Facebook drives more traffic than Twitter

Facebook accounts for more referrals than Twitter, according to a study by AT Internet Institute.

Over a week, 1.3 per cent of referrals to 12 leading French websites came from Facebook; only 0.1 per cent came from Twitter in the same time.

Although both figures seem miniscule compared to Google’s 40.6 per cent referral rating, Facebook had a higher percentage than Microsoft’s Bing – which managed just 0.8 per cent.

(Source: Wall Blog)

This article appears in issue 255 of Media Digest.




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