05/18/2012 09:09 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Facebook Ads: Can They Beat Google? (Infographic)

Comparing the advertising power of Facebook, the world's biggest social network, to Google, the world's biggest search engine, strikes us as a little apple-y and orange-y. But as the hysteria behind Facebook's Friday IPO reaches a crescendo, nothing seems off-limits. The search-engine consultant WordStream took a stab at constructing a report card (h/t comparing the two. The chart is tough on the eyes but the info might give you an edge in a bar argument. As for the winner? Read on.

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