Top 10 U.S. Social Network Sites for May 2008

SMS Text

The battle still remains between the two largest online social communities, Myspace and Facebook. While many people think Myspace is “dead”, the site was up a 7% in May compared to May 07’. Facebooks’ numbers were quite impressive increasing 83% from May 07’ according to Nielsen Online reported by Marketing Charts.

The network I’m most impressed with that had a very significant increase in the social space is LinkedIn, a social community for professionals, increase its audience by 146%, reaching 7.7 million people in May compared to its 3.1 million last May.

While Facebook is probably the most talked about social community of the moment, Myspace attracted a total audience of 60.7 million while Facebook had 26 million.

Will Facebook catch up to Myspace in traffic?

Pablo Palatnik
Pablo Palatnik is the author of the blog PalatnikFactor, focusing on all things Online Marketing and Search Engine Optimization specialist for Fortune3, a shopping cart... Read Full Bio
Get the latest news from Search Engine Journal!
We value your privacy! See our policy here.
  • The growth of LinkedIn is amazing! It explains why my network has exploded this year

  • I have to say, it is rather impressive. About a year ago, maybe a little longer, before linked in, I always said there was a need for a social community for businesses, professionals…sure enough, LinkedIn came along and I think its a great tools for people to use to network for business.

    It seems like its growing at a rapid pace and not sure how long it will keep at that pace but should hear some more buzz in the next year or two from them. Possibly a buyout from someone.

  • What’s refreshing about LinkedIn is it’s simple, clean, STANDARDIZED layout. I pray they *never* get into page customization features, wallpapers, gadgets, embedded music – and all the other things that make some MySpace pages such an atrocity to view…

  • where are the stats for This is a fast & upcoming social network also? Are they not ranking top 10? ??

  • Pablo Palatnik should actually be ranked higher than, it has more traffic and growing at a much rapid pace, 18.3% compared to clubpenguins 4.2%.

    Good observation Yvonni.