Nearly 48 million unique users went online in March 2012 in France. Google Sites continued to rank as the top online property, attracting 44.3 million unique visitors, displaying a slight increase over the past month. Microsoft Sites ranked second with nearly 40 million unique visitors, but had a stronger growth rate of 4 percent between February and March. Facebook was the third most popular site in the country and the most popular social network with over 32.4 million unique visitors during March 2012.
Amongst the Top 20 sites, Yahoo! Sites and Schibsted (leboncoin.fr) saw the strongest growth rates of 6 percent over the past month. Interestingly, Yahoo! Sitesâ€™ ranking increased 3 spots to become the fifth most popular online property in the country during March 2012. Groupe Pages Jaunes also saw a strong growth of 5 percent, reaching 19.5 million visitors in the month.