This week, developers and tech-geeks nationwide met at the annual Google I/O Developer Conference in San Francisco for three days of product plans, apps, and updates galore. Social media marketers and small businesses should pay special attention to their Google+ updates.
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If SEO is dead, social media will be, too, in another five years.
In today’s search world, there’s a lot of talk about how social is “taking over,” how “content is king,” and how search engine optimization is “dead” – with search updates like Penguin and Panda hitting the final nails on the coffin. Sounds very dramatic, doesn’t it?
Yes, social is more significant than ever. But, it is too early to draw any conclusions about the death of SEO based on the patterns that we’re seeing. If anything, what we’re seeing today are the after effects of a healthy transition.
A massive survey of internet users reveals trends in social media usage across numerous platforms, ages, races, genders, population density and which social media sites do they frequently visit.
The Pew Research Center has released the results of a comprehensive social media survey, conducted over several years to evaluate which demographics were using social media, and on which platforms. Which social networking sites emerged on top?
Of the online adults surveyed at the end of 2012:
67% use Facebook
20% use LinkedIn
16% use Twitter
15% use Pinterest
13% use Instagram
6% use Tumblr
A decent amount of Americans appear to be using social media, but which demographics use social media in greater numbers?
It appears that women use social media 9% more than men do, at a whopping rate of 71%. Other frontrunners with the highest social network activity in their demographic include city dwellers(70%), Hispanics (72%) and adults with a household income below $30,000 annually (72%).
The most pervasive and consistent divider amongst social media users remains, unsurprisingly, their age. 83% of the young adult demographic (18-29 year olds) use social media, which is well over double the activity of online adults over 65 years old (32%).
Search engine optimization has not been dependent on a minimal number of factors for a long time now, such as number of times a keyword appeared on a page, and it continues to become a more complex web of on and off-page factors every month. One of the more recent factors that has had an impact on search ranking is social media.
This infographic breaks down ways that social media influences the visibility of your website in search results, including:
Social media can help search engines find and index your content faster Likes, shares, retweets, etc. indicates to search engine that content is new and interesting, often leading to a temporary increase in rankingsYour content will increase in search results for people connected to youIncreases domain authority and the number of inbound links to your website
Via Lauren Moss
When HubSpot launched our international headquarters in Dublin this January, we wanted to transform the way people do marketing. An important part of that mission is understanding what inbound means to European marketers and their companies.
It’s clear that Google had other things it could have talked about on the first day of the I/O conference. Like Google Glass. Instead, the attendees heard more about how Google has developed new ways to turn data into services.
Twitter is a cultural phenomenon that has changed the way we communicate around the world. This infographic shows the literal journey of a tweet - from the initial tweet to the retweet and beyond.
This graph shows that a single tweet can cross social media channels in mere seconds. In this age of quick technology, people are getting information at such a rapid rate that it’s hard to keep up at times...
Check out the infographic for more interesting facts.