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Facebook Launches $38 per Share Float and Now Hovers at Around $30

24 May 2012

Following the Facebook IPO launch on Friday, Experian Hitwise has provided an updated post based on US data showing the impact Facebook has online with its growth over the years.

Here are 15 stats as of the May 18th IPO based on the U.S market only:

• received 9 per cent of all US Internet visits in April 2012

• received more than 1.6 billion visits a week and averaged more than 229 million US visits a day for the year-to-date

• 1 in every 5 page views in the US occurred on

• has received more than 400 billion page views this year in the US

• The average visit time on is 20 minutes

• The audience skews more female (56 per cent) than male

• became the #1 ranked website in the US on March 9, 2010

• The term ‘Facebook' is the most searched term in the US and has been for the past three years, starting the week ending July 18, 2009

• Facebook-related terms account for 6 per cent of the top searched terms in the US and Facebook-related terms made up 4 of the top 10 US searches (among the top 100 search terms for the 4 weeks ending May 12, 2012)

• users are highly loyal to the website; 96 per cent of visitors to were returning (defined as visited within past 30 days) visitors in April 2012

• 10 states account for 52 per cent of visits to - California, Texas, New York, Florida, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Georgia, North Carolina based on year-to-date average

• The top states where users are more likely to visit versus the online population are: West Virginia, Kentucky, Maine, Vermont, Arkansas, Iowa, Indiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Alabama based on year-to-date average

• The New York City DMA provides the largest volume of traffic to and the Charleston, WV DMA is the area where users are most likely to visit compared to the online population

• is the top social networking site in the US, Canada, UK, Brazil, France, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Singapore markets

• is the top overall site in the US, Canada, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Singapore. ranks 2nd in the UK, Brazil, France and Australia

Source: Mediapost

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