Thursday, January 26, 2012

How To Get More Clicks On Twitter

Key takeaways to boost your Twitter CTR (Clickthrough rate):

  • Write tweets between 120-130 characters in length
  • Place links about 25% into the tweet
  • Tweet at a slower pace
  • Choose the right words and phrases
  • Use action words

Learn how to use social media to power your business

Market Research Gets Social

Is Social Business Defined by Shared Value?

What does it mean to have a ‘social business’? The term is thrown around more than a hot potato these days and nobody can seem to pinpoint its definition. Does it mean a traditional business who engages in social media? Does it mean a business that earns revenue using social media? Does it mean a company that builds social media tools/networks? The people over at Global Dawn wanted to sort it out, and came up with this sweet infographic to solve the case.

Monday, January 23, 2012

The Numbers Just Keep On Getting Bigger: Social Media And The Internet 2011 [STATISTICS]

Social Media

  • 800+ million – Number of users on Facebook by the end of 2011
  • 200 million – Number of users added to Facebook during 2011
  • 350 million – Number of Facebook users that log in to the service using their mobile phone
  • 100 billion – Estimated number of photos on Facebook by mid-2011
  • 225 million – Number of Twitter accounts
  • 100 million – Number of active Twitter users in 2011
  • 18.1 million – People following Lady Gaga. Twitter’s most popular user
  • 250 million – Number of tweets per day (October 2011)
  • 1 – #egypt was the number one hashtag on Twitter
  • 8,868 – Number of tweets per second in August for the MTV Video Music Awards
  • $50,000 – The amount raised for charity by the most retweeted tweet of 2011
  • 39 million – The number of Tumblr blogs by the end of 2011
  • 70 million – Total number of WordPress blogs by the end of 2011
  • 1 billion – The number of messages sent with WhatsApp during one day (October 2011)
  • 2.6 billion – Worldwide IM accounts
  • 2.4 billion – Social networking accounts worldwide

The Internet

  • 3.146 billion – Number of email accounts worldwide – Microsoft Outlook is the number one email client (27.6 percent share), and the average corporate user sends and receives 112 emails every day
  • 555 million – Number of websites (December 2011) – 300 million new websites were added in 2011
  • 95.5 million – Number of .com domain names at the end of 2011 (no wonder you can’t find a good one)
  • 2.1 billion – Internet users worldwide – 44 percent of these are in Asia
  • 1 trillion – The number of video playbacks on YouTube
  • 40 – Years since the first email was sent, in 1971

Source: pingdom

51% of Facebook are more likely to buy from brands they follow

Social Login & Site Engagement

What is SOPA?

Key Milestones In Social Media Law

What does 60 seconds of social media look like?

interesting stats below and the infographic below that.

  • 1000 people post to Tumblr every 60 seconds
  • 2000 people check in to Foursquare every 60 seconds
  • Social media accounts for 24% of all time spent online
  • 250 million photos are uploaded to FB every day

Hootsuite celebrates 3 years and 3 million users

Thursday, January 5, 2012

The Social Media Statistics of Today: Facebook

Infographic Reveals The Biggest Social Media Hits (And Misses) Of 2011

The Top Tweets In Small Business In 2011

Many small businesses have come on board the Twitter train. It’s a low-cost, effective marketing solution for one-person operations, small start-ups and other shops that can’t afford a prime-time Super Bowl ad.

The folks at Future Simple took a look at the most retweeted tweets from the small business community over the last year, and put them in an easy-to-read infographic.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

If Twitter, Facebook And Google Were The News, What Stuff REALLY Mattered In 2011?

Top 10 TV Shows, Events & Networks Of 2011, According To Bluefin Labs

Facebook Beats Twitter In Video Sharing By A Landslide

Key findings reporting on the infographic are as follows:

  • Mobile viewers have more patience – nearly 40% of mobile viewers watched three-quarters of a long-form video while only half as many were engaged that long on their desktops
  • iPhone is the most popular mobile device for watching videos (71.8%) followed by Android Mobile (21.2%)
  • For each minute of video watched on a desktop, 1 minute and 17 seconds are watched on a tablet
  • Facebook beats Twitter in video sharing – For ever 1 video shared via Twitter, 19 videos are shared on Facebook in Taiwan, 17 in Italy, 13 in Australia, and 9 in the United States

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