Where People Spend Time Online

What's Hot


2 Types of Black Marks Might Vanish From Your Credit File SoonBorrow

6 Ways the Obamacare Overhaul Might Impact Your WalletInsurance

7 Dumb and Costly Moves Homebuyers MakeBorrow

This Free Software Brings Old Laptops Back to LifeMore

Obamacare Replacement Plan Gets ‘F’ Rating from Consumer ReportsFamily

Beware These 12 Common Money MistakesCredit & Debt

21 Restaurants Offering Free Food Right NowSaving Money

17 Ways to Have More Fun for Less MoneySave

House Hunters: Beware of These 6 Mortgage MistakesBorrow

30 Household Uses for Baby OilSave

25 Ways to Spend Less on FoodMore

Nearly Half of Heart-Related Deaths Linked to These 10 Foods and IngredientsFamily

5 Surprising Benefits of Exercising Outdoors in WinterFamily

10 Ways to Save When You’re Making Minimum WageSave

Boost Your Credit Score Fast With These 7 MovesCredit & Debt

7 Painless Ways to Pay Off Your Mortgage Years EarlierBorrow

The Most Sinful City in the U.S. Is … (Hint: It’s Not Vegas)Family

The True Cost of Bad CreditCredit & Debt

10 Companies With the Best 401(k) PlansGrow

This Scam Now Tops ID Theft as the No. 2 Consumer ComplaintFamily

6 Stores With Awesome Reward ProgramsFamily

6 Ways to Save More at Lowe’s and The Home DepotSave

6 Healthful Treats for Your DogFamily

New Study Ranks the Best States in the U.S.Family

Thousands of Millionaires Moving to 1 Country — and Leaving AnotherGrow

Strapped for College Costs? How to Get the Most From FAFSABorrow

6 Overlooked Ways to Save at Chick-fil-AFamily

Ask Stacy: What’s the Fastest Way to Pay Off My Mortgage?Borrow

Where to Sell Your Stuff for Top DollarAround The House

8 Ways to Get a Good Price on a Shiny New AutoCars

Ask Stacy: How Do I Start Over?Credit & Debt

Secret Cell Plans: Savings Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint Don’t Want You to Know AboutFamily

30 Awesome Things to Do in RetirementCollege

14 Super Smart Ways to Save on TravelSave

The Rich Prefer Modest Cars — Should You Join Them?Cars

You’ll Soon Pay More to Shop at CostcoSave

10 Ways to Save When Your Teen Starts DrivingFamily

Americans spend an average of 29 hours a month online. Where, besides Money Talks News, do they usually go?

Nielsen says last month, more Americans than ever had Internet access: “an estimated 278 million Americans, the most recorded by Nielsen in the U.S.” That’s over 88.4 percent of Americans, based on the total population according to the Census population clock.

And 215 million of them (68.4 percent of the population) were active online, spending an average of 29 hours browsing. Where do they usually go? You can probably guess…

Top 10 Web Brands for August 2012 (U.S., Total)
Rank Brand Unique Audience Time per Person (hh:mm:ss)
1 Google 176,100,000 1:51:08
2 Facebook 158,123,000 6:53:46
3 Yahoo! 142,676,000 2:21:40
4 YouTube 132,676,000 1:54:10
5 MSN/WindowsLive/Bing 131,263,000 1:15:19
6 Microsoft 90,958,000 0:43:33
7 AOL Media Network 88,803,000 2:11:48
8 Amazon 81,034,000 0:33:43
9 Wikipedia 75,729,000 0:19:44
10 Ask Search Network 73,570,000 0:10:31

Note that even though more people visit Google, users spend more than three times as long on Facebook. But the shocker on Nielsen’s list is probably that people still spend hours on AOL – until you remember that they own The Huffington Post, TechCrunch, and other media brands. Which is kind of weird, since YouTube is listed separately from its owner Google, and MSN is likewise separated from Microsoft.

Nielsen also breaks down where people go for tech news and video.

Stacy Johnson

It's not the usual blah, blah, blah

I know... every site you visit wants you to subscribe to their newsletter. But our news and advice is actually worth reading! For 25 years, I've been making people richer without making their eyes glaze over. You'll be glad you did. I guarantee it!

💰🗣📰

Read Next: Costco Releases Dozens of New Deals

Check Out Our Hottest Deals!

We're always adding new deals and coupons that'll save you big bucks. See the deals to the right and hundreds more in our Deals section.

Click here to explore 2,011 more deals!