Facebook 1st – Google 2nd
I visit Google all the time, there’s even a popular a phrase to us, that If we need any information about news, popular videos, music, unusual words or just plain everything, “just Google it”.
I think it’s the same thing to other people in the whole world. I’m certain that, “They Google it” too, coz if they did not, how else could Google be the top visited site since 2008, same as the search for the best herpes treatment being the most search-able for those who got the disease.
But last year’s data came as a surprise to us netizens :), Google has slipped to 2nd place in the US, and it’s the social-networking titan facebook.com who has took the 1st place on being the most visited site in 2010.
The information came from the studies of Experian Hitwise. They have provided the percentage of all online visits done in the US, wherein Facebook had 8.9 percent while Google just had 7.2 percent.
But still, if Google’s overall properties were calculated – like email and youtube, Google will still be the most visited website having 9.9 percent while Yahoo settled on 3rd.
I’m ranting and raving since Tueday evening! I’m surprised to know that my site’s pagerank has skyrocketed to PR4!!! (from last New Year’s eve PR2) Isn’t that super cool! In two months time my site achieved again this rank. (I once experience PR4 3 years ago). For the benefit of those who had no basic idea what pagerank is about, here’s a short info from Wikimapia.
PageRank results from a “ballot” among all the other pages on the World Wide Web about how important a page is. A hyperlink to a page counts as a vote of support. The PageRank of a page is defined recursively and depends on the number and PageRank metric of all pages that link to it (“incoming links”). A page that is linked to by many pages with high PageRank receives a high rank itself. If there are no links to a web page there is no support for that page. Google assigns a numeric weighting from 0-10 for each webpage on the Internet; this PageRank denotes a site’s importance in the eyes of Google. The PageRank is derived from a theoretical probability value on a logarithmic scale like the Richter Scale.
Brief History of Websaytko Pagerank
May 2007 – PR4 (i’m just a noob in blogging, no idea whattaheck is pagerank)
Dec 2007 – PR0 – got smacked by the Google (loss my pagerank)
Mar 2008 – PR2 – I already forgot about it hehe (it went back to PR2)
It went back to ZERO again but I have no idea when, I think its during the last quarter of 2008 up to December 2009 (that was soooooo long)
New Year’s Eve 2009 – a news from Rai Marfil of bubblymiss.net – a blogger friend congratulating me for getting a PR2 (shocked!!!) and then last Tuesday evening – Yipeee a PR4!!! Thanks Google!!! 😀
My site was one of those affected by the Google tsunami that swept a lot of websites page rank last December 2007. I was uber mad about it. Imagine that instant my site went from PR4 to PR0 after the wave! Not even a gradual reduction like some other blogs have experienced. Wattah! At first I become uneasy, but since I’m not the only one affected with the wrath of Googel, I said to myself “blog goes on, with or without pagerank“. And since my site was down for almost the whole month of December, I can now see the dropped of my stats from Alexa and Technorati.(i know they rank our sites 3 to 6 months backward). Whew! Great statistics to start the year. lol! Despite what happened I still continue to post juicy (fruit lol) articles to my blog to compensate everything.
Then Gooogle surprised me last March 15 by giving me back my PR. Although its only half of it, well whattaheck it’s much better than zero hahaha! By the way during the time I was mad at Big “G” I bought this domain http://googlepageranksucks.com, by the way its still for sale just in case someone (whose mad at G) out there wants to buy it! hehehe.
For the meantime just relax and cool yourselves with the refreshing drink of Page-Rank Zero or the Real Thing!
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