Yahoo Rejects MySpace #1 Claim

Yesterday Hitwise released stats that pushed MySpace into the #1 spot in terms of market share of visits, beating out Yahoo’s mail site for the first time. Murdoch must have been thrilled, but Yahoo was more than a little PO..d.

Yahoo responded by saying the Hitwise data was misleading and not accurate to compare MySpace with just its mail domain. A reasonable point, but Hitwise was still pretty clear on what it was claiming. A lot of people are debating this. I am sure folks from Hitwise would have something to say about this… we are waiting!