Synthetic Monitoring

Simulate visitor interaction with your site to monitor the end user experience.

View Product Info

FEATURES

Simulate visitor interaction

Identify bottlenecks and speed up your website.

Learn More

Real User Monitoring

Enhance your site performance with data from actual site visitors

View Product Info

FEATURES

Real user insights in real time

Know how your site or web app is performing with real user insights

Learn More

Infrastructure Monitoring Powered by SolarWinds AppOptics

Instant visibility into servers, virtual hosts, and containerized environments

View Infrastructure Monitoring Info
Comprehensive set of turnkey infrastructure integrations

Including dozens of AWS and Azure services, container orchestrations like Docker and Kubernetes, and more 

Learn More

Application Performance Monitoring Powered by SolarWinds AppOptics

Comprehensive, full-stack visibility, and troubleshooting

View Application Performance Monitoring Info
Complete visibility into application issues

Pinpoint the root cause down to a poor-performing line of code

Learn More

Log Management and Analytics Powered by SolarWinds Loggly

Integrated, cost-effective, hosted, and scalable full-stack, multi-source log management

 View Log Management and Analytics Info
Collect, search, and analyze log data

Quickly jump into the relevant logs to accelerate troubleshooting

Learn More

Join SolarWinds Day October 19 to see the next evolution in observability. Register now.

The top countries on Facebook (chart)

FacebookFacebook recently passed an incredible milestone, 500 million active users. And it keeps growing.

Although Facebook initially focused on the United States, it soon turned its eyes towards the horizon and the rest of the world. And it’s a tactic that’s been working extremely well. Facebook’s current user base is more than 1.6 times the size of the entire US population. If Facebook were a country, it’d be second only to China and India.

And speaking of countries… Now that it’s gone global, which countries have the most users on Facebook?

Top countries on Facebook

Since we don’t have actual user numbers and demographics from Facebook itself (only Facebook has those), we looked at per-country traffic estimates to Facebook.com. The result is quite interesting. (We used data from Google Ad Planner, which provides traffic stats for a large number of sites.)

Top 10 countries on Facebook

These were the top 10, but there are of course a lot of countries that have a ton of Facebook users. To continue the list, the countries ranking 11-20 are:

Malaysia (12 million), Spain (12 million), the Philippines (10 million), Australia (9.1 million), Argentina (8.2 million), Taiwan (8.2 million), Colombia (7.5 million), Brazil (6.2 million), Chile (6.2 million), Thailand (6.2 million).

Estimated monthly visitors to Facebook.com shown in parenthesis.

Additional observations

Google Ad Planner estimates worldwide monthly visitors to Facebook.com to 550 million. This is slightly higher than the 500 million active users Facebook says it has, but on the other hand, not all visitors to Facebook.com need to have an account. Still, we’ll use the 550-million number in the calculations here below to be consistent (i.e. to avoid mixing data from different sources, which can give misleading results).

  • The United States alone accounts for almost 24% of Facebook’s users.
  • The United States has 4.6 times as many Facebook users as the second-largest country on Facebook, the United Kingdom.
  • The top 10 countries on Facebook account for almost 58% of its users.

The rest of the countries account for the “long tail” that makes Facebook the colossus it has become.

Final words

Facebook’s international expansion is well under way, and it’s arguably the largest and most wide-spread social network that ever existed. As Facebook grows on a global level, the current US dominance of the social network will gradually diminish and become more similar to the general distribution of Internet users.

Mark Zuckerberg has stated that it’s almost a guarantee that Facebook will one day hit 1 billion users, and at the current rate, it’s certainly looking possible. Considering there are close to 2 billion Internet users in the world, there’s still plenty of room to grow.

Internet Availability Threats Following the Russian invasion of Ukraine

Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022, denial-of-service (D [...]

User Monitoring on Heroku-Based Apps

Introduction In today's fast-paced business environment, tech startups are o [...]

Using SLOs to Increase Software Reliability

The partnership between Nobl9 and SolarWinds® Pingdom® is the bridge between [...]

AWS US-EAST-1 Outage… Again

AWS is a comprehensive, evolving cloud computing program built to provide IT in [...]

Financial Impact of an Outage

In October 2021, the world’s largest social media platform suffered a massive [...]

Monitor your website’s uptime and performance

With Pingdom's website monitoring you are always the first to know when your site is in trouble, and as a result you are making the Internet faster and more reliable. Nice, huh?

START YOUR FREE 30-DAY TRIAL

MONITOR YOUR WEB APPLICATION PERFORMANCE

Gain availability and performance insights with Pingdom – a comprehensive web application performance and digital experience monitoring tool.

START YOUR FREE 30-DAY TRIAL
Start monitoring for free