MySpace.com received 67.54 percent of the market share of U.S. visits in August 2008 among a custom category of 56 of the leading social networking websites according to Hitwise. The market share of U.S.visits to the social networking custom category decreased 2 percent in August 2008 to 6.40 percent of all U.S. visits compared to July 2008. Visits to the category decreased 17 percent year-over-year.
 
Top 5 Social Networking Websites Ranked by Market Share of U.S. Internet Visits
Rank Name Domain Aug-08 Jul-08 Aug-07

YoY %Change

1 MySpace www.myspace.com 67.54% 68.23% 75.04% -10%
2 Facebook www.facebook.com 20.56% 19.48% 13.68% 50%
3 myYearbook www.myyearbook.com 1.65% 1.58% 0.46% 256%
4 Tagged www.tagged.com 1.53% 1.35% 0.62% 147%
5 Bebo www.bebo.com 0.94% 1.13% 1.38% -32%
Note - data is based on a custom category of 56 of the leading social networking websites ranked by market share of U.S. visits, which is the percentage of online traffic to the domain or category, from the Hitwise sample of 10 million U.S. Internet users. Hitwise measures more than 1 million unique websites on a daily basis, including sub-domains of larger websites. Hitwise categorizes websites into industries on the basis of subject matter and content, as well as market orientation and competitive context.

Source: Hitwise

 
Among the top 10 social networking websites, Facebook ranked second by market share of U.S. visits with 20.56 percent, followed by myYearbook, which received 1.65 percent. MyYearbook experienced the largest gain in market share in August 2008 among the top five visited websites, increasing 256 percent compared to August 2007. Tagged and Facebook followed, increasing 147 and 50 percent, respectively.

September 27, 2008





Manoj has been in the Digital marketing industry for over 10 years with experience at some of Canada's largest companies: WestJet and Shaw Communications. Manoj first started in the search marketing industry with Enquiro Search Solutions, where he spearheaded web analytics, SEO Training and the development of cutting edge search marketing solutions for clients. Manoj is also an entrepreneur in the Mobile and Local Deals space.

Manoj is a Professional Speaker having participated at events such as Web Analytics Congress (Amsterdam), Emetrics, Web Analytics Xchange, WebTrends Engage, Internet Marketing Conference, Social Media Innovation Summit and Search Engine Strategies. He has also contributed to several leading online publications such as: Search Engine Land, Marketing Pilgrim, WebProNews, Search Engine Guide and the Web Analytics Assocation.

He founded and successfully sold Web Analytics World (a top 100 Digital Marketing Blog – http://adage.com/power150) and was voted #39th Most Influential Digital Marketer in North America – 2009 (see: www.Invesp.net)






Comments(4)

It looks like Facebook should have a 25% market share by end of '08

Nice information. So, this means mySpace is better than Facebook?

I have to agree with the other poster who said the building this
farmer's market is located in is MUCH too small for the kind of crowds it attracts.
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Andrew William

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I have to agree with the other poster who said the building this
farmer's market is located in is MUCH too small for the kind of crowds it attracts.

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