Facebook breaks into top ten UK sites

Facebook breaks into top ten UK sites New statistics show that Facebook has broken into the top ten internet properties in the UK.

The figures, from comScore, show that the social networking site leapfrogged Fox Interactive Media, which includes Facebook rival MySpace, into tenth place in December, with 12.4 million unique visitors over the month.

Remaining at the top were Google sites, with 29.3 million, followed by Microsoft sites (27.8 million), eBay (21.7 million), Yahoo sites (21.1 million), and BBC sites (18 million). Completing the top ten were Amazon sites, the Time Warner Network, Ask, and Wikipedia sites.

Many online retailers also performed well in December, with Tesco, Dixons and Play.com all racking up between seven and ten million unique visitors. This clearly illustrates the trend for online shopping, and with it the growing opportunities for Internet Marketing.

Bob Ivins of comScore said: "The Christmas season had a significant impact on the prevailing traffic trends in December. Eight of the top ten gaining properties were retail-related as consumers shopped for holiday gifts online, and online greetings also proved popular."

The Times reported that more than 3.5 million shoppers spent more than £50 million online on Christmas day in the UK.

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