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47 Superb Social Media Marketing Stats and Facts

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Within the top 50 companies on the Forbes 500 list, 40 of those CEOS now have an active social media presence, up from just 18 in 2010. Social media use isn’t quite universal—but it’s getting close. 70% of the U.S.

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12 Lessons I’ve Learned from Writing 1,000 Blog Posts

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For the record: I wrote 440 posts on the Blogger-based WebMarketCentral blog between 2005 and 2010, and have now published 560 posts here on Webbiquity.

83 Exceptional Social Media and Marketing Statistics for 2014

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Job postings on LinkedIn for social media positions have grown 1,300% since 2010. ( “Big data” is one of the trendiest buzzwordy terms in marketing/technology/business today.

21 Vital Mobile Marketing Facts and Statistics for 2014

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Mobile internet access enabled by smartphones and tablets has nearly doubled the amount of time spent online since 2010. Gone are the days when a mobile-enabled web presence was an afterthought.

Best Social Media Stats, Facts and Marketing Research of 2010

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Americans spent nearly a quarter of their time online on social networking sites and blogs in 2010, up from 15.8 At its current rate, Twitter will process almost 10 billion tweets in 2010. The State of the Blogosphere 2010 by Brian Solis. in the latter half of 2010.

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87 More Vital Social Media Marketing Facts and Stats for 2012

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92% of recruiters use social media to find new candidates, up from 82% in 2010. 76% of Twitter users are active tweeters, up from 47% in 2010. Though social media marketing is now used in about 90% of companies, techniques, platforms and best practices continue to evolve.

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79 Remarkable Social Media Marketing Facts and Statistics for 2012

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Mobile commerce is projected to ten-fold from 2010 ($3 billion) to 2016 ($31 billion). Note: a slightly shorter version of this compilation was recently published as a guest post on Jeff Bullas’ blog. Social media and inbound marketing techniques have been a boon for marketers.

Best Twitter Guides, Tips and Tools of 2010

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Twitter came of age in 2010, growing at a scorching pace —from 75 million users at the beginning of the year to more than 190 million by the end of December. Best of 2010: 14 Ways Every Business Should Be Using Twitter by Inkling Media.

Best LinkedIn Guides, Tips and Tactics of 2010

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Mark Walsh reports on company pages, another new feature added by LinkedIn in late 2010.

How PR and Social Media Can Work Together

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Social media and PR would seem to be natural allies. Both are primarily focused on brand awareness, credibility building and image enhancement. Both are critical tools for dealing with bad news or crisis situations. Both require relationships with influential people in one’s industry to be effective.

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Best Website Design Guides and Tips of 2010

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5 Things That Websites Need in 2010! Website design standards continue to evolve and grow more sophisticated. Tables are out; CSS is in. Flash is out (or should at least be used sparingly): HTML5 is (almost) in.

Seven Ways to Use Social Media for Business

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Though business use of social media is rapidly increasing, many executives remain skeptical of its value.

102 Compelling Social Media and Online Marketing Stats and Facts for 2012 (and 2013)

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500 (fastest-growing companies) had a blog in 2011, down from 250 firms in 2010, despite the fact that 92% of all companies with blogs say it has been successful for their business. (

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55 (of the) Best Social Media Tips, Tactics and Tools of 2010

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If 2009 was the year many marketers puzzled over, poked at and pondered incorporating social media into their marketing mix, 2010 was the year of diving in. 6 Key Metrics for a Social Media Measurement Dashboard [Best of SEW 2010 #4] by Search Engine Watch.

33 (of the) Best Marketing Strategy Guides and Insights of 2010

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Big Ed’s Top 10 B2B Marketing Trends For 2010 by Marketing-Gimbal. Edward Brice pretty much nailed the significant b2b marketing developments for 2010 (e.g. 2010: Social Network Advertising and Marketing Outlook by Brian Solis.

The Top #Nifty50 Women in Technology on Twitter for 2012

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In 2010, she was honored with a “Changing The Game” Award by the Advertising Women of New York (AWNY) and in 2011 Ann was named a “Woman of Influence” by the Silicon Valley Business Journal. A year ago, the #Nifty50 honored 50 remarkable men and women on Twitter.

Social Media ROI: Mythic or Measurable? Six Experts Weigh In

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Yes, writes John Heggestuen, who reports that “Between 2010 and 2013, the percentage of marketers using a revenue-per-customer metric on social media went from 17% to 9%, according to the February 2013 CMO survey.”

The Nifty 50 Top Women of Twitter for 2011

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Few phenomena have ever spread as far and grown as rapidly as social media; obviously, this has tapped into something essential to our nature. What is it? The answer may come from the email marketing field.

11 Myths of Social Media Marketing

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Though social media marketing is rapidly advancing in terms of adoption and sophistication, many marketers and business executives still struggle with it. They wonder if their organizations are doing enough, if they are doing things right, even if they should be involved in social media at all.

Best Email Marketing Tips, Tactics and Metrics of 2010

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3 items that should be in your 2010 email budget by BtoB Magazine. While social media is the flashy show horse of online marketing, email remains the solid workhorse.

36 (of the) Best Facebook Guides, Stats and Rants of 2010

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It started 2010 with roughly 350 million users and is now on its way to 600 million. 35 (of the) Best Guides to Facebook Marketing, Advertising, Search and More of 2010 (So Far). It’s hard to overstate the impact of Facebook.

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50 (of the) Best Twitter Guides, Stats, Tips and Tools of 2010 (So Far)

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You’ll find the answers to these questions and many more here in 50 of the best Twitter tools, posts, how-to guides and rants of 2010 so far.

11 Thought-Provoking Guides to Content Marketing for 2014

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Best Social Media and Digitial Marketing Research and Statistics of 2011, Part 1

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Content Sharing Trends in 2010 [Infographic] by Pamorama Pam Dyer reports on data from AddThis showing the top methods for sharing information from more than 300 options.

Best Social PR Guides, Tips and Tools of 2010

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We’ve seen these before—meaningless, over-used goobledygook buzzwords in press releases—but here Adam Sherk provides an updated list for 2010, topped by “leading,&# “unique,&# “solution&# and “innovator&# and proceeding through “customer-centric,&# “outside the box&# and “peak performance.&# Best Social PR Guides and Tips of 2010 (So Far).

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8 (of the) Best Web Analytics Guides of 2010

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One of the great advantages of online marketing is that it’s measurable to far greater degree of precision and richness than older media like broadcast and print.

Best Social Media and Digital Marketing Research and Statistics of 2011, Part 2

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But after rapid growth in 2009 and 2010, the study found that “There has been little or no change in the number of companies using corporate blogs (0%), Facebook (2%) and Twitter (2%) in the last year.”

Best Content Marketing Guides, Tips and Tactics of 2010

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How many times have you heard the expression “content is king?&# That’s the case because, in an increasingly competitive and noisy market, buyers care not so much about what you sell as about what you know , and what you are passionate about.

78 (of the) Best Social Media Marketing Tips, Guides, Tools and Strategies of 2010 (So Far)

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10 Free Social Media Tools Every PR Pro Should Master In 2010 by the COMMS corner. With the amount of helpful content about social media marketing growing faster than Facebook’s user base or Lindsay Lohan’s court appearances, it’s tough to keep up.

Best Web Presence Optimization Guides and Tips of 2010

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Web presence optimization (WPO)—using tactics like SEO, PPC, online PR, social media, content marketing and reputation management in a coordinated fashion to maximize your online visibility and business results—is the core theme of this blog.

30 Awesome Blogging Guides, Tips and Resources

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Despite the occasional “death of blogging” pronouncements (often made, ironically, in blog posts), blogs remain the core of a robust social media strategy.

Why Social Media Matters for B2B Vendors

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You can find the original sources for most of these findings in Best Social Media Stats, Facts and Marketing Research of 2010. Social media marketing has clearly been embraced by consumer brands. Pepsi famously dropped its Super Bowl advertising a year ago in favor of a social media campaign.

Best SEO Guides, Tips and Resources of 2010

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Google Search Engine Optimization Starter Guide 2010- Plain Speak on SEO by WorkingPoint. The Art and Science of SEO Site Audits [Best of SEW 2010 #10] by Search Engine Watch. ** 5 Stars. Eric Enge reviews some of the most impactful changes for search optimization in 2010 (e.g.,

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Best Random but Interesting B2B Marketing Posts, Articles and Resources of 2010

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In this penultimate best-of-last-year post you’ll find a compendium of interesting, informative and valuable but difficult-to-categorize marketing-related articles and blog posts from 2010.

40 (of the) Best SEO Guide, Tips and Insights of 2011 (So Far)

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In 2010, Google revealed that the proportion of Google result pages that show a map is one in 13,” Jon Rognerud provides a five-step process for local search optimization, along with helpful lists of local directories and niche marketplaces as well as links to local SEO resources.

What’s the Best Social Media Monitoring Tool? It Depends

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Until fairly recently, keeping track of your organization’s online presence was relatively easy. Other than your company’s website, most mentions were likely in well-known online news sites or trade industry publication sites. Your PR team was aware of most of these as it often had a hand in generating those placements. A simple tool like Google Alerts would pick up most stray citations. No more.

Best Google AdWords Tips and Tactics of 2010

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According to recent research from eConsultancy, “Paid search consumes the largest portion of online lead generation budgets, accounting for 28% of spending (in 2010), up from 22% in 2009.&#