People often ask me which are the top social media sites. Here is a list of 80 social media sites for a global website (active in over 100 countries).

Since it’s a global site, there are many social sites that are nearly unknown in the US, such as Renren (China), VKontakte (Russia), and so on. If your goal is global presence, you’ll have to look into setting up in these sites. If you’re only interested in your country,  then use the sites that are active in your country. The data depends also on the type of site. For this site, Pinterest (#32 with 46,000 visitors) is fairly low in the list; for a shopping site, it would rank higher.

The data covers five years, from August 2011 to September 2016.

I sorted the list by page views. For example, Facebook sent 17.6m visitors; Youtube sent 8m, and so on.

Social Sites, Sorted by Pageviews

  1. Facebook 17,647,444
  2. YouTube 8,042,592
  3. Reddit 3,308,103
  4. StumbleUpon 1,792,342
  5. Blogger 1,734,973
  6. WordPress 1,254,277
  7. Stack Exchange 1,132,292
  8. Twitter 844,237
  9. VKontakte 614,759
  10. Quora 611,136
  11. Stack Overflow 602,077
  12. Renren 596,642
  13. Tumblr 437,819
  14. Naver 352,671
  15. Hacker News 336,366
  16. LinkedIn 323,081
  17. Douban 243,367
  18. Sina Weibo 236,121
  19. Google+ 198,679
  20. Yahoo! Answers 197,472
  21. LiveJournal 175,128
  22. meneame 160,634
  23. Disqus 127,421
  24. FC2 111,719
  25. Taringa! 106,284
  26. Ning 102,057
  27. Digg 89,979
  28. ResearchGate 79,713
  29. Pocket 74,882
  30. BuzzFeed 63,408
  31. Weebly 54,954
  32. Pinterest 46,499
  33. Flickr 44,688
  34. Delicious 38,045
  35. TinyURL 35,026
  36. wikiHow 35,026
  37. Hatena Diary 25,967
  38. Slashdot 22,344
  39. Wikia 22,344
  40. Askville 13,889
  41. Scoop.it 10,870
  42. Squidoo 10,266
  43. Cyworld 9,058
  44. Diigo 8,454
  45. Care2 7,247
  46. DZone 7,247
  47. goo blog 6,643
  48. Drugs-Forum 5,435
  49. Pinboard 5,435
  50. Netvibes 4,831
  51. Meetup 4,227
  52. Scribd 4,227
  53. TypePad 4,227
  54. Before It’s News 3,019
  55. Ravelry 3,019
  56. Yahoo! Bookmarks 3,019
  57. Cocolog 2,416
  58. Facebook Apps 2,416
  59. Multiply 2,416
  60. Wretch 1,812
  61. AOL Answers 1,208
  62. Bitly 1,208
  63. BlogHer 1,208
  64. Instagram 1,208
  65. Instapaper 1,208
  66. Super User 1,208
  67. Tuenti 1,208
  68. YouSayToo 1,208
  69. DailyStrength 604
  70. Fark 604
  71. Goodreads 604
  72. Google Groups 604
  73. is.gd 604
  74. Odnoklassniki 604
  75. Oshiete! goo 604
  76. PengYou 604
  77. Plurk 604
  78. Posterous 604
  79. SlideShare 604
  80. Topix 604