35 Stupendous Social Networking Facts and Stats
AUGUST 11, 2015
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.
The Top 8 Social Networks For Business
B2B Marketing Insider
APRIL 2, 2014
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?
What are the Best Social Networks for B2B Marketing? (Research)
AUGUST 27, 2013
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? The overall results—that social media drives 1.1%
Video ads: Facebook or YouTube?
MARCH 22, 2016
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.
Google integrating G+ Pages and YouTube Channels
MAY 13, 2014
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.
Social Media Sommeliers – Choosing perfect pairs of social networks
The New Strategist
MARCH 20, 2013
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.
Pinterest vs. Facebook: Which Is REALLY the Better Visual Social Network?
OCTOBER 22, 2012
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.
Is YouTube Replacing the Printed Manual? [CHART]
It's All About Revenue
NOVEMBER 12, 2012
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. The number is a staggering 110 billion minutes per month, with the top four sites being Google, MSN (Windows Live/Bing), Facebook and YouTube. Is YouTube Replacing the Printed Manual?
An Eye-Opening Look into the New Tsu Social Network
NOVEMBER 13, 2014
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.
Find Out What’s Trending by Demographic on YouTube with YouTube Trends Dashboard
JULY 25, 2011
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.
17 Hidden YouTube Hacks, Tips & Features You'll Want to Know About
AUGUST 29, 2016
When people talk about today's most popular social sharing websites, YouTube often gets left out of the conversation in favor of sites like Facebook and Twitter. But don't be fooled: YouTube has a lot going for it. Although Facebook might be the largest social networking site, YouTube has the second greatest reach after Facebook in terms of general usage.
Has a Facebook Rebellion begun?
grow - Practical Marketing Solutions
JULY 1, 2012
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. I often get asked, ”What competitor will unseat Facebook,” and my answer is “Facebook.” But are there cracks forming in the Facebook master plan?
Top Four Ways to Convert Social Networkers into Customers
MAY 7, 2012
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. The biggest mistake is when companies set up these beautiful Facebook timelines or Pinterest pages and they don’t ask for any feedback,” Walters said. “It’s It’s easy.
Organic vs paid social media: 12 myths vs realities
FEBRUARY 27, 2017
Organic social media is the use of social networks like Facebook , Twitter , YouTube , Pinterest , Instagram , and Snapchat along with the use of free publishing tools like Hootsuite and Buffer to build a social community and interact with it—publishing posts, sharing others’ posts, and engaging in conversations and comments. Which one to use? MYTHS.
Choose the Right Social Networks to Boost Your Business
JUNE 13, 2014
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.
Visitors hate online ghost towns more than spammy auto posts
OCTOBER 6, 2015
No, that’s only the second most-hated thing in corporate social media branding. I can’t tell you how many brands have not only over-committed to too many social media profiles but then have all but abandoned them all, most of which without even completely moving in to each platform. As long as the (social media) roots are not severed, all is well. Like this post?
Facebook Uses Ad Tech to Dominate the Social Advertising Ecosystem
APRIL 10, 2015
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. Take that, YouTube.
Which Social Networking Sites Are Best Designed for B2B Sales?
JANUARY 9, 2012
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?” Then, you might want to be active in social networking. Another social network!? Really?
Break the mold: Why content marketing needs to be like a chalupa
grow - Practical Marketing Solutions
FEBRUARY 22, 2016
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.
Google+ on its Third Birthday
JULY 1, 2014
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 ?
An Introduction to 7 of the Most Popular Social Networks for Business
JULY 17, 2012
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?
Four marketing mega trends nobody’s talking about
grow - Practical Marketing Solutions
OCTOBER 3, 2016
The social media dead-end — Facebook, LinkedIn and the others don’t want links any more. The rise of the private networks. For the first time in history, the number of people posting on private networks like Messenger, WhatsApp and Snapchat exceed what is being posted on public social networks like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
Best Facebook Marketing Tips, Techniques and Tools of 2011, Part 2
MARCH 6, 2012
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.
Pinterest vs. Google+: Which New Social Network Is Worth Marketers' Time?
MARCH 29, 2012
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.
Social media content discovery and curation for the win
AUGUST 11, 2015
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.
10 of the Best B2B Facebook Pages
MAY 16, 2013
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! Cisco.
8 Questions to Evaluate if That New Social Network is Worth Your Company's Time
JUNE 8, 2012
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?
Content Marketing Showcase Series # 10 French Connection YouTube Channel
Connect the Docs
DECEMBER 28, 2012
Social Media has become a deeply integrated aspect of content marketing strategy. 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. Description.
What are the most reliable content channels to connect with customers?
grow - Practical Marketing Solutions
NOVEMBER 9, 2015
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. Facebook. The goal of reliable reach.
101 Vital Social Media and Digital Marketing Statistics for (the Rest of) 2013
AUGUST 5, 2013
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?
Best Facebook Marketing Tips, Techniques and Tools of 2011, Part 1
DECEMBER 27, 2011
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 of North American advertising agencies say their clients run PPC campaigns on Facebook. Facebook Marketing Tips and Tactics.
Not Dead Yet: Blogging’s Popularity Surges Among F500
JULY 19, 2013
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.”
Facebook gave us the last piece of the Earned Media puzzle
Buzz Marketing for Technology
FEBRUARY 23, 2011
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.
Social Business: Facebook for the Enterprise?
OCTOBER 11, 2012
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.
Stepping Up Your Facebook Retargeting with Video
MAY 24, 2016
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.
Reading between the lines of the latest Facebook usage data
grow - Practical Marketing Solutions
JANUARY 28, 2014
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 recent growth by Pinterest and Instagram, Facebook remains the dominant social networking. First, where is the decline in Facebook usage we have all been hearing about?
B2B Social Networking Around the Globe
Social Media B2B
JANUARY 26, 2011
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. I set out to answer: what are the popular social channels (not just ‘the big three’) in certain regions of the world? So, what’s a marketer to do? Japan.