Facebook is the Top Dog

February 13, 2009

Social Media

topdogFacebook, turning five years old recently, has now become the most popular social networking site in the world.

Ranked by number of total visits, Facebook has now over a billion visits a month. By comparison, MySpace has 810 million visits. The positions reversed from a year ago, when MySpace was the most popular site and Facebook was number two. Over the last 12 months Facebook has steadily grown in the number of visits per unique visitor and time spent on the site. MySpace has tailed off, especially in the latter metric. Last summer -08 presented a significant drop for MySpace, when the average time spent the site fell from 20 minutes to about 11 minutes.facebookxmyspace_rankig

What about Twitter then? As you might remember Facebook offered $500.000.000 for Twitter but they turned it down (see post).  This hugely popular microblogging service has still a long way to go if they want to catch the two giants of social networking.  Twitter had 6.6 million unique visitors and 54 million total visits in January -09.  However, Twitter experienced a huge lift in popularity in 2008, shooting from the 22nd place to third.  No wonder, since even Barack Obama, Kevin Rudd and Britney Spears are currently Twitter users.  The average stay on Twitter now equals MySpace, which is amazing since all we are talking about is a little box where you can write a message of  no more than 140 characters.

Here is the current Top 10 of  the most popular  Social Networking websites:

  1. Facebook.com
  2. MySpace.com
  3. Twitter.com
  4. Flixter.com
  5. LinkedIn.com
  6. Tagged.com
  7. Classmates.com
  8. MyYearBook.com
  9. MyJournal.com
  10. Imeem.com

So, if you want to be seen, heard or found on the Internet today, log yourself on to these websites asap.


About Kris Olin

Kris Olin is a web designer specialised in SEO, social media marketing, Facebook advertising and Internet promotion strategies. Kris has a masters degree in marketing, MSc (Econ.) and he has written the Facebook Advertising Guide. Follow Kris on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and .

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