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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…

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