Facts on small business marketing and social media

  1. 2009 US Department of Education study revealed that on average, online students out performed those receiving face-to-face instruction
  2. 80% of companies use social media for recruitment; % of these using LinkedIn 95%
  3. The fastest growing segment on Facebook is 55-65 year-old females
  4. Ashton Kutcher and Ellen Degeneres (combined) have more Twitter followers than the  populations of Ireland, Norway, or Panama.  Note I have adjusted the language here after someone pointed out the way it is phrased in the video was difficult to determine if it was combined.
  5. 50% of the mobile Internet traffic in the UK is for Facebook…people update anywhere, anytime…imagine what that means for bad customer experiences?
  6. Generation Y and Z consider e-mail passé – some universities have stopped distributing e-mail accounts
  7. Instead they are distributing: eReaders + iPads + Tablets
  8. What happens in Vegas stays on YouTube, Flickr, Twitter, Facebook…
  9. The #2 largest search engine in the world is YouTube
  10. While you watch this 100+ hours of video will be uploaded to YouTube
  11. Wikipedia has over 15 million articles…studies show it’s more accurate than Encyclopedia Britannica…78% of these articles are non-English
  12. There are over 200,000,000 Blogs
  13. Because of the speed in which social media enables communication, word of mouth now becomes world of mouth
  14. If you were paid a $1 for every time an article was posted on Wikipedia you would earn $156.23 per hour
  15. 25% of search results for the World’s Top 20 largest brands are links to user-generated content
  16. 34% of bloggers post opinions about products & brands
  17. Do you like what they are saying about your brand? You better.
  18. People care more about how their social graph ranks products and services  than how Google ranks them
  19. 78% of consumers trust peer recommendations
  20. Only 14% trust advertisements
  21. Only 18% of traditional TV campaigns generate a positive ROI
  22. 90% of people that can TiVo ads do
  23. Kindle eBooks Outsold Paper Books on Christmas

These are facts from the video social Media Revolution