Social Media

Facebook Hits 13 Million Pages Worldwide (But They’re Not All Business Pages)

Filed in Social Media, Statistics by Matt McGee on December 7, 2012 3 Comments
Facebook Hits 13 Million Pages Worldwide (But They’re Not All Business Pages)

Facebook Page-watch update: There are now more than 13 million Facebook Pages, up slightly from the 12.8 million reported about six weeks ago. But two things to note about that statistic: It’s a worldwide count, not just US. I asked for a US count on Thursday, but Facebook declined to breakdown the number on a […]

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9 Types Of Local Content to Use on Facebook [Study Data]

Filed in Social Media by Matt McGee on November 29, 2012 1 Comment
9 Types Of Local Content to Use on Facebook [Study Data]

Targeting local Facebook users? Struggling to get noticed in their newsfeeds? Struggling to get local folks to like, comment and share what you post? This recent NPR study may offer some clues. The Study NPR has been experimenting with five of its radio affiliates in different regions across the U.S. Rather than posting national NPR […]

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Why A Website Is More Important Than Facebook & Twitter

Filed in MY BEST POSTS, Social Media, Web Site Content by Matt McGee on November 18, 2012 29 Comments
Why A Website Is More Important Than Facebook & Twitter

I don’t know John Burke, and he’s probably a kind and smart guy, but I don’t think his article does business owners any favors: 6 Reasons Facebook and Twitter Are More Important Than a Website It’s actually the headline I disagree with most, because the rest of the article primarily makes the point that websites […]

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Facebook: 12.8 Million Local Businesses Now Have Business Pages

Filed in Local Search, Social Media by Matt McGee on October 23, 2012 4 Comments
Facebook: 12.8 Million Local Businesses Now Have Business Pages

Facebook is announcing its 3rd-quarter financials today, and the conference call with investors included an update on how many small businesses have a Facebook business page. The quote, which came from COO Sheryl Sandberg, was as follows: 12.8 million local businesses have a Facebook business page. That’s a 16.4 percent increase from the 11 million […]

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Do Small Business Owners Understand What Google+ Is?

Filed in Social Media by Matt McGee on October 17, 2012 15 Comments
Do Small Business Owners Understand What Google+ Is?

Short answer: I don’t think so. You may see a few articles and blog posts today citing the latest Reply.com (the company that bought Merchant Circle last year) small business survey, and this is another. The survey of more than 3,400 SMBs covered a lot of topics, from politics to business conditions to mobile marketing […]

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87 Percent of Small Businesses Say Social Media Helps; I Say That Number Could Be Higher

Filed in Social Media, Statistics by Matt McGee on September 20, 2012 5 Comments
87 Percent of Small Businesses Say Social Media Helps; I Say That Number Could Be Higher

Almost nine out of 10 small business reps say social media has been helpful to their business, but other stats in the same survey lead me to think that number could be even higher. The numbers come from a recent Vocus/Duct Tape Marketing survey of 400 decision makers at small- and medium-sized business and organizations. […]

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