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49 Noteworthy Social Networking Stats and Facts

Webbiquity

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. 18 Facebook Stats and Facts.

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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.

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Which Social Network Should You Advertise On?

Hubspot

Social media advertising is a great tactic to use to supplement your other inbound marketing efforts. Social media has become a cornerstone of marketing strategy ; it doesn’t matter what industry you’re in, social media is a tool you should be using everyday to interact with consumers.

Organic vs paid social media: 12 myths vs realities

Biznology

Paid social social is paying any of these social networks to boost the reach of posts, display ads and videos, or sponsor messaging. Paid social media is charged on a cost-per-click (CPC) or cost-per-thousand (CPM) basis. Organic is ideal for community management.

30 fascinating facts about organic vs paid social media

Biznology

Organic vs paid social media. Social media is the most genuine form of marketing. Organic social media posts come from you and go directly to your page or your company’s page. Is one more effective than the other? Social Media Week ). Sprout Social ).

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.

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. Facebook = mobile.

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].

79 Remarkable Social Media Marketing Facts and Statistics for 2012

Webbiquity

Social media and inbound marketing techniques have been a boon for marketers. Not only do leads generated through social and content marketing cost half as much as traditional outbound-generated leads (see below), they also close at higher rate (again, see below). Social Media B2B ).

83 Exceptional Social Media and Marketing Statistics for 2014

Webbiquity

So before it gets replaced by the next trendy buzzwordy term, here’s some marketing-related big data for you: 83 valuable facts, stats, and research findings covering strategy, social media, SEO, online advertising, email marketing, content, blogging, social networking, video and more.

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?

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!

20 Expert LinkedIn Guides

Webbiquity

LinkedIn has made dramatic changes to its platform over the past 18 months, making what was a rather plain but effective business networking tool into a content-rich, visually dynamic, more interactive professionally-focused social network.

6 Reasons Social Media Sucks, But You Need to Use It Anyway

Webbiquity

Amid all of the hype, conferences, and rapid adoption of social media marketing by organizations from sole proprietors to the Fortune 100, there remains an undercurrent of skepticism. It’s true that social media remains in many ways a sort of wild west.

9 Brands With Brilliant Facebook Marketing

Hubspot

There have been a lot of questions about Facebook lately: Are people still using it? With over 1 billion active users, it’s safe to say that Facebook is alive and well. Facebook appeals to its users because it provides real-time information but with a deeper feel. Facebook

87 More Vital Social Media Marketing Facts and Stats for 2012

Webbiquity

Though social media marketing is now used in about 90% of companies, techniques, platforms and best practices continue to evolve. What will likely be the hot trends in social media over the next couple of years? Social Media Stats and Demographics. Social Media in the Enterprise.

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Knowledge management in the age of social media

Biznology

Ever since the days of MySpace , it became pretty clear that social media platforms have a bright future ahead. This became further clear when networking platform Facebook was launched and became an instant hit. Social media trends.

How to Run an Effective Employee Advocacy Program on Social Media

Modern B2B Marketing

With over 2 billion active social media users , it only makes sense to encourage employees to chime in and share your brand updates with their social networks to increase visibility, share of voice, and exposure. Social sharing takes effort, so explain to them why it’s worth it!

Best Twitter Tips, Tools and Tactics of 2011

Webbiquity

Twitter users are twice as likely to purchase from companies they follow than are Facebook users. So how can marketers and PR professionals use Twitter more effectively? The Hidden Guide to Using Twitter Effectively by KISSmetrics. ** 5 STARS.

Best Social Media Stats, Facts and Marketing Research of 2010

Webbiquity

the sources below provide a vast wealth of data, statistics and research results, as well as a bit of interesting social media trivia. How are consumers and b2b decision makers using social media in their buying processes? How do the audiences differ across various social networks?

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How to Craft Perfect Posts for Facebook, LinkedIn & Twitter [SlideShare]

Hubspot

Here''s how many marketers handle their social media strategy: Craft update. Select Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. Auto-publish update to all three networks. Users interact and consume content on each of these social media channels differently. Facebook Best Practices.

ComScore Data Illustrates But Also Obfuscates

Paul Gillin

This graphic, which appeared in The Wall Street Journal on Tuesday , says a whole lot about Facebook’s success and Google+ ‘s struggles, but it’s an incomplete picture of the true value of social networks. Give credit to Facebook.

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31+ of the Coolest Social Media, Search and Web Tools of 2010

Webbiquity

Supplement your email list with your contacts’ social network info? Find out if the username or vanity URL you want is still available across dozens of social sites? Display a feed of brand-related comments from a variety of social networks on your website?

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How to Master Non-Awkward, Effective In-Person Networking

Hubspot

Whether you''re trying to develop your personal career or forge new business relationships, making offline, personal connections has become even more critical as online social networking becomes the norm. The web has given us ways to navigate around uncomfortable networking.

Facebook Pages for B2B Marketers: 10 Examples of B2B Facebook Page Covers

KoMarketing Associates

At the end of March, Facebook will be launching their new design for fan pages. Today we’re writing about, and providing examples of, the Facebook Fan Page cover image. Facebook Page Cover Images. Facebook Cover Image Suggestions and Recommendations.

Facebook Bots 101: What They Are, Who's Using Them & What You Should Do About It

Hubspot

Back in April, Mark Zuckerberg announced the launch of Facebook's Messenger Platform -- a new service that enables businesses of all sizes to build custom bots in Messenger. For starters, Facebook Messenger already has about 900 million monthly active users worldwide. 4) Facebook M.

Facebook Isn't Dead: 10 Reasons to Keep Using It for Your Business

Hubspot

With its falling organic reach, using Facebook for business might seem like a dying proposition. However, there may still be benefits to engaging in this particular social channel. We get to be more playful and relaxed on Facebook.". 2) It''s the Largest Social Network.

Facebook Can Work for B2B Marketers, But You Gotta Know the Rules

Paul Gillin

In my work with B2B organizations, the question of how to use Facebook is invariably front and center. This Is despite the fact that numerous surveys have shown that Facebook is one of the least effective social networks for B2B marketing.

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8 Effective Ways to Improve Your Firm's Niche Marketing Strategy

Marketri

In the increasingly competitive world of professional services, targeting a specific industry sector or niche audience is among the most effective ways for a firm to differentiate itself from the competition and build its bottom line. Engage professionals on niche social media outlets.

How to Craft Perfect Posts for Facebook, LinkedIn & Twitter [SlideShare]

Hubspot

I don''t know about you, but I''m tired of hearing "social media gurus" compare the effectiveness of Twitter versus LinkedIn, or Facebook versus Twitter, or Linkedin versus Facebook, or whatever other comparison you bring to the table. Facebook Best Practices.

A+ for Effective Marketing Content, Not Just Effort

KoMarketing Associates

eye-catching visuals, proper social media distribution, etc.) Your Facebook post has gotten more than 200 ‘likes’ this morning.”). Their most effective digital marketing channel is email.”. They’re increasing brand awareness through social media engagement.”).

How PR and Social Media Can Work Together

Webbiquity

Social media and PR would seem to be natural allies. Both require relationships with influential people in one’s industry to be effective. So why do corporate PR and social media efforts so often appear disconnected and out of sync? Share this on Facebook.

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How to Display Author Information in Organic Search Results

KoMarketing Associates

B2B marketers should consider leveraging this opportunity, for applicable individuals of the organization, since thought leadership, public relations “buzz”, and marketing to a growing number of people involved in the buying process are B2B marketing goals.

My New Book, ‘Attack of the Customers,’ is now available

Paul Gillin

Now I’d like to ask for your support by liking the book on the Amazon page and registering your like on the book Facebook page. One of the things that has always captivated me about social media is the power it gives to individuals to greatly amplify their voice.

15 things marketers should stop doing and thinking in 2011

Chris Koch

Here’s a list of things I wish we would stop doing and thinking as of December 31 st : Social media. Social media cause people to waste time at work. From Facebook to email to putting telephones on employees’ desks (remember, the telephone started as a “consumer” communication technology, too), companies think that every new wave is going to lead to gajillions in lost productivity. Guess what companies, people wasted time at work long before Facebook came along.

Live Blog: Lotusphere 2012 Opening Session

Paul Gillin

Fox’s brief speech isn’t very relevant to social business, but the audience receives him well. IBM’s Alistair Rennie kicks off the core session.There’s nothing new about social business, he says. Improve forecasting effectiveness. Michael J.

Are you ready for the mega-shift from social media to private media?

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

Snapchat is a juggernaut with the 18-24 age group, now earning more daily check-ins than Facebook. The company founder insists it is “not a social network.” And here is the quote from my young nephew: “Oh Facebook is dead.

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. Facebook fans. Facebook. I consider email marketing as the “glue” connecting your social media content.

How Social Media, Content Transform Marketing from Expense to Investment

Webbiquity

Sales leads generated through inbound marketing–the combination of content marketing, blogging, social media, website chat and SEM–cost 61% less than those produced through traditional demand generation techniques (e.g.,

The Basics of B2B Social Media Marketing Strategy

Webbiquity

Although more than three-quarters of B2B technology marketers use social media to market their products, less than half say they can tie social channels to revenue generation for their businesses. But it may also be a problem with basic B2B social media marketing strategy.