YouTube grows, accounts for 1 in every 35 UK internet visits
Monday 08 August 2011
Video sharing site YouTube accounts for one in every 35 internet visits in the UK and nearly 23 percent of visits to all social networks in July, according to new research by market analysts Experian Hitwise.
Though Facebook remains the most popular social network, data from Experian Hitwise shows that video sharing site YouTube continues to grow in popularity.
Experian Hitwise's monthly study of UK internet habits, released on August 8, shows that in July YouTube accounted for 22.54 of all visits to social networking sites - representing an increase of 1.78 percent in June and 5.45 percent when compared to July 2010.
The study also found that one in every 35 internet visits in the UK is to YouTube - a figure that reinforces its presence as the third most popular site behind Google and Facebook. While the site is home to innumerable cat videos and has recently begun streaming live broadcasts of events such as the COPA America, the most popular video on the site globally is Justin Bieber - Baby- ft. Ludacris while the most popular video in the UK is Charlie bit my finger - again!.
Outside of Facebook and YouTube other popular social networks in the UK in July included Twitter - which grew by 0.3 percent from June-July, Yahoo! Answers with 0.26 percent growth and Gumtree with 0.10 percent growth. Tumblr and Linkedin both experienced a monthly growth of 0.07 percent.
The top ten most popular social networks by UK internet visits, as well as each site's share of visits to all social networks, in July, according to Experian Hitwise:
01. Facebook 50.14%
02. YouTube 22.54%
03. Twitter 3.49%
04. Yahoo! Answers 2.47%
05. Gumtree 1.32%
06. Tumblr 0.84%
07. LinkedIn 0.83%
08. Moshi Monsters 0.48%
09. Moneysavingexpert 0.46%
10. MySpace 0.44%
Life & Style blogs
Apple expands reuse and recycle scheme, letting Android phones be swapped for iPhones
Replica Back to the Future Hoverboard released
When did the Eiffel Tower open to the public? Six things you didn't know about iconic structure
Pacman Google Maps: company offers chance to play classic arcade game on real streets
Gamers confess the worst things they've done in The Sims
Ukip supporters are 55 or older, white and socially conservative, finds British Social Attitudes Report
Street preacher quoting from the Bible fined for calling homosexuality an 'abomination'
Jeremy Clarkson sacked live: Alan Yentob 'wouldn't rule out' ex Top Gear host's BBC return
Woman filmed launching racist tirade against men on the Tube for speaking in 'own lingo'
The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew
David Cameron calls Labour 'hopeless, sneering socialists' while announcing 7-day NHS plans
- 1 Tidal launch: The most pretentious lines from Alicia Keys' valedictory speech
- 2 Britain First 'acting like Ukip henchmen' by invading meeting of activists in revenge for pub protest against Nigel Farage
- 3 Katie Hopkins attacked me on Twitter — so I reported her to the police for inciting racial hatred
- 4 Tidal: Jay Z's Spotify rival streaming service criticised for making wealthy artists even richer
- 5 Brixton squat flats now costing up to £3k per month show how out of control rent is in London
iJobs Gadgets & Tech
Negotiable: Recruitment Genius: This leading supplier of compliance software a...
£25000 - £40000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This fast growing digital agenc...
£58000 - £65000 per annum: Ashdown Group: SQL DBA - Bromley, South East London...
£55000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits: Ashdown Group: Service Delivery Manager ...