Monday, August 20, 2007

Social Networking Craze in Ghana.

Myspace might not be popular in African Countries but other social networking sites are extremely popular. I decided to find out which one's were most popular amongst Ghanaians.

Hi5 Men 88000 + Women 33000 = 121000 100,180

Wow. What a cash cow waiting to be milked. I don't think that social networking sites understand the huge potential here. To understand how significant this is, lets look at some figures about Ghana.

General Population = 22,931,299
Literacy rate = 13,000,000
GDP per capita = $2,700.00

It costs about $1.00 an hour to browse the Internet.

What are social networking sites doing to tap this huge potential? Advertising could be huge here. Don't you think?



Anonymous said...

I agree with you when you say the potential for social networking site in Ghana is huge. However, It requires a lot of hard work initailly to get your site known to your niche market.

I started a few months ago. So far so good.

The truth is that per click price for keywords eg. Ghana for adwords is still low. So the only solution out is to get more traffic to your site to earn enough to quite your day job.

Anonymous said...

Yea, I also manage about 3 social networking sites which is targeting africans namely, , and . For a few days now, ghanalounge's membership registration has shoot up and i believe there is a great potential for a social networking sites which re targetting ghanaians cos a few exist.

admin, lounge multimedia

A said... is also an up and coming media network. check it out.

Anonymous said...

Have u guys seen - now that is potential, waiting to blow.

Anonymous said...

The best social networking site in Ghana BY FAR is

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Quantum 1 said... thats a big potential right there

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