Yahoo gets more U.S. visitors than Google in July

For the first time in more than two years, more Americans visited Yahoo's websites than Google's in July, according to data from research firm comScore Inc.

1st time in 2 years that Yahoo beats search giant, according to comScore Inc.

Yahoo's website had 196.6 million unique U.S. visitors last month while Google's sites had 192.3 million, the first time since May 2011 that Yahoo had more visitors than the search giant. (Robert Galbraith/Reuters)

For the first time in more than two years, more Americans visited Yahoo's websites than Google's in July, according to data from research firm comScore Inc.

ComScore said Wednesday that Yahoo Inc.'s websites saw 196.6 million unique U.S. visitors last month while Google's sites had 192.3 million.

The last time Yahoo was ahead of Google was in May 2011, according to comScore.

That said, Yahoo is still far behind Google in making money from the people who visit its websites. After stripping out ad commissions, Yahoo's revenue came to $1.07 billion US in the April-June quarter. Google's, meanwhile, was $11.1 billion by the same measure.

The numbers also do not include mobile traffic, in which Google has an edge.

But Yahoo's total was not boosted with the addition of Tumblr, which it bought in May for $1.1 billion US. Tumblr is listed separately, coming in at No. 28.