Top 10 Social Networking Sites in India

Global social networking brands are continuously gaining prominence in India, and this is quite evident from comScore’s recent report on India’s top social networking sites. As compared to the previous year (2007), there has been a 51 % increase in the number of visitors on such sites amounting to more than 19 million visitors by the end of 2008.

clip_image003Global social networking brands are continuously gaining prominence in India, and this is quite evident from comScore’s recent report on India’s top social networking sites. As compared to the previous year (2007), there has been a 51 % increase in the number of visitors on such sites amounting to more than 19 million visitors by the end of 2008.

Top 10 Social Networking Sites in India (2008 vs. 2007)

Rank Social Networking Site Total Unique Visitors (m) (Dec07) Total Unique Visitors (m) (Dec08) % Change
1 7.123 12.869 81
2 1.619 4.044 150
3 1.736 3.269 88
4 714 2.012 182
5 ibibo.Com 1.970 990 -50
6 MySpace Sites 352 741 110
7 293 513 75
8 2.106 433 -79
9 515 385 -25
10 256 248 -3

The study reveals that Orkut, Facebook, hi5, LinkedIn and MySpace all have witnessed prominent growth in visitation.


  • Orkut tops the list of the most visited social networking site with more than 12.8 million visitors. This means an increase of 81 % from the last year.
  • Orkut’s audience was three times the size of its nearest competitor in the category.
  • ranked at the number 2 spot with 4 million visitors. This has been an increase of 150 % as compared to the previous year.
  • Next in line at number 3 is the local social networking site with 3.3 million visitors. This site showed an increase by 88 %.
  • comes in next at number 4 with 2 million visitors, which means an increase by 182 %.

Says Will Hodgman, comScore executive vice president:

“Social networking continued to grow strongly in India this past year, with several of the top global brands carving out a more prominent position. While there is certainly room for several players in the social networking space in India, the sites that have the right blend of having both a strong brand and cultural relevance will be best positioned for future growth.”

Share your comments on what you think.

(Source: comScore World Metrix)


Debajyoti Das July 23, 2009

I don’t get it…. Why is FaceBook So Behind in India… Well maybe becoz its uncomfortable to use…

Swati July 27, 2009

@Debajyoti Das & Rahul:
After Orkut, I personally found fb really confusing when I first started using it. Although, I like fb now, initially i just did not. And I know quite a lot of people who feel this way, especially those joining fb after orkut.

madhuri August 2, 2010

i m a student n all my frends are crazy about fb but recently our collage had blocked the site n i m suffering i just love fb soo much much more than any thing else

kamal November 23, 2012

i understand ur attention on fb, so just go other social sites.. or Connect with your email with fn then chat with ur frnds….

Abhijeet bhawsar August 26, 2010

Yes! That’s right ! I used alot Orkut but now I am useing facebook much enough then Orkut.

amit dwivedi October 16, 2010

i agree this statement….. but overall facebook is really nice and so much better than orkut…

venugopal October 21, 2010

i totally agree with u bcz i hav both fb and orkut account .I am totally confused with fb bcz i feel very comfort with orkut it is very user friendly when compare to fb.I am very surprized most of them like fb.personally i find when compared to orkut fb appearence is pretty good.

sudha December 12, 2010

u r right dear after using orkut i found fd very confusing, don’t know y???? but still fb is top in social networking sites

vicky December 25, 2010

same here.. absolutely ryt

devi March 9, 2012

yeah..even i faced difficulty in understanding fb…..

Harshit Sharawat July 16, 2010

I personally feels fb is less interactive and uncomfortable in use
Though i luv it more now yet initially it was a horrendous task

dheerajj October 25, 2010

Well ….im on facebook already but still i dont like it atall……there is no security and safety in this website, there is no privacy…anyone can post anything on ur wall.its just a mass.Orkut is much batter then facebook.

neha May 16, 2011

i have both orkut and fb account both are quite well but fb one step ahead………

Rajiv July 24, 2011

i think u r nt aware abt security & privacy features of fb. learn it…. u’ll find privacy and security.

VIVEK April 8, 2011

would u accept a indian networking site more superior than facebook
how u will promote that site
and what are ur expectation from a social networking site

Rahul July 24, 2009

Face have difficult user interface so…orkut rocks in india.
also, bharatstudent is paying loads of money on internet…

Mayur Somani July 26, 2009

Orkut gets only 12,869 uniques per month?

Swati July 27, 2009

@Mayur Somani: That figure would be 2.8 million visitors for Orkut.

mohan June 24, 2011

yes thats great to use and easy to in own languages

Saurav Halder July 27, 2009

I really feel that Orkut is the best…Cheers I like It….

rahul nautiyal July 28, 2009


Swati July 29, 2009

@Saurav Halder: Although orkut is a lot simpler to use, I find fb a lot more fun and entertaining 🙂

sam June 15, 2010

nah……….orkut is superb.
in facebook anyone can interfere….means anyone.

mahesh July 12, 2010

facebook is best

Satish kumar July 13, 2010

hi orkut is so easy to communicate with other friends…and we get very easy to communnicate with friends…it is easy to understand…

amit August 31, 2010

facebook is d bst among all……….soon its going 2 b no.1………fb rockss

Arindam March 28, 2011

@amit: Sorry to say but i dont think it will make it to the top and become the no.1 social networking site becoz the owner of facebook has recently updated the media that he is planning to shut down Facebook by 15th March 2012. Thumbs up if you feel facebook should not be shut down.

Aditya Kane March 28, 2011

@Arindam: Facebook is valued well beyond 40 billion dollars with Zuckerburg owning 30% of it. Chances are even if he wants to shut it down, other investors will not allow it. Also I have not come across this news anywhere except some chain mails that Facebook is shutting down. Do treat it as a untrue rumor.

justin krus July 6, 2011

orkut is easy software … and all can understand quickly but fb is easy but totally differnt frm orkut and we can’t understand soon … but its to easy dears…

Swagato Barman Roy August 3, 2009

Albeit it says that Orkut is more popular, surprisingly enough, I found myspace much more enjoyable and useful to grow your network. It provides such an immense variety of features, which I could not even imagine before joining myspace. Albeit traditionally it was not that well known in India(thanks to orkut and facebook), its user base is steadily on the rise. Hats off to myspace.

Maneesh August 8, 2009

Hi Swati, check out Femlina, it is India’s first women’s social network:

shaheen August 27, 2009

i lyk many sites.but not th is a very bad and time consuming.joyless sitr i have ever seen…..

Raghu September 4, 2009

Hi ..

what about .. Its also Gettng Very Popular these days ..

9492640224 September 8, 2009

it is very best site September 24, 2009

orkut is cool social network only if u have frnds
fb lots of stuff + frnds

nicky September 24, 2009

:{ where is twitter …

googleions October 17, 2009

of course twitter is now becoming more famous

Rahul October 30, 2009

Social networking sites are the next big thing in India, but the million dollar question is when will the companies actually start earning profits?? The margins will be very low until the traffic to these sites increase.

subhas November 16, 2009

orkut is really a very good site for make new friends.
i can’t find any other social site like orkut……
it’s really mindblowing

anna December 20, 2009

well orkut was good but wit the entry of facebook …facebook simply rocks!!facebook is such a good timepass wit all the games as well.

rochak January 1, 2010

the main reason for facebook not leading may be that it is a slow networking site(spplications).orkut is compact that’s why it rocks!!

saveio January 2, 2010

the data provided above is an outdated one (2007 and 2008). Its facebook that rules and I swear facebook will take over orkut in no time.

teena January 26, 2010

hmmmm…!!!! orkut is very comfortable to use compared to facebook…coz its very conjusted…bt still its interting…but i would prefer orkut than facebbpk…i find it interesting…

firoz March 8, 2010

hey would u join another social networking website with almost all features of ur favourite website with some mindblowing added features and some charitable cause?
the main question is how often will u visit that site?

pankaj July 10, 2010

hey friends i m agree with ur statments

nimish August 19, 2010

it’s depend on ur use….. if u use facebook continusly, then u just say orkut is borring…. try it.

Rahul Rai April 29, 2011

Realy its A very cool site after orkut

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Lopsang Sherpa March 2, 2010

Orkut is the best

Aditya Kane March 2, 2010

Glad you like it. You might enjoy out Orkut dedicated blog called Orkutdiary

Siddharth March 22, 2010

Orkut is best, its easy to understand n good interface to understand then facebook. . . i love orkut. . Muah… muah

sonam November 16, 2010

Ya orkut is very good interactive site, in facebook everybody is behind increasing in no. of friends, no quality frnds

roona December 3, 2010

um i completely agree with u

Manjula Singh April 1, 2010

I think orkut is best networking site, it easy to understand…..& make a good fren circle through it.

SURAJ April 26, 2010

Really your openion is very good i appriciate it.

Uday September 14, 2010

I stil lfeel that FB is the best…try it :-))

SURAJ April 26, 2010

I feel that ORKUT is very special & unique social networking site to know & understand peoples. I really love it.

Ravi June 15, 2010

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Amit Ranjan Singh June 17, 2010

orkut the best becoz this is easy to understand and simple
this is famous.

azad June 22, 2010

orkut is good networking sites, main reason is that it is easy to understand & glorious look.these make prominent sites

harsh July 2, 2010

I really feel that Orkut, facebook is the best…Cheers I like It….

sunil July 5, 2010

i really feel that orkut , gmail and facebook is the best site for me and my frnds in the world

Sameer July 9, 2010

Facebook is the best !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Aditya Kane July 9, 2010

Hi sameer, if you like Facebook a lot you might want to check out blog dedicated only to Facebook at

Saeed Shahab July 11, 2010

Doesn’t this list require an update? The list seems outdated long ago. I am sure Orkut is falling as many people dumped it and moved to FB. I damn did. I believe active users have gone down on orkut by 50+ %. What does DW think?

G.madhukar rao July 13, 2010

orkut and facebook r very good social networking sites…because of easy to understand n making frnds all over the world..

raouf July 16, 2010

The networking sites are only a waste of time for people like us.

Dunno August 5, 2010

I am bored of FaceBook, Orkut, Twitter and ALL!!! so I am trying a New ONE now,

dilbagh August 8, 2010

Facebook is good but confusing/Fropper is neat & clean whereas Orkut is easy but not clean.

Gs August 17, 2010

Is there any Social site promoted/developed from and for India?

janas August 19, 2010

hiii friends
Orkut an facebook are more famous

arzu August 25, 2010

orkut is amazing

Maddy September 2, 2010

Hey friends facebook reaches first position in last month that means facebook is the best

ashwiin September 2, 2010

orkut rocksssssssssss

abhishek September 13, 2010

i like. orkut…………… bt nw bored wid it………….. must try d othr one………….. zorpia, indiaonapage,. etc………….. if any other site anyone knw must send it to my given id…………..

Teja September 16, 2010

Really Bored with Orkut… Now i am surfing Ibibo.. Its some much better i think.

prachi September 26, 2010

orkuy facebook is the best…………

Nitin September 30, 2010

Orkut rockzzzzzzz
fb also gr9

Pardeep singh shekhawat October 4, 2010

orkut iS outstanding. I realy like orkut if you want fun. join orkut today facebook is ahhhhhhh good but orkut rocksssssss.

Shinash November 1, 2010

Orkut is going Down Nowadays………….Facebook is emeging no 1..Social N/wking Site……

judin.k November 1, 2010

orkut is not intersting

pradeep November 13, 2010

orkut is very easy t operate than facebook………….thats all

sahib November 15, 2010

data is wrong facebook is leading in india than orkut. facebook is best

gajanan patil November 23, 2010

facebook is better than orkut

Gautham November 25, 2010

both of the sites are best for ever newly created social sites cannot ever beat these two bcas they gathered more people and in future they must discover much more options to enjoy both the group are so competitive letzzzzz see who ll become top in short period

Shalu November 28, 2010

More and more are coming through.

vasu vallabhuni December 16, 2010

In my ophnion facebook is better than orkut. we have to add another features like scrapbook,application etc… innovation thoughts.

Himadri Dimri December 17, 2010

@Vasu Yes it is the best networking site. There is no doubt about it, now Mark Zuckerberg is named as the person of year 2010 by TIME’s magazine ! For more info on Facebook do visit our other blog totally dedicated to Facebook lovers, like us! 🙂

Vikas December 18, 2010

Facebook is the best site in the whole universe i like it vary much

neeraj December 26, 2010

i used facebook orkut and ibibo. But in my opnion ibibo is best

Tanu December 29, 2010

i think orkut is much better dan facebook!!nd it’s so easy to use nd looks so nice!!

Asad January 5, 2011

Facebook is D best…….!

Arvind January 14, 2011

As of me the Best and truly Indian social-networking community is which is a new entrant and making waves in the web market in INDIA

Tikaram January 16, 2011

It is a globle age. so that all networking sites are best…………

Saurabh January 21, 2011

Guys…… Dont Forget about Twitter, which is used by lots of people in India, though its micro blogging website, but a medium to be social. Orkut is slow and good for starters, Face-book is for advance users.

There are other Social Networking websites also, which are there but with the presence of these websites they are not very rich in popularity and has less followers.

Admin January 22, 2011

Yes I truly agreed with what Mr. Saurabh says. Twitter is there too in this race of deploying social network

Pradeep yadav January 27, 2011

Active orkut users have gone down…But orkut is so damn easy n cool,i used it for many years.But as fb emerge as No.1 site so people dumped orkut and moved on fb.I too.Bcoz i found most users inactive for months.
According to me orkut is good.Fb is so conjusted,confusing and its hell when u want to search someone…Orkut’s search is just fab.

vishal January 28, 2011

orkut is a better site then facebook…bcoz,on a facebook anyone can interfare in our msgs,chat,updates etc…but on an orkut we can do our persnol chat….

Rahul Singh January 31, 2011

Thanks for the list very useful for me and other SEO Worker

rambabu February 4, 2011

Hello ! In this vast internet world, its very confusing to choose which social networking site stands good, we cant even judge. Thanks for this great information.

bhupal redddy February 6, 2011

i feel very comfort with orkut it is very user friendly when compare to fb.

rupesh June 11, 2011

yes u r right Orkut is very easy to comparing the Facebook.

khizer February 10, 2011

FB and orkut both are fine, both have its own usage

FB is okay in terms of interacting ur friends and sharing with them, its interface is so easy

and orkut is good for interacting with stranger and discussion on different topic like its communities

plus FB provides more privacy then orkut

RAJESH KUMAR MAHANTY February 13, 2011

Now i use orkut. But i like Facebook. So, i want to join facebook as early as possiable. I think facebook it the best networking sites compare to orkut for me. Thank you.

RAJESH KUMAR MAHANTY February 13, 2011

Plz leave Orkut, who use it. & join Facebook. Rock on with Facebook. I can’t leave without these things- family, BACET friends, old friends & Facebook.

Rommel Fernandes February 14, 2011

Thanks for the list, Swati

rahul February 15, 2011

facebook have 500 million users,its ok
but facebook have not more facilities!
but orkut have lot of facilities!
scraping(with picture) is very good entertainment feature in social network!
orkut have scraping facilities!
facebook have not this facilities!
orkut have private scraping,malty scraping(mass scraping)
video chatting, audio chatting facilities
facebook have messaging and wall
also orkut have messaging and headline(wall) facility!
orkut is very easily using network site!
but, facebook is difficult!
orkut have testimonial facility and more more features!

but all peoples are like facebook coz:this is western culture following site(usa and co:countries)
but most orkut using countries are india and brazil(this is not a good wealthy countries, but, growing very fastly!,this is main problem, western countries have lot of jealousy for india and brazil,every western peoples say for this word:facebook is very strong and good, orkut??? what orkut? …,problem is jealousy! )
economically india and brazil growing very rapidly!
this is the problem of jealousy
actually orkut is very good social network and good fetures!

piyush singh February 16, 2011

i dont like facebook….orkut is best site . thats why its no. 1 in india…while facebook is not safe coz anyone can read ur wall and get avery update from ur profile….\\\\

Chinnaiya February 18, 2011

Thanks a lot your listing. I likes facebook. Most of them changed to Facebook from Orkut. Definetly Facebook will beat Orkut in India.

Maan February 26, 2011

Fb is a best best chat sites with friends and loves.

Leo Prabha March 1, 2011

tats good job swati

Purnendu March 8, 2011

i think facebook is suitable.

atiqrehman mukadam March 19, 2011

hmmm from my point of view i think the best site after orkut i got is ibibo coz u will find and get all the xcitement u are searching for in

Avenir April 1, 2011

Thanks for sharing those huge list of social networking sites.. Its very helpful for all peoples.. thanks for sharing..

sree raja April 3, 2011

this is outdated.
now fb is worlds no 1
and Indias no 1

orkut lost 81.63% of its users and is now no 15.

Fume Hood May 20, 2011

I have submitted my website in there social networking sites and get back links very soon.

babli shree May 22, 2011

orkut is best social networking site

Noorul Islam June 4, 2011

i think orkut is good but Now Facebook is best .and IBIBO is a borring .

Rahul June 6, 2011

facebook is good and orkut also good…..

Harsh June 7, 2011

this orkut and facebooks are damn just nothing.try ibibo or zorpia………..

Bhashwati June 8, 2011

I was an Orkut-fanatic til’ my cousin showed me up to Facebook. In the beginning it was hell confusing but once you get the hang of it…it is far more enjoyable than Orkut.
And I disagree about FB not having proper privacy policies. You can customize you settings such that your family members in FB doesn’t see everything you do. That’s so Cool! 😀

rupesh June 11, 2011

Hi, I prefer the Orkut is the best then other social sites, I am using both Orkut & FB but FB is very confusing & not attractive But the new Orkut is looking Cool & very easy to operate.

Mukesh Singh June 21, 2011

Hi, I think orkut is the best of the all of social sites. It is easy to communicate with friends and also provide find friend as desirable.

Preeti Chaudhary June 22, 2011


Biswsjit Mandal June 22, 2011

ORkut is the best social networking sites. I love orkut. Because from this site i found many friends which is good relation to me

Monu June 23, 2011

I personally think that Orkut is the best….because it is much more expressive than any other website.

vishwajeet kumar June 26, 2011

I think fb is best among all but we should not forget that no one is bad.

shankar_blues June 26, 2011

facebook is the king in social networking sites

Deepak Garg July 2, 2011

Do you know there are some limitation in Facebook as well as orkut but now the new concept is coming by google plus which everyone is just looking ahead and no one can beat google plus

nas July 7, 2011

Orkut was ruling in india till 2010,but in present fb is the fastest growing community in india & all over the world……and most of the peoples r leaving orkut now(as me :P)

vijy July 25, 2011

the thing is definatli the google+ goin to popular i think so..

Nisha August 7, 2011

Facebook is the Best social networking site

ranji August 13, 2011

twitter and facebook is the best social bookmarking site

ramaj August 20, 2011

ive seen one social networking it looks good tho for adult but will try it more…

Mick August 28, 2011

Another new upcoming Social Networking site for Indians with premium Bollywood and Cricket content services –

Yassir September 6, 2011

Guys, these things keep on changing with the pace of time. You pupil can’t say that Facebook/Orkut is the best social networking site. After few days you may find a site which has become even more popular than today’s “Facebook”.

andrew September 13, 2011

i guess i can find more friends with this

sachin gupta September 15, 2011

myspace is also good try it

ranji September 15, 2011

another social networking site is google+

Aditya Kane September 15, 2011

@Ranji: True another Social Networking site is Google+.

vijay kr chaurasia September 19, 2011

rocketalk is better site. There free video. Voice and massage chat and also ad privat public galary on picture and video and also create community or join fevrate comunity . Send any person invetation …

leena September 28, 2011

orkut is better than facebook

Biswajit Mandal October 20, 2011

Orkut and Facebook these two is best in some field.

Sunny November 10, 2011

According to me facebook is the best social networking website and I think even google is not capable of beating it !

Shishir January 30, 2012

I think that facebook is one of the best social networking site in the world. In the previous years orkut was famous but now its facebook time.It is a gud social network with gud features. i should recommend every one to be a part of this fascinating social world.

Akshay February 23, 2012

India is 2nd in ranking for using facebook … and facebook is much better than any other social networking site…

HabiB March 27, 2012

Muslimati is a v joyful social network in social media, try it now!!!

anilkumar August 15, 2012

i love FACEBOOK it helps to find frnds easily………… 😀