Posted on 19 Nov 2010
In October 2009, Facebook had 97.37 million unique U.S. visitors. In October 2010 though, the world’s largest network garnered a whopping 151.13 million U.S. uniques. That’s a growth rate of 55.2% year-over-year.
Today Facebook has more than 500 million members and is the second most-visited website in the world, trailing only Google and its 173.3 million U.S. uniques. It has annihilated MySpace and outpaced Twitter’s growth (30% year-over-year).
This year will go down as the year of Facebook, and for very good reason. Open Graph and Instant Personalization have cemented the company’s role as the web’s most important platform, and a series of high profile product releases have turned it into one of the world’s most valuable companies.