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Which Social Networks Drive the Most Engaged Referrals?

YouTube drives the most engaged referral traffic

YouTube is the “undisputed champion” among social networks in terms of driving referrals, delivering the most traffic and the highest levels of engagement, according to a new study from Shareaholic. The analysis of average visit duration, pages per visit and bounce rate reveals which of the top eight social media platforms are driving the best referral traffic. Read →

Social Media News Ticker: Facebook Email is Dead, Twitter’s Amplify Now on Movie Screens

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LinkedIn expands in China, Twitter’s Amplify expands to ABC and movie screens, Facebook launches a new ad campaign structure, and more: check out the latest social media updates here. Read →

Social Media News Ticker: Facebook To Buy WhatsApp, LinkedIn Opens Publishing To All Members

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Facebook to buy WhatsApp, LinkedIn opens its publishing platform to all members, Twitter revamps ads API program and more….here’s the latest in social media updates. Read →

Social Media News Ticker: Edit Your Facebook ‘Look Back,’ LinkedIn Kills ‘Intro,’ Twitter Debuts Data Grant Program

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Microsoft is integrating Foursquare, LinkedIn acquires Bright and kills ‘Intro,’ Twitter debuts data grant program for researchers, and more….check here for all the latest in social media news. Read →

Instagram Is Fastest Growing Social Network Worldwide


Facebook, YouTube, Google+, Twitter and LinkedIn are still the most popular social networks worldwide, but Instagram is growing faster than any other social site, according to new research by GlobalWebIndex. The Facebook-owned image sharing social network increased its active user base by 23% in the last six months. Read →

Social Media News Ticker: Twitter Nears Deal With Stripe, Spotify Drops Free Listening Time Limit

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Facebook launches a “Trending” section, Twitter nears a deal with payments startup Stripe, Spotify drops time limit on free web listening, LinkedIn adds a volunteer marketplace and more….check out the latest updates to social media platforms here: Read →

LinkedIn Grows 53% Year-Over-Year in New Zealand

Social Media Stats: New Zealand

Who’s using social media in New Zealand? Just about everyone, based on the latest research from the comScore data mine. Nearly 95% of internet users in New Zealand accessed a social media site during November 2013, or 2.8 million Kiwis. Read →

Social Media Stats: The Best of 2013

Social media ranks at bottom for website customer satisfaction

What were the biggest stories in social media statistics this year? Here’s a look at our top stats posts (ranked by traffic) from 2013, including Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, Instagram, Vine and lots of influence marketing. Read →

Social Networking Stats: LinkedIn Tops 259 Million Members, #RLTM Scoreboard

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LinkedIn’s third quarter results for 2013 “exceeded analyst expectations.” The professional social network has over 259 million members, for an increase of 38% year-over-year, in over 200 countries and territories. Unique users are up 49% year-over-year (that includes both desktop and mobile). Total pageviews for mobile and desktop increased 72% year-over-year. Read →

Social Media News Ticker: Pinterest Adds Place Pins, Vine Goes Global

Placed tracks consumer data 24/7

Twitter releases an app update with lots of changes, Facebook amends its privacy policy regarding teens, Livefyre acquires Realtidbits, Instagram (finally) comes to Windows Phone, and more….catch up on the latest social media news here. Read →

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