Top 10 Social Networking Sites by Market Share of Visits [September 2015]
Twitter and Reddit with Youtube and Facebook are now the most important social networking sites in US by market share of visits. Newcomer to the list Reddit with its 4.35% market share almost matches Twitter. Both of them have a healthy lead on Pinterest that take 5th position with 1.54% market share.
Tumblr and Instagram have lost some ground but in general are placed in their usual range.
Google+ keeps declining. Its now below 1% level with only 0.97% of market share. It will take about 2 to 4 months until Google+ is gone from top 10. Told you so! On August 23, 2011 As you can see from older post Google was faking/misrepresenting it’s data the whole time:
- Google+ is failing! [DATA]
- Google+ Still Failing: Top 10 Social Networking Sites by Market Share of Visits [October 2011]
For some reason Google decided to pul the plug. What do you think which site will take its place on the Top 10 list? I would guess that it’ll be Yelp.
Market Share of Visits
- Facebook 45.78% (▲ up)
- YouTube 21.86% (▲ up)
- Twitter 4.78% (▲ up)
- Reddit 4.35% (▲ up)
- Pinterest 1.54% (▲ up)
- Tumblr 1.37% (▼ down)
- LinkedIn 1.37% (– same)
- Instagram 1.29% (▼ down)
- Yahoo! Answers 1.29% (▲ up)
- Google+ 0.97% (▼ down)
To put the percentages in perspective then the absolute number of visits of 1% of market share is approximately 36.8 million visits.
About this chart
Every month the chart lists the top 10 sites of that time by the market share of visits in US. Please note that it is just a percentage and 30% in January 2012 is a lot less than 30% in December 2012. The gaps in the the lines mean that the site wasn’t in the top 10 at that time. The chart is in logarithmic scale so that the smaller sites wouldn’t just a single line around 1% of social network market share.
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