Facebook vs. Google: A Comparison Of The Internet Giants

Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) and Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) are the two kings of the internet world, with hundreds of millions of visitors every month. Google is nearly everybody’s search engine of choice, with more than a 75% market share, and Facebook is on almost every website and cell phone. They are undoubtedly the two of the biggest websites on the internet, but how do the two stack up against each other as corporations? With Facebook’s new IPO going public, this question is on a lot of people’s mind. Currently, Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)’s IPO is up to $29 per share, with Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG)’s stock at an astounding $580.86 per share.

Google earns nearly 40 times as much and has 10 times the amount of employees that Facebook does. Some might say it’s unfair to compare the two internet giants, but when you have two massive websites neck-and-neck for the #1 spot in terms of monthly search volume, it is kind of hard not to. Google earns far more revenue than Facebook mainly due to Adwords, YouTube, and their sheer amount of properties acquired that are actively turning a profit online, as well as entire corporations owned by Google, like Motorola.

This infographic (credit to Boostlikes.com) gives a great visual representation of company data from both Facebook and Google, including total amount of employees, revenue, acquisitions, and more.   Interesting data.


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