As if it somehow needed more attention, what milestone did Google reach in May that no one else ever has?


by / June 22, 2011

Answer: 1,000,000,000 unique pageviews in a single month. According to, "Traffic to Google properties has increased by 8.4 percent over the past year to reach the billion hit mark. Microsoft has maintained the second-place spot with 905 million unique visitors last month, a 15 percent increase. Facebook takes the No. 3 spot with about 714 million visitors, up 30 percent. Yahoo comes in at number four with 689 million unique visitors in May." 

For people (like me) whose job it is to drive traffic, the achievement is amazing...and depressing.

Chad Vander Veen

Chad Vander Veen previously served as the editor of FutureStructure, and the associate editor of Government Technology and Public CIO magazines.

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