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. Buffer Social ). Buffer Social ).

Which social network would you quit?

Sherrilynne Starkie

If you had to quit one social network, which would it be? Unfortunately for Pinterest , the newest platform of all is the one that folks say they would quit first, with 22 people singling it out. 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. Related posts : Social Media Informer.

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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. While traffic from these two social networks remains low, engagement is impressive.

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. Here are three more key takeaways from the more than four dozen social networking facts and statistics below: Facebook is the most popular social network on the planet—except with CEOs. Social Media Examiner ).

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

Webbiquity SMM

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. In this article, we take a look at why engagement on your social media platforms is so important. Instagram is an under-utilised platform for providing pure information. Guest post by Reno Macri.

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. With that being said, once people are “there&# , and they “get it&# , they can see pretty quickly what the trans-formative nature and power of social media is like, and what it can do.

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 I’m excited to share a thought-provoking presentation about Real Life Social Networks from Paul Adams , a blogger and researcher at Google. Twitter-social in furthering building relationships.

Social Networking Stats: Active Usage Drops For Facebook and 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. . Which social networks do you think are seeing the most growth? New data from GlobalWebIndex looks at active usage for several platforms, showing a decline for some of the largest platforms, but also huge gains for Instagram and Tumblr.

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.

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. . ” The professional social network has over 259 million members (an increase of 38% year-over-year) in over 200 countries and territories. Increased member growth and engagement helped drive strong financial results in the third quarter,” said Jeff Weiner, CEO of LinkedIn, in a press release. “We

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. An important thing to note is that frequency varies widely among networks.

Social Networking Stats: Mobile Accounts for 43% of LinkedIn’s Traffic, #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. . LinkedIn recently projected that mobile would account for half of the social networking platform’s traffic ; based on the company’s 1st quarter results, that could be a reality soon. How will continued growth in mobile traffic affect ad sales on the platform?

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.

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 Stats: 8 in 10 U.K. Twitter Users Log In Via Mobile, #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. . currently access the social platform via mobile device; 70% log on ‘primarily’ via mobile. Twitter users will access the platform via mobile. What are the most popular activities that users are engaged in while accessing Twitter via mobile?

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What Are the Top Social Media Platforms for SMBs?

Later

Wondering what the top social media platforms for SMBs are? If you’re a small business just getting started with social media marketing , it can be challenging to know which platform will help you tap into the right audience – especially if you’re a time-strapped solopreneur!

7 Reasons To Add Amplify To Your Social Networks

Waxing UnLyrical

Waxing UnLyrical personal, possibly poetic, musings on public relations, media, communication, and everything in between About Shonali 7 Reasons To Add Amplify To Your Social Networks December 21st, 2010 Tweet I first heard about Amplify earlier this year; I believe it was at the January chapter meeting of IABC/DC Metro. As the year went by, I found myself playing more and more with Amplify and now it’s become one of my top three social networks.

Social Networking Stats: Tumblr Serves 20 Billion Page Views Per Month, #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. With over 80 million blogs and tens of millions of users ( GigaOM ), the platform has grown popular for sharing pictures, stories and memes without losing its “intimate, community feel.”

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The Top 20 Health and Fitness Social Networks

Direct Marketing Observations

The offshoot of this has been that I have been paying a lot of attention to the health and fitness social space. With that being said, in my opinion, here are the best social networks for health and fitness that I’ve found. The criteria being user interface, strong usage and interaction, fresh content, results driven design, strong call to action, incorporation and usage of multiple digital properties and a solid scalable platform.

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?

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

Mindjumpers

Blog About Clients Cases Tribesourcing Video People & Contact Bloggers « Successful Ways To Create User Involvement One Social Media Agency To Go, Please » ‘Jumo’ – The New Social Networking Site For Non-profit Organisations Posted by Tehneyat Waseem Sep 28th, 2010 Tweet Facebook Co-Founder Chris Hughes announced at the Mashable & 92Y Social Good Summit that he is starting up a social network specifically for connecting people to non-profit organizations.

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. Fast on the heels of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the world's biggest social network is making changes to how third parties can access data. Social media platforms are trying to clean up their acts. REPORT. Sherrilynne Starkie.

Social Networking Stats: Instagram Tops Twitter In Daily Mobile Users, #RLTM Scoreboard

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. Instagram users spent 257 minutes (on average) accessing the mobile photo-sharing platform, while Twitter users averaged only 170 minutes viewing the micro-blogging platform. Social Media Statistics Instagram social media statistics social networking statistics

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.

How to Choose the Right Social Media Platform to Connect With Customers

Mindjumpers

Tweet When taking the first step and starting out with social media, there are some basic things worth considering for creating the right foundation for your presence. Here, the different social media format options come into the picture, which are some of the first elements to take hold of during your social media planning. It’s quite simple, but I think it can be very helpful for businesses taking the social step. What are your company’s guidelines for social media?

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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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.

Should Your Movie Be On Tsu [A New Social Networking Platform]

Social Media Network Marketing

As Mentioned In : [link] Soon after Ello came Tsu – [pronounced as Sue] Social Networking Platform. The service is like Facebook a few years ago, this also means that they are not filtering your NewsFeed currently, and this leans to an Engagement which is very high right now. You will be seeing engagement that is at a minimum of 10X greater than Facebook. Engagement is even more measly: A mere 0.07% of followers actually interact with those posts.

4 Emerging Social Media Platforms To Watch In 2019

Social Media Strategies Summit

It’s a good time to take stock of your social media marketing strategies to assess what’s working and where you have room to improve. There is a lot of chatter about emerging social media sites, and where brands should make investments in 2019. And the decision for a brand to invest in a new social media platform is a big one. Launching a social media profile almost always results in the need for more human resources, content creation, and advertising budget.

The Social/Anti-Social Network

Twist Image

Online social networking continues to change and evolve. The latest news is all about Google + (you can read some of my initial thoughts about the platform right here: Co-dependency In The Age of Facebook ). 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 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. .

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?

Directory of Social Networks for Learning Professionals

Buzz Marketing for Technology

DIRECTORY OF SOCIAL NETWORKS FOR. SOCIAL LEARNING. SOCIAL LEARNING. Directory of Social Networks for Learning. social networks aimed at learning professionals. of networks for both educators and workplace learning professionals. Use the list to find one or two relevant networks to join. The list is ordered by name of network. The platform (e.g. name of the network creator, where known are shown in brackets.

Snapchat: An Emerging Platform for Teamwork and Collaboration

Waxing UnLyrical

Snapchat has become one of the most popular and talked about platforms for 2016. Some of your employees or interns may be more visual in nature and like information that is short and concise, so this may be a good platform to use. They are most likely using this already with their friends and consuming content from brands, so they can get some experience using this platform professionally. Snapchat: An Emerging Platform for Teamwork and Collaboration.

Engaging the Right Audience on LinkedIn

Adam Cohen

LinkedIn, one of the established social networks, is making strides in advancing how businesses can leverage the platform to engage followers. This week LinkedIn launched two new products that allow companies to more effectively engage the followers they have. These are both significant leaps forward in helping companies engage followers which typically consist of employees, former employees, partners, media and potential customers.

Use Instagram to Create Visual Engagement

Mindjumpers

The Facebook-owned mobile photo editing and sharing network Instagram has been around since October 2010 and by April 2012, the platform had 30 million users worldwide. A couple of weeks ago, Facebook launched their own ‘Facebook camera’ bringing smartphone photo editing to the social network that first made instant photo sharing go a mainstream. How Threadless Engages its Community on Instagram. How to Create Engagement Through Facebook Timeline.

How to Better Engage with Customers on Social Media [Report]

Social Media Today

A new report has outlined the staggering amount of time people now spend on social networks, and which platforms are seeing increased focus

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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? 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. Take a listen to the 220th episode of the Social Zoom Factor podcast to learn 5 easy ways to humanize your brand utilizing data and social insights.

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Facebook Reveals New Changes On Platform | Mindjumpers

Mindjumpers

Blog About Clients Cases Tribesourcing Video People & Contact Bloggers « Social Media Marketing Requires Involvement 5 Popular Posts About Social Media » Facebook Reveals New Changes On Platform Posted by Marlene Friis Oct 7th, 2010 Tweet Yesterday, Facebook held a press conference revealing what changes were coming up on the platform.