Top 10 US Social-Network and Blog-Site Rankings Issued for May

June 17, 2008

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Media & Entertainment | Social Media

Top US social-networking site‘s unique audience (UA) was up 7% in May compared with May ’07, but second-place Facebook‘s was up some 83% from a year earlier, according to custom lists compiled by Nielsen Online.

LinkedIn, continuing its growth, increased its unique audience 146% from a year earlier, reaching nearly 7.7 million in May, compared with 3.1 million a year earlier – and retaining its No. 4 position after having unseated Windows Live Spaces in March.


MySpace’s unique audience totaled nearly 60.7 million in May, compared with No. 2 Facebook’s 26.0 million.

Top 10 Blogging Sites

Google’s Blogger remained atop the blog site rankings with 39.3 million unique visitors, up 40% from 28.0 million in May ’07:


WordPress was again up – an impressive 170% from May ’07 – increasing its unique audience to 17.1 million.

Sixth-place also maintained its impressive growth – 255% – from a year earlier, moving up from seventh place in April but still down from its fifth-place ranking in March.

Meanwhile, AOL Sports blog The FanHouse, having burst onto the top 10 scene in March, moved down to the No. 7 position (from No. 5). It had 3.9 million unique visitors in April, compared with nearly 4.4 million in March.

Gawker, at No. 10, increased its UA to 2.0 million from 851,000 a year earlier – a growth of 137%.


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