Social-Media-StatisticsNew Social Platforms are popping up practically every day. The tough thing is figuring out which ones are going to be the best fit for your business, it’s obvious that you can’t use them all. It is crucial to the success of your social media strategies that you find out where your buyers are hanging out socially. Which platforms are they using the most, how often are they interacting and why are they using them?

If you’re still not sold on the ideal of setting up a social media profile for your business, maybe these 20 social media statistics will change your mind.

  1. 27% of time spent online is on a social network (Source: Experian) – Click here to share on Twitter
  2. More than 2.6 million companies have LinkedIn Company Pages. Click here to share on Twitter
  3. 300 million pictures are uploaded to Facebook every day via Instagram (Source: Media bistro) Click here to share on Twitter
  4. More than 1 billion unique users visit YouTube each month (Source: YouTube) Click here to share on Twitter
  5. 40 million photos are uploaded to Instagram per day (Source: Instagram) Click here to share on Twitter
  6. YouTube reaches more US adults ages 18-34 than any cable network (YouTube via Nielson) Click here to share on Twitter
  7. 43% of all marketers have found a customer via LinkedIn in 2013. (Source: HubSpot) Click here to share on Twitter
  8. HubSpot customers with over 1,000 Twitter followers generate more than 800 new website visitors a month. (Source: HubSpot) Click here to share on Twitter
  9. Approximately 46% of online users count on social media when making a purchase decision. (Source: Nielsen) Click here to share on Twitter
  10. 2 million blog posts are published every day. (Brandwatch) Click here to share on Twitter
  11. 80% of Pinterest users are female. (Huffington Post) Click here to share on Twitter
  12. About 1 in 3 bloggers are moms. (Hubspot) Click here to share on Twitter
  13. Social media is now the #1 activity on the web. (Source: Qualman) Click here to share on Twitter
  14. 83% of Twitter users expect a same-day customer service response.(Source: Salesforce) Click here to share on Twitter
  15. 34% of marketers have generated leads using Twitter. (Source: digitalbuzz Blog) Click here to share on Twitter
  16. Foursquare has 50,000,000  unique visitors per month. (Source: Foursquare) Click here to share on Twitter
  17. The ratio of views to shares of Facebook comments is 9:1 (Source: Hubspot) Click here to share on Twitter
  18. Two new members sign up to Instagram every second (Source: Business Insider) Click here to share on Twitter
  19. LinkedIn is 277% more effective than Facebook and Twitter at lead generation for businesses (Source: Simply Zesty) Click here to share on Twitter
  20. More than 350 million tweets are sent per day (Source: TechCrunch) Click here to share on Twitter
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