Thursday, July 06, 2006

Website stats: friendster and hi5 traffic trending back up since Jan 06

With increased functionality - video, file sharing, photo grabbing, community postings, ...- added to both social networking sites earlier this year, Hi5 and friendster are now seeing the results as their users are coming back in herds and spending more time on the sites, thus creating further value for adverstisers, and venture investors. Someone should reconsider the $10M offer and buy friendster now.

Is myspace traffic on the decline? Not a chance, according to Bambi Francisco:

News Corp. says that MySpace is adding 230,000 new members each day and has more than 90 million members. That's nearly 4 times the 23 million members MySpace had on July 19, 2005, the day News Corp.announced it was buying the social network.
MySpace is the fastest-growing property across the top Web brands, drawing 42 million unique visitors in May, up 329%, according to Nielsen//NetRatings.
Monthly pageviews grew nearly 400% to 19.3 billion. Among the top Web properties, MySpace's pageviews are second to Yahoo's (YHOO : Yahoo! Inc.

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