Facebook.com which is presently the #2 ranked internet domain in the world behind Google.com (NASDAQ:GOOG) according to Alexa.com's site rankings, just surpassed Google (GOOG) in the number of Website visits from within the USA according to data just released by Compete.com. Compete.com estimates that Americans visited Facebook.com approximately 3.43 billion times during the month of September compared to 3.21 billion visits to Google.com in the same month.
These data further highlight Facebook’s meteoric rise to become the #2 ranked internet property on the web over the last few years. It was only three years ago when Facebook was ranked lower than its social networking competitor MySpace.com, but things have certainly changed over the last 3 years, and while MySpace has definitely lost market share, Facebook seems unstoppable in its quest for more users and web-traffic.
If and when Facebook will eclipse Google (GOOG) to become the most popular website on the internet still remains to be seen, but if the trend in the chart below continues, then it is only a matter of time before Facebook becomes #1 and Google (GOOG) falls to #2.