TechCrunch had a great post today on the amazing success of the Meebo widget. For those of you that don’t know about Meebo, it is by far the coolest browser-based IM solution out there. See below for more.
In October 2007, the most recent period available, comScore measured 6.3 million people in the U.S. who actively engaged with a Meebo widget, compared to 1.2 million who visited Meebo.com. Worldwide, Meebo widgets engaged 19.8 million people, compared to 4.3 million for the site. So in the U.S., Meebo is getting 84 percent of its traffic through its widgets, and 82 percent worldwide. Yet the site still gets higher levels of active engagement than the widgets. All told, Meebo transfers 150 million IMs a day, and only about 20 million of those are generated in Meebo Rooms.
The statistic that I found most interesting was that 84% of their traffic comes from OUTSIDE meebo.com. That is pretty amazing.
Congrats to Martin and all our friends at Meebo – great job!