20 Social Media Marketing Statistics

For those who’d like some more mind-numbing numbers and reasons to ensure they are making the most of the social media marketing opportunities that are thrusting themselves in our faces, here are some great ones from Jeff Bullas over at BusinesstoCommunity.com
These figures reveal the huge black hole that our time disappears into when we visit Facebook, Twitter or YouTube or other social media sites.
One in every nine people on Earth is on Facebook ( This number is calculated by dividing the planets 6.94 billion people by Facebook’s 750 million users)

  1. People spend 700 billion minutes per month on Facebook
  2. Each Facebook user spends on average 15 hours and 33 minutes a month on the site
  3. More than 250 million people access Facebook through their mobile devices
  4. More than 2.5 million websites have integrated with Facebook
  5. 30 billion pieces of content is shared on Facebook each month
  6. 300,000 users helped translate Facebook into 70 languages
  7. People on Facebook install 20 million “Apps” every day
  8. YouTube has 490 million unique users who visit every month (as of February 2011)
  9. YouTube generates 92 billion page views per month (These YouTube stats don’t include videos viewed on phones and embedded in websites)
  10. Users on YouTube spend a total of 2.9 billion hours per month (326,294 years)
  11. Wikipedia hosts 17 million articles
  12. Wikipedia authors total over 91,000 contributors
  13. People upload 3,000 images to Flickr (the photo sharing social media site) every minute
  14. Flickr hosts over 5 billion images
  15. 190 million average  Tweets per day occur on Twitter (May 2011)
  16. Twitter is handling 1.6 billion queries per day
  17. Twitter is adding nearly 500,000 users a day
  18. Google+ has more than 25 million users
  19. Google+ was the fastest social network to reach 10 million users at 16 days (Twitter took 780 days and Facebook 852 days)

Do you have any doubt that the people you need to do business with are on the social media networks?