Can you guess or imagine that in India which is the most popular social network site? Are you thinking it is Orkut…? No!! It’s not Orkut, its Facebook now. To be online on social networking is what most of the Indians spend their time.
According to the latest report released by comScore, a marketing research company, out of total internet users inIndia, 84 percent users visit the social networking sites inIndia. This makes India the world’s seventh largest social network sites visitor.
United States is the largest and number one social network website visitor country among all the countries with 174.4 million unique visitors in July 2010. It has the growth rate of 23 percent. In the last year in July 2009, there were 131 million users for social networking sites from this country.
China is on number two following US with total of 97.1 million users in July 2010 and is followed by Germany who had 37.9 million unique visitors in July 2010 with the growth rate of 47 percent. It had 25.7 million unique visitors in the July of the last year 2009.
According to com-score, Facebook is the number one social networking channel in India visited by 20.9 million visitors in July 2010. Facebook becomes the number one by replacing Orkut who had about 19.87 million unique visitors in July 2010.
Being on number one as India’s most popular social website, Orkut is now replaced by Facebook. Even in July 2010, with 19.87 million unique visitors, Orkut is now on number two with a low double growth of 16 percent as compared to the last year.
Bharatstudent is a student networking channel connecting young Indians worldwide. Bharatstudent is on number 3 with 4.4 total unique visitors in July 2010. It has 3 percent growth in its unique visitors as compared over the last year in July 2009.
4. Yahoo! Pulse
Yahoo! Pulse comes in force by integrated and improved Yahoo! Profiles and Yahoo! 360 and is the fourth most popular Indian networking channel visited by 3.5 million unique visitors in July 2010.
On twitter, one can discover what is happening right now anywhere in the world. Twitter with 3.3 million unique visitors in July 2010 is the number 5th social networking website visited by Indians. Twitter had the highest growth rate among all the 5 upper mentioning channels, increasing 239 percentages from the last year July 2009. 8 percent of total internet users use twitter inIndia while it is used by 20 percent internet users in Indonesia and Brazil.
Indians are now exchanging information, ideas and opportunities through LinkedIn and therefore, it led to rise in the users of LinkedIn in India. It is the sixth most used website in India and was accessed by 3.3 million unique visitors in July 2010.
Zedge is a free stuff provider for your phone. With the rapid increase in the users of mobile phone, Zedge becomes the India’s seventh largest website with 81 percent growth since July 2009 with a total of 3.2 million unique visitors in July 2010.
Ibibo is another social networking channel like Facebook and Orkut. Here, one can also play games and can send free sms. With 89 % of total growth rate since July 2009, Ibibo had 2.9 million unique visitors in July 2010 and this made him the 8th most popular social networking website inIndia.
9. Yahoo! Buzz
Yahoo! Buzz was launched in 2008. Following Ibibo, Yahoo! Buzz is on number 9 with total number of 1.8 million unique visitors in July 2010. There is 233 % growth rate in Yahoo Buzz as compared from last year July 2009.
Shtyle.fm has the highest growth rate amongst all the 10 social networking websites. It had 281 % increment since July 2009. The website is on number ten with 1.55 unique visitors in July 2010.