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Early July Data: Twitter Growing, but Slowly

By - August 12, 2009

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A month ago I posted that Twitter was back to strong growth after a weak month of June. I just took at look at the numbers for August, which you can see in the screen shot here (I’m using Compete’s data, but you can check out Quantcast, which is a “rough estimate” and has not posted any July data yet.)

Twitter is still growing, according to this data, but not at the breakneck pace of the past. Compete has it at 23.2mm US uniques, up just 1.25% from the month before. Visits are up 1.64% month to month. Most interesting to me is the breakdown of referral traffic: 11.44% is from Facebook (see below). Now that Facebook Lite move is starting to make sense….july twit referals.png

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  • Jeff Katz

    This data is only based on unique visitors to twitter.com site.

    This does not into account traffic from the countless other desktop apps (tweetdeck, seesmic, etc), twitter management tools (CoTweet, Hootsuite) and all the mobile applications.

    HubSpot put a data usage study in February and I can only imagine that tweets from the twitter.com site have decreased even more so since then.

    http://blog.hubspot.com/blog/tabid/6307/bid/4584/New-Data-on-Top-Twitter-Applications-and-Usage.aspx)