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29 social networks that have at least one million visitors per day | Royal Pingdom

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[…] We found 29 social networks that currently have one million or more unique visitors per day. For traffic data, we used Google Trends for Websites.

Note that these numbers are estimates made by Google from a variety of data sources, so they will not be 100% correct, but should still give us a good idea of how the sites compare.

Social networks with at least one million site visitors per day

A few quick observations:

  • Facebook has stated that about half of its users log in to the site every day, which seems to match these numbers.
  • It’s interesting that Orkut, counted out by many, clocks in a significant number of daily visitors. From this perspective, it’s the second-largest social network in the world. This is in large part due to it’s extremely strong following in Brazil and to a somewhat lesser extent, India.
  • How the mighty have fallen. MySpace is only number 12 on this list. (And speaking of the fallen, Friendster didn’t even make the list.)
  • Facebook dominates to an almost ridiculous extent. Combine all the daily visitors for the other 28 social networks on this list and you still only end up with two-thirds of what Facebook has.

More detail at Pingdom including traffic stats for each social network.

Terrific insights.

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March 26, 2011 at 9:39

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29 social networks that have at least one million visitors per day | Royal Pingdom

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[…] We found 29 social networks that currently have one million or more unique visitors per day. For traffic data, we used Google Trends for Websites.

Note that these numbers are estimates made by Google from a variety of data sources, so they will not be 100% correct, but should still give us a good idea of how the sites compare.

Social networks with at least one million site visitors per day

A few quick observations:

  • Facebook has stated that about half of its users log in to the site every day, which seems to match these numbers.
  • It’s interesting that Orkut, counted out by many, clocks in a significant number of daily visitors. From this perspective, it’s the second-largest social network in the world. This is in large part due to it’s extremely strong following in Brazil and to a somewhat lesser extent, India.
  • How the mighty have fallen. MySpace is only number 12 on this list. (And speaking of the fallen, Friendster didn’t even make the list.)
  • Facebook dominates to an almost ridiculous extent. Combine all the daily visitors for the other 28 social networks on this list and you still only end up with two-thirds of what Facebook has.

More detail at Pingdom including traffic stats for each social network.

Terrific insights.

Written by nevilleh

March 26, 2011 at 9:37

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Ecommerce Around the World | Mashable

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[via My Coupon Codes]

[…] This infographic, from online coupon aggregator My Coupon Codes, shows the online buying market, illustrating what, where and just how much people are buying online.

The data is based on a 2010 Nielsen survey of more than 27,000 Internet users from North America, South America, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East.

The study revealed that online reviews are playing an increasingly important role in purchasing decisions; 57% of online respondents consider reviews prior to purchase, particularly for cars, software and consumer electronics; and 40% of participants said they would not even buy electronics without consulting online reviews beforehand.

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March 25, 2011 at 23:13

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Remembering Elizabeth Taylor in Advertising | Advertising Age

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March 24, 2011 at 15:05

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100 million members and counting | LinkedIn blog

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[…] our site is currently used in over 200 countries and territories around the world, with more than half of our users coming from outside of the U.S.

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March 23, 2011 at 10:14

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Discover your world on Twitter

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Five years ago today, Twitter began. If you don’t think Twitter is now totally part of the mainstream, watch this new video.

Via Mashable.

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March 21, 2011 at 23:07

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Social Media Explained

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March 18, 2011 at 20:12

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