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35 Stupendous Social Networking Facts and Stats

Webbiquity

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. Facebook is of course (by far) the largest social network.

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Video ads: Facebook or YouTube?

Vidyard

The most common types of video ads are previews before another piece of video content, ads in search engines, or paid media on social. For the last decade, the social option has lived almost exclusively in the land of YouTube, but since last year, Facebook has officially become a player in the video field. Facebook has been on the rise in video for the past year.

The Top 8 Social Networks For Business

B2B Marketing Insider

Recently, Adobe’s CMO.com released their 5th annual CMO Guide to The Social Landscape highlighting the top 8 social networks for businesses. The Big 4: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube. These top networks have been covered each of the last 4 years. And YouTube is a totally different thing. Social Media How about you?

The Top 9 Social Networks For Businesses

B2B Marketing Insider

Are you always wondering which social network is hot and which is not? And how many social networks can your business really continue to pay attention to? Well here you will see the search growth rates of the 9 major social networks that I think are most important to businesses and our social media marketing efforts. Social MediaMaybe.

What are the Best Social Networks for B2B Marketing? (Research)

Webbiquity

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. And if so, which social networks are most productive? How much traffic do social networks drive to B2B websites?

Google integrating G+ Pages and YouTube Channels

Biznology

It’s Google’s hub, from which YouTube, Google Business Pages, Google Mail, and even Google Apps for Business (which looks like it’s rebranding as Google + Business — interesting). Google+ as Social Layer. YouTube Channels, They Are A-Changin’ Another case-in-point: how YouTube has begun handling YouTube Channel creation.

10 Ways to Use Social Networks for B2B Marketing

Webbiquity

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. This is a level deeper than the majority of more superficial social networks. Interact (e.g.,

An Eye-Opening Look into the New Tsu Social Network

WindMill Networking

There has been a lot of buzz about the new Tsu social network lately, whether from our recent post on why you might not like Tsu to invitations from social media friends to join the network all the way to the New York Times and their post on “The Social Network That Pays You to Friend.” ” “Wait, I […] Author information Neal Schaffer The Founder and Editor-In-Chief of Maximize Social Business, Neal Schaffer is a leader in helping businesses and professionals strategically maximize their use of social media.

Is YouTube Replacing the Printed Manual? [CHART]

It's All About Revenue

by Andrew Stivelman | Tweet this In June of 2010, the  nielsenwire published statistics  on how much time people spend using social networks and blogs on a monthly basis.  Look for Part 2 of this Chart of the Week in the near future for a discussion of how an added benefit of using YouTube for your documentation could potentially reduce your support call volume and costs.

Pinterest vs. Facebook: Which Is REALLY the Better Visual Social Network?

Hubspot

Just about every major social network allows marketers to share visual content in some capacity, but that doesn't necessarily mean that particular network is the best medium for visual promotion. And in a world of hundreds of social networks, marketers need to optimize their time to promote the most appropriate types of content on the most appropriate channels.

Social Media Sommeliers – Choosing perfect pairs of social networks

The New Strategist

A well maintained social media presence is like a fine wine; it develops more character as it ages. As you invest more time in to social media, joining additional networks and using new tools, your presence gains different characteristics that it did not have before. So it is with different social networks. They are both very visual networks with savvy users.

Visitors hate online ghost towns more than spammy auto posts

Biznology

No, that’s only the second most-hated thing in corporate social media branding. Because stupid things like birthday parties, office cakes, meetings, internal newsletters, business meetings, motivational outings and happy hours do happen on a daily basis, and all of those things are less important to your brand than social media marketing. Know why I know this? Like this post?

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Choose the Right Social Networks to Boost Your Business

Marketing Action

You have to embrace social media and integrate it into your marketing strategy. The good news is you don’t have to have a brand presence on every single social networking platform out there. Choose the right social networks, and you can focus your efforts on the ones that will give your brand the most bang for the buck. Long-form video hosting: YouTube, Vimeo.

Has a Facebook Rebellion begun?

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

I am amazed at how much Facebook can get away with. And yet, their self-inflicted problems and arrogance have not made a dent in their seemingly inexorbale march toward world social media dominance. often get asked,  ”What competitor will unseat Facebook,” and my answer is “Facebook.” But are there cracks forming in the Facebook master plan?

Stepping Up Your Facebook Retargeting with Video

Vidyard

That’s the beauty of retargeting with Facebook! Humans are already addicted to it: according to Facebook, there are over 1.65 billion active Facebook users, and 1.51 You’re already using video on your website and your YouTube channel, and maybe even as a great lead generation tool, too. You can do this with YouTube annotations as well, but you have to be careful.

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Social media content discovery and curation for the win

Biznology

There aren’t enough nanoseconds in the entire universe to populate all the social media content to cover even a small brand if you’re not passionate about social media or if you’re not a natural communicator. If you feel deep contempt for social media in the first place, I don’t know what to tell you. You’re kind of screwed. Or, you were until now.

Google+ on its Third Birthday

Biznology

If you don’t want to read a long article then here’s the short version of my analysis of Google’s latest in a series of failed social networking services : Like China, Google is building a state-of-the-art super-city in the middle of nowhere, where nobody cares to live, irrespective of whether anyone actually wants to — or is — living there. Is G+ Google’s Ellis Island ?

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Find Out What’s Trending by Demographic on YouTube with YouTube Trends Dashboard

Sazbean

Wondering what’s hot on YouTube? YouTube provides this information with their YouTube Trends Dashboard and lets you compare one segment to another (both by most shared and most viewed). YouTube also curates content for newsworthy posts every weekday (this is aimed at bloggers and news outlets) on their YouTube Trends blog.

Social Business: Facebook for the Enterprise?

Biznology

As Facebook surpassed the 1 billion users’ mark last week, but still had disappointing results in the stock market , the debate is inevitable: is Facebook going the way of the dodo – or should I say, MySpace and Orkut – or is it going to keep growing? Think about this: how much REAL work you can actually do in Facebook? Image via CrunchBase.

Break the mold: Why content marketing needs to be like a chalupa

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

Free social media distribution made content marketing easy — maybe too easy — for everybody to climb aboard the content train. On social networks, brand-generated content is seeing the lowest engagement rates now than any other time. BuzzSumo reported that even the best content creators are seeing dramatic declines in social referrals. The content chalupa.

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Which Social Networking Sites Are Best Designed for B2B Sales?

WindMill Networking

Before we can even begin to explore this topic of which social networking sites are most appropriate for B2B sales , we need to first answer the question … “Why should I be active, and invest my time, on any of these social networking sites to begin with?” If your goals include: Being found by others who are in need of your services. Another social network!?

10 of the Best B2B Facebook Pages

KoMarketing Associates

Facebook has emerged as a marketing channel that’s been adopted by countless individuals and brands alike. In fact, Facebook, the world’s largest social network, now has more than 1 billion users, including about  15 million brand  pages. Facebook Page :  [link]. Facebook Page :  https://www.facebook.com/IngramMicro. Think we missed one? Enjoy! 1.

Top Four Ways to Convert Social Networkers into Customers

B2Bbloggers

So you have thousands of followers on Twitter, hundreds of Facebook “Likes,” and millions of views on your YouTube channel. What’s the secret to turning all your social networkers into cash-buying customers you ask? So says Jeanne Walters, who is on the board of the Social Media Club of Chicago, has sage advice for businesses looking to capitalize on social media marketing efforts. If you want to turn social media folks into purchasers then you need to focus on their experience with your brand, not the product or services your offering.”.

Facebook Uses Ad Tech to Dominate the Social Advertising Ecosystem

Synecore

Not only is Facebook the biggest social network on the planet, it’s also the dominant force in social advertising. This is the upshot of a recent report issued by Strategy Analytics , which reveals that Facebook accounted for three-quarters of global social network ad spend in 2014. Owning the Future of Social Advertising. billion, by 2015.

Content Marketing Showcase Series # 10 French Connection YouTube Channel

Connect the Docs

Social Media has become a deeply integrated aspect of content marketing strategy. YouTube is YouTube is one great social networking tool that helps brands to reach out to their customers in real time. Fashion retailer French Connection knew how often its target audience was asking this question, and happily responded by creating a YouTube channel: Youtique.

An Introduction to 7 of the Most Popular Social Networks for Business

Hubspot

People expect different type of content on each social media network. Not only does that mean the content you post to each network needs to be unique; it might also mean that you shouldn't be hopping on every single social network out there to meet your company's business goals. But how do you even make that decision if you're new to the social media game?

Best Facebook Marketing Tips, Techniques and Tools of 2011, Part 2

Webbiquity

As it approaches one billion users, Facebook has evolved from a site where friends and family share photos to an online marketing juggernaut rivaling Google. And while its primary marketing value is on the B2C side, more than a third of B2B marketers also rate it as their most active social network. How can Facebook be used to support an SEO strategy? Facebook Skeptics.

8 Questions to Evaluate if That New Social Network is Worth Your Company's Time

Hubspot

Whether it’s Facebook or Twitter, LinkedIn or Google+, a company’s online presence and brand is often enhanced through engagement and interaction on such social media sites. New social networks are born every day. Few achieve the massive success of Facebook, but some do take the internet by storm. Who’s likely to use the network over time?

Pinterest vs. Google+: Which New Social Network Is Worth Marketers' Time?

Hubspot

We've all gotten used to the idea of using Twitter, Facebook, and even YouTube for marketing -- even if the platforms aren't always as brand-friendly as they could be. They started as social networks meant for people to talk to people, not companies to talk to consumers. Two more social networks brands need to figure out how to use for marketing. Great.

What are the most reliable content channels to connect with customers?

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

With organic reach on Facebook declining for most businesses and content saturation occurring for many industry verticals, this is certainly a vital topic. YouTube subscribers. Facebook fans. So for example, Joe is stating that email is the very best way to deliver reliable reach while Facebook is the worst. Facebook. 1. Facebook. Is anybody reading it?

B2B Social Networking Around the Globe

Social Media B2B

Last year I spent about a month examining the B2B social space across the globe. For context, I head up social media at a B2B software + services company, and we sell our products globally. As we’re entering this space, we know that what works on Facebook here in the US might not work on Facebook in Germany, and surely won’t work on Facebook in China, because it can’t (readily) be accessed. So, what’s a marketer to do? I set out to answer: what are the popular social channels (not just ‘the big three’) in certain regions of the world? Japan.

Facebook gave us the last piece of the Earned Media puzzle

Buzz Marketing for Technology

A small relatively un-noticed posting on the Facebook blog gave marketers who use social media one of the greatest gifts I have seen in marketing in quite a while. Improving Facebook Page Insights. by Facebook Pages on Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at 7:48pm. Which means you can now truly measure your progress daily, weekly, monthly in social media.

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Why Niche Social Networks Like Empire Avenue Matter to Social Media Marketers

WindMill Networking

Social media websites are filled with communities and large numbers of people, and most businesses decide to strategically market to the largest websites that exist: Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Empire Avenue is a similar type of niche social networking site for those that are active in social media. minutes YouTube 17.8 minutes Empire Avenue 25.1

Reading between the lines of the latest Facebook usage data

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

The latest report on social media usage among US online adults contains no real surprises. The report says that 73% of online adults now use a social networking site of some kind. Despite Despite recent growth by Pinterest and Instagram, Facebook remains the dominant social networking. We already know Facebook made a run at Twitter and Snapchat.

101 Vital Social Media and Digital Marketing Statistics for (the Rest of) 2013

Webbiquity

Okay, that statistic was made up (though probably not far off the mark),  but the social media and digital marketing facts and statistics below are real (or at least from generally reliable sources). For example, 93% of marketers use social media for business. But how do marketers and consumers view social media differently? How do top executives use social media?

4 Strategic Tips to Increasing Your Social Media Presence with YouTube Marketing

WindMill Networking

We know people are watching YouTube video, but how do we use that information in social media marketing? want to provide you some useful tips for increasing your social media presence using YouTube.  For a long time, the only YouTube strategy was viral video.  Though online video and YouTube are still very effective, we need to focus on a strategy.

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

Webbiquity

You know the statistics : Facebook is the most popular method for sharing online content. 85% of B2B journalists are on Facebook. 61 of the world’s 100 largest companies maintain Facebook brand pages, as do 71% of B2B firms. Three-quarters Three-quarters of North American advertising agencies say their clients run PPC campaigns on Facebook. ” Ouch. Mark R.

8 B2B Facebook Landing Pages

Social Media B2B

B2B marketers see the growing numbers of Facebook users and join the ranks of businesses who set up outposts on the world’s largest social network. As Facebook is a tightly controlled environment, there are few opportunities for branding and creating a branded experience for your customers and prospects. Other Facebook Call to Action: No. Buddy Media. Intel.

Not Dead Yet: Blogging’s Popularity Surges Among F500

Paul Gillin

Nora Ganim Barnes and her team at the Charlton College of Business Center for Marketing Research at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth continue to produce some of the most consistent, rigorous and comprehensive research on social media adoption by both small and large businesses. Read more and download the full report at “ 2013 Fortune 500 Are Bullish on Social Media.”

20 Ways to Increase Content Visibility on the Top 4 Social Networks

Hubspot

And with so many different social media channels available to marketers, it's difficult to make your content truly stand out. So the question is, as a marketer, how do you cut through the clutter and direct the attention of prospects and customers to your social media content and messages? How to Increase Content Visibility on Facebook. 1. Experiment with Facebook ads.

Facebook Goes Mainstream, Which Isn’t Such A Bad Place To Be

Synecore

A few weeks back I wrote a blog arguing, in essence, that Facebook’s adroit shift to mobile and video in recent years has put the social platform on a clear path to dominate the digital marketing world. Ever one drawn to a dramatic and snappy headline, I titled the piece Facebook Uses Mobile Video to Take Over the World. Yes, Facebook's average user demographic is aging.

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YouTube - What is LinkedIn? Part 2

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Facebook. Sign in to YouTube now! Sign in to YouTube now! Sign in to YouTube now! Join YouTube for a free account, or sign in if you are already a member. Sign in to YouTube now! Social. Networking. Facebook Vs. MySpace (and LinkedIn). YouTube. YouTube Handbook. YouTube On Your Site. © 2008 YouTube, LLC Close. Sign Up. QuickList ( 0 ). Sign In. Site: Home. Videos. Channels. Community. Upload. Videos. Channels. advanced. Loading. What is LinkedIn? Part 2. Rate: 1 ratings Sign in to rate. Views: 288.

How B2B Marketers Can Succeed on the 6 Big Social Networks

Hubspot

It's easy to think of ways to use social media for B2C marketing. But many B2B marketers, while noting the importance of social media, have still struggled to find their footing in the social media marketing game. Alright, you probably haven't gotten that desperate, but MarketingProfs did shed some light on the issue earlier this week in its post about going B2B on social sites , and I think the topic deserves some serious attention. Social media! You know, where you are "social" with people instead of pushing the hard sell? YouTube for B2B Marketers.