Facebook Hits Record 39MM Visitors in US

By Adam Ostrow
|  Thursday, Jan 7, 2010  |  Updated 3:31 PM PDT
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Facebook Hits Record 39MM Visitors in US

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With more than 39 million unique visitors, September was the highest traffic month yet for Facebook according to the latest stats from Nielsen Online. While traffic was only up marginally from last month (38.2M), the gain represented 116% growth from the same period in 2007.

Further, the social network continued to narrow the gap on MySpace in the US, with traffic now roughly 2/3rds that of the larger network. As recently as April, MySpace had a nearly 3 to 1 advantage over Facebook in terms of US traffic – 58.7M to 22.4M, respectively.

Elsewhere in the social networking space, LinkedIn also saw record traffic in the month with 11.9M unique visitors, up more than 10% from August (10.8M) and a gain of 193% since last year. Twitter’s traffic was essentially flat after debuting in the Nielsen Online rankings last month, but up 343% year-over-year. The full report is embedded below:

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