EcommerceBytes-NewsFlash, Number 2449 - January 04, 2011     1 of 4

eBay Falls off List of Top-visited Websites in 2010

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eBay dropped off the list of Experian Hitwise's top-ten most visited websites in 2010, replaced by Microsoft's Bing search engine. Facebook was the top-visited Website for the first time and accounted for 8.93 percent of all U.S. visits between January and November 2010. ranked second with 7.19 percent of visits, followed by Yahoo Mail (3.52 percent), Yahoo (3.30 percent) and YouTube (2.65 percent).

Experian Hitwise also analyzed the top 1,000 search terms for 2010, and found that Facebook was the top-searched term overall for the second year in a row and accounting for 2.11 percent of all searches. Four variations of the term "facebook" were among the top 10 terms and accounted for 3.48 percent of searches overall.

Craigslist, eBay and Yahoo were among the top-10 most-searched terms for 2010, according to the research firm.

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