This is a highly talked about topic and results vary. It also depends on what is the new hot site on the scene. For example, all the recent Pinterest tutorials and e-books that have been flooding my social network streams.
I found numerous lists and stats as to which social sites are top ranking. Of course, Twitter and Facebook top most lists, but how do the others stack up?
Here are a few of the stats I found when I searched "Best Social Networking Sites":
Top 15 Most Popular Social Networking Sites | June 2012
Top 10 Social Networking Sites to Promote Your Blog
50 Social Sites That Every Business Needs a Presence on
User Activity Comparison Of Popular Social Networking Sites [INFOGRAPHIC]
I like checking out stats. They can be interesting and helpful as long as you don't go overboard. I believe stats can be used as a guideline, but not absolute rules to live by in achieving more traffic to your blog or website.
I went to my Google Analytics account to see my blog's best performing social sources. Below are my stats for 2012 so far. I am going to start checking them for every month to see how they vary. I am interested to see if they change due to different variables. How does content type, amount of followers and posting frequency change the results.
I share this blog on several social networking sites and these are my current results.
Social Source Traffic - Top 5