RingCentral recently released data that Pinterest is the top 3 social network site in the US. However, global rankings don’t even place the social network anywhere in the top 10 based on eBizMBA data. Here’s the worldwide rank based on each website’s Alexa Global Traffic Rank and U.S. Traffic Rank from Compete and Quantcast. Are you on any or all of these sites?
Surprise, surprise. The blue cult that is Facebook is at top one with 750,000,000 unique monthly visitors. Just in case you still don’t know, Facebook is the social network of this generation. If you need your dose of daily gossip from normal, everyday people (your contacts, that is), then go to Facebook. Aside from dramatic updates of “I don’t have anyone to eat pancakes with this morning” coupled with an Instagram shot of blueberry pancakes as your contact is looking lonely, you’ll find Facebook pages of your favorite brands, movies, celebrities, restaurants, and more. You’ll also get to play games, which don’t require much strategizing or deep thinking (yay!).
With an estimated 250,000,000 unique monthly visitors, it’s no surprise that Twitter lands on second spot. The micro-blogging site is a great source of instant news, interesting blog links, and short quips that are worthy of a retweet or a favorite. It’s easier to find content that suits your individual taste on Twitter than on Facebook, as long as you follow the right people. Organize your follows into lists, so you’ll get filtered results.
Easily within the top 3 with 110,000,000 unique monthly visitors, LinkedIn is also the number one social networking site for job seekers and recruiters. According to the survey by Bullhorn Reach, 77 percent of jobs are posted on LinkedIn, 54 percent are on Twitter, and only 25 percent are on Facebook. If you’re a business, hiring company, or job hunter, this is the site to be in.
Whoever thinks that MySpace was dead had better think again. The social entertainment hub still finished a respectable fourth with 70,500,000 visitors. If you want a highly personalized space for your entertainment needs, then MySpace is for you.
Finishing strong at fifth place is Google Plus+ with 65,000,000 unique monthly visitors. The Google social network is zeroes away from Facebook’s cult-like following, but is a favorite among a niche market of techies and photographers. If you’re tired of seeing constant updates about, uhmmm, pancakes and edited Instagram photos, go to Google Plus+.
DeviantArt is the arts hub of the Internet. Go here to read and share stories, appreciate and download art, and simply drool over fantastic work by artists that hide behind monikers like Thiefoworld and diablo2003. At number 6 in the rankings, the site rakes in 25,500,000 unique monthly visitors.
At a solid number 7, Livejournal has quietly built a community of bloggers, artists, photographers, and fangirls/fanboys. eBizMBA puts its estimated unique monthly visitors at 20,500,000.
Not a Facebook fan? Get Tagged. This social network, logging around 19,500,000 unique monthly visitors, makes it easy to meet new people and share stuff about your life.
The Google-owned Orkut didn’t really make waves in the US, especially now that Google Plus+ is around. Still, the social network is highly popular in India and Brazil and is now managed and operated by Google Brazil.
With an estimated 12,500,000 unique monthly visitors, CafeMom is a surprise tenth-placer, outranking Ning, Meetup, myLife, my Yearbook, and Badoo. If you love sharing stuff about mommyhood, hangout at CafeMom.
For the complete list of top social networks, go to eBizMBA.