Social Media Stats: The Best of 2013

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

  1. Teens Prefer Tumblr Over Facebook (Jan 15)
  2. B2B Lead Generation: Twitter Outperforms Facebook, LinkedIn By 9-to-1 (Jan 30)
  3. “Power Middle” Influencer Marketing Campaigns Drive 16x Engagement Of Paid Or Owned Media (March 20)
  4. 5 Vines Are Shared Every Second On Twitter (May 15)
  5. Influence Marketing: 68% Of Marketers Allocating Significant Share Of Budget (But Klout Gets A Thumbs Down) (April 15)
  6. Google+ Tops Twitter In US (June 3)
  7. Google+ Is Now #2 Social Network (Jan 28)
  8. Social Media Customer Service: Brands Respond More On Twitter (Jan 10)
  9. Social Networking Stats: LinkedIn Grows Nearly 40% Year-Over-Year, #RLTM Scoreboard (Feb 8)
  10. Social Networking Stats: 59% of Top Brands On Instagram, #RLTM Scoreboard (Feb 22)

What did you think was the biggest story in social media statistics in 2013? And which social networks will grab headlines in 2014?