Why Social Media Engagement Is A Real Metric [INFOGRAPHIC]


 

By Shea Bennett | http://www.mediabistro.com

Did you know that the average engagement rates for posts made on social media sites range from just 0.01 to 1 percent?

Independent studies I’ve undertaken have confirmed this. In my opinion, if your engagement rates are better than half a percent you’re WAY above average, and around five times as engaged as even the biggest players in the social space.

So is it all a waste of time? Leer más “Why Social Media Engagement Is A Real Metric [INFOGRAPHIC]”

Who is the Superhero of the Social Web? [INFOGRAPHIC]


by  | http://mashable.com

Who is the most discussed Marvel character on the social web? Spiderman, of course.

Data analytics company Networked Insights has collected data on the most popular Marvel characters on the social web in the last 30 days, and although it’s not surprising that Spiderman topped the list — especially in light of the franchise’s latest movie debut — the Avengers clinched the second most socially-discussed spot.

According to Networked Insights, the Incredible Hulk is most discussed Avengers character on social media sites, followed by Thor and Iron Man. Meanwhile, the top mutants are Wolverine, Magneto and Northstar.

SEE ALSO: ‘The Avengers’: The First All-Star Movie By Design

The firm also highlighted the most-discussed villians, with Loki — the adopted brother of Thor — taking the top spot. The Lizard and Venom rounded out the top two.

Meanwhile, social media users in New York City are chatting about Marvel characters more than any other location nationwide, followed by Los Angeles and Chicago.

“It’s been established for a while now that social media is the digital water cooler for all kinds of discussions,” Sean Reckwerdt, senior analyst at Network Insights, toldMashable. “We’re witnessing through social media the dissolution of comic superheroes being beloved only by niche communities. The commercial success of these recent Marvel films are indicating that people are willing to invest several years of their time to a franchise and are definitely willing to check out a series reboot if it is well executed.”

For a deeper look at which Marvel characters are getting the most social buzz, check out the inforgraphic below.

Note: The infographic doesn’t highlight Spiderman as the overall most-discussed Marvel character on the social web. That information was provided to Mashable directly from Networked Insights.

Image courtesy of The Incredible Hulk on Facebook

Marvel Infographic

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Google+ vs. Facebook – Infographic | Written by Jeff Bullas


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I am starting to wonder if Google+ is a waste of time as a marketing platform for bloggers and brands.

Google+ vs Facebook Infographic

Google+ launched with a bang last year and has now reached over 170 million registered users and 100 million active users.

The demographic is mainly male at 67%, the average age is 28 years old with a technical bent.

I do like the Google+ interface and I am sure it had a significant impact on maintaining competitive  pressure on Facebook to keep its user interface fresh with its new “Timeline” design rollout and evolution.

But there is a problem.

Google+’s engagement levels are so low that actually rank behind MySpace and almost any other significant social network you want to mention.

Google+ Engagement is Poor

Research from RJ Metrics shows that that despite the large user base they are hardly spending any time on the site whether vthat is publishing, reading or engaging.

Here are some of the findings:

  •  The average post has less than one +1, less than one reply, and less than one re-share.
  • 30% of users who make a public post never make a second one.
  • After making five public posts, there is a 15% chance that a user will not post publicly again.
  • Among users who make publicly-viewable posts, there is an average of 12 days between each post

Other research reveals that Google+ users spend on average only 3 minutes per month versus Facebook at over 400 minutes.

Google+ vs Facebook - Infographic

What about Traffic Referral…? Leer más “Google+ vs. Facebook – Infographic | Written by Jeff Bullas”

In-depth Guide To Content Creation [With Infographic]


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It doesn’t matter whether you’re an on-site SEO consultant, a link-building specialist or an all-round ‘internet marketer’, content creation should be particularly high on your list of priorities. We’ve been hearing the phrase ‘content is king’ for years now, but given Google’s recent de-indexation of low-quality blog networks, the Panda updates and the new algorithm burning across the horizon, it seems it’s never been more true than in 2012.

It’s not difficult to understand the importance of high quality, unique and relevant content in the modern SEO industry; content of this type published on your own site can do wonders when it comes to link magnetism and social media metrics and similarly, can help you obtain extremely powerful links from high authority domains that might otherwise be out of your reach. But creating this content is easier said than done, particularly if you’re trying to compete in a crowded industry. Sure, if you’re working on behalf of a client in a fairly dull field it can be relatively easy to produce content that will attract attention, but competing in content-heavy industries like SEO, gaming and entertainment (for example) can be very, very difficult.

So how can you make creating high quality, shareable content easier? What processes can you follow to minimise the time you spend researching and thinking and maximise the time you spend creating and sharing your content?

To try and answer these questions I’ve put together the following article and infographic (a large chunk of my time working for Designbysoap is spent designing infographics) that aims to give you a structure for content creation, as well as some useful tips and tools. I hope you enjoy it and, more importantly, I hope it helps when it comes to creating high quality content for your own campaigns.

Guide To Content Creation Infographic

Click for a full size version if you’d like to print it.

Research

Typically, this is often the most time-intensive element of content creation, whilst annoyingly yielding the fewest results. I’ve spent numerous hours reading posts and analysing data that ultimately comes to nothing. Sure, it can be enjoyable and often rewarding in terms of learning about an industry, but it’s not always permissible to spend huge chunks of your time (or a clients’ for that matter) reading and searching only to end up with nothing to show for it.

Having said that, the research portion of your content creation process can often be one of the most important – delivering content based on flawed, incorrect, irrelevant or (perhaps worst of all) boring information will get you nowhere and will essentially nullify all your efforts in the latter stages.

Ultimately, you need to find out what’s popular in the area you’re working in. Your research needs to be around a topic that’s current, relevant to your industry, popular and, most importantly, likely to gain traction (whether that be via social media platforms, inbound links or attention from high profile sites).

To help you identify this kind of content, there are several excellent tools at your disposal;

Google News – helps you highlight areas of interest and current news

Google Trends – helps you hone into specific topics in any given area of interest

Google Insights – helps you discover what people are searching for around an area of interest. Great if you’re writing blog posts

Digg, Twitter, Reddit – helps you find out what’s popular with the readers, what kinds of topics are receiving the highest level of sharing

These are the platforms I turn to first, but there are plenty of others (Cracked, AllThingsNow, Bing News, Fark, etc.), all of which will add to your level of insight around any given topic. Now, these can certainly help you find up to date, reliable and current information and can be invaluable when it comes to highlighting the most popular topics, but they don’t solve the problem of minimising the time you’re spending on research.

This is where a phenomenal tool from SEOGadget comes in, that makes ingenious use of Excel and Google Docs. I hugely recommend you follow the link and save a copy of the document to your own Google Docs (when you’ve finished reading this post of course), as it will save you a massive amount of time and effort during the research stage. The tool allows you to add a search query within the excel document, after which it will pull in invaluable data from Google News, Google Insights, Twitter, Bing News, Digg and numerous other platforms. You can not only quickly and easily find out what’s hot, but you can see the most popular topics on a range of social media platforms and highlight the top and rising searches around any given topic. There’s a fair bit more to it, but I’ll leave you to discover all it has to offer – suffice it to say it’s a perfect tool for the content creation research stage.

Screenshot of the SEOGadget Content Generation Tool

 

Ideas

Once you’ve got a solid set of data and a firm grip on the type of information likely to be shared, you need to start brainstorming some ideas on how you’re going to present the information.

The first thing you need to decide is the angle from which you’re going to approach the information. It’s no good just re-formatting a post or piece of content that already exists (you see this a huge amount when it comes to content creation, particularly in the SEO industry), you need to add something new or interesting to what you’ve already got. Can you come at the information in a new way? Or add something new to the story? Can you produce something unique to the industry? Leer más “In-depth Guide To Content Creation [With Infographic]”

The Online Population Explosion [INFOGRAPHIC]


By Lauren Dugan | AllTwitter | http://bit.ly/JqK6oF

The digital landscape has changed a lot over the years, and the number of internet users logging on to email, shopping for shoes and sending tweets has positively exploded.
But how many people are actually online? And how many of those people are tweeting?

This infographic from web marketing company Customer Magnetism tracks the evolution of the web from what it was ten years ago to the massive global force that it’s become today. And the results are fascinating.

For instance, social networking has, obviously, seen the largest increase in the past ten years of any online activity. From just 11 percent of internet users logging on to a social network (and yes, they did exist) in 2002, now 65 percent of us are digitally social creatures.

And American companies are particularly tuned in to this trend. While only 15 percent of them bothered with social media marketing in 2009, now a whopping 88 percent are trying to reach their customers on networks like Facebook and Twitter.

And Twitter itself enjoyed the massive overall growth of social media in the past few years, going from about 5,000 tweets per day in 2007 to 2.5 million in 2009 – then jumping nearly ten times to 200 million in 2011.

You can browse other interesting growth stats below… Leer más “The Online Population Explosion [INFOGRAPHIC]”

Social Media And The Growth Of Mobile Marketing [INFOGRAPHIC]


By Shea Bennett | AllTwitter | http://bit.ly/JqEg6I

 

Did you know that the mobile web is expected to reach nearly two billion users by 2015, which will outrank desktop usage?

Mobile is big, and it’s getting bigger. For marketers, this presents new challenges. While the gender split between mobile users is almost equal, men and women use their phones differently when it comes to shopping. Moreover, while more than a third of mobile users social network on their phones, the smaller screen size limits a brand’s effectiveness to display an ad, certainly in a way that will be welcomed by their target audience.

This won’t stop them from trying, though – mobile advertising is on track to pass $5 billion by 2015.

Ultimately, it could be money well spent – nearly one third of consumers cite mobile as their preferred shopping method. This infographic from Hightable takes a closer look at the power and growth of mobile marketing.

 

(Source: HightableSmartphone image via Shutterstock.)

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