Google (NASDAQ:GOOG), Yahoo (NASDAQ:YHOO) and MSN (NASDAQ:MSFT) sites had the highest numbers of unique visitors in December 2008, while AOL Media Network (NYSE:TWX), Yahoo and MSN Windows Live had the most time per person spent at a site, according to monthly data released by Nielsen Online, which also revealed that the average internet user viewed 2,400 pages during the month.
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Top web brand Google logged 126.2 million unique visitors for the month and had an average of 1 hour and 25 minutes of time spent, while the average amount of time per person spent on AOL was 3 hours and 41 minutes.
Average US Per-Person Internet Usage
Nielsen also repored that the average US internet user had an average of 59 sessions/visits, visited 108 domains and viewed nearly 2,400 pages in December 2008.
Data also show that visitors spent an average of 55 seconds on a typical web page and logged 68 hours monthly PC time per person.
Top 10 Parent Companies/Divisions
Google, Microsoft and Yahoo ranked as the top three parent companies/divisions for December 2008 based on US usage from home and work:
At #1, Google logged 133 million unique visitors from home and work who each visited at least one Google-owned site or launched a Google-based appllication during the month.
But while Google had the largest number of unique visitors, AOL - which ranked fourth in terms of unique visitors - had the highest average time per user, more than 3 hours, 41 minutes, Nielsen reported. Users also logged more average time for user on FaceBook than on Google.