10 Surprising Facts About Social Media

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Social media is a key element of your web marketing strategy. Thanks to Facebook, Twitter or Google +, you are able promote your products or services. But it is also the best way to put a face on your brand and to interact directly with your customers. Social media is not something you should underestimate. Below are 10 surprising statistics and facts that you may not know about Social Media:

#1 – 56% of Americans have a profile on a social networking site

#2 – 22% of Americans use social networking sites several times per day

#3 – 189 million of Facebook’s users are “mobile only”

#4 – 60% consumers say the integration of social media makes them more likely to share products and services

#5 – 93% of marketers use social media for business

#6 – Facebook is the most addicting of the social networks

#7 – Every second two new members join LinkedIn

#8 – Every second 8000 users like some or other photo on Instagram

#9 – There are over 10 million Facebook apps so far

#10 – There are over 1 billion unique monthly visitors on Youtube

With an efficient social media strategy, you can significantly improve your customer relationships and attract more customers. Furthermore, you will increase your visibility on the Internet. Contact Blue Atlas Marketing today for more information on how to make the most of your different social media.

Sources:
http://www.convinceandconvert.com/the-social-habit/11-shocking-new-social-media-statistics-in-america/
http://www.fastcompany.com/3021749/work-smart/10-surprising-social-media-statistics-that-will-make-you-rethink-your-social-stra
http://socialmediatoday.com/jonathan-bernstein/1894441/social-media-stats-facts-2013

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  • Trevor Schmidt
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    It seems like common sense to me that more and more Facebook users are becoming “mobile only”. Think about it, a phone or tablet is so convenient for something like Facebook – there is very little reason why you need a laptop or desktop to browse the site.

  • Cathy Stevens
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    I’m surprised that only 56% of Americans have a social networking profile. I imagine the majority of these profiles would be on Facebook with Google+ in 2nd place. From what I understand, G+ is the fastest growing social networking site around.

  • Nate Stockard
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    Cathy,

    I don’t think G+ is growing because of mainstream usage. I’m sure the fact that every gmail user has a G+ account created for them helps pad the numbers, but really there isn’t a lot of daily usage from the FB crowd!

  • efpierce
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    189 million mobile users for Facebook?! That’s amazing and it shows that we really have to ramp up our mobile abilities if we are going to capture some of that audience.

  • Orval Simmons
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    A collection of useful Social Media facts, many of which I did not know. This one was a shocker, “There are over 10 million Facebook apps so far”. I assume this is because there are apps in multiple languages.

  • jon terns
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    There are so many people of Facebook and Twitter and it has become so mainstream to post anything and everything on social media pages. I am unsure what our society is coming to when so much personal and private things are out in the open.

  • sarah evanston
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    60% of people would engage if a business is on Facebook? I might have to start focusing some attention over to my social networks! I didn’t realize they were that powerful.

  • Jack Moore
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    I read this post twice. I am a recently graduated, now gainfully unemployed graphic artist. I launched my own business online using a number of web presences to market different products, such as banner ads graphics, custom Facebook and Twitter covers, and so on. Each website has a Twitter, Pinterest and Facebook page. My problem is I am too busy trying to run my business to maintain my social media accounts. After reading this post I realize I have to switch to focusing on social media marketing and for go the other forms of marketing I am using. Have to hire a virtual assistant to hand my SM obviously. Thanks for taking the time to post such a valuable resource.

  • Valerie Albright
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    This was an eye opener! I had no idea that Social Media use is as wide spread as it is, and used so much. I’m obviously not a typical SM user. I have to look at marketing my virtual assistant services via social media more.

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