My friends over at Social Media Examiner just released their 2014 Social Media Marketing Industry Report. It’s a survey of 2,800 marketers from around the world, asking about their attitudes and plans for social media usage. buy 2000 instagram followers This is the 6th annual version of this report, and I recommend you grab yourself a copy right here. It’s not perfect research because the participants are self-selected and are primarily small business (65% are in companies with 25 or fewer employees). However, the non-USA participation is very nice (40%) and there’s definitely a good smattering of participants who have been doing social media professionally for several years. The full report is 50 pages, and I’m certain that you’ll find a variety of interesting statistical bon mots within its confines. But for Convince & Convert readers, here are the 9 social media statistics I find most interesting, and what they really mean.
Did you know that social media is the top online activity in the United States, with the average American spending 37 minutes per day using platforms such as Twitter, buy more followers on instagram Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn?
46 percent of web users look towards social media when making a purchase, and 8 in 10 small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) use social media to spur growth.
Three in five SMBs say that they’ve gained new customers by using social media, and 67 percent of Twitter users say they are more likely to buy from brands they follow on Twitter.
It’s been reported that 100 hours of YouTube video is uploaded every single minute. Approximately 50% of that video is about squirrels, so take that stat with a dose of skepticism. buy instagram followers instantly But there is no doubt that the video train is nowhere close to slowing. Further, with the rise of LTE and the corresponding ability to stream video anywhere, coupled with the increasing usage of Vine and Instagram video, being able to communicate cleanly and clearly via video is a major area of focus – and should be.
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