UK Twitter Traffic Increases by 974% in a Year

Not Too Shabby

Get the WebProNews Newsletter:

[ Social Media]

Traffic to the ever-popular Twitter has increased by 974% from the week ending January 19th 2008 to the week ending January 17th 2009. That’s a pretty dramatic increase.

This data comes from Hitwise, who reported the other day that Twitter traffic had surpassed that of Digg, a concept that some found hard to believe. Twitter’s growth in general, is not so surprising, considering the non-stop talking about the service in recent memory.


"Twitter was one of the fastest growing websites in the UK last year, and it shows no signs of slowing down," writes Hitwise’s Robin Goad. "If anything, the service is even more popular than our numbers imply, as we are only measuring traffic to the main Twitter website. If the people accessing their Twitter accounts via mobile phones and third party applications (such as Twitterrific, Twitterfeed and Tweetdeck) were included, the numbers would be even higher. Many people seem to find Twitter addictive: the average amount of time that people spend on Twitter.com has more than trebled from less than 10 minutes a year ago to half an hour now."

Twitter’s still got a ways to climb up the ranks of social networks in the UK however. As illustrated below in this chart from Hitwise, it’s got nowhere near the marketshare of the top three – Facebook, YouTube, and Bebo, coming in at 23rd on the list.


But if Twitter continues to increase in popularity at the same rate, it shouldn’t take long to move up the list. One thing that won’t help, however, is the fact that app growth might be hurt by the new API rate limit.

UK Twitter Traffic Increases by 974% in a Year
Comments Off
Top Rated White Papers and Resources

Comments are closed.

  • Join for Access to Our Exclusive Web Tools
  • Sidebar Top
  • Sidebar Middle
  • Sign Up For The Free Newsletter
  • Sidebar Bottom