Twitter’s traffic still on the rise


It’s been a while since the last update on Twitter’s UK traffic, but today, Robin Goad at Hitwise released this graph:

UK internet visits to Twitter March 2008-2009

He also had this to say:

UK Internet visits to Twitter have increased 6-fold since the start of the year and 32-fold over the last 12 months. Last week, Twitter was the 50th most visited website in the UK, and the 5th most popular social networking site. To put that figure in context, last week Twitter received more UK Internet visits than the Daily Mail, RightMove, MSN UK Search, Directgov, and all retail websites with the exception of eBay, Amazon UK, and Argos.

I should also add the usual caveat: the service is probably even more popular than our numbers imply, as we are only measuring traffic to the main Twitter website. If the people accessing their Twitter accounts via mobile phones and third party applications were included, the numbers would be even higher.

I’ve not much more to add – Twitter’s meteoric rise continues (as does that of social media in general), brands need to take notice. Period.

Update: Neville Hobson covers comScore Media Metrix’s more recent release of worldwide traffic data for Twitter.