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.

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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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.

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.

Video ads: Facebook or YouTube?

Vidyard

The most common types of video ads are previews before another piece of video content, ads in search engines, or paid media on social. November 2015 marked the first month where more videos were uploaded to Facebook than posts containing links to YouTube.

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17 Hidden YouTube Hacks, Tips & Features You'll Want to Know About

Hubspot

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. Well, YouTube took a page out of Facebook's.

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.

Social Media Usage by Engineers and Industrial Professionals

Industrial Marketing Today

Last week I downloaded and read the new research report, “Social Media Use in the Industrial Sector” published by IHS GlobalSpec. Visit my website for more content on industrial marketing.]. Social Media Marketing Social Networking Google+ Industrial Marketing Lead generation LinkedIn videos YouTubeSome of the findings are consistent with their reports [.]. This is only a content summary. Please click on the headline to read the full article.

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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.

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. 86% of marketers now combine paid and organic tactics as part of their social media strategies.

Pinterest vs. Google+: Which New Social Network Is Worth Marketers' Time?

Hubspot

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.

Visitors hate online ghost towns more than spammy auto posts

Biznology

No, that’s only the second most-hated thing in corporate social media branding. The number-one thing visitors to your online properties, including your website, hate the most is a ghost town. As long as the (social media) roots are not severed, all is well.

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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!

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.

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.

20 Percent of UK Social Networking is Mobile [New Data]

Hubspot

Another area that small and medium sized businesses can utilize in order to stay ahead of their competition is social media. eMarketer just released a comprehensive report on the state of social network advertising and the findings are pretty interesting.

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. Social matters in b2b.

Top B2B Website Metrics to Monitor Using Google Analytics

Hinge Marketing

When it comes to evaluating the performance of a professional services firm’s website, most people tend to focus the majority of their attention towards one metric: overall traffic, or the number of visits to a website. Make sure your website has easy-to-understand navigation elements.

YouTube Makes Some Videos 'Shoppable' and Other Marketing Stories of the Week

Hubspot

It feels like social media is easier to use than ever before. With new features that auto-hashtag content, allow users to buy products right from videos, and provide tailored content recommendations to users on mobile websites, things are definitely changing for the better.

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Social Marketing Wisdom From a True Practitioner

Paul Gillin

Stand Out Social Marketing starts a little slow, but if you stick with it you’ll be rewarded with truly actionable insight that can help your whole company become more social. An accompanying website provides bonus information that builds on many of the points raised in the book.

Break the mold: Why content marketing needs to be like a chalupa

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

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.

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. Social media is the new PR.

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How to Get Found Where Your Buyers are Looking: Web Presence Optimization

Webbiquity

It starts with a well-optimized website of course, but there’s much more to it than that; a website isn’t the only way to show up in a search, and traditional search engines aren’t the only online tools that buyers are using to learn about products and services.

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Best LinkedIn Guides, Tips and Tactics of 2011

Webbiquity

While B2C marketers focus on Facebook, LinkedIn is consistently cited as the top social network for B2B marketing. How LinkedIn Apps Can Promote Your Business by Social Media Examiner. 10 Tips for LinkedIn Social Networking by Online Social Networking.

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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Blast From the Past: 7 Websites That Were One Thing, But Now They're Another

Hubspot

Once upon a time, back in 2005, there lived on the internet a website called YouTube. It's a name that, today, many people recognize as a video-sharing website -- and much more -- that's owned by Google. But over a decade ago, YouTube wasn't what it is today. 4) YouTube.

Four marketing mega trends nobody’s talking about

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

The social media dead-end — Facebook, LinkedIn and the others don’t want links any more. The rise of the private networks. First the bad news: All this public social data and engagement is going behind a privacy wall. Meaning, keep all your content on your website.

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What are the most reliable content channels to connect with customers?

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

YouTube subscribers. I consider email marketing as the “glue” connecting your social media content. Research shows that Pinterest drives more web traffic — and more purchases — than any other social media channel.

Your corporate website needs to become a trap

Biznology

I just started as Director of Social Media at Unison Agency in Washington’s historic Georgetown. During a meeting on Friday he quipped, “a website is a trap — or should be.” The same thing is true when it comes to your website. Social media is a trap.

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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20 More of the Best Social Media Marketing Guides and Tips of 2013

Webbiquity

Social media marketing has become an integral part of strategies for maximizing the overall web visibility of an organization. What key trends in 2014 should social media marketers to be aware of? What are the best practices for promoting events through social media?

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How to Build the Ultimate Online Newsroom

Webbiquity

It ideally should include: • The primary media contact’s name and contact information (including social network profile links). Links to all of the company’s social media profiles (LinkedIn company page, Facebook, YouTube channel, Twitter etc.). •

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Social Network based Caller Routing

Buzz Marketing for Technology

You find the right website but you are having trouble locating the right rod and reel combination. Maybe they know someone in your social network and can even broker a chat with them (live through Facebook) about their recommended rod and reel combo for you.

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.,

23 (More) of the Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Resources of 2012

Webbiquity

How can marketers make more productive use of their time on social networking sites? How can you make sure your company’s social media policy doesn’t run afoul of employment law? How can you measure (or can you measure) social media ROI ?

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Are You Making These 5 Common Content Marketing Mistakes?

Vertical Response

Many of us struggle to have enough content to share on our social networks, in our emails and in our newsletters. Then there are those of us who blog 6 times or more a week and have content pouring out of every corner of our website, social networks and emails.

Digital Marketing on a Vine–Twitter’s New Video Venue

Biznology

Twitter’s new Vine has some social media and marketing experts tumbling with excitement. In just a little over two weeks, Vine – the new video app acquired by the company in October 2012 and launched on January 24 – has captured the imagination of many social media and marketing specialists. The biggest social network saw fit to cut that link. Vine does offer the capability to share videos to Facebook and Twitter and to embed them on a blog or website.

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.

Can traditional TV succeed as mainstream video?

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

All that buzz about IPTV, DVRs and this new kid in town, Youtube, got to me. I’m now working with a TV production company to launch digital channels and video-based websites for OTT platforms. Distribution, discovery, intent and social networking all claimed to be the new king.

Google Hates Your Mobile Website (Here's How to Fix It)

Hubspot

It’s separate from your regular desktop website, and requires you to make edits to your mobile version every time you edit your desktop version. That means you only have to maintain one website, and it looks good on every device. You have a mobile optimized site. Woo hoo!