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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 9:39

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