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. Other than some minor jockeying for position, the chart below showing the largest social networks hasn’t changed much in the past few years. And what does that mean for marketers?

49 Noteworthy Social Networking Stats and Facts

Webbiquity SMM

Though new social networks continue to be launched (e.g. the “big three” among both consumers and marketers continue to thrive and dominate. But there are no guarantees that leadership will last, and the social networking landscape is constantly evolving. Image credit: Social Media Examiner. In addition, 96% of all B2C and 88% of B2B companies use Facebook for marketing. Social Media Examiner ). Marketing Think ).

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Which social network would you quit?

Sherrilynne Starkie

If you had to quit one social network, which would it be? Six people would leave the most popular of social networks. It can be pretty lonely there with little activity or real engagement. Many people fail to find value in participating in these two networks. It’s heartwarming that a few people couldn’t bring themselves to leave any network, but none shouldn’t be the answer when choosing at least one was the object of the exercise.

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. Influencer marketing data as bonus. Five Great Influencer Marketing Studies. New influencer marketing studies provide fresh insight into trends and best practices. The post Top five: New features from social network giants appeared first on Sherrilynne Starkie. REPORT.

5 Step Success Strategy to Prioritize Social Networks for Your Business

Pam Moore

Every marketer and business leader is faced with the challenge of where to prioritize their time and investment. How we spend our time can make or break business and marketing success. When it comes to digital marketing, social media and branding, it is no different. In my 20 years of business and marketing experience I have never heard a marketer exclaim, “I have so much time, resource & budget I don’t know what to do with it.”

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

Pam Moore

Every marketer and business leader is faced with the challenge of where to prioritize their time and investment. How we spend our time can make or break business and marketing success. When it comes to digital marketing, social media and branding, it is no different. In my 20 years of business and marketing experience I have never heard a marketer exclaim, “I have so much time, resource & budget I don't know what to do with it.”

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. LinkedIn Pages, a refresh of LinkedIn Company Pages, help people engage with companies and organizations, and to connect with the people behind the company.

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Social Networking Friends vs. Real Life Friends | Almost Savvy

Almost Savvy

Social Networking Lines Get Blurred With the unprecedented growth of Facebook, it has become the largest social networking platform by far. Is this because social networking is new? The Real Life Social Network v2 View more documents from Paul Adams.

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.

New Social Networks & Features to Try in the New Year: What You Need to Know

Ignite Social Media

Have you started planning your 2020 social media strategy? 2019 has brought plenty of changes to the social media landscape, and we anticipate similar growth in 2020! Here’s the top new social networks or features you should be considering as you finalize your 2020 strategy. They remain one of the best formats for earning organic reach of your content, and one of the highest performers in terms of audience engagement.

How to Optimize Videos Across Every Social Network

Oktopost

From Instagram Stories to Facebook Live, more and more B2B marketing professionals are realizing the potential of social video in driving greater audience engagement, higher conversion rates, and more revenue. Social Media Marketing Facebook Instagram LinkedIn Social Engagement Social Media Strategy Thought Leadership Twitter Video Marketing YouTube

Four Points to Remember When Adopting a New Social Network

Waxing UnLyrical

While I haven’t given in to the craze yet, it’s impossible to ignore its meteoric rise in the world of social media, not just within our industry but in mainstream adoption. Social Media and marketing teams have been scrambling to figure out a strategy for Pinterest , and rightfully so – it’s a force to be reckoned with from a branding and a business-driving perspective. Here are some questions to ask yourself as you develop a strategy for social networks, both new and old.

Increase LinkedIn Engagement with These 15 Proven Strategies

Pam Moore

SocialZoomFactor · LinkedIn Marketing Engagement Strategies to Increase Leads, Sales and Brand Awareness. Your network is your net worth. Social currency on the web today = attention + action. Engagement is Key to Success on LinkedIn.

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. Often in analyses, we see different social networks pitted against each other, with some ascendant and some in decline. In other words, most people are consistently engaging on more than one platform.

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.

Why Facebook Is Still the Hottest Social Network for Brands

Firebelly

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., and the total mobile minutes spent on each network every day in the U.S. Facebook Social Media MarketingMobile users spend 30 minutes a day on Facebook.

Social Media Mistakes: 7 Things You Need to Stop Doing On Social Networks

Oktopost

From an embarrassing typo to a broken link, social media mistakes are no strangers to any social media manager. But what happens when those social media mistakes keep repeating themselves until they become guiding principles for […]. Social Media Marketing Social Analytics Social Engagement Social Listening Social Media Management Thought LeadershipWe’ve all been there.

'Jumo' – The New Social Networking Site For Non-profit.

Mindjumpers

Hearing Chris Hughes speak about the social networking site, definitely made me think two things: 1. So, put simply, Jumo is going to be an umbrella network for organisations doing good. The real issue I noticed here is how brilliant the marketing strategy is.

Social Networking Stats: Comparing Top Brands (Big vs. Small) on Twitter, #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. . A new study from Simply Measured compares the Twitter accounts of the Interbrand 2013 Top 100 Brands and the Forbes 100 Best Small Companies in America to analyze how successful brands of different sizes use the micro-blogging social platform. Interbrand companies average 43,100 engagements per month.

Why Engagement On Your Social Platforms Is Important For Your Next Trade Show

Webbiquity SMM

Trade show or event marketing offers an excellent opportunity for businesses and marketers to gain valuable face-to-face time with potential clients, customers and business partners. However, digital technology, and social networking sites in particular, have fundamentally altered the way events are experienced. Through social media platforms , attendees and businesses can share content and experiences from the event. Guest post by Reno Macri.

Social Networking Stats: 52% of SMBs Use Facebook for Ads/Promotions, #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. . A recent study by BIA/Kelsey looks at what small businesses are doing on social media to engage millennials. Regardless of which platform they use the most, a whopping 85% of SMBs listed social media as a future marketing priority.

Social Networking Online and Non-Profit Organizations | Freelance.

Freelance Social Media

Non-profits see online social media as an inexpensive way to build relationships, increase involvement, and help out with publicity and education efforts. YouTube (46.5%) and Twitter (43.2%) were cited as alternate social networking tools. Marketing.

Mixing Business with your Personal Life on Social Networks

WebInKnow

Social networks like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram are great places to engage both your professional network as well as your personal. However, most people separate business and personal on social media and I think that's a mistake. A fun aspect of social media is getting to know a bit about the personal lives of those we do business with. Best Practices Personal branding New Rules of Marketing and PR Social Media Twitter

Social Networking Stats: LinkedIn Tops 187 Million Active Users, #RLTM Scoreboard

The Realtime Report

The #RLTM Scoreboard: Social Networking Stats for the Week. 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. This accelerated pace of innovation is fundamental to our goal of driving greater engagement on the LinkedIn platform.” Have you used the social networking site more often since the redesign?

Just Because We're Social Networking “Friends” Doesn't Mean I'll.

Almost Savvy

Talk (And Listen) To Me We’ve all read the advice that the most effective ways to leverage the opportunities to build relationships with new people online is to be engaging and interested in them, by having a conversation that includes both listening and responding.

Social Engagement Is More Important Than Ever

Mindjumpers

In fact, thanks to smartphones (and undoubtedly social media too), our average attention span is now shorter than that of a goldfish. If a piece of content resonates with a user, they’re more likely to engage with it. Engagement is the greatest form of social attention. And people don’t want to spend time engaging with a piece of content unless they capture both quality and context. It’s still engagement. Platform features affect the way users engage.

SalesForce Marketing Cloud – The Next Step In Social Media Engagement?

SocMed Sean

I know it’s been a few weeks since I posted last, but that’s what happens when your full-time job is leading a social media team. So…apologies for the break, but the good news is there a LOT of great posts and social media comics coming soon. What this signals is that Salesforce is serious about social media. Is the Marketing Cloud the next step in business social engagement? No…I haven’t gone off the radar.

7 Steps to Build a Pinterest for Business Plan to Ignite Sales and ROI

Pam Moore

Pinterest is an amazing platform that surpassed more than 10 million users faster than any stand alone social network in history. Pinterest is different than some social networks though in that it requires both art and science even more so. Take a listen to the 217th episode of the Social Zoom Factor to learn the “7 Step Success Strategy to Build a Pinterest for Business Plan!” 5 Steps to Prioritize Social Networks for Business.

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Pew Research Survey: Findings on Search Engines, Social Networks.

Adam Sherk

The content on search engines and social media gets a little lost among all the stats and charts so I thought I’d summarize that data here. Social Media 19% of the public regularly (7%) or sometimes (12%) get news or news headlines through social networking sites.

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The 2010 Social Network Map | Mindjumpers

Mindjumpers

Facebook seems to be the largest country on the map, and it is a really fast indicator of where to spend your social media efforts. It is simple and an illustrative way to show the different scale between networks.

What Steps Should I Take When My Instagram Engagement Is Dropping?

SocMed Sean

What Steps Should I Take When My Instagram Engagement Is Dropping? Sometimes, Instagram can really set you in a foul mood… If you depend on social media platforms like Instagram as your marketing platform of choice, then you know how critical dropping engagement numbers can be for your brand. Many of us head for Google for answers and start typing things like: Why is my Instagram engagement dropping off? How do I get my Instagram engagement back?

Humanize Your Brand with Data and Social Insights using these 5 Strategies

Pam Moore

Have you ever thought about the quality of the human connections you make via social media? As marketing leaders we must remind ourselves that behind every click, share, like, view, listen and subscribe is a person, a human being. Marketers must use the data and social media insights to connect in a more human way. Success in business utilizing social media and digital marketing requires both art and science.

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Are You Skilling the First Step of Your Daily Social Networking.

Saying It Social

Saying It Social Your Social Media Marketing Resource Home About Polls Our Services Testimonials Are You Skipping the First Step of Your Daily Social Networking Maintenance? Daily Social Networking Tasks: It’s not all about content blasting. Sometimes we are overly anxious to jump online and start posting or sometimes we just don’t have a lot of time and a very important task of social networking maintenance falls by the wayside.

Which social network is best for my business?

Lucy Hall

Which social network is best for me and my business? And there are now heaps of channels and social media platforms a business can get set up on for free, some are more popular than others. Each social network has it’s advantages and of course some have disadvantages. It has to be said that you don’t necessarily have to be active on all of the networks otherwise you may find you will be spreading yourself too thin.

The Social/Anti-Social Network

Twist Image

Online social networking continues to change and evolve. That is mind-blowing, impressive and not all that surprising when you consider how popular platforms like Twitter and Facebook are, and how people are looking for newer/cooler social networking experiences. Google + lets you be selectively social. the most common response is the ability to segment the social graph (Google + calls them, "circles"). It's a different kind of "social."

The Ideal Image Sizes for Your Social Media Posts: Guidelines for All 6 Major Social Networks

Buffer Social

This post was originally published in 2016 and has been updated with the latest ideal image sizes for the various social media platforms, as of August 2017. You’ve got all the great tools to create engaging images for social media. You know what the brain loves about visuals and how to build something beautiful to drive engagement. We’ve collected all the answers here, along with our favorite two templates to fit any network. .

The Story of The World's Most Powerful Social Network – Facebook

Mindjumpers

So what can I as a marketer or CEO get from reading the book?

Video is The New King of Content Marketing

Mindjumpers

The path to video supremacy is well underway with Nielsen revealing that 64% of marketers expect video to be a key part of their content strategies. It’s not just the blue chips and consumer giants that need to get behind this trend; SMEs need to embrace the possibilities of video content marketing as well. This is particularly true of social media content, which has become the latest and most brutal marketing battleground. Video content is taking over.

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5 Email Engagement Lessons from the Big Social Networks

ProBlogger

Email remains one of the best ways to increase the reach of your blog and to increase engagement with your readers, since it requires a choice to opt in and is delivered directly to inboxes. Social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter send a significant amount of email to their users, and by examining their strategies and formats, you can learn a great deal about using email to reach your blog readers. offer social media sharing buttons.

Social Networking Stats: #RLTM Scoreboard, Facebook’s Mobile Ads More Effective Than Twitter’s

The Realtime Report

The #RLTM Scoreboard: Social Networking Stats for the Week. Please email marissa@modernmediapartners.com if you have additional updates, or a social network that you feel should be on the list. Facebook’s mobile newsfeed ads are Sponsored Stories, which have been proven to receive higher click-through rates than non-social Facebook ads (the TBG Digital report lists them as 53% more effective). Facebook: 950 million active users. via Forbes.

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Do Social Media Engagement Metrics Really Matter for Your Business and Why?

Pam Moore

If the internet world were up to Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, engagement would likely be the top metric. Why do advertisers love engagement? The more you click, the more you comment, the more you engage, the more content that gets seen. Does our target market do the following? .

Good Or Bad – You Must Engage With Your Customers Through Social Media

SocMed Sean

Today’s post comes from Laura Clarke,a blogger and lover of all things social media. Laura currently works on behalf of Sentiment Metrics, a leading provider of social media management software. I appreciate Laura sharing her thoughts/experiences with customer engagement via social media channels! Never has social media been such a brilliant marketing and customer relation tool. Still wondering whether engaging is worth it?

3 Infographics on Why You Should Use Social Networks as Marketing.

Mindjumpers

Therefore, as a business wanting to reach a large target group, there’s a good chance to succeed by establishing a presence on social networks.