Menu
10 web brands account for half all internet time

10 web brands account for half all internet time

Facebook, Windows Live most popular UK web brands

The top 10 web brands are getting stronger, despite the proliferation of new sites and services. The 10 web brands on which Britons spend the most time accounted for nearly half of all UK internet time - compared to less than 42 percent a year ago.

Over one in five minutes spent online is on social media and chat servives Facebook and MSN/Windows Live, according to Nielsen Online. Nielsen also noted that Apple is catching Microsoft for share of UK internet time.

The huge share of time accounted for by the 10 most heavily used web brands is increasing. In April 2009, the 10 web brands on which Britons spent the most time accounted for 45 percent of all UK internet time - compared to less than 42 percent in April 2008. Even rapidly growing sites such as Twitter didn't make the top 10.

"The internet is a complex and varied ecosystem and I think most people would be surprised by just how much time is accounted for by a relatively few brands who, in turn, are increasing their share of the pie," said Alex Burmaster, Communications Director, EMEA, Nielsen Online."The two most heavily used web brands - Facebook and MSN/Windows Live - account for almost 11 billion of the 48 billion minutes that Britons spend online. That's over one in every five minutes and highlights just how competitive the online space is for both publishers and advertisers when it comes to capturing consumer attention."In April 2009, the average Briton spent 22 hours 20 minutes online or using internet-related applications. This represents a 34 percent increase on a year ago when the figure was 16 hours 36 minutes. Facebook is one of the major factors in the increasing time people are spending online - the site recording 3.8 billion more minutes in April 2009 than April 2008.

Most heavily used web brands; share of UK internet time

Communication and entertainment are the two central themes among the most heavily used web brands. Alongside Facebook, communication accounts for MSN/Windows Live whose time is driven by its Messenger and Hotmail services while Yahoo and AOL score heavily on time due to their email offerings.

Entertainment is accounted for by video publisher YouTube and the technology companies Microsoft and Apple whose media player offerings - Windows Media Player and iTunes, respectively - are the reason they generate such high time figures.

Burmaster concludes: "The major players have had a pretty good year in terms of the increasing amount of time people spend on their websites and applications. This bodes well for the online industry as it attempts to attract the big brand advertisers by providing a more meaningful platform to engage consumers, particularly through the vehicles of entertainment and communication.

Internet news and reviews


Follow Us

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags internetFacebookyoutubeYahooWindows Live

Featured

Slideshows

Meet the leading female front runners of the Kiwi channel

Meet the leading female front runners of the Kiwi channel

Reseller News honoured the leading female front runners of the New Zealand channel at the 2018 Women in ICT Awards (WIICTA) in Auckland. The awards honoured standout individuals across seven categories, spanning Entrepreneur; Innovation; Rising Star; Shining Star; Community; Technical and Achievement.

Meet the leading female front runners of the Kiwi channel
Meet the top performing customer-centric Microsoft channel partners

Meet the top performing customer-centric Microsoft channel partners

Microsoft honoured leading partners across the channel following a year of customer innovation and market growth in New Zealand. The 2018 Microsoft Partner Awards recognised excellence within the context of the end-user, spanning a host of emerging and established providers.

Meet the top performing customer-centric Microsoft channel partners
Reseller News launches new-look Awards at 2018 Judges’ Lunch

Reseller News launches new-look Awards at 2018 Judges’ Lunch

Introducing the Reseller News Innovation Awards, launched to the channel at the 2018 Judges’ Lunch in Auckland. With more than 70 judges now part of the voting panel, the new-look awards will reflect the changing dynamics of the channel, recognising excellence across customer value and innovation - spanning start-ups, partners, distributors and vendors.

Reseller News launches new-look Awards at 2018 Judges’ Lunch
Show Comments