (blogspot, youtube,). So technically Google is not beaten because it cannot be compared to Facebook, Google has more domains available world wide and a bigger market coverage, but still a big step for facebook.
    How do you think this change will affect the world of internet marketing?
    This isn't new. It's happened on a number of occasions. In my opinion, it's nothing to worry about.

    Joey
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  • Profile picture of the author sadas
    Well facebook can introduce features which will make people come and find content to read and not go to google to search for it. I think it's is already planning that.
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  • Profile picture of the author icoachu
    Facebook still has monetization issues. Google, on the other hand, is a cash machine.
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  • Profile picture of the author tanshi
    Here is how the top is made:
    The sites in the top sites lists are ordered by their 1 month alexa traffic rank.

    The 1 month rank is calculated using a combination of average daily visitors and pageviews over the past month. The site with the highest combination of visitors and pageviews is ranked #1.
    That means more people spend more time on Facebook than on Google. If we consider the ideas behind these website I guess it's normal - Facebook is about spending time there, interacting with other people there, while Google is about finding something and leaving this website after you find what you are looking for.

    Taking that into consideration, if people spend a lot of time on Facebook than Facebook serves its purpose.
    Also if people stay less on Google it may indicate that they found what they were looking for faster, and Google also served its purpose.
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  • Profile picture of the author dsouravs
    use of Google is necessary but use of FB ... time waster for me
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  • Profile picture of the author contentwriting360
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    Mate, Google is still Google. Perhaps, Facebook is still on the first level of what Google has already accomplished long time ago.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kevin McNally
    The traffic is not equal in terms of commercial intent, people often go to google looking for a solution to a problem.

    An example may be that you have 2 websites about life insurance and baby names, the baby names site may get 10000 visits per day more than the life insurance website but still does not make as much money as the " visitor value" is a lot less.
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  • Profile picture of the author LiftMyRank
    The internet is big enough to support a couple of heavyweights and it's always a good thing to have 4 or 5 big companies in one industry, instead of one with a monopoly, the old saying "power corrupts" comes to mind..
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    • Profile picture of the author cashp0wer
      We can compare Facebook and Google anyway - they are really two completely different things. Google is a search engine and Facebook is a social networking site. Oh yeah, I forgot, Google does have Google + don't they or is that still around?
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  • Profile picture of the author Google Local SEO
    For the short run I think it is not so interesting... But in the link run I presume that Facebook can become the next best search engine to Google. For me Facebook is not better for promotion any websites but for results Facebook can be better than Google.
    What you people think?
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  • Profile picture of the author NikkitaSingh
    Google is not beaten by facebook
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    • Profile picture of the author Google Local SEO
      Its not anything commercial its Alexa ranking ranking is better than many other Google associated websites. I think the best should fit in the market.
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  • Profile picture of the author Adie
    Anastasia Steele is beaten by Christian Grey
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  • Profile picture of the author mosthost
    What a bunch of strange comments. Certainly this is a VERY BIG DEAL. The average internet surfer now spends more time on Facebook than any other website online.

    I bet people at Google aren't taking this news as lightly as the average commenter here is. People's tastes change. Google might be starting to slip.
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    • Profile picture of the author Adie
      Originally Posted by mosthost View Post

      What a bunch of strange comments. Certainly this is a VERY BIG DEAL. The average internet surfer now spends more time on Facebook than any other website online.

      I bet people at Google aren't taking this news as lightly as the average commenter here is. People's tastes change. Google might be starting to slip.
      What is the percentage of people who spend their 4 to 6 hours surfing facebook actually buys online through facebook ads? yes, people are spending time with facebook but when they feel like they are buying something, they just type amazon or google in their adress bar.... facebook is irrelevant when it comes to marketing - mingling - yes.
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      • Profile picture of the author Mike Hlatky
        Originally Posted by Adie View Post

        What is the percentage of people who spend their 4 to 6 hours surfing facebook actually buys online through facebook ads? yes, people are spending time with facebook but when they feel like they are buying something, they just type amazon or google in their adress bar.... facebook is irrelevant when it comes to marketing - mingling - yes.
        Just because you don't take advantage of Facebook ads doesn't mean that other people don't.

        [YES] People on Facebook click on ads
        [YES] People purchase products after clicking on said ads
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  • Profile picture of the author bizeso
    good information about google vs facebook
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  • Profile picture of the author Charanjit
    Some times people mistake what Facebook advertising should be used for, its potential is to grow a facebook group, now what do you do with the group the same thing you do with an email list, milk it.
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  • Profile picture of the author fatcitygirl
    I think Facebook is losing it's luster. Anyone try Pinterest? It's the next big thing until something else comes along.
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  • Profile picture of the author exploremyschool
    I think facebook & google are two different business models, so google need not to worry!!
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  • Profile picture of the author jaghananet
    It will not. You will not get leads from Facebook. You can only get leads from Google.
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  • Profile picture of the author kylenelson24
    Just becuase Alexa says that it ranks higher doesnt mean anything. Both Google and Facebook are obviously the big dogs. But i think soon we will see facebook competiting head and head.
    In my opinion i think Facebook will release the following:
    1) search engine to compete with Google
    2) A more dynamic video platform to compete with Youtube
    3) Expansion with instagram to compete more with flickr
    4) possibly a browser to compete with chrome, ie9, firefox maybe?
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  • Profile picture of the author LukeDavenport
    That's a cool result, but Google basicallyyyy owns the internet.. LOL
    Facebook is up there. But since Google owns Youtube its no competition.
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  • Profile picture of the author Vikram73
    This is hype without substance. Google operates several of the top sites on the Internet: YouTube, Google.com & BlogSpot to name a few.

    Add them up and you have a company firmly wedged in #1 for a long time.

    Stop picking favorites - both have good advertising platforms to leverage.
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  • Profile picture of the author Enzo Ewens
    Originally Posted by imfusa View Post

    I have checked out the alexa rank and currently Google is number 2, i think this thing happened yesterday. Through in my opinion Google did got beaten by Facebook, because if you have a look at the top 500 sites alexa the first part are from Google's side (blogspot, youtube,). So technically Google is not beaten because it cannot be compared to Facebook, Google has more domains available world wide and a bigger market coverage, but still a big step for facebook.
    How do you think this change will affect the world of internet marketing?

    Hey, do you search Facebook for Auto parts, or anything else?

    Comparing G from FB is like comparing apples from oranges.

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  • Profile picture of the author FelixUng
    Google and Facebook are both useful in internet marketing. While most of revenue comes from Google, we still need social media like facebook to get connected with our subscribers and establish our credibility as an expert. Building trust = more sales.
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  • Profile picture of the author Walter Parrish
    Originally Posted by imfusa View Post

    I have checked out the alexa rank and currently Google is number 2, i think this thing happened yesterday. Through in my opinion Google did got beaten by Facebook, because if you have a look at the top 500 sites alexa the first part are from Google's side (blogspot, youtube,). So technically Google is not beaten because it cannot be compared to Facebook, Google has more domains available world wide and a bigger market coverage, but still a big step for facebook.
    How do you think this change will affect the world of internet marketing?
    I think all eyes should stay focused on what matters the money. Google rakes in the big bucks and facebook is struggling.

    It's really like comparing the guy getting 10k hits a day giving away free stuff to the guy getting 2k hits a day getting paid.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Interesting. I wonder how that happened. Probably due to all the accounts banned from using Adwords lol....
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    • Profile picture of the author Jon Sullivan
      Yeah I have to agree with the Apples and Oranges things...

      Seems like one site's goal is to send you to other sites, while the other site's goal is to keep you there playing games and talking to friends and devoting your entire world to it.

      The car commercials with the son or daughter talking about how they have thousands of friends and their parents are so pathetic is funny. The parents are shown using the new car to experience life through adventures instead of a facebook page.
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