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49 Noteworthy Social Networking Stats and Facts

Webbiquity SMM

Though new social networks continue to be launched (e.g. But there are no guarantees that leadership will last, and the social networking landscape is constantly evolving. Image credit: Social Media Examiner. An incredible 71% of all Internet users are on Facebook, including more than half of all online adults aged 65 and older. Infinit Datum ). 4.

35 Stupendous Social Networking Facts and Stats

Webbiquity SMM

Though “social media” broadly encompasses a variety of platforms including blogs (WordPress, Medium, Tumblr), content sharing (YouTube, SlideShare, Instagram), and content curation (Scoop.It, Triberr, Paper.li), the term is nearly synonymous to many for the big social networks. Facebook is of course (by far) the largest social network.

Why Facebook Is Still the Hottest Social Network for Brands

Firebelly

Mobile users spend 30 minutes a day on Facebook. This just in from Business Insider ‘s Matt Rosoff: “ When it comes to mobile social network usage, there’s Facebook, then there’s everybody else. The two numbers considered were the number of monthly average mobile users for each social network in the U.S., minutes.”

Psychology of social networking

Sherrilynne Starkie

We tend to over think some things in life and here’s proof.  Do you suffer from high levels of narcisim or low self esteem?  Or, maybe you use Facebook, because it’s just a fun way to keep in touch with friends? PLEASE LIKE  MY FACEBOOK PAGE. Scientific Socializing Infographics – The Psychology of Social Networking Chart is Fascinating (TrendHunter.com). Doing business in the Facebook age. Facebook Featured Social Media infographic Psychology Social network TwitterInfographic: Twitter facts. Like me!

Social Networking Stats: Teens Prefer Instagram Over Facebook, #RLTM Scoreboard

The Realtime Report

The #RLTM Scoreboard: Social Networking Stats for the Week. Facebook: 1.23 via  Facebook. via  Facebook. Please email marissa@modernmedia.co if you have additional updates, or a social network that you feel should be on the list.    . Teens Prefer Instagram Over Facebook, Twitter. billion monthly active users. YouTube. via  YouTube. via  VK.

Instagram Is Fastest Growing Social Network Worldwide

The Realtime Report

Facebook, YouTube, Google+, Twitter and LinkedIn are still the most popular social networks worldwide, but Instagram is growing faster than any other social site, according to new research by GlobalWebIndex. The Facebook-owned image sharing social network increased its active user base by 23% in the last six months.

Social Networking Stats: Active Usage Drops For Facebook and Twitter, #RLTM Scoreboard

The Realtime Report

The #RLTM Scoreboard: Social Networking Stats for the Week. Facebook: 1.23 via  Facebook. Please email marissa@modernmedia.co if you have additional updates, or a social network that you feel should be on the list.    . Active Usage Drops For Facebook and Twitter. Which social networks do you think are seeing the most growth? YouTube.

What are the Best Social Networks for B2B Marketing? (Research)

Webbiquity SMM

There’s no question that B2B marketers have embraced social media. According to recent research , more than 80% of b2b marketers now use the “big 3″ social networks—LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook—to distribute content. And if so, which social networks are most productive? How much traffic do social networks drive to B2B websites?

Social Networking Stats: Facebook Nears Global Domination, #RLTM Scoreboard

The Realtime Report

The #RLTM Scoreboard:  Social Networking Stats for the Week. Facebook: 1 billion active users. via  Facebook. via  SmartBlog on Social Media. Please email marissa@modernmediapartners.com if you have additional updates, or a social network that you feel should be on the list. Facebook Nears Global Domination, Ranks #1 in 127 Countries.

Which Social Network Has The Highest User Activity? [infographic]

Mindjumpers

Tweet Are you considering which social networking site to spend your time and money on? The web design company Go-Gulf.com has compiled an infographic that compares the latest user statistics of the social networking sites Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, Linkedin and Pinterest to see which one has the highest user activity. The State of Social Media in Norway.

Teens on Social Networks: Facebook Wins, But Twitter Is Narrowing the Gap

The Realtime Report

A recent Piper Jaffray survey of American teens revealed that Facebook is still the most popular social network among this age group – but Twitter is following close behind. Teens were asked to rank social networks in order of preference (from 1 to 3) from a list including Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr and LinkedIn.

My Son, the Social Network

Spin Sucks

These kids—they go by the snooty name, “social media”— aren’t even teenagers yet—Little Twitter is six, Fickle Facebook is eight, LinkedIn is all business at nine, and  Pinterest is still in the bassinet. Regardless of how you feel about the Facebook IPO , any kid can tell you the real value of social media isn’t the money they can generate. As if!

Social Networking Stats: Moms on Facebook, #RLTM Scoreboard

The Realtime Report

The #RLTM Scoreboard: Social Networking Stats for the Week. Facebook: 1.23 via  Facebook. Please email marissa@modernmedia.co if you have additional updates, or a social network that you feel should be on the list.    . Moms on Facebook: The Stats. In celebration of Mother’s Day, the Facebook Data Science team took a look at moms on Facebook.

Ten Social Media Truths About Chatbots

Spin Sucks

Facebook recently announced that chatbots will be incorporated into Messenger. To understand the growing power, here are ten social media truths about chatbots. The post Ten Social Media Truths About Chatbots appeared first on Spin Sucks.

Social Networks See Majority of Traffic Coming From Mobile

The Realtime Report

Mobile is accounting for a huge portion of social networking use; for newer platforms like Instagram, Snapchat and Vine, use is “almost exclusively mobile.” ” A new report from the  comScore Data Mine  compares desktop vs. mobile usage for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Tumblr, Vine and Snapchat. Related Stories Do Americans Trust Facebook?

Social Networking Stats: Facebook’s User Base Is Getting Older; Twitter’s Is Getting Younger, #RLTM Scoreboard

The Realtime Report

The #RLTM Scoreboard:  Social Networking Stats for the Week. Facebook: 955 million active users. Please email marissa@modernmediapartners.com if you have additional updates, or a social network that you feel should be on the list. Facebook’s User Base Is Getting Older While Twitter’s Is Getting Younger. 65% of Facebook users are 35 or older.

Social Networking Stats: Facebook Drives More Dollars, But Twitter Drives More Traffic [Study], #RLTM Scoreboard

The Realtime Report

The #RLTM Scoreboard:  Social Networking Stats for the Week. Facebook: 1 billion active users. via  Facebook. via  SmartBlog on Social Media. Please email marissa@modernmediapartners.com if you have additional updates, or a social network that you feel should be on the list. Twitter: over 500 million users. via  Twopcharts. via  TechCrunch.

2015 Social Media Predictions

Spin Sucks

Social Media Predictions. And since we’re already spending so much time looking forward this month as we dug into the nitty gritty of planning, I thought, why not also take some time to make some social media predictions? I can’t let this crystal ball (sure, I have one!) go to waste. might as well get those social media predictions done. By Eleanor Pierce.

Social Networking Stats: Twitter Users Hit ‘Share’ Nearly 5X More Than Facebook Users, #RLTM Scoreboard

The Realtime Report

The #RLTM Scoreboard:  Social Networking Stats for the Week. Facebook: 955 million active users. Please email marissa@modernmediapartners.com if you have additional updates, or a social network that you feel should be on the list. Twitter Users Hit ‘Share’ Nearly 5X More Than Facebook Users. via  CNET. Twitter: over 500 million users. via  CNET.

Social Networking Stats: Facebook Is Top Mobile App, #RLTM Scoreboard

The Realtime Report

The #RLTM Scoreboard: Social Networking Stats for the Week. Facebook: 1.15 via  Facebook. Please email marissa@modernmedia.co if you have additional updates, or a social network that you feel should be on the list.    . Facebook Is Most Popular Mobile App [Survey]. billion monthly active users. YouTube. over 1 billion monthly unique users. via  VK.

How to Choose the Best Social Network for Your Audience

Simply Measured

There are plenty of social media platforms to choose from , and I need to stress the word “choose” here. Just because a social network exists does not mean that your brand needs to be on it. So how should you decide which network is for you, and which ones are just going to keep you bogged down in the social media jungle? Social Media

20 Social Media Marketing Blogs You Should Read in 2013

Pamorama

Looking for the best social media marketing blogs? Social media is now mandatory for businesses. I’m always trying to keep pace with the evolving social media marketing landscape, and reading many of the fantastic blogs out there helps me stay on top of best practices. You’ve come to the right place! Here are some that [.].

Social Networking Stats: Instagram Reaches 80 Million Users, #RLTM Scoreboard

The Realtime Report

The #RLTM Scoreboard:  Social Networking Stats for the Week. Facebook: 955 million active users. Please email marissa@modernmediapartners.com if you have additional updates, or a social network that you feel should be on the list. Social Media Statistics #RLTM scoreboard Instagram mobile photo-sharing photo-sharing app social networking statistics

Which Social Networks Drive the Most Engaged Referrals?

The Realtime Report

YouTube is the “undisputed champion” among social networks in terms of driving referrals, delivering the most traffic and the highest levels of engagement, according to a  new study from Shareaholic. The analysis of average visit duration, pages per visit and bounce rate reveals which of the top eight social media platforms are driving the best referral traffic.

The Future of Google+: Social Network or Search Enhancer?

Spin Sucks

Sure, it makes sense that a social network with 41 million users could attract that many followers. Google has paid brands (both company and personal) to jump to Plus and bring their networks with them. Google is less concerned about having a social network and more concerned about improving search and giving us, as individuals, customized information.

Blogs Influence Consumer Spending More Than Social Networks

Pamorama

Blogging Marketing Social Media Social Media Marketing Social Networking Consumer Spending Facebook Influencer Marketing TwitterBlogging breeds community, where influence is born. A new survey from Technorati has found that many consumers are turning to blogs when they’re looking to buy something. But it [.].

Social Networks: Winners and Losers [Infographic]

Pamorama

the big kid on the social media block is Facebook. But a look at social networks around the world shows that there are many platforms competing for niche markets. This informative infographic from Ignite Social Media offers some interesting statistics. Have you ever wondered which social networks are most popular with men? With women?

Don’t Make These 9 Social Media Marketing Mistakes

Pamorama

Social media marketing should be part of your strategy. Social networking is the most popular online activity, so it makes sense for businesses to try to engage that audience in an attempt to increase sales. But even large corporations with top-notch marketing departments make mistakes when it comes to leveraging social media.

Social Networking Stats: Tumblr Draws Youngest Users Among Top 10 Social Platforms, #RLTM Scoreboard

The Realtime Report

The #RLTM Scoreboard: Social Networking Stats for the Week. Facebook: 1.23 via  Facebook. Please email marissa@modernmedia.co if you have additional updates, or a social network that you feel should be on the list.    . On the other end of the spectrum, LinkedIn has the oldest user base, followed by Facebook. billion monthly active users. YouTube.

The Importance of Localized Branded Content on Social Media

Mindjumpers

And do you take local context into consideration when creating Social Media content for your global brand? The popular social media platforms support this fact with a range of functions. Facebook. First the  “Nearby”  feature helped local businesses to be discovered by letting Facebook users in the local areas recommend them to their friends.

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LinkedIn is the Best Social Network for Improving SEO

Pamorama

When it comes to sharing links, Facebook and Twitter immediately come to mind as the social networks of choice. Dan Dan Zarrella, HubSpot social media scientist, recently conducted a study of link sharing and SERP (search engine results page) correlation on the top three social media platforms – Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn — to determine which platform improves search [.]. Facebook Google LinkedIn Marketing Metrics Search SEO Social Media Twitter Social media marketing

Social Networking Stats: Facebook Tops 1.32 Billion Monthly Active Users, #RLTM Scoreboard

The Realtime Report

The #RLTM Scoreboard: Social Networking Stats for the Week. Facebook: 1.32 via  Facebook. Please email marissa@modernmedia.co if you have additional updates, or a social network that you feel should be on the list.    . Facebook Tops 1.32 Facebook’s overall second quarter revenue was up 61% year-over-year. billion monthly active users.

[Comic] Social Media Security Fail

SocMed Sean

You check your email and notice that you’re receiving all kinds of strange messages from your friends on Facebook? The first thought is “oh no…my Facebook account has been hacked!” You’re asking for social media fun and frivolity with your Facebook or Twitter account. Ever had this happen to you? So press that lock key. Cheers!

Social Networking to Advance Your Career

Janet Fouts

Silicon Valley Tech Women held a panel at the shiny new SalesForce offices in downtown San Francisco entitled Leveraging Social Networking to Advance Your Career. Global Social Media Marketing,  Cisco Systems. Most of the panel chunks up time throughout the day to manage their social networks. The size of your network should not be a primary focus.

65 Terrific Social Media Infographics

Pamorama

Last year, I assembled a collection of 35 infographics that told the story of social media at that time. That post proved to be so popular that I wanted to update it, including images that are still relevant and adding newer visualizations that illustrate more recent knowledge and insights into the social Web. The History of Social Networking. The Biggest Shift.

Finding Order in Social Networking Chaos

Ari Herzog

When I began speaking at social media conferences in 2009, I auto-followed 7,000 on Twitter and had nearly 1,000 Facebook friends. On Facebook and LinkedIn specifically, I have to know you in the way that Thom describes. hope that if I inspire you across social media, and you can click those links to see me there, follow me or add me as a friend in return.

Your Complete Social Media Checklist

Peg Fitzpatrick

Have you ever wished you had a social media checklist? The amount of work that goes into growing and managing a social media presence is immense, and it can be hard to make sure you’re staying on top of everything that needs to get done. Today I have Michael Patterson of Sprout Social sharing a guest article and social media checklist. Enjoy! .