Top 10 US Social Sites and Blog Sites Rankings Issued

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Nielson/NetRatings has put out a report on the top 10 social sites and blog sites. I think there are some interesting findings such as Myspace still being on top of the social space. “ continues to sit comfortably atop the rankings of top US social-networking sites with 58.6 million unique visitors in September, according to a custom list of top US social networking sites.”

If you look at analytics from, it actually does show Myspace being far ahead traffic wise compared to Facebook but does indicate Facebook is growing at a rate of 153.6% so far this year and Myspace at 18.1%. Neilson reports Facebooks growth over year as 133% and Myspace 24%. This is actually positive news for Myspace considering the buzz and craze on Facebook at the moment. Myspace applications will bring a whole new following to the social site.

Social Media Ranking Chart

As we all know, blogs have been increasing in popularity year over year. “…Blogger increased its visitors a significant 50% from the year-earlier period, with second-place Six Apart Type Pad also growing – 46% – to nearly 11 million visitors in Sept…The most significant year-over-year growth, however, came from third-place WordPress, which increased unique visitor some 290%, from a mere 2.7 million in Sept. ‘06 to more than 10.4 million this September.”

Blog Ranking Chart

Pablo Palatnik is Managing Partner of eTrend Media Group, which specializes in Pay-Per-Click Management & Social Media Marketing.

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  • I must be a little out of touch. In the first list I never heard of the last two sites and have only been to three of them.
    In the second list, Blogger is no surprise. I’m glad to see WordPress on the list, no offense Typepad or LiveJournal. Thats a fit? Okay.
    There still are many complaints leveled about site metrics, especially traffic and ratings or rankings. Sort of funny since it is all about technology. Except the part where it impacts the bottom line.

  • Personally, I am still more comfortable with My Space than I am with Face Book by far. There is so much more going on on My Space, and Face Book has all those complicated widgets and walls to write on. It gets confusing, unless you got all day to play on it. People think you REALLY have to know them to be friended…so not so network friendly. LiveJournal was not user friendly (meaning if I can’t figure it out quick with basic or above average understanding of blogs then it’s a no-go for me.) Neither was Type Pad, and Blogger-I opened 3 sites, and cannot get back into it. I heard there could be fake log in sites that phish…so I stay away. WordPress is quick and easy with descent options without the paid upgrades and photo uploads are quick. I noticed higher Goggle rankings. Like the stats chart, and ongoing upgrades within.

    Not listed is Zimbio, which I think is great, and new Yahoo Shine is for morons, sorry. But I got some stuff out there to see what happens.

    It is all getting so saturated anymore, I wonder where is the tipping point?

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    A seven-page questionnaire being sent by the office of President-elect Barack Obama to those seeking cabinet and other high-ranking posts may be the most extensive — some say invasive — application ever.

    The questionnaire includes 63 requests for personal and professional records, some covering applicants’ spouses and grown children as well, that are forcing job-seekers to rummage from basements to attics, in shoe boxes, diaries and computer archives to document both their achievements and missteps.

    Only the smallest details are excluded; traffic tickets carrying fines of less than $50 need not be reported, the application says. Applicants are asked whether they or anyone in their family owns a gun. They must include any e-mail that might embarrass the president-elect, along with any blog posts and links to their Facebook pages.

    The application also asks applicants to “please list all aliases or ‘handles’ you have used to communicate on the Internet.”

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