The #RLTM Scoreboard: Social Networking Stats for the Week
|Facebook:||1.15 billion monthly active users||via Facebook|
|YouTube||over 1 billion monthly unique users||via YouTube|
|Twitter:||over 218 million monthly active users||via Twitter|
|Qzone:||599 million monthly active users||via TechCrunch|
|Sina Weibo:||over 500 million users||via The Next Web|
|Renren:||over 170 million users||via iResearch iUser Tracker|
|VK:||over 200 million registered users||via VK|
|LinkedIn:||238 million active users||via LinkedIn|
|Google Plus:||343 million monthly active users||via GlobalWebIndex|
|Tumblr:||160 million blogs||via Tumblr|
|Instagram:||150 million users||via Instagram|
|Vine:||40 million registered users||via Vine|
|Tagged:||20 million unique monthly users||via Tagged|
|Foursquare:||40 million users||via CNET|
|Pinterest:||70 million users||via The Next Web|
|Reddit:||90 million monthly unique visitors||via Reddit|
|WhatsApp:||200 million monthly active users||via TechCrunch|
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Facebook Accounts For 17% Of Mobile Ad Revenue in U.S.
We recently looked at mobile ad spending in the UK; in the US, spending on mobile ads is also increasing rapidly, approaching $9.6 billion in 2013. Thanks largely to growth in mobile ad revenue, Facebook became a major player in the digital ad space this year; the social network is now the 2nd largest digital ad seller in the US (with $3.17 billion), behind only Google (with $17 billion). Twitter is responsible for just $420 million of US digital ad revenue, or 1% of total digital ad spending.
Facebook’s second place finish marks a revision in eMarketer‘s forecast; originally Yahoo! was predicted to hold the 2nd place slot in terms of digital ad revenue. What fueled the switch? In 2012 Facebook’s share of mobile ad revenues in the U.S. was 9%; in 2013, that number jumped to nearly 17%.
The rise in mobile ad spending (as a percentage of total digital ad dollars spent) has been staggering. Back in 2010, mobile ad spending accounted for only 3% of digital budgets. This grew to 12% in 2012, and this year mobile ad spending accounts for over one-fifth (22.5%) of all digital ad spending in the U.S.
How does this compare to global numbers? Mobile ad spending accounts for 15% of all digital ad spending worldwide, up from 8.5% last year.