Another year gone and now is the time to commemorate the most popular brands of 2011. Research firm Nielsen has released its “Tops of 2011” lists and the top spots are occupied by familiar names such as Google, Facebook and Apple. Google has topped the ‘Top 10 US Web Brands’ lists, followed by Facebook. Surprisingly, the third spot goes to Yahoo, the struggling web behemoth. MSN and YouTube occupy fourth and fifth spots respectively. While Microsoft and Apple in top 10 list does surprise us. Other occupants of the list, AOL Media Network and Ask Search Network, are a bit puzzling. Wikipedia occupied eighth spot.
Facebook held the top spot in ‘Top 10 US Social Networks & Blogs’ list. Twitter has been placed third, while Blogger is sandwiched between these two. Social netwo