Search has already trumped all other models on the internet for making money, and now its popularity has reached the point where the Google (GOOG) sites have passed Yahoo! (YHOO) as the most visited online destination in the US.
According to the AP "The lead is tiny — 466,000 visitors out of about 141 million apiece."
What may be small in number is great in symbol. The old line portals including Yahoo!, Time Warner’s (TWX) AOL, and Microsoft’s (MSFT) MSN used to hold the top positions on the comScore list. Those times are likely past and unlikely to return.
Google has simply dusted everyone else.
Douglas A. McIntyre