By Claire West
According to data gathered by Experian Hitwise, Facebook was the most visited website in 2010 toppling search giant Google for the first time.
However when you combined all of the Google properties they accounted for 9.85 percent of all U.S. visits and Facebook properties accounted for 8.93 percent.
Experian also analysed the top 1000 search terms for 20101 and Facebook was the top-searched term overall. This is the second year that the social networking website has been the top search term overall, 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.
New terms that entered into the top 50 search terms for 2010 included - netflix, verizon wireless, espn, chase, pogo, tagged, wells fargo, yellow pages, poptropica, games and hulu.
Other top searches from various categories include:
Personality - top 5 people searches
1. Kim Kardashian
3. Rush Limbaugh
4. Miley Cyrus
5. Glenn Beck
Movie Titles - top 5 searches from within Movies category:
1. Star Wars
2. Paranormal Activity 2
4. Transformers 3
5. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallow
Music - top 5 searched for artists/bands:
1. Lady Gaga
2. Justin Beiber
4. Taylor Swift
5. Michael Jackson
Branded Destinations top 5 search terms:
1. Disney World
3. Six Flags
4. Universal Studios Orlando
5. Great Wolf Lodge
Top TV show searches from Television category
1. Dancing with the Stars
2. American Idol
3. Young and the Restless
The top generic search term was "hulu" within Television category
Sports - the top searched for athlete was Tiger Woods and the top sports team was the Dallas Cowboys from within the Sports category.
News and Media - the top searched for person was Bret Michaels followed by Tiger Woods and Sandra Bullock within the News and Media category in 2010.