The figures revealed the micro-blogging site was the 27th most visited website in the week ending 29 August, one place higher than rival social media site MySpace.
Twitter now ranks as the fourth most visited social network, behind Facebook, YouTube and Bebo.
The site may even be more popular because it’s increasingly accessed via third-party mobile and web-based apps, which Hitwise can’t measure.
Robin Goad, director of research at Hitwise, said, “If anything, Twitter is even more popular than our numbers imply because we’re only measuring traffic to the main Twitter site. If the people accessing their accounts via mobile phones and third-party applications were included, the numbers would be even higher. Of course, MySpace also picks up a significant amount of traffic outside of MySpace.com, particularly via mobile platforms.”
This story first appeared on newmediaage.co.uk