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15 Awesome Social Media Stats in 2011

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Jul 08 2011

Everyday you can find new surprising social media facts and stats.  There are a number of companies who constantly share their latest research, studies and infographics about social media.  In this day and age people have a general understanding that social media is powerful.  When we take this understanding and couple it with data, the argument for why companies should be using these tools in their marketing strategy becomes indefensible.  A lot of times these numbers and facts come in very handy when we are putting together a presentation, writing an article or creating a blog post.  Below are some of the freshly updated statistics on social media with listed sources.  Enjoy!

1. 33% of Facebook posts come from mobile devices. HubSpot


2. Facebook claims to have more than 750 million users now.  Facebook

3. Facebook is more effective for B2C businesses and LinkedIn is more effective for B2B business when looking at customer acquisition. HubSpot



4. LinkedIn attracts 33.4 million U.S. visitors, which is more than Twitter’s 27 million and Tumblr’s 10.7 million. Mashable

5. In 2011 Facebook reaches 73% of the U.S. Internet population each month, while MySpace has lost nearly 50% of its audience in the last year alone. Mashable

6. US marketers will spend $3.08 billion to advertise on social networking sites this year. eMarketer

7. Just Twitter itself is expected to attract $150 million in advertising this year and $250 million in 2012. eMarketer

8. More than 30 billion pieces of content are shared on Facebook each day. SocialMediaToday

9. Twitter is estimated to have around 200 million registered users who are sending now 200 million Tweets per day.  TwitterBlog

10. Wikipedia is one of the most visited and trusted websites in the world.  At the turn of 2010 the site played host to over 14 million articles from over 85,000 different contributors.  Browsermedia

11. More than 70% of Facebook users come from outside the United States.  Facebook

Top 10 countries on Facebook by SocialBakers


12. Facebook should be able to hit 1 billion users between June – July 2012. 1 billion, that will be 1 out of 7 people on planet earth. SocialBakers

13. YouTube has 490 million unique users worldwide per month, who rack up an estimated 92 billion page views each month.  Mashable

14. On average there are more than 400 tweets per minute containing a YouTube link.  Mashable

15. 65% of U.S. adults use social media and say they have received a positive benefit as a result. Harris Interactive

Do you have any interesting social media statistics to share?

Mariya Newman




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