Compete: Facebook.com US Reach Grew by 8% in May; Twitter Growth Flattens

May stats are out from Compete, and the web analytics company says US traffic to Facebook’s main consumer website increased by 8% during the month to 82.9 million uniques. For those keeping track at home, that’s back up from Facebook’s “dip” to 4.6% monthly growth in April after growing by 11% in March.

Traffic to Facebook Connect-enabled sites increased 14% in May to 65 million US uniques after growing by a whopping 40% in April.

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Total www.facebook.com Facebook Connect
Unique Visitors 113.0 MM 82.9 MM 65.0 MM
M/M growth 8.5% 7.9% 14.0%
Y/Y growth 253.7% 165.0% N/A

By contrast, however, Twitter was flat for the quarter in terms of reach. The site registered 19.7 million uniques for the month, up 1% from last month. Twitter’s audience grew by nearly 40% from March to April, so it’s surprising to see that curve flatten off rather quickly. MySpace traffic held at 56.9 million uniques for May, up 2% from April.

Twitter’s US audience growth decreased to 1% in May, according to Compete

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Overall, 8% US audience growth (6.1 million incremental US uniques) to 82.9 million is an impressive clip for Facebook at this stage. Over 40% of the US internet population is now logging into Facebook each month.

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32 Responses to “Compete: Facebook.com US Reach Grew by 8% in May; Twitter Growth Flattens”

  1. facebook pages says:

    Status updates in facebook fan pages had an impact on twitter. Twitter was more about tweeting to fans than friends, and fb has hit it where it hurts. Earlier fb pages used to promote twitter on their fb pages for their status changes!

  2. Can Twitter Compete With Facebook? ~ Web Developers says:

    [...] Twitter beginning to thin out while Facebook sees overall growth? If you believe the in the stats that come out of Compete, you might be inclined to feel this way for sure. But honestly, I don’t think the raw numbers [...]

  3. Can Twitter Compete With Facebook? | dv8-designs says:

    [...] Twitter beginning to thin out while Facebook sees overall growth? If you believe in the stats that come out of Compete, you might be inclined to feel this way for sure. But honestly, I don’t think the raw numbers [...]

  4. Compete: Facebook US Traffic Nearing Google, Yahoo says:

    [...] firm Compete has released its data for the month of May, and as Justin Smith over at InsideFacebook has already pointed out, US traffic to Facebook.com has increased by nearly 8% to 82.9 million unique visitors last month, [...]

  5. Compete: Facebook US Traffic Nearing Google, Yahoo | My Blog Channel says:

    [...] firm Compete has released its data for the month of May, and as Justin Smith over at InsideFacebook has already pointed out, US traffic to Facebook.com has increased by nearly 8% to 82.9 million unique visitors last month, [...]

  6. Tech Crunch | Compete: Facebook US Traffic Nearing Google, Yahoo | Your Gadget Review says:

    [...] firm Compete has released its data for the month of May, and as Justin Smith over at InsideFacebook has already pointed out, US traffic to Facebook.com has increased by nearly 8% to 82.9 million unique visitors last month, [...]

  7. What Has Become of Twitter as a Communication/Connection Medium? says:

    [...] has just released some interesting data regarding  Facebook and Twitter userbase. According to Compete, Twitter’s unique visitors has somewhat stagnate and growth was only a mere 1% from April to [...]

  8. Compete: Facebook US Traffic Nearing Google, Yahoo | The Good NET Guide says:

    [...] firm Compete has released its data for the month of May, and as Justin Smith over at InsideFacebook has already pointed out, US traffic to Facebook.com has increased by nearly 8% to 82.9 million unique visitors last month, [...]

  9. Compete: Facebook US Traffic Nearing Google, Yahoo | Viningmedia Nieuws says:

    [...] firm Compete has released its data for the month of May, and as Justin Smith over at InsideFacebook has already pointed out, US traffic to Facebook.com has increased by nearly 8% to 82.9 million unique visitors last month, [...]

  10. Compete: Facebook US Traffic Nearing Google, Yahoo | TechDozer says:

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  11. Compete: Facebook US Traffic Nearing Google, Yahoo | Cellphone Ultra says:

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  12. Finance Geek » North Korea Sells T-shirts And Mugs On CafePress says:

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  13. Today, We Think Twitter Is Dead. (For Now) says:

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  14. Contentinople - Erin Barker - News Bits: Harry Potter Delay Casts Crucio Spell on Imax says:

    [...] ‘s U.S. unique visitors grew by 8 percent to 82.9 million in May, nearly doubling its rate of growth in April, according to Web analytics [...]

  15. kush says:

    Twitter clients account for 10-15x the amount of traffic than the Twitter site. Not to mention, you should focus on the quality of the traffic, as opposed to just the levels if you’d like to paint the real picture. Not to mention the new account sign-ups per month.

  16. FacebookのUSトラフィック、Google、Yahooに迫る(Competeのデータ) says:

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  17. Facebook, MySpace stay better than Twitter for connecting people to your site » VentureBeat says:

    [...] Facebook having 82.9 million users in the US, with an additional 65 million users on Connect, as Inside Facebook notes. MySpace, meanwhile, had 56.9 million monthly unique visitors; MySpaceID has just rolled out, and [...]

  18. Facebook, MySpace still better than Twitter for connecting people to your site | TechDozer says:

    [...] Facebook having 82.9 million users in the US, with an additional 65 million users on Connect, as Inside Facebook notes. MySpace, meanwhile, had 56.9 million monthly unique visitors; MySpaceID has just rolled out, and [...]

  19. iain says:

    Surely this shows the low level of ongoing engagement that average consumers are having with Twitter, compared to Facebook. Twitter has seen a surge in signups but then users get bored or don’t know what to do with it. Simple.

  20. Facebook, MySpace still better than Twitter for connecting people to your site? | TechDozer says:

    [...] Facebook having 82.9 million users in the US, with an additional 65 million users on Connect, as Inside Facebook notes. MySpace, meanwhile, had 56.9 million monthly unique visitors; MySpaceID has just rolled out, and [...]

  21. Venture Beat | Facebook, MySpace still better than Twitter for connecting people to your site? | Your Gadget Review says:

    [...] Facebook having 82.9 million users in the US, with an additional 65 million users on Connect, as Inside Facebook notes. MySpace, meanwhile, had 56.9 million monthly unique visitors; MySpaceID has just rolled out, and [...]

  22. The Far Edge » Blog Archive » Compete: Facebook US Traffic Nearing Google, Yahoo says:

    [...] firm Compete has released its data for the month of May, and as Justin Smith over at InsideFacebook has already pointed out, US traffic to Facebook.com has increased by nearly 8% to 82.9 million unique visitors last month, [...]

  23. June 10, 2009 | next media update says:

    [...] Facebook.com US Reach Grew by 8% in May; Twitter Growth Flattens INSIDEFACEBOOK May stats are out from Compete, and the web analytics company says US traffic to Facebook’s main consumer website increased by 8% during the month to 82.9 million uniques. That’s back up from Facebook’s “dip” to 4.6% monthly growth in April after growing by 11% in May. Traffic to Facebook Connect-enabled sites increased 14% in May to 65 million US uniques after growing by a whopping 40% in April. By contrast, however, Twitter was flat for the quarter in terms of reach. The site registered 19.7 million uniques for the month, up 1% from last month. Source> [...]

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  26. controversial chic says:

    For me, the whole twitter thing is just a phase. It is going to die down so so very soon.
    I still think facebook is better anyway.
    For all those who claim they recieve traffic from twitter….good luck. i would say most of mine are via facebook.

    By the way, we all have to admit anyway that facebook tried copying twitter in so many ways. Is it because they were scared? lol.

  27. Baja la fiebre del Twitter | La Dosis Diaria says:

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  28. Where’s the social media conversation this month? | Proactive Report says:

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