12 Solid Stats Surrounding Social Networking (Plus Four  Timely Tips)

Webbiquity

Though it’s dangerous to assume anything about leadership in the social networking space (Facebook overtook MySpace as the biggest social network less than a decade ago , after all), the landscape does seem to have matured and stabilized somewhat at this point.

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.

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. Social Media Examiner ).

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INFOGRAPHIC: Worldwide Social Network Users

Modern Marketing

We all know that social media has significantly changed the way the world operates, from the way we interact to the manner in which we conduct business. I believe we understand that social media and the use of mobile technology is extensive both in the US and abroad.

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 Top 8 Social Networks For Business

Marketing Insider Group

Recently, Adobe’s CMO.com released their 5th annual CMO Guide to The Social Landscape highlighting the top 8 social networks for businesses. These top networks have been covered each of the last 4 years. Social Media

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. It’s inevitable that several enterprise software vendors will come up with their own flavour of social platforms.

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.

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.

The 2012 Social Networking Privacy Policy

Webbiquity

If you were to do a Google search for some of the top social networking sites , you’ll almost certainly stumble across a news story concerning privacy issues with user data. This is where social networking is going in 2013. Social Media Marketing

Toyota launches a social network for drivers

Biznology

With Salesforce.com, they've launched a social network for Toyota owners and drivers that keeps them connected to Toyota, to its dealers, and to other drivers. Image by conhunter via Flickr. by Chris Abraham. Is the car the ultimate mobile device? Toyota thinks so.

Is there still room for new social networks?

Biznology

If you’re like me, you probably remember a period not too long ago when you couldn’t open your e-mail without getting another invitation to join a new social network. If you look at how social networks operate, they are rather similar. Image via Wikipedia.

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.

How to Optimize Videos Across Every Social Network

Oktopost

From Instagram Stories to Facebook Live, more and more B2B marketing professionals are realizing the potential of social video in driving greater audience engagement, higher conversion rates, and more revenue. Social Media Marketing Facebook Instagram LinkedIn Social Engagement Social Media Strategy Thought Leadership Twitter Video Marketing YouTubeWe’ve all heard the numbers: video is expected to make up more than 80% of all web traffic by 2019.

Social Media Mistakes: 7 Things You Need to Stop Doing On Social Networks

Oktopost

From an embarrassing typo to a broken link, social media mistakes are no strangers to any social media manager. But what happens when those social media mistakes keep repeating themselves until they become guiding principles for […]. Social Media Marketing Social Analytics Social Engagement Social Listening Social Media Management Thought LeadershipWe’ve all been there.

Email bankruptcy and internal social networking

Biznology

Then, you hear about this new social business initiative going on at your company, which promises to end all maladies of Dilbert’s world: work will be meaningful and rewarding again, communications and collaboration will just work as they were supposed to. Credit: Wikipedia.

Which Social Network is Right For B2B Marketing?

Digital B2B Marketing

When you consider what social networks can become key marketing channels for your business, there isn’t one right answer. Here are three quick practical ways you can tell what social networks may be right for your business and focus additional research.

Managing Your Social Network: Top Tools You Should Use

Anything Goes Marketing

After having my kids I took a step away from social media except for posting adorable pics of my kids on Facebook. social media RSS customer service social bookmarking Twitter online communities social networksThat's about all I had time for - so I thought. My thought process was driven by a severe lack of sleep (which still exists) and a desire to focus on my core tasks which included leading my team.

Personal Brands RULE on Social Networks

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Yet many companies limit the use of Social Media at work which I think is very short sighted. "Of Blocking social media sites entirely may not be a good idea. Building and allowing personal brands to flourish is important to having a strong Social Brand.

3 Ways to Improve Media Relationships With Social Networking

Fathom

Networking, according to businessdictionary.com, is “creating a group of associates and keeping it active through regular communication for mutual benefit.” When it comes to placement p i ck-up, networking and relationships are vital.

Business Value of Social Networking

Industrial Marketing Today

Home Marketing Matters About Contact B2B Marketing Store Company Website Business Value of Social Networking by Achinta Mitra on July 29, 2009 in Social Media Marketing , Social Networking Saw a very interesting video where Seth Godin talks about how useful social media is to businesses.

Private Social Networks and the “Bathroom Moment”

Modern Marketing

This is where private social networks can shine. Social media was supposed to usher in a new era of real-time collaboration. But while the big, public social networks may get the most attention, it’s hard to see how incessantly refreshing your newsfeed improves work performance. In fact, many enterprises treat social sites as distractions. Estimates for how many employers block access to social sites range from 29% to 54%.).

Working your social network

Biznology

And the advice is simple: Don't just ask for help from your social network. Instead of using your social network, work your network. Social networks are built for creating close relationships in simple ways and you don't need money or fame to do it.

Warm Up Your Closing Call With a Social Network Referral

Sales Intelligence View

By using your social accounts to keep in touch with prospects and keep your name fresh in their minds, you can create a positive environment for closings. Before you can warm up a potential sale with social media, you need to know what social media networks they use, and which ones they don’t.

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.

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.

Google needs its own social network

Biznology

They lament how social has changed everything. If you are one of those search people descrying social media's impact, you need to check out my latest post on Search Engine Guide, " Google needs its own social network.". Organic Search Social Media Marketing Facebook Google MySpace Search engine optimization Searching Social media Social network TwitterImage via CrunchBase.

Directory of Social Networks for Learning Professionals

Buzz Marketing for Technology

DIRECTORY OF SOCIAL NETWORKS FOR. SOCIAL LEARNING. SOCIAL LEARNING. Directory of Social Networks for Learning. social networks aimed at learning professionals. of networks for both educators and workplace learning professionals. Use the list to find one or two relevant networks to join. The list is ordered by name of network. name of the network creator, where known are shown in brackets. Social.

How to Limit Email and Messages from Social Networks

B2B Marketing Traction

Are you getting too many emails or text messages from others’ sharing on social media sites? Note the link to a useful social media notification tool at the bottom of this post.). Jones Tech Tools 4 Us blog post, Too Many Social Network Emails?

Social Networking – Organic? Strategic? or Gaming a System?

B2B Marketing Traction

Now that social media is used by more businesses, it’s become clear that there is a right (and wrong) way to use it. What are the keys to success in social media? I provide planning, step up, training, and ongoing social media support for clients.

Social Networking for Business: What’s Right for Yours?

Writing on the Web

(As I’m on vacation for a week, I’ve invited Sydni Craig-Hart to share social networking tips.). The point is, participating in social networking is like participating in live networking. Take the time to do your research and find out EXACTLY which social networks your target market is hanging out in. A big part of your social networking marketing success will depend on how well you do your research.

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 social networks that fit your audience.

50 Stats to Help You Choose The Right Social Networks for Your Brand

Modern B2B Marketing

The social landscape is changing quickly and in order to win, social marketers need to listen and engage where their audience is, rather than expecting audiences to come to them. The challenge is, there are more social channels than ever before. Social Bakers.

Coming full circle: how businesses are returning to social media’s original intent

Biznology

Social media existed long before the Internet. In essence, these industrious ancient Persians established the first social network. With this in mind, companies are returning to the true “social” aspect of social media.

How to Segment Your Target Market on Social Networks

Sales Intelligence View

Modern segmentation is heavily steeped in the ever-changing world of social media. Today’s customers are equal parts mobile and social-media savvy. Leveraging Social Media for Segmenting Your Target Market.

Why Product Launch Plans Need to Include Social Networking

B2B Marketing Traction

Today it’s important to leverage social media by connecting and engaging with the right people far in advance of your product launch. Once you have relationships with thought leaders in your space, you’ve built social equity. Social Media/Web 2.0 Tweet.

Enterprise Social Networking: Survival of the Fittest or of the Nicest?

Biznology

In many discussions about driving adoption for social business platforms, the acronym WIIFM (“What’s in it for me”) became a well known jargon to say: unless users take personal advantage from the social platform, they won’t use it at all.

Twitter CEO Live Streams Answers About the Social Network’s Health

Hubspot

Today, the CEO took to Periscope -- Twitter's live streaming video app -- for a mobile panel of himself and three of his colleagues to answer questions from the public about the health of the social network.

Choosing the Best Big Social Networks for Publishers

Hubspot

With social media being one of the main channels used by companies to reach their audiences nowadays, and hundreds of social media sites available for use, it can make even a seasoned marketer or publisher feel overwhelmed when choosing which networks will work the best for them.

Aggregate Social Network Data Using the New Group Report

Sprout Social

The report combines a variety of social media analytics from Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn to benchmark your business’ overall success on social. More Networks, More Data. Turn Social Data Into Actionable Insights.