Social Network Traffic Analysis – 37 Sites Compared

Social Network traffic has seen some interesting trends as of late. There is no doubt that social networks are here to stay, and will only continue to become more mainstream. However, not all sites are seeing booming traffic, in fact some seem to be dieing.

Below you will find 37 sites, compared, with their traffic estimates over the last 12 months via Google Trends for Websites.

Google is by no means completely accurate, but like most tools that estimate traffic you need to look at trends and not exact figures. Googles explanation of how they determine these results is below.

Google Trends provides insights into broad search patterns. Please keep in mind that several approximations are used when computing these results. All traffic statistics are estimates.

3 Interesting Social Network Traffic Analysis Takeaways:

  • There seems to be a decline in social traffic for a multitude of sites since September
  • Twitter and Plurk are seeing explosive increases while Pownce and Identi.ca are falling.
  • Facebook, Flickr, Hi5, Linkedin, Mixx and Yelp to name a few are all seeing large surges of increased traffic over the last year.

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If you enjoyed this post make sure you check out my Social Network Geographics post as well for more insightful data.

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