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Social Media's Shocking Statistics

Social Media's Shocking StatisticsWith 500 Million + people on Facebook and an estimated 280,000,000 Twitter accounts, there is no doubt that social media is eye opening… shockingly so. The significance of social media for businesses is equally big. Expanding your brand’s potential reach via Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and   more has become the holy grail of marketing.   According to a recent Exact Target study, 69% of all Facebook users are a fan of one or more company Pages, leaving   little room for argument that social media marketing can have significant impact on your business and ultimately, sales. In fact, a whopping 92% of marketers are already using Facebook today, according to a study from Social Media Examiner, with   75% of them planning on increasing their activity in the future.

We’ve collected current social media statistics for platforms, users and businesses  including the top four social platforms that businesses are successfully employing today (you’ll be surprised).

“Because 43% of all online consumers are either FANS or FOLLOWERS, you must understand not only where to establish a social media presence, but how to communicate with your consumers once you’re there.”

- Exact Target

Having a presence on Facebook   is a great start, but it’s what you do with it that will make or break your social media program. From search engine optimization to promotions,   f-commerce and custom tabs using i-frames…the options are pretty much endless.   What social media platforms are you using for your brand   today? Do you plan on adding or deleting any? What is your biggest challenge with social media marketing?

Special thanks to the following sources:   SocialMediaExaminer,  Small Business Search Marketing, Twitter, Facebook, Ask Aaron Lee, Exact Target, Sam’s Web Guide

Harp Social has the certified expertise, tools and social media acumen to take your SEO and social media marketing campaigns to the next level. Find out how we can help you use search marketing and social media more effectively for your business. Email or call 630.691.9500 today to get started today!

Diane Rayfield is a Forbes Top 50 Social Media Power Influencer. Social Media Consultant, Strategist & Trainer. Founder of Harp Social.

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