Top 10 Social Networking Sites by Market Share of Visits [August 2011]
Twitter is sligtly down in August. Its market share of visits fell from to 1.36% from 1.40% in August. This is probably just a fluctuation and Twitter is moving in the highest territory in several years.
Facebook has gained more than 1 percentage point in market share and moved to its highest ever 64.51%. YouTube is slightly down with 19.97% but as with Facebook this number is in a range that they have had for several months now.
LinkedIn has shot up to its highest 0.52% of market share. This is obviously related to August being a month when people start to take work more seriously. This suggest that in September we should see even higher numbers for LinkedIn.
Google Plus is nowhere to be seen and we think that its initial stellar growth has stalled and there’s no clear path cut out for Google+. Some signs show that the Google+ usage is declining at a significant rate: Google+ is failing! [DATA] in the last week. And although I know Alexa data is unreliable I still think it points south for Google+. However maybe they have something completely different in store for us as Eric Schmidt put it:
G+ was build primarily as an identity service — Eric Schmidt of Google via AVC
About this chart
The chart below is in logarithmic scale so that the smaller sites wouldn’t just a single line around 1% of social network market share. Every month in the chart lists the top 10 sites of that time by the market share of visits. Please note that it is just a percentage and 30% in January 2009 is a lot less than 30% in September 2010. The gaps in the the lines mean that the site wasn’t in the top 10 at that time.
I used an interactive chart making software Tableau Public for this visualization. If you don’t see anything below please try reload. If all else fails then look at the image or download the chart in PDF formatTop 10 Social Networking Sites by Market Share of Visits August 2011.