Twitter Traffic Increased 947% In 2008 (UK)

    February 4, 2009

Many companies still see Twitter is a waste of time.

However the general public does not – they are flocking to use the site.  Traffic to  Twitter has increased ten-fold (947%) from January 2008 to mid-January 2009, making it one of the fastest-growing websites of the year, according to Hitwise UK.

It’s risen from being the 2,953rd most-visited website to becoming the 291st most-visited, and is the 23rd most popular social networking site in the UK.

As people tweet interesting news items, around 10% of Twitter’s traffic goes to news and media websites. BBC News currently ranks as the 7th most popular site visited after Twitter.

Many of the committed Twitter users have a custom designed and branded page on Twitter.  They say this makes a big difference in the results they get from their tweeting.

Want to get the inside story on how to use Twitter to greatest advantage?  Attend the Bulldog Reporter Social Media Advanced practice workshops in February.  NYC is Thursday and Friday this week.