For last couple of years, Yahoo! has been the preferred destination for Internet users all over United States. However, according to Search Engine Journal Google now reigns supreme not only as the country's most trafficked website, but also as the most popular search engine in the entire United States.
In a recent comScore ranking, since April 2008 Google for the first time has been able to surpass Yahoo's figures of monthly visitors and have claimed the throne of 'The King'. However, now all eyes are turned towards May 2008 results, as it is being speculated that Yahoo! might make a dash for a comeback in top position. The loss of the top spot might be a bit hard to digest for Yahoo! at this time, as it is reeling from the pressure of take over bids and trying to resurrect whatever is left of the company after the Microsoft-Yahoo! fiasco.
According to the ranking results, Google's audience in April was 141.1 million, depicting an increase of 18% from the same time last year. Yahoo! also had an increase of 7%, which brought its traffic statistics to 140.6 million. However, inspite of several new launches and updates, Microsoft still ended at the third place with $121 million.
But, Yahoo! still beats Google in respect to page views with quite a big margin. For April 2008, Yahoo! recorded 33.6 billion page views and Google was quite far behind with just 28.7 billion.
We just have to wait and see the results for May 2008 ranking results. It is going to be close race.