Your Guide to the Best Social Marketing Platforms for 2015

 

Social media is still very influential, and it is high time for marketers to leverage a diverse array of platforms to discover better business opportunities. If you haven’t been in the bandwagon yet, check these numbers out. 

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Your Guide to the Best Social Marketing Platforms for 2015

 

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THE BEST SOCIAL MEDIA TOOLS BY THE NUMBERS

What do companies like to use?

  •         LinkedIn – 94%
  •         Twitter – 88%
  •         Facebook – 84%
  •         Youtube – 72%
  •         Google Plus – 64%
  •         Pinterest – 33%
  •         Instagram – 24%

* 65% of marketers want to learn more about Google Plus 

* 70% of marketers will increase social media spending

* 43% of marketers found a customer using LinkedIn

* 65% of executives visit a vendor’s site after watching a Youtube video

Number of users and reach

  •         Facebook – 1.5 billion users (864 million active users; 42% marketers say FB is critical to their business)
  •         Twitter – 284 million users (500 million tweets per day; 100 million daily active users; average number of    followers per user: 208)
  •         LinkedIn – 332 million users (Geographical reach: 200 countries and territories; monthly unique visits: 187 million)
  •         Pinterest – 70 million users (Percentage of purchases by online shoppers: 47%; average amount of an online sale: $123.50)
  •         Youtube – 1 billion users (4 billion views per day; 7% of marketers plan to increase video content production; 100 hours of video uploaded every minute)
  •         Google Plus – 300 million users (20 million unique mobile active users; 2nd most actively used social media platform; percentage of active brands: 70%)
  •         Instagram – 300 million users (49% active daily users; gained over 50 million users in six months)

Number of active users by age

  •         Facebook – 18 to 29
  •         Twitter – 18 to 29
  •         Youtube – 18 to 34
  •         LinkedIn – 30 to 49
  •         PInterest – 18 to 49
  •         Instagram – 18 to 29
  •         Google Plus – 18 to 24

Number of active users by gender

  •         Facebook – Men – 66%, Women – 77%
  •         Twitter – Men – 22%, Women – 15%
  •         LinkedIn – Men – 28%, Women – 27%
  •         Pinterest – Men – 13%, Women – 42%
  •         Instagram – Men – 22%, Women – 29%
  •         Google Plus ­­–Men – 64%, Women – 36%
  •         Youtube – Men – 70%, Women – 65%

Best times to post

  •         Facebook – Thursdays and Fridays, from 1-3 p.m.
  •         Twitter – Mondays to Fridays, 12 p.m., 5 p.m., and 6 p.m.
  •         LinkedIn – Tuesdays to Thursdays, 7 a.m. to 8 a.m., and 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  •         Pinterest – Saturdays, 2 a.m. to 4 a.m., and 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
  •         Instagram – Mondays, off work hours
  •         Google Plus – Mondays to Fridays, 9 a.m.
  •         Youtube – Thursdays and Fridays, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Limitations

  •         Facebook – More skewed to casual sharing; difficult to control content
  •         Twitter – Not image-based; no Edgerank
  •         LinkedIn – Unsuitable for smaller companies; reputation-sensitive
  •         Pinterest – Limited to retailers and SMEs; higher tendency of spam
  •         Instagram – Limited features; limited to iOS and Android devices
  •         Google Plus – Small market share;  not SEO friendly
  •         Youtube – Lacks customer service; geographic restrictions

Most important social media marketing tactics

  •         SEO – 52%
  •         Promoted posts – 41%
  •         Social media ads – 38%
  •         Content discovery tools – 36%

 

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