12 Solid Stats Surrounding Social Networking (Plus Four  Timely Tips)

Webbiquity SMM

Though it’s dangerous to assume anything about leadership in the social networking space (Facebook overtook MySpace as the biggest social network less than a decade ago , after all), the landscape does seem to have matured and stabilized somewhat at this point.

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.

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. Social Media Examiner ). Social Media Examiner ).

Prioritize the Top Social Networks for Your Business with These 5 Easy Steps

Pam Moore

When it comes to digital marketing, social media and branding, it is no different. ” Unfortunately, there are far too many “experts” online touting that you must be on every new shiny object and social network. Stop only playing around with the social networks.

How to Maximize Video Content Across the Major Social Networks

Social Media Today

Here are some tips on how to optimize your videos across all the major social media networks Video is huge, and it's here to stay.

Top Five: Social Networks Take Action on Politics

Sherrilynne Starkie

Top Five: Social Networks Take Action on Politics. This week's top five social media must-know news features Facebook & Twitter's new rules for political content, Google's action on scammers, new features from Snapchat & LinkedIn. REPORT. Sherrilynne Starkie.

Top Five: Social networks invest in quality news

Sherrilynne Starkie

This week’s must-know social media news for marketing and communications professionals includes headlines about Facebook’s attempt to clean up, support for journalism from Twitter and Google, the continuing importance of links in SEO and some new, clever features from LinkedIn.

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Top five: New features from social network giants

Sherrilynne Starkie

Top five: New features from social network giants. This week's top five social media must-know news includes new features from Facebook, Google, Instagram and Linkedin. The post Top five: New features from social network giants appeared first on Sherrilynne Starkie.

Top Five: social networks push new shopping features

Sherrilynne Starkie

Top Five: social networks push new shopping features. This week's top five must-know social media news come from LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, Google and Pinterest. The post Top Five: social networks push new shopping features appeared first on Sherrilynne Starkie.

5 Step Success Strategy to Prioritize Social Networks for Your Business

Pam Moore

When it comes to digital marketing, social media and branding, it is no different. ” Unfortunately, there are far too many “experts” online touting that you must be on every new shiny object and social network. Stop only playing around with the social networks.

ECIS2014 – New Views on Social Networks

Mindjumpers

Our industrial PhD Christopher Zimmerman has been attending this year’s European Conference of Information Systems (#ECIS2014) in search of freshly revealed research on social media, and in particular contributions to the emerging field of social business intelligence.

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? Maybe this is due to the fact that Pinterest is a more engaging interface based on visual content – maybe it has also something to do with the fact that it is still newsworthy.

The More, the Merrier: Audiences Are Increasingly Embracing Multiple Social Networks

agora pulse

Some brands still believe the common misperception that social media is a zero-sum game regarding platforms: If audiences are embracing one platform, then it must mean that they are rejecting another. . That misconception comes in part from how social is covered.

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. How much traffic does your site receive from social media referrals?

What drives participation in a social network?

Direct Marketing Observations

If you’re a social media consultant like Jay Baer , or a larger organization like Accenture for instance, one of the constant constants in social media is the amount of education required to get people all on the same page, before anything can really be accomplished.

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.

Your Favourite Social Networks as Comic Book Heroes [infographic]

Mindjumpers

Of course, the infographic has a lot less serious approach in describing the different social networks that we might be present on, but some interesting reflections definitely have been made, in my opinion. Companies’ Use of Content Marketing Is On the Rise [infographic].

Virgin America Launches First In-Flight Social Network With #PlanePitch Twitter Contest

The Realtime Report

The ability to access your social networks while in the air is nothing new; many airlines offer in-flight WiFi (for a price) within the US. Users access the network by downloading Here on Biz iOS mobile app and registering a new account using their LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter profile.

Introducing ArtStudio! The Tool That Creates High Impact Images For Your Social Networks

Postcron

A new tool that allows you to design the best posts for your social networks, and even better: your Instagram Stories. Starting today, you can explore the potential of image sharing by designing your content with ArtStudio for free! Social Media Apps and Tools

On Trust and Children in Social Networks

Direct Marketing Observations

1) Not 2 weeks prior to this happening, I was on television and in front of a live audience, as well as members of the school board, explaining why I did not see the point in children (freshman to sophomores on down) using Facebook, let alone a social network at all.

Social Networking Stats: LinkedIn Tops 259 Million Members, #RLTM Scoreboard

The Realtime Report

The #RLTM Scoreboard: Social Networking Stats for the Week. if you have additional updates, or a social network that you feel should be on the list. . Social Media Statistics China iPad apps LinkedIn mobile apps social networking statistics students University Pages

Instagram: The Perfect Social Networking Platform for Businesses

Social Media Marketing

Currently, Instagram is the most preferred social networking platform that most of the businesses use for marketing their business. You will get detailed knowledge regarding when your audience is active and also the kinds of content that they are interested in receiving from you.

Start a Fire in Your Social Network

SocialFish

Start a fire in your social network…okay, not a literal fire. We all know launching a private social network is much easier than developing an actual community of participants who are connected, active and engaged. Content Strategy From the Trenches Potluck

[Infographic] Facebook Is NOT The Largest Online Social Network, Email Still Rules!

SocMed Sean

Contrary to popular belief, Facebook is NOT the largest social network on the planet. So the numbers are clear that more transactions are sent via email every day, but is email really a social network?

What Factors Cause Bad Buzz and Crises on Social Networks?

Digimind

65% of companies who have experienced a reputation crisis say that social media made their crisis more difficult to manage; however, 55% feel social media aided their recovery. How has social media impacted the spread of bad buzz or crises?

Social Networking Spam – 5 Rules for Marketers

Convince & Convert

Josh Mackey is General Manager at PeekAnalytics , a Social Audience Measurement Platform. There has been a lot of talk recently about social networking spam – inactive and bogus accounts on social platforms. Social Networking Spam - You Are What You Tweet.

Social Networking Spam – 5 Rules for Marketers

Convince & Convert

Josh Mackey is General Manager at PeekAnalytics , a Social Audience Measurement Platform. There has been a lot of talk recently about social networking spam – inactive and bogus accounts on social platforms. Social Networking Spam - You Are What You Tweet.

Internal Social Networks Versus Social Networks-Where Should You Spend Your Time?

Direct Marketing Observations

The tug-o-war for your time when you participate on multiple social networks can be difficult. On the networks that matter to you or on the networks where you HAVE to participate? Does it matter if you create content or if you lurk? The fact is, the more networks you’re in, the more likely that your content is going to suck in some of them. You’re going to devote more time and effort to the networks that matter.

Content-The Struggle is Real

Direct Marketing Observations

The short definition of a content strategist, is essentially the person who is charged with keeping the company interesting. Of course the longer definition has to do with content calendars and working with agencies and teams and departments and writers and designers. Visual content.

YouTube Tuesday: The Social Network Trailer

Firebelly

The film is about Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and how the popular social networking site got its start. Video URL : [link] ] Visit the films official website at [link] Chad Richards is the Social Program Manager at Firebelly Marketing.

Social Networking Stats: Twitter Sees Over 300 Million Tweets Around #WorldCup, #RLTM Scoreboard

The Realtime Report

The #RLTM Scoreboard: Social Networking Stats for the Week. if you have additional updates, or a social network that you feel should be on the list. . Social Media Statistics #WorldCup social networking statistics Twitter

10 Ways to Use Social Networks for B2B Marketing

Webbiquity SMM

Social networks are essential for expanding your web presence —not only for creating social signals now a key component in search engine rankings, which makes your website and blog easier to find in search, but also by giving you more places to be found online. Creating your profile on each of the major social networks is a first step, but just that. As with most things in life, you’ll get out of social networks what you put into them.

SEO 101: Using Social Networking to Boost Website Traffic

Meltwater

On its own, writing stellar content for your real estate site isn’t going to make… Read More.

Bubblews: The Social Network That Pays Users To Post

The Realtime Report

Today marks the official launch of Bubblews (the combination of “bubbles” and “news”), a new social media website that pays its users for each view, like and comment. The real question is, are social network users looking for a new type of social networking site?

Social Network: The Movie

Social Media Marketing

To get you started, here are ten individuals in the social media space and their Hollywood doppelgängers. Johnny Carson. ** No, this isn't the a remake of the 1976 movie Network , famous for the line "I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take this anymore!"

Top five: social networks are cleaning up their acts

Sherrilynne Starkie

Top five: social networks are cleaning up their acts. In this week's top 5 must-know social media news, we see major social networks rolling out initiatives to protect privacy and increase transparency. Social media platforms are trying to clean up their acts.

7 Reasons To Add Amplify To Your Social Networks

Waxing UnLyrical

My friend (and client, but he’s a friend first) Shashi Bellamkonda is, I think, genetically-wired to try and talk about new things – no doubt why he’s Network Solutions’ “social media swami,&# and he mentioned it. Plus there are too many networks.

The 4 Social Networks I Use Most

Ari Herzog

I started 2014 with a mission to use social networks without rules. I have 112 friends on the site and I’m content with that number. Twitter is the social network that I use the most these days. I’m hardly present on other social networking sites.

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. I am quickly embracing the fact that I will see a lot of content. Thanks for reading — and thanks for saying yes to being social with me (again).

B2B buyers and professional social networks in the purchase decision

Social Email Marketing

In case you believed we can forget about social media in marketing and business, here’s a wake-up call: according to the latest Social Buying Study from IDC, 75% (!) of B2B buyers “studied social media” to SUPPORT purchase decisions.