Social Media Raw Numbers

Social Media continues to explode, expanding at such a rate that numbers of visitors or “likes” or users are almost useless within a few weeks of their publishing!  But it’s worth looking at how they (approximately) stand right now, if for no other reason than to drive the point home: if you aren’t using social media to market your products, you’re doing it wrong!


3.3 billion accounts on top social media sites:

  • Facebook: 1.15 billion
  • You Tube: 1 billion
  • Google+: 500 million
  • LinkedIn: 238 million
  • Twitter: 200 million
  • Instagram: 100 million
  • MySpace: 50 million
  • Pinterest: 50 million

159 accounts on top blogging (and info) sites:

  • WordPress: 80 million
  • Typepad: 35 million
  • Blogger: 25 million
  • Wikipedia: 19 million


Facebook Facts

  • More than 240 billion photos have been uploaded
  • 1.13 trillion likes have been registered on the site
  • Average user has 141 friends and 40 likes on the site
  • 2.5 billion likes and 350 million photos are added daily
  • 680 million users access the site via mobile devices
  • Millions of events are created each month
  • With 70 different language versions, Facebook is the most visited site on the Internet


Twitter Facts

  • 170 billion tweets are on the site currently
  • Twitter is now the 11th most visited website on the Internet
  • The average user spends 170 minutes on the site per month
  • 400 million new tweets are added per day
  • The average user has 208 followers, and has made 307 tweets


General Social Media Facts

  • Over 1 trillion videos are viewed on YouTube alone each year, with 8 years’ worth of new video loaded every day
  • Several billion pieces of content (web links, news stories, blog posts, notes, photos, etc.) are shared on social media each week
  • Over 6,000,000,000 photos have been received on Flickr since June 2009.  That’s almost 1 photo for every citizen of this planet
  • Tens of millions of events are created each month on social media platforms

About MARKIT Group

MARKIT Group is a full-service traditional and digital marketing and public relations firm with an emphasis on social media, reputation management and monitoring, as well as brand management. Headquartered in Bonita Springs, Fla., with offices in New York, Pittsburgh and Charleston, S.C.
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