According to ComScore, an American Internet analytics firm, Yahoo has grabbed the top slot among the 50 best US internet properties in the monthly report for July, released on Wednesday. Yahoo has recorded 196,564,000 unique visitors in last month. Google is lagging slightly behind with 192,251,000 visitors.

This is for the first time in five years that Google has lost its position and it is surprisingly replaced by Yahoo in US Internet traffic survey. In May 2011, Yahoo was ahead of Google, according to comScore.

The remarkable boost comes shortly after Yahoo acquired the popular blogging website Tumblr in May. Tumblr is still ranked as a separate entity by ComScore in the report, however, there is a footnote indicating that the site has "assigned some portion of traffic to other syndicated entities." Tumblr ranked 38th position with 38,367,000 visitors.

Google has been at helm since April 2008. While Yahoo's numbers fluctuated, reaching at number 2 or 3 position occasionally, but never making it to the top.

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