Reach Clients Globally with Facebook

facebook global worldwide law firm legal marketing attorneyThis just in from Neilsenwire: Facebook had 152 million unique U.S. visitors in March 2012— or, more than two out of three Americans who were active online visited Facebook. This rate is even less than in other markets, including Brazil, New Zealand and Italy, underscoring Facebook’s global reach.

Facebook is an effective way to reach consumer clients. Users spend an average of 7 hours and 45 minutes per month on Facebook. More Time is Spent on Facebook than Any Other Website.

Since its founding in 2004, the social network has passed many milestones as it skyrocketed from a few million U.S. users to nearly one billion users around the world. Here are some of the key moments in Facebook’s story:

  • Facebook passed Myspace in 2009 to become the top social network for the first time, a position it’s held in the U.S. ever since.
  • Facebook doubled its traffic each year between 2005 and 2009in the U.S., surpassing 10 million unique visitors for the first time in 2006 (11.6M).
  • Facebook connected friends around the globe quickly: reaching 10 million unique UK visitors by April 2008. In 2009, the French, Spaniards and Germans followed suit, with 10 million visitors apiece in January, May and November, respectively.
  • As recently as August 2011, Facebook overtook Orkut as the top social networking site in Brazil; it has continued to grow its audience since then.

Facebook continues to grow around the world, with consumers in each market finding unique uses for social media sites. While Facebook is the top social network globally, many netizens visit multiple social media sites; in Japan blog sites are more popular in the social media category (Facebook is ranked 5th), and in Brazil sites like Tumblr and Google+ are growing quickly as well.

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