Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook June 2009 Traffic Data

Posted by | July 15, 2009 | Facebook, LinkedIn, Traffic Data, Twitter | 7 Comments

I routinely check www.compete.com for the latest traffic data for my favorite social media sites and was pleasantly surprised to find June’s data has been released. I will review the June traffic data for Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook (aka, the “Big Three”).

Twitter

Twitter experienced explosive growth from February 2009 to April 2009, going from 7.9M to 19.4M unique U.S. visitors before leveling off around 19.5M visitors between April and May. However, after that brief cooling period, Twitter has experienced another spurt of growth, adding approximately 3.2M unique U.S. visitors (16.57%) to hit an all time high of 23M unique U.S. visitors in June. Okay, 22,997,148 to be exact.

Those ~23M visitors hit www.twitter.com 150,752,603 times in June, which is a 12.05% increase.

Twitter 6 Month Compete.com Traffic

LinkedIn

LinkedIn’s experienced a bit more of a rocky path than Twitter has over the past 6 months, with unique U.S. visitors decreasing from January to February and from March to May. In June, however, LinkedIn’s number of unique U.S. visitors grew 6.07% from 11.73M to 12.45M visitors, who logged 48,371,121 visits.

LinkedIn 6 Month Compete.com Traffic Data

LinkedIn 6 Month Compete.com Traffic Data

Facebook

I’ve been seeing Tweets referencing how Facebook had crossed the 250M member mark and was curious to see their traffic data. It’s no surprise to see them continue to grow, which they did by 8.45% in terms of adding nearly 10M unique U.S. visitors from May to June, for a total of 122,559,672 visitors. A truly staggering number comes in the form of the 1,898,910,472 visits logged to Facebook in June. Yep – almost 2 Billion visits to Facebook from the U.S. alone!

Facebook 6 Month Traffic Data

Facebook 6 Month Compete.com Traffic Data

The “Big Three”

Here’s a graph of the 6 month unique U.S. visitor data for Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook:

Twitter LinkedIn Facebook 6 Month Compete.com Traffic Data

Of note is Twitter passing LinkedIn in terms of unique visitors betwwen February and March of 2009, but the real standout on the chart is just how many more people in the U.S. visit Facebook over LinkedIn and Twitter. Yes, I know they are 3 totally different types of social media/networking sites – but the size of the chasm is quite dramatic, and Facebook does not show any signs of slowing down any time soon.

I will continue to monitor the traffic data for the “Big Three” and share it with you – please share this information with others. Thanks!

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About Glen Cathey

Glen Cathey is a sourcing and recruiting thought leader with over 16 years of experience working in large staffing agency and global RPO environments (>1,000 recruiters and nearly 100,000 hires annually). Starting out his career as a top producing recruiter, he quickly advanced into senior management roles and now currently serves as the SVP of Strategic Talent Acquisition and Innovation for Kforce, working out of their renowned National Recruiting Center with over 300 recruiters. Often requested to speak on sourcing and recruiting best practices, trends and strategies, Glen has traveled internationally to present at many talent acquisition conferences (5X LinkedIn Talent Connect - U.S. '10, '11, '12, Toronto '12, London '12, 2X Australasian Talent Conference - Sydney & Melbourne '11, '12, 6X SourceCon, 2X TruLondon, 2X HCI) and is regularly requested to present to companies (e.g., PwC, Deloitte, Intel, Booz Allen Hamilton, Citigroup, etc.). This blog is his personal passion and does not represent the views or opinions of anyone other than himself.

  • Branda Bai

    I for no reason loves using face-book.

  • http://www.starbucks.com Jeremy Langhans

    Thank you for sharing this legit Data paired with your insightful commentary. I am sending out to the Talent Engagement Team here at Starbucks.

    Cheers!
    Jer
    http://www.sourcecon.ning.com

  • Boolean Black Belt

    Jeremy,
    Thanks – I’m glad you found the info useful. Congrats on your new engagement at Starbucks!

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  • http://www.linkedin.com/in/kevinlove Kevin Love

    You are one incredible source of information B3!

    You have made me a life-long follower.

    Thanks,

    Kevin Love, MBA
    Training and Development Professional
    Dallas / Fort Worth Area
    Google Voice: 817-778-8540
    Email: kevindlove@hotmail.com
    LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/kevinlove

  • http://www.booleanblackbelt.com Glen Cathey

    Kevin – thank you! Let me know if there is anything I can do for you.

  • http://www.blindsearcher.com Steven

    I wonder how cestagi holds up …