Top 10 Social Networking Sites by Market Share of Visits [June 2011]

The BIG news in June 2011 was the launch of Google+ social networking site. However this happened on June 28, 2011 and it will take some time before Google+ makes it to the top 10 list of social networking sites. Google+ went from 0 to 10 million in 16 days and to 20 million in 3 weeks. I doubt that Google+ will make it to the July 2011 top 10 but August is quite possible.

Movers

  • LinkedIn jumped from 0.39 percent in May to 0.52% in June. LinkedIn has more than doubled it’s market share since it first entered the top 10 10 months ago with 0.24%.
  • Twitter grew a lot in June to 1.28% from previous 1.15.

Depending on the effect that Google+ has on Twitter we might see LinkedIn going to pass it in market share of visits. LinkedIn is much less threatened by Google due to its clear differentiation as a business social network. LinkedIn stock has also gained new highs since it bottomed out in mid June and is now trading at $100 level.

Otherwise June 2011 was pretty uneventful and the top social networking sites didn’t change much.

  • Facebook is firmly fixed on the top spot with 63.89% of US visits.
  • YouTube is stable with 20.20 percent of visits.
  • MySpace is continuing its decline to oblivion now with less than 0.9% of visits. It was recently sold for 35 million dollars and this makes me wonder if the new owners can turn this thing around.

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 format: Top 10 Social Networking Sites by Market Share of Visits June 2011.

Priit Kallas

Priit is the founder and CEO of DreamGrow Digital, an internet marketing and social media company. With his 20+ years internet marketing experience he is Helping companies to understand and use the digital marketing to reach their target audiences. He has spoken at hundreds of seminars and conferences on different aspects of internet marketing. Priit is also the organizer of Digital Elite Camp, a leading traffic and conversion event.

3 Responses

  1. Priit Kallas says:

    Thanks for your insightful comment, Elias. You are building a pretty cool site. My chart comes from Hitwise data and when you make that top10 you are in here to.

  2. Elias Shams says:

    Pritt, This is awesome!!! You should have included my gig, http://awesomize.me, the portal to all these social networking sites 🙂 Don’t you think it’s time for such a hot space to enter into a new category? Here is my 2cents on this whole internet -> search Engine -> Social media things and my rational on why there is a need for a portal to provide a quick and intelligent decision for both the consumer and the companies about their online connections. A Platform to Help us to Distinguish Our Quality vs. Quantity Friends, Fans, Followers, and Companies:

    – Early 90s: WWW was born…
    – By mid 90′s: millions of sites popped up on the Web…
    – Mid – late 90s: Yahoo & Google were born to help us to find the right information of the right pages on the Web…
    – Early 2000: Social media was born…
    – Late 2000: Millions of pages created by people, companies, and organizations on all these social media channels.
    – 2011: Deja vu all over again… we are back to early 90’s…
    – 2012 and beyond…the days of just setting up a website or blog to promote yourself, your talent, your business, and your solution offerings AND creating a page for them on Facebook, LinkedIn, are Twitter are O-V-E-R!. Your social media pages and sites should be on a place where the vast number of users and communities can easily find you, learn about you – AND – express their opinion/rate you and your goodies. If you are confident you are selling something awesome, you need the power of the crowd to promote you (and your company) anyway.

    That is exactly why I built awesomize.me – the portal to all your existing social media channels.

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