Internet Companies – Years & Users

  • Microsoft – 1975
  • AOL – 1983 – 33 million unique monthly visitors
  • Amazon – 1994
  • Lycos – 1994/1995 – over 4 million unique monthly visitors
  • Yahoo – 1995 – 160 million unique monthly visitors
  • MSN – 1995
  • Excite – 1995 – over 1 million unique monthly visitors
  • AltaVista – 1995
  • Ebay – 1995 – 100 million active users
  • Ask (originally known as Ask Jeeves) – 1996 – 125 million active users
  • Hotmail – 1996 – 286 million users
  • Google – 1998 – 900 million unique monthly visitors
  • PayPal – 1998 – 117 million users
  • Bing (previously known as Live Search / MSN Search) – 2009 (Bing and Yahoo! search merged in April 2012) – 165 million unique monthly visitors

Last updated May 2013, estimations taken from eBizMBA.

Social Media Companies – Years & Users

  • WordPress – 2003 – 74 million blogs
  • LinkedIn – 2003 – 225 million users
  • Myspace – 2003 (Acquired by Specific Media & Justin Timberlake in 2011) – 25 million users
  • Flickr – 2004 (Acquired by Yahoo! in 2005) – 87 million users
  • Facebook – 2004 – 1.11 billion monthly active users
  • YouTube – 2005 (Acquired by Google in 2006) – 1 billion users
  • Reddit – 2005 – 43 million users
  • Twitter – 2006 – 500 million users
  • Tumblr – 2007 – 170 million users (Acquired by Yahoo! in May 2013)
  • Instagram – 2010 (Acquired by Facebook in 2012) – 100 million users
  • Pinterest – 2010 – 48.7 million users
  • Google+ – 2011 – 343 million active users

Last updated May 2013, estimations taken from Digital Marketing Ramblings…

Advertisements
Comments
  1. Nice answers in return of this difficulty with solid
    arguments and describing all on the topic of that.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s