Publisher Survey: Reddit Traffic Way Up, Digg Way Down

Adam Sherk

12 sites is a very limited sampling so this survey is certainly not meant to be conclusive. Among the surveyed group, Reddit went from a combined total of 6.3 Related posts: Survey: Twitter Less than 1% of Traffic to Newspapers and Magazines; Facebook 1%.

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All Polls and Surveys Are Not Equal

Geoff Livingston

In Washington, polls and surveys drive policy decisions, particularly around campaign season. However, several online polls and surveys last week did produce highly questionable results, and in once case, was outed as a hoax tarnishing the Microsoft Explorer brand.

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16 Enigmatic Business Blogging and Other Marketing Stats

Webbiquity SMM

Second, such findings can be significantly impacted by factors like sample set (Is it large enough to be representative? 86% of B2B companies surveyed are currently blogging, along with 77% of B2C companies. But just 60 percent of surveyed marketers consider them effective.

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Survey: Twitter Less than 1% of Traffic to Newspapers and.

Adam Sherk

The surveyed group included a mix of sites covering general and breaking news as well as specific topics such as lifestyle, sports or entertainment. Among the surveyed sites the highest Twitter percentage was 2.9% Among the sites surveyed the figures ranged from 30-60%.

The Emotion found in Social Data

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Some might, but the vast majority of people who share content, post comments, or offer sentiments and opinions online do so because they are in what Andrew Jeavons of Survey Analytics calls “the point of emotion.” Let’s be clear.

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The 29 Best Social Media Monitoring Tools

Webbiquity SMM

Sample review: “If you want to do general research on Facebook Stats use Socialbakers.” Sample review: “Netvibes is a tool that even the biggest automation skeptics can get behind. Sample review: “Find interesting content on ANY topic.

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The 21 Best Content Curation Tools

Webbiquity SMM

Sample review: “Add and curate content from any public webpage. Sample review: “One of the most important tools in a marketer’s tool belt is knowledge. Sample review: “Recently, Instapaper got a refresh; it looks and feels better-organized.

The 32 Best Twitter Marketing Tools

Webbiquity SMM

Sample review: “Twittercounter is a great Twitter service that offers updated statistics of your followers, the users you’re following, and daily tweets. Sample review: “Grow and manage your following using Tweepi. ” Sample review: “It’s not breaking news.

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The Eight Best Social CRM Tools

Webbiquity SMM

Sample review: “Infusionsoft is a CRM designed to cater to small businesses. Sample review: “Nimble…merges the feeds from each (major social network) into one centralized inbox. Sample review: “Insightly is a tool that combines CRM and project management software into one.

The 11 Best Content Marketing, SMO, and Marketing Performance Management Tools

Webbiquity SMM

Sample review: “GinzaMetrics aims to help marketers use marketing intelligence that’s designed to get you found with thousands of marketing strategies, search terms, content creations, and daily metrics to improve brand visibility. 20: The Four Best Online Survey Tools. #21:

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The 11 Best Social Media Campaign Builders and Ad Monitoring Tools

Webbiquity SMM

Sample review: “Competitions get social media users engaged. Sample review: “Split testing is an important part of your website. Sample review: “This is an application I have been using from the very early beta days. 20: The Four Best Online Survey Tools. #21:

Want to know how much Community Managers are paid?


Community strategy development was the most valued skill of the 50 we asked about in the CCC survey, for each of the three job roles we examined in detail – community manager, community strategist and Director of Community. It was also the highest-value skill among the full survey population.

StumbleUpon Traffic to Magazine and Content Sites Down 27%

Adam Sherk

While this does not represent any kind of comprehensive analysis the number of sites and range of topical coverage does offer enough of a sampling to gain some general insights. Publisher Survey: Reddit Traffic Way Up, Digg Way Down.

Social Networking Stats: Millennials Are 56% More Likely To Find Brand Content On Social Networks

The Realtime Report

“Our survey shows that social is the channel of first choice for millennials, and that will have broad implications for marketing as brands seek to build trust and relationships with this important demographic,” says Paige O-Neill, CMO of SDL. .

What the Rise of Sponsored Social Means for Your Business

Convince & Convert

For the first time this year, the study also surveyed consumers to see how they feel about Sponsored Social—a sentiment that has never been measured in the industry. The study distributed an online survey to a nationally-representative U.S. sampling of 1,003 consumers, ages 18-70.

A Social Network For Genetics Research: Can It Help Isolate Parkinson’s Genes?

The Realtime Report

The company has already collected more than 125,000 DNA samples from customers, and is now specifically reaching out to those with Parkinson’s, in an effort to find new genes linked to the disease. Can social networks help with medical research?

2015 to 2017: Black Friday Trends


Replacing traditional data collection methods during the market research process such as surveys or interviews with the use of social data has proven to be more accessible, cost-effective and time-saving.

Survey: Third of Companies Use Social Media to Promote Their Business

Bill Hartzer

According to a brand new survey by CareerBuilder , one-quarter of businesses leverage social media to recruit and research possible staff. A brand new CareerBuilder survey reports that 35 % of employers use social media to market their company. Survey Methodology.

The Nine Best Facebook Marketing Tools

Webbiquity SMM

Sample review: “Are you randomly posting to your Facebook Page with no clear strategy? Sample review: “Heyo makes its simple to design beautiful and fully optimized pages that help you get more fans, leads and sales.”

The 23 Best Free Google Chrome Extensions for Digital Marketers

Webbiquity SMM

Sample reviews: “Rapportive is a plugin you add to your email that will look up the social profiles of your contacts and let you connect to them directly within your email tool.” Sample reviews: “Suddenly find yourself with a zillion tabs open?

How Do You Like Them (Infographic) Apples?

Waxing UnLyrical

They had a large sample size (100,000) and made some very bold assertions about an increased value of Pinterest versus Facebook for ecommerce. What I’ve shown are simply the results for one post, but if I did a survey of 50,000 posts, the numbers would be equally disparate.

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How to Use Your CEO’s Twitter Account to Build Brand Loyalty

Convince & Convert

A recent survey by BrandFog revealed that when executives are active on social media, consumers develop a higher level of confidence in the company’s leadership. Sample content: Really enjoying an article from @author (or @website) [link]. Sample Content: .

Remembering the Dangers of Social Media Research

Convince & Convert

This is not factually correct, as the survey did not ask about love vs. hate, but rather about “preference.” Here’s how: ExactTarget 2012 Channel Preference Survey. Response Methodology: Written survey, with permission granted by parents for participation for minors.

Why is the Customer Experience so Hard to Deliver On?

Direct Marketing Observations

Sure, they might have done the occasional test/focus group or survey but those were never a large enough sample size. You’d think brands would know what the customer wanted at this stage of the game, right?

The 17 Best Photo Editing Tools

Webbiquity SMM

Sample review: “FotoFlexer (has) a clean, tabbed interface featuring basic edits, effects, and animations, and the ability to beautify, distort, and decorate your images. Sample review: “Pixlr…is a more advanced tool which is like a lightweight version of Photoshop.”

A Strategic Guide to Social Media for Nonprofits


You can gather this information in person, via an email survey or by asking on social media. Make it super easy: Provide sample posts for Facebook, sample Tweets, etc.”. Provide Sample Posts. Reposted from Sprout Social with permission. By Alicia Johnston. .

We don’t discuss politics on Facebook, right?

Sherrilynne Starkie

Well this advice seems to hold true according a new survey by the Pew Research Center ’s Internet & American Life Project that on social networking sites. The survey suggests that when people are on Facebook or Twitter many are not particularly passionate about politics. Image by Getty Images via @daylife. They say you should never discuss politics or religion, right?

There is No One-Size-Fits All Content Marketing Approach

Convince & Convert

Respondents were first surveyed to determine their awareness of, affinity towards, and intent to purchase a number of different types of product.

Your Next Growth Hack Won’t Come from You

Simply Measured

For on-site and email surveys prior to a purchase: Question: Is there anything preventing you from signing up at this point? Sadly, on-site and email surveys have notoriously low response rates. It’ll come from more and better questions.

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The Demographics of Twitter Users [Study]


The study is based on the findings of a survey on Americans’ use of the Internet. The results in this report are based on data from telephone interviews conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International from January 20 to February 19, 2012, among a sample of 2,253 adults.

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5 Marketing Myths

Geoff Livingston

From a research perspective this data represents a small sampling, in turn creating myths about marketing that don’t apply to the whole profession. Of all the distribution channels noted by marketing survey respondents, blogging was considered the least effective.

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Get the Best Internet Marketing Posts in Your Inbox THIS WEEK

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Any recent surveys and findings that I come across will be shared with short summaries of the key findings of these articles. Want a sampling of the email you’ll get? In 2011, my highly anticipated Internet Marketing Best Posts is being moved to subscription only. For years, I’ve spent thousands of hours to find you amazing content. One of you even thinks it’s worth $1,000,000. Would you do $1 million of work for free ? Didn’t think so.

What Makes Customers Loyal to Brands?

Convince & Convert

To find out what brands can do to make sure their customers stay loyal, international telecommunications provider Toll Free Forwarding surveyed a sample of US consumers. Image via In 2016, brands should be doing everything possible to promote customer loyalty.

On Research, Measurement’s Oft-Forgotten Sibling

Waxing UnLyrical

Surveys [are] the best-known example. “Secondary research is the use, summary, or synthesis of existing research, e.g. using an existing survey or an article.&#. They use surveys to: Find out facts and things that can be quantified.

26 Outstanding LinkedIn Tips and Tactics

Webbiquity SMM

Indisputably the largest business-oriented social network, LinkedIn has emerged as a crucial site for professional networking, B2B marketing, hiring and job seeking.

12 Most Creative Strategies to Craft an Effective Blog Post

Peg Fitzpatrick

Some samples would be: Polls and surveys. Get real-time reaction from people using polls and surveys — and after a given amount of time, don’t forget to post the results! Do you wonder why some blog posts tend to attract a lot of readers and get a lot of reaction?

What is Market Research?


The main forms of quantitative research are polls and surveys. A common pitfall of companies is to become too comfortable with a particular sampling method that they often ignore better alternatives. Mail-back Surveys. Phone Surveys. Online Surveys. Hybrid Surveys.

More Evidence that Visuals Far Outpace Text

Geoff Livingston

Digiday surveyed attendees of its Agency Innovation Camp about how visual native ads stack up against text based native ads (hat tip: Richard Binhammer ).

How to Uncover Meaningful Social Data

Convince & Convert

The best way to do that is with survey research, but it’s not easy or cheap: You need a reliable sample, perfectly crafted questions, agonizing decisions about how to conduct the survey, and substantial investments of time and money. Image via

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What’s the ROI of your culture?


It starts with our Culture Scan , an online survey that your staff can complete in about fifteen minutes (you can even pilot it with a single team). Contact Maddie at to see a sample report and get yours set up.

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