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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. In addition, 96% of all B2C and 88% of B2B companies use Facebook for marketing.

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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.

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Why Facebook Should Be Worried About Other Social Networks

Contently

Early social networks had life spans like house flies. Then Facebook came along. But with newer social networks abounding, is it still the preferred choice of the public? While millennials also prefer it to the competition, a pair of newer networks is gaining ground.

Google+ is an antisocial network

Biznology

For most, Google+ is an antisocial network. Antisocial Networking Service. Even Facebook Has Humble (though Haughty) Beginnings. ” The Light at the End of the Tunnel is … Facebook? Same thing with Facebook. Classic antisocial networking!

Enterprise Social Networking Platforms: Think Amazon, Not Facebook

Biznology

“This is just Facebook for the Enterprise” is the most common way most people describe enterprise social networking platforms. Of course, this post’s intent is not to bet on the long-term viability of Amazon or Facebook. amazon.com (Photo credit: soumit).

The Other Social Network

Paul Gillin

If you thought the world’s largest professional network was little more than a place to post your resume, you owe yourself another visit. LinkedIn is set to eclipse the 100 million member mark sometime this spring, and it is quickly becoming the social network of choice for B2B professionals.

25 ideas for your social media network strategy

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

Behind every social media strategy you have to have a content plan and a network plan. But a network plan? “But how do I build this network,” you might be asking. Building your social media network. But a network plan? Building your social media network.

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

Webbiquity

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?

Why Instagram is becoming the dominant social network

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The post Why Instagram is becoming the dominant social network appeared first on Schaefer Marketing Solutions: We Help Businesses {grow}. Related Stories Reading between the lines of the latest Facebook usage data 10 Strategies to Battle Content Shock Social Media Explained.

The Pros & Cons of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & Other Social Networks [Infographic]

Hubspot

But with so many different social networks available, how do you choose which will work best for you? For example, recent research has shown that teens and millennials are moving away from Facebook and into other social networks like Instagram and Snapchat.

21 Fantastic Facebook Marketing Guides

Webbiquity

marketers have a love-hate relationship with Facebook. But the bottom line is, as Amanda DiSilvestro notes in one of the posts highlighted below, “there are two online platforms (marketers) just can’t avoid: Google and Facebook.” Best Facebook Marketing Guides.

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.

Four ways Facebook Instant Articles will dramatically impact marketing

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Facebook announced it would open up Instant Articles -– formatted and optimized to load almost immediately -– to any publisher without a special approval process. Facebook wants to build a content monopoly and there is probably no existing regulation or market force that can stop them.

Has a Facebook Rebellion begun?

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I am amazed at how much Facebook can get away with. I often get asked, ”What competitor will unseat Facebook,” and my answer is “Facebook.” Facebook is the most pervasive social networking platform , with a whopping 80 percent of the U.S.

Social networking services should be facilitated not controlled

Biznology

and platform-based Social Network Service (SNS); namely, her belief that communities need to grow organically and not be rigid, planned, communities: more like London than Paris. The post Social networking services should be facilitated not controlled appeared first on Biznology.

The Personal Network Effect Makes Walled Gardens Stronger, But There's Still Hope

Customer Experience Matrix

I’m still chewing over the role of “walled garden” vendors including Google, Amazon, and Facebook, and in particular how most observers – especially in the general media – fail to grasp how those firms differ from traditional monopolists. In theory the consumer could switch to a new network.

What will replace Facebook? Six considerations

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A question I often receive in my classes and talks is “What will replace Facebook?” We look to history to see the progression of upstarts replacing established companies — didn’t Facebook replace MySpace? What will replace Facebook? Facebook.

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? In their research, Ignite documents the growth rates, demographics and top countries of 59 social media networks.

Facebook, You’ve Failed Us

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There is an unsettling buzz about the future of Facebook. Some analysts report that Facebook usage is declining , or at least slowing in some parts of the world and if that is true, it is a problem of Facebook’s own making. So does Facebook’s.

Why Social Media Trumps In-Person Networking

Marketri

Let’s compare social media networking to in-person networking. Have you ever attended a business networking luncheon, happy hour, or other evening meeting? I’m not completely knocking business networking events; I’ve been to many over the years.

When to Post on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn & Other Top Social Networks [Infographic]

Hubspot

Every social network has higher and lower traffic times throughout an average day and an average week. So, when are the best times to post to each of your favorite social networks?

Should Facebook be regulated?

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Should children be exposed to graphic violence on Facebook without your knowledge and consent? Facebook’s “terror policy” is pretty weak. So, for example, if a hostage is live-streaming a beheading, that’s deemed appropriate content for a Facebook live stream.

Adding fuel to the fire: How important is Facebook?

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In a Piper Jaffray survey of American teens, one-third described the photo-sharing app Instagram as their most important social network. The research does not necessarily say teens are moving away from Facebook. Only 15 percent of teens in the survey said Facebook topped the list.

Wasting your ad money? All Facebook fans are unequal

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By Brooke Ballard, {grow} Contributing Columnist What if you were given $20,000 to acquire new fans on Facebook? But is there strategy in trying to acquire new fans on Facebook? What would you do with that $20k if you were asked to use it to acquire Facebook fans?

How To Elevate B2B Data Accuracy With Customer Network Effects

Radius

That’s why we’re so excited about a key foundational aspect of our product (and the topic of discussion in this post) – Customer Network Effects. Facebook It”: The Idea Behind Customer Network Effects. You know what Facebook did ridiculously well?

18 Ways To Build Trust Within Your Online Network

KoMarketing Associates

Here are 18 ways you can build trust in your online network. Participate in a LinkedIn group discussion of interest (or Facebook, maybe even Google+).

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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.

A plan to challenge the Facebook monopoly

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A very frequent question I am asked is “What will be the next Facebook?” However I do think Facebook has a seam of vulnerability and could be trounced, and I will riff on that too. Let’s look at Facebook’s obvious flaws … and why they don’t matter.

10 Reasons Brands Fail to Convert Facebook Fans into Paying Customers

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Posted in Commerce Facebook Interactive Marketing Sales Social Media Social Networking Strategy. According to HubSpot, ninety three percent of adults on the Internet are on Facebook, yet only 1% of a brand’s Facebook fans will ever make their way to the company’s main website.

B2B Paid Content Distribution: Facebook vs. LinkedIn

Contently

At one point, I explained that experimenting with paid Facebook distribution could be a cost-efficient way to grow its target audience. “We don’t think anyone’s looking for our content on Facebook. Think about the people you engage with most on Facebook.

Five reasons to be freaked out by the Facebook experiment

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Like most of the online world, I’m stunned by the Facebook experiment designed to surreptitiously toy with the emotions of its customers. The news emerged that in 2012, Facebook conducted a study to determine whether it could alter the emotional state of its users.

Which Social Network Should You Advertise On?

Hubspot

Like Facebook, you can also target to niche groups in categories like demographics, employee title and location. On Facebook, you may get as many as 1 in 200 impressions; on LinkedIn, it’s common to receive 1 in 500. It also doesn’t support advanced targeting options like Facebook does.

Your brain is wired for Facebook (really)

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There is mounting evidence that social networking sites like Facebook tap into a need for connection that is embedded in our DNA. We may be actually chemically-predisposed to wasting time on social networks. Neuro-Facebook. Facebook is brain crack for a generation.

Remember to market to your own influencer network

Biznology

Instantly access your network and communications anywhere. The post Remember to market to your own influencer network appeared first on Biznology. I really love influencer marketing. Too much.

The Stories Behind 5 Social Networks That Never Caught On

Hubspot

What was the first social network you ever joined? While many people will recall it being Facebook or Twitter, others might remember some of the earlier, less popular social networks. After all, these networks laid the groundwork for the social media giants we use today.

Carthage must be destroyed – and Facebook competition too.

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For years, I’ve tried to push back against the narrative that this or that social network is “winning” or “losing” against other networks. Facebook is out to get all of the other social networks. What is Facebook’s Motivation? Does Facebook have to own everything?

Paul Dunay joins Networked Insights as the CMO

Buzz Marketing for Technology

During the process of looking for the next big thing in social media, I ending up finding some really exciting technology at Networked Insights. Having owned both Radian6 and Networked Insights side by side I realized there was a big difference between “data and insights”.

How to Compel & Not Repel Customers on Facebook [Infographic]

Vertical Response

How do you get more Facebook Likes? How often is too often when posting on the king of social media networks? What are major Facebook no-nos you should seriously avoid? How do you garner more engagement? These are all commonly asked questions by businesses big and small.

13 Networking Mistakes You Need to Stop Making

Hubspot

But there are ways to make networking less of a chore. It starts with reflecting on your current networking habits and learning where you might be making mistakes. 13 Networking Mistakes You Need to Stop Making. 1) You're waiting to build your network until you need it most.

How To Elevate B2B Data Accuracy With Customer Network Effects

Radius

That’s why we’re so excited about a key foundational aspect of our product (and the topic of discussion in this post) – Customer Network Effects. Facebook It”: The Idea Behind Customer Network Effects. You know what Facebook did ridiculously well?