For a detailed view use interactive chart at the bottom of this post.
Twitter has reached 1.98% of market share of visits. This is the highest percentage of market share for them, ever. As I mentioned last month, seems that Twitter has reached a tipping point, and the growth itself is accelerating. Twitter has posted 9 months of solid growth and the trend continues. Summer months may decrease the usage a little bit but this shouldn’t reflect in Twitter’s market share.
Google+ continues to move upwards. Google+ has caught up with Pinterest reaching a new high of 0.85% of market share in US. This is a huge jump for search giant’s social networking site and this means that Google+ could rise to fourth position in July.
Pinterest is moving sideways. Pinterest market share of visits didn’t change in June staying at 0.85%. I think that the “invite” has had it’s day and to grow more aggressively Pinterest needs to find ways to appeal to larger audience. I don’t think “Request an Invite” is helping with that.
Other sites: LinkedIn and Yelp are both flat. LinkedIn moved from 0.76 to 0.75 percent and Yelp’s market share of visits didn’t change (0.33%). However, June with it’s vacations didn’t seem to hurt LinkedIn. Summer months are probably a bit of a predictors of future growth. Sites with strong mobile usage should gain over the others as users leave offices and desktops at home.
Percentages for the big players in June:
Facebook 62.68% (-)
Youtube 20.21% (+)
Twitter 1.98% (+)
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.