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Facebook Performance Measured

07 Mar 2012

According to a recent post by Experian Hitwise, captures one in every eleven Internet visits in the US.

Additional specs on Facebook success include:

• 1 in every 5 page views occurs on
• The average visit time on is 20 minutes.
•'s audience skews slightly more female than the online population as a whole.

The ages of visitors are indicative of the website's strength in the marketplace, with relative parity in distribution of its visit share by age vs. the online population. under-indexes in visit share from the most affluent income group. With that said, Facebook's size more than makes up the difference; the site wins 499,949,430 visits from the most affluent income group versus YouTube's 223,732,591 visits and Twitter's 15,166,795 visits.

More performance measurements include:

• became the #1 ranked website in the US on March 9, 2010.
• "Facebook" is the most searched term in the US and Facebook-related terms account for 14 per cent of the top search clicks.
• users are highly loyal to the website; 96 per cent of visitors to were returning visitors in January 2012.

Internationally, ranks in the top two websites in every market except China, where Sina Weibo, Baidu Zhidao and Renren are the dominant social networks.'s largest footprint is in Canada, capturing almost 12 per cent of all visits in that market. It also recently surpassed Orkut, placing it behind only Google Brazil in market share. is the largest website in the US and a top performer in numerous international markets. The fan base of the site is loyal and spends a significant portion of their time online on the social network. Facebook's influence is seen in the presidential elections, digital shopping habits and beyond.

Source: Mediapost

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