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[Infographic] Social Media Drives Revenue


Eventbrite has put together the below infographic from the 2012 social commerce report, providing insight into social media values around the globe. Here’s what they found:

Twitter drives the most traffic of all the major social networks, but it’s Facebook that generates the most revenue. Shares made on Twitter trigger, on average, 33 visits to websites, compared to 14 for Facebook and 10 for LinkedIn. The value of a share across all social networks went from $1.78 in 2010 to $3.23 (an increase of 81%) largely due to Facebook.

Value of a “share” by social network in US dollars:

  • Facebook – $4.15 ($2.52 in 2010. An increase of 65%)
  • Twitter – $1.85 ($.043 in 2010. An increase of 330%)
  • LinkedIn – $0.92 ($0.90 in 2010. An increase of 2%)

If you’re interested in the numbers from the 2010 social commerce report, you can view it here.

Other Highlights:

  • Facebook drives the most revenue
  • Twitter drives the most traffic
  • The revenue worth of a share varies around the world, with Ireland being the marketer’s country of choice on both Twitter and Facebook and France performing best for LinkedIn.

How They Did It

Eventbrite used a custom suite of social analytics tools that they developed. They’re reporting tracks and analyzes not only which sharing options their users leverage, but also where on their site each share action takes place. These tools also tie back into their conversion funnels, so they are able to attribute ticket purchases to the specific social distribution channel that drove them. So, for example, they can compare not just the value created by a Facebook “Like” vs. a tweet, but also the performance of shares initiated before or after a purchase. For the purposes of this report, Eventbrite defines social commerce as transactions that are driven through sharing on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

So despite all the recent talk of social spam and share fatigue – there is real money to be made in adding share buttons on your product and purchase pages. If you haven’t rolled out share buttons on your product and purchase pages, now’s the time to do it.

This infographic from Eventbrite takes a closer look at how social media drives revenue.

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[Infographic] Social Media Cheat Sheet–Top 9 Social Networks for Business


Not surprisingly, the top 9 networks are Pinterest, YouTube, Google+, Instagram, Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Foursquare. Depending on your business, you might not take advantage of all, but use at least a few. The research for this infographic was conducted by the SDL Social Media Team and it was created by SDL SM2 and Bizango Business Websites. It provides helpful tips on each of the above mentioned social platforms to help you get a very basic understanding. Great for beginners, but not enough detail for the advanced social media manager.

Here’s how SDL SM2 ranked the Top 9 Social Networks for Small and Medium-sized Businesses based on the following criteria:

  • Reach: How Many Members
  • Time Investment Required
  • Quality of Interaction (from a business perspective)
  • Fun (our highly-scientific and proprietary research)

 

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[Infographic] 50% of Facebook Fans Find Brand Pages More Useful Than Company Websites


Yes, according to the below infographic from market research company, Lab42, 50% of Facebook Fans like brand pages more than your website. Why? Well, among the 1000 social media users surveyed, it was discovered how liking a brand influences the consumer experience. Here’s what they found: 82% of users think that Facebook is a good place to interact with brands and, out of those people, 35% say that they feel brands listen to them more on Facebook. An important stat for B2C is one of the top reasons to follow a brand on Facebook is for coupons and discounts. The study revealed that 77% of those who “Like” a brand on Facebook have saved money as a result.” So, if you’re not running promotions on your page, you probably should be.

If you’re wondering how to get people to ‘Like’ your brands Facebook page? Check out the below infographic. Lab42 asked respondents to identify what motivated (and prevented) them from showing their support for brands on Facebook. The results are interesting, and they actually bring up a few new feature ideas Facebook should consider if it wants to keep business owners and marketers happy. Take a look for yourself to see what social media users are saying.

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Attention Facebook Page Admins! Get Simple Answers to Complex Facebook Page Questions. (Free Analytic’s App!)


If you’re a Facebook page admin looking to get your  feet wet in the world of marketing, PageLever recently launched Minilytics — a FREE app for marketers looking for quick answers to the basic marketing questions of your Facebook pages. If you’re struggling to identify how to get the most value from your Facebook page because you don’t know who your fans are, how to reach them or when to reach them, Minilytics  is a great solution. This basic analytic’s tool is a great way to get answers specific to YOUR Facebook pages: your best time to post, the number of fans your posts reach, the most popular kind of content to post for your fans and an analysis of the demographics of your fan base.

At the moment, Minilytics provides you with 4 important metrics based on your past performance, to help you adjust your strategy. You should know that the point of this tool is not to dive into deep data but to get a quick overview of how your page content is doing. It’s great for people that want to be aware of their performance but find other analytic services or even Facebook Insights too overwhelming. The tool is completely free and all you have to do is connect your Facebook account. If you’re looking for a more advanced analytics tool, check out the paid version, PageLever.

So, let’s look at the 4 metrics offered here (not in order):

How many Fans am I reaching?

Of course, one of the essential metrics in Facebook Marketing is Reach, or how many people your posts are actually reaching. It is said that the average is around the 20%, which doesn’t necessarily mean you should expect that. The below screenshot represents the performance of BrandLove’s last 7 Facebook posts. My average reach is 40.2% of my fans without any paid advertising. It also shows the mininum reach and maximum reach.

Who are my Fans?

“Who are my fans” is basically a quick snapshot and more visual version of the “Who you reached” charts provided by Facebook Insights. With the Minilytics version, you can easily read the gender and age groups. Do you think you’ll be surprised by the results of your fan base?

Best Type of Post?

In this case, Minilytics is gathering data from the last 100 posts to analyze what type of post is performing best with your audience. “Type” meaning your media, photos, videos, status or links. If you haven’t posted a certain “type,” maybe you haven’t posted any videos–Minilytics will not have any idea how those types of posts would have performed–so they are ignored for the calculation. On a side note, if you are only posting links at this time, I would highly recommend experimenting with photo’s and video’s since they have the highest reach and are the most engaging types of posts. MTV India found that photo albums increased clicks by 1290%. Seriously.

Best time to post?

Minilytics calculates this report based on the time when your Fans commented in your last 100 posts. This is valuable information if you’re looking to find premium times to post your updates. After all, your Facebook business page should be all about engaging with your fans, right?

Your report is ready!

You also have the option to print, download or get a link for your report. For some reason, there was an error with my report so I couldn’t capture a screenshot of the actual report.

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Facebook Tip: Link Your Blog to Your Facebook Page to Drive Traffic (Free App!)


One advantage to the Facebook business page is the featured App tabs located just below your cover photo. Even if you’re tweeting and updating your Facebook business page status with your latest blog content (ahem — you should be if you’re not!) This FREE Application Tab, brought to you by Networkedblogs.com, is simple and easy to install and makes a great addition to your Facebook business page. One more way to drive traffic to your blog and get your articles read!

Ok, as promised, here’s what to do:

1. Log  into your Facebook account and on your Facebook business page, and in another window have your blog open (so you can quickly copy and paste the URL).

2. Visit networkedblogs.com and at the top right, click where it says, “Add Your Blog.”

3. You’ll be asked to log in with Facebook – do that.

4. Logging in will bring you to a page that lets you Register a Blog. Type or paste in the full URL of the blog, i.e. http://www.brandlovellc.wordpress.com.  Click “Next.”


5. Now you’ll be asked to fill in a bit more info, including the title of the blog, a brief description, a few tag words, etc. The “feed” address to the blog should be automatically entered.

6. When you finish, you’ll be brought to a page about the blog. On the left hand side of the screen under “Blogger Tools” you’ll see the word, “Syndication.” Click that, then go check your email for a verification email. Click where indicated in the email and you’ll be brought to another networkedblogs.com page.

7. Click on the “Blogger Dashboard” in the upper right hand corner; then in the menu under your blog, next to Publish, select Add to Facebook Page. Select the page you want to add your blog to and click the blue “Add Page Tab” button.


8. Head over to your Facebook business page, refresh the page if needed, and you’ll see a tab that says “Blog.” Click on the tab and you’ll be able to choose which blog (yours!) to appear on the page. If there are photos/graphics on your blog posts, the list of recent post excerpts will appear with thumbnails (as shown), giving your Blog tab on Facebook a clean, professional look and offering readers another way to engage with your words.

Keep in mind, not everyone clicks on App Tabs. To make sure everyone sees your new blog post on Facebook, post a Facebook status update with your article and include the shortened link to your newest content each time you blog. You can even take a screenshot of your blog article and post a picture of it for a higher ‘reach’ to your audience. See example below.

If you found this article helpful and are not already a fan of BrandLove, LLC Facebook Fan Page, please follow the link and “like” my page. There are lots more social media tips and information. My fan page is updated daily. Thank you for your support!

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[Promote Yourself] It’s Your Turn to BRAG YOUR BLOG to Create Brand Awareness and Drive Traffic!


As a way of showing gratitude to my loyal readers, I’ve created a forum for you to BRAG YOUR BLOG so you’ll get greater exposure from all my readers and Facebook fans if you choose to post there too. This is an opportunity for YOU to tell us how great your blog, podcast, videos or other content is in the comments section below. You’ve spent a ton of time researching and writing your blog post for the world to see and, hopefully, share. Even the best articles need help getting noticed so the only people reading your blog posts aren’t you and your subscribers. Promoting your blog post is vital to driving social media engagement for your article which will lead to traffic back to your blog.   What good is great content if no one knows you’re out there? Don’t be shy, it’s all about YOU!

I also have a BRAG YOUR BLOG going on right now on my Facebook fan page if you want to check it out and promote yourself there too.

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[Infographic] The Power of Facebook Advertising


Facebook has just released the below infographic, The Power of Facebook Advertising showing global stats around Facebook usage as well as some insights for Facebook advertising.

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Social Media Comic: The Social Media Timesink


 

Are you experiencing social media overload? Check out this funny comic that I stumbled upon on Soc Med Sean’s blog. This is totally me on a day to day basis…ha!

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New Facebook Feature: Photo Thumbnails in ‘Notifications’ section of Your Admin Panel


Facebook has added thumbnails to your fan page Admin Panel under the ‘Notifications’ section so you can instantly see which photo your fans are liking and commenting on. This feature has been added to not only the photo’s you’ve uploaded on your business pages, but also includes pictures you’ve liked and commented on other business pages. This is great news! However, I’ve noticed that this feature is only visible on one of the pages that I manage, but not the other. Have you seen this feature yet?

If you’re not already a BrandLove, LLC Facebook Fan, please “like” my page. There are lots more social media tips and information. My fan page is updated daily. Thank you for your support!

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[Infographic] The Influence of Social Media: Turning “Likes” into “Buys”


We are all searching for new ways to turn a “like” “pin” or “follow” or “+1 (you get the picture) into a buy. A new infographic by CouponCabin showcases just how much influence social media has on consumers and what types of companies people are more likely to be loyal to.

Here are a few highlights from the infographic:

  • 45% of Females without children follow brands to keep up with the latest content (44% of Moms, 31% Men)
  • The American community is most loyal to the food and beverage industry (57%)
  • 18% of US social media users are influenced by a “like” or a “follow” by a friend
  • Individuals under 35 (23%) are more likely to be influenced by their friends behavior than a 55 year-old (9%)

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