Google, Facebook leading web brands of 2011, says Nielsen

Nielsen Media Research, the famous television rankings people, has put together a list of the top-viewed web brands of 2011. Google and Facebook top the list, to the shock of nobody. Article source: Google, Facebook top web brands of 2011, states Nielsen Google on top The Nielsen report was announced on Wednesday. It said that Google had about 153.4 million unique visitors each month for most of 2011. This was the case from Jan to Oct 2011.

Nielsen Media Research, the famous television rankings people, has put together a list of the top-viewed web brands of 2011. Google and Facebook top the list, to the shock of nobody. Article source: Google, Facebook top web brands of 2011, states Nielsen Google on top The Nielsen report was announced on Wednesday. It said that Google had about 153.4 million unique visitors each month for most of 2011. This was the case from Jan to Oct 2011. About 61.7 percent of Internet searches are done through Google too, as reported by a report done by Experian Hitwise. Facebook not in first The most-searched term of 2011 was Facebook, as reported by Experian Hitwise. Nielsen said that Facebook “held its lead among social networks and blogs.” The business had 137.6 million unique visitors each month, which put it in second place. Web brands As reported by Matthew Hurst from Nielsen, who emailed the Huffington Post, the web-branding is “meant to reflect how customers experience the web.” Web-brands contain sites such as Google and Google Maps. YouTube does not count as a brand though considering it is owned by Google. Finishing the list The next most-viewed web brands of 2011 were, in descending order, Yahoo!, MSN/Windows Live/Bing, YouTube, Microsoft, AOL Media Network, Wikipedia, Apple and the Ask Search Network. Learning about Nielsen Nielsen Media Research monitors radio, theatrical films, newspapers, web sites, television viewership, and several other media. The U.S.-based firm comes out with a television viewership report often, which is used all the time to determine which television shows get cancelled and which ones stay. It is a well-known company that several watch out for. Sources Clickthrough MSNBC Huffington Post

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