Social Media’s Shocking Statistics

Harp Interactive

With 500 Billion + people on Facebook and an estimated 280,000,000 Twitter accounts, there is no doubt that social media is eye opening.shockingly so. Expanding your brand's potential reach via Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and more has become the holy grail of marketing. Blog Facebook Metrics Twitter blogging blogging stats facebook fans facebook marketing facebook stats social media statistics social media twitter social media's shocking statistics twitter stats

Social Media’s Shocking Statistics

Harp Interactive

With 500 Million + people on Facebook and an estimated 280,000,000 Twitter accounts, there is no doubt that social media is eye opening.shockingly so. Expanding your brand's potential reach via Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and more has become the holy grail of marketing. Blog Facebook Metrics Twitter blogging blogging stats facebook fans facebook marketing facebook stats social media statistics social media twitter social media's shocking statistics twitter stats

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Best Social Media and Digitial Marketing Research and Statistics of 2011, Part 1

Webbiquity SMM

Get the details behind these stats and many, many more here in more than 40 of the best articles and blog posts about social media, search, budgeting and digital marketing research, facts and statistics of 2011 so far. Citing these and other statistics, Laurie Sullivan ponders the meaning of the term “search engine.” Not too surprisingly, Facebook is the #1 method for passing along content, followed by email and then Twitter.

Reply Frequency Among 11 Twitter Users

Ari Herzog

February 2011 Twitter statistics for Me. Regardless of how many times you tweet in a given month and despite current events you choose to participate in trending, curious how your Twitter statistics compare? Thanks to a free service at TweetStats.com that enables anyone to view these (and other statistics) of anyone, here’s a graphical contrast of 11 Twitter users (in alphabetical order by last name) during the month of February 2011.

11 Shocking New Social Media Statistics in America

Convince & Convert

You can access the entire presentation at The Social Habit microsite, but 11 social media statistics in particular stood out for me. But for now, here are 11 Shocking Social Media Statistics: Click on chart to access entire Social Habit report. Twitter users are 33% more likely to be Democrats. The percentage of Republications and Independents on Twitter mirrors the U.S. Even more damning, is that 4% had checked in when surveyed in 2011.

Best Twitter Tips, Tools and Tactics of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

In just a few short years, Twitter has transformed from an odd little sort of public IM service where people posted what they just ate for lunch or what their cat was doing at the moment into one of the big four social networks and a significant channel for news, PR & marketing, politics and more. Twitter’s 200 million users collectively tap out a billion tweets per week. Nearly 3/4 of active Twitter users are bloggers. Twitter Tips, Tactics and Techniques.

Three Ways To Wag The Long Tail Of Content

Dave Fleet

As someone pointed out to me on Twitter, Google “good communications plan” and this post is the top result. social media statistics analyticsTweet. I was glancing at my blog traffic stats the other day, and noticed something that made me sit up and take notice – after three years, the most-viewed post on this site continues to be the opening post in my good communications planning series , with over 125,000 views.

Is Twitter Massively Overrated?

Convince & Convert

In this thorough study of the media habits of Americans ages 12 and up (conducted annually since 1998), the survey authors have put a statistical fine point on something I’ve been pondering for a while : Is Twitter Massively Overrated? Last year, 7% of Americans surveyed used Twitter (and ExactTarget (client) research found 5% follow a brand on Twitter ). 300% more Americans listen to Pandora radio than use Twitter. Twitter is like IPA beer.

50 (of the) Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Insights of 2011 (So Far)

Webbiquity SMM

Read on for answers to these questions and more from some of the best minds in social media in some of their best blog posts and articles of 2011 so far. Expand Your Social Media Mix: Twitter Alone is Not Enough by Web Strategy by Jeremiah Owyang. ** 5 STARS. Beyond the obvious (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube), Cara Friedman makes the case for adding social networks like Flickr , Tumblr and Meetup to your social media marketing mix.

Buffer Review – My Favorite Time Saving Twitter Tool

Kikolani

As I recently mentioned in my BlogWorld recap , I met Leo Widrich , one of the guys behind the Buffer App for Twitter sharing. Now as many of you might know, I’m a huge fan of HootSuite for my Twitter management needs. If the bookmarklet isn’t enough, you can also use Buffer directly in Twitter using the Chrome extension. For statistics junkies, here are your analytics options. My Twitter Strategy. Your Favorite Time Saving Twitter Tools.

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Best Social Media and Digital Marketing Research and Statistics of 2011, Part 2

Webbiquity SMM

Find the answers to these questions and many more here in more than 40 of the best reports, studies, videos and other sources of social media, search, and other marketing facts and statistics of the past year. General Social Media Statistics. 59% are on Twitter, and 43% use a company blog for marketing. Twitter, Facebook And LinkedIn: Age, Ethnicity And Gender Of The Major Social Networks [STUDY] by All Twitter. The mean half life of a link on twitter is 2.8

Can Facebook Communities Replace Company Websites?

Firebelly

Even 52% of people feel that they directly influence the brands they follow on Facebook and Twitter through interaction. Blog community Facebook statistics websitesProbably. The internet is progressively moving in to a new age, where knowledge gathering is no longer the dominant use for the web. Information has given way to interactivity. Users log online to interact and keep up with friends, blogs, brands, celebrities, and others.

9 Surprising New Facts About Social Media in America

Convince & Convert

It’s a 50+ page orgy of data based on 2,020 telephone interviews of Americans ages 12 and up, conducted in February, 2011. Twitter is a Tiny Sliver. As discussed in “ Is Twitter Massively Overrated &# a few weeks ago, Twitter’s cultural impact is not driven by the size of its user base, but by its real-time nature, and the types of people who use it. Twitter is used by just 8% of Americans (compared to 51% for Facebook).

Must-See Twitter

Social Media Marketing

One recent Fast Company articles point out how appointment TV has returned , because of none other than Twitter. Fans who have TiVo'd their programs had better steer clear of Twitter while their favorite programs are on, lest they have a barrage of spoilers come their way. In another article, Fast Company called Twitter TV's killer app. PBS contcted me and asked that I host a live Twitter chat (promoted through my other blog ) during the premiere of a much-hyped new show.

Best Facebook Marketing Tips, Techniques and Tools of 2011, Part 1

Webbiquity SMM

You know the statistics : Facebook is the most popular method for sharing online content. Find the answers to these questions and many more here in more than 30 of the best articles and blog posts on Facebook marketing of 2011. How to Build the Perfect Facebook Fan Page, 2011 Edition by techipedia. About 60% of those companies also use Twitter, and roughly half maintain corporate blogs.

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Social Networking Stats: 80% of World Leaders on Twitter, #RLTM Scoreboard

The Realtime Report

Twitter: over 218 million monthly active users. via Twitter. 80% of World Leaders On Twitter. Twitter is becoming a powerful political tool, and in the last two years, world leaders have begun to take note. Eighty percent of world leaders used Twitter in 2013, according to a study from the Digital Policy Council. million followers despite only joining Twitter in 2013 ( AllTwitter ). Here are the top 10 world leaders on Twitter: President Obama.

Reasons Why You Can’t Do Without a Company Blog

Mindjumpers

Tweet At the moment, we are beginning to see more and businesses running a company blog after having established a presence on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter. It takes time and effort both maintaining a Facebook page, a Twitter profile and then also a blog, and is it all worth it? Here, I will get more into some statistics presented by HubSpot to present why it’s actually effective to run a blog. The Nominees for Bees Awards 2011.

100% of U.S. Senators, 90% of Reps Are On Twitter

The Realtime Report

On Friday, Twitter announced that 100% of the US Senate and 90% of the House of Representatives are now active on Twitter. When Congress convened back in 2011, only 44% of the Senate and 35% of the House were actively using Twitter. Fully 29 states have their entire delegation tweeting (including senators and representatives), and every single US state has at least 70% of their delegation on Twitter.

Big East: Goodbye Reese’s, Hello Twitter?

Freelance Social Media

The conference decided to paint the name of the Big East Basketball Twitter account on the sideline near both team’s benches. Every NCAA sports conference, at least every major one that I know of, has a Twitter account so that is nothing new. Being a Kansas Jayhawk basketball fan, I follow the Big 12 Conference on Twitter. However, I had never seen a conference promote it’s Twitter page by putting it on the basketball court at its biggest venue.

Changing Trends in Social Media Can Influence Your Business Model (part II)

Mindjumpers

She is trying to help people connect – and you can connect with her on Twitter @nabanita_roy. Twitter, Facebook are a must for business sites. Twitter is one of the most popular when it comes to pure business. Popular brands maintain their profiles to post about their activites on Twitter. Not even a requirement for many companies who have strong platforms for communication like facebook, twitter or other web 2.0

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Holy Twit – Increased Tweet Volume Drives Results

Convince & Convert

One of my favorite Twitter add-ons is Buffer , an easy-to-use service that allows you to quickly queue up many tweets at one time, with those missives and bon mots then automatically parceled out one at a time on a schedule you determine.(Buffer For people like me that do a lot of curation via Twitter, this is a real workflow advantage. Doing so allows me to focus my other Twitter interactions on engagement and response, rather than curation.

Compete Responds To Criticism

Dave Fleet

While I (and several people on Twitter) wasn’t thrilled with the tone of “you are well down the long tail of the internet&# (which sends a message of “just wanted to remind you you’re nothing to us&# ), I took Matt up on his offer and emailed their support address: Hi, I’m reaching out following a tweet from your twitter account regarding a recent blog post of mine ( [link] ).

Why the Blue Key Campaign is Turning Me Blue

Waxing UnLyrical

Once I started working with USA for UNHCR, I learned more and more about refugee statistics. And we’re tracking the keys given out on a weekly basis, as well as watching the trends in Google Analytics (and Twitter trends via RowFeeder , I love that thing!) Share it on Twitter, tag ‘em on Facebook… because if we all band together, our collective networks are much stronger than any one person’s network.

4 Social Media Mistakes Easily Prevented By Common Sense

Firebelly

A common fallacy that people really believe is that all they have to do for their brand is set up a Facebook fan page or Twitter feed and get instant success! Facebook and Twitter are arguably the top ways right now to establish customer trust and loyalty. Further reading: 5 Ideas for Building Customer Trust and Loyalty Via Facebook and Twitter via @ volusion. Can you give someone statistics when you’re explaining to them how well social media has helped you?

A Double Dose of #measurePR

Waxing UnLyrical

You’ve probably been wondering where the #measurePR Twitter chat recaps are. During Steve’s last visit to #measurepr , he’d mentioned that one of the potential problems with online surveys is their lack of statistical significance. Measurement MeasurePR Public Relations Shonali Burke Social Media Twitter #measurepr eric peterson influence PR measurement small business labs steve king twitalyzer

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Alan K’necht: Über Thinker & SEO Brainiac: An Interview

Firebelly

Both Google and Bing now include various social sites content in their search results, are continuously monitoring social sites like Twitter and Facebook for breaking news or topics and are within an hour or less adjusting search results to ensure their users are finding the latest relevant content. The difference now is their network is connected through several key social sites and they can query this entire network (through Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google Plus, etc.)

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Big East: Goodbye Reese’s, Hello Twitter?

Freelance Social Media

The conference decided to paint the name of the Big East Basketball Twitter account on the sideline near both team’s benches. Every NCAA sports conference, at least every major one that I know of, has a Twitter account so that is nothing new. Being a Kansas Jayhawk basketball fan, I follow the Big 12 Conference on Twitter. However, I had never seen a conference promote it’s Twitter page by putting it on the basketball court at its biggest venue.

Indiana AIDS Fund’s #knowpositive Campaign: Social Media For Good

Firebelly

However, 500 people who cannot afford AIDS tests will benefit from this – and will be in the “know” And that’s big – especially with national statistics showing that 1 in 4 Americans with HIV don’t even know they have it. Twitter, Facebook and Blogging are all part of the social media mix. Help us raise funds for 500 AIDS test kits. December 1st is World AIDS Day.

The Role of Social Media in Lead Generation [presentation]

Mindjumpers

Joining Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn is not something that will revolutionize your company or your marketing efforts. What is also especially interesting in the presentation are the different facts and statistics it presents. For example, it states that companies combining a blog with social media have 79% more Twitter followers, which is something that really confirms how important running a business blog can be.

Social Media Customer Service: Brands Respond More On Twitter

The Realtime Report

297% growth in the number of replies brands sent on Facebook and Twitter. 393% growth in the number of replies brands sent on Twitter. 53% of Twitter mentions were responded to…compared with just 16% of Facebook comments and posts. While Facebook still dominates in total volume of comments and posts, Twitter has experienced greater growth as a customer service channel. Social Media Statistics Conversocial customer service retail social media customer service

Big East: Goodbye Reese’s, Hello Twitter?

Freelance Social Media

The conference decided to paint the name of the Big East Basketball Twitter account on the sideline near both team’s benches. Every NCAA sports conference, at least every major one that I know of, has a Twitter account so that is nothing new. Being a Kansas Jayhawk basketball fan, I follow the Big 12 Conference on Twitter. However, I had never seen a conference promote it’s Twitter page by putting it on the basketball court at its biggest venue.

5 Tips to Find Your Best Audience on Social Media Platforms

Waxing UnLyrical

A while back, my dad asked me if he should be on Twitter for his business, which involves liquidating furniture. Not every audience is on Twitter. In fact, a lot of audiences aren’t on Twitter: based on a November 2010 study, the Pew Research Center estimates 8 percent of Americans use Twitter. The argument has been made, plenty of times, that if he was willing to spend time on building a Twitter following, he could probably still get some business off of Twitter.

How Pink Panties Heralded India's Social Media Movement

Waxing UnLyrical

Waxing UnLyrical personal, possibly poetic, musings on public relations, media, communication, and everything in between About Shonali How Pink Panties Heralded India’s Social Media Movement January 4th, 2011 Tweet Move over, adult entertainment It might border on redundant to mention that the social web has surpassed pornography as the most popular activity on the Internet. This post was mentioned on Twitter by Pink Fans. says: January 4, 2011 at 10:01 am [.]

B2C Facebook Results Are 30% Above Average on Sundays

Convince & Convert

As we talked about in the Webinar you need to create a defined hypothesis, and test that hypothesis with enough data to be significant statistically, while ensuring that you are not changing more than one variable at a time. Social Media Research argyle social facebook facebook engagement jay baer social media research twitter twitter engagementLast week I did a Webinar with my friends (and Convince & Convert sponsors) Argyle Social about social media timing.

9 Surprising New Facts About Social Media in America

Convince & Convert

I analyzed my Top 6 blog posts for 2011 by total page views, and am re-running them this week as a “greatest hits” compilation. It’s a 50+ page orgy of data based on 2,020 telephone interviews of Americans ages 12 and up, conducted in February, 2011. Twitter is a Tiny Sliver. Twitter is used by just 8% of Americans (compared to 51% for Facebook). Twitter is Incredibly Diverse. Either way, I found it to be a very interesting statistic.

How to Cut Through Social Media Hype with Simple Math

Waxing UnLyrical

Does tweeting “specials” when only 25 Twitter users are within driving distance help you sell more? In April 2010, Facebook had a statistic that said users spend 55 minutes each on the site per day. If you read the news or popular blogs, you get a lot of numbers thrown at you. Social media talking heads and agencies will use fancy numbers because they look impressive, and it benefits their businesses.

75% of the World’s Heads of State Are On Twitter

The Realtime Report

Three-quarters of the world’s heads of state have a Twitter presence, according to a new survey from the Digital Policy Council. Out of 164 countries studied, 123 have a head of state on Twitter – some with a personal Twitter handle, others with an official government one. This marks a big change since 2011, when only 42% of world leaders were on Twitter, or 69 out of 164. Social Media Statistics Hugo Chavez politics President Obama world leaders

Monday’s 5 Social Media Must-Reads

Firebelly

By Francisco Rosales I’m gonna say it right off the bat, I believe growing a community or achieving higher levels of engagement with your audience is harder on a Facebook Page than on a blog or Twitter. 101 Mindblowing Social Media Statistics. and what to avoid like the plague (games on Twitter?). Below are 5 social media must-reads from last week that we wouldn’t want you to miss. Everything You Need To Know About Facebook’s Epic Upgrade To Pages.

If You’re B2B, What Day You Tweet Doesn’t Matter

Convince & Convert

We’ll cover a lot of ground about when’s the best time for Twitter and Facebook communication in different scenarios. One of my favorite findings from the research (which analyzed more than 250,000 social media messages sent via the Argyle Social platform in 2011), is that despite what you may have heard, for B2B companies it really doesn’t matter what day you send your tweets. (at least on weekdays).

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Why You Should Care About Klout

Ari Herzog

Very soon after Twitter’s introduction, it became obvious that you should not judge a Twitter user by the number of followers she has. On HootSuite, your Klout score appears on your Twitter profile whether you have logged into Klout or not. Some Twitter users don’t follow anyone with less than a 40; I imagine some users have a higher cut-off value. Reply to people on Twitter using replies. This Feature Friday article is written by Tammi Kibler.

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