Robert Dotcom Jackson Best Class of the International Show

Robert Dotcom Jackson and Steve Bertasso instructed ‘Website Optimization, SEO & Social Marketing with Green Marketing’ at the NAHB International Show with a rating of “The BEST Sales and Marketing Class’ of the entire show!  Contact the Internet Experts at Internet Builder Consulting for a no-cost professional online consultation to see how you can reach…

Facebook Posts Reach 50% of the Total Audience in 30 Minutes

One of the key factors for success with Online Marketing and Social Media Marketing is timing.  Companies who post when people are offline or asleep are marketing to an empty audience.  A Facebook marketing post will get half of its reach in the 30 minutes after it is published, according to research by Socialbakers. The study…

Sales & Lead Generation Success with Social Marketing, Social Networking

A recent business survey reported 39% of business to business (B2B) marketers are generating leads from Facebook, and 19% generated sales from Facebook.  Business to Consumer (B2C) marketers have higher success with Facebook at 67% generating leads and 39% generating sales. The numbers reverse on the professional oriented LinkedIn with data from the August “State…

Pinterest Influences 37% of Men to Purchase & 25% of All Users

Women make up the majority of Pinterest users with estimates varying from 60% to 90% of the user base.  It turns out that men report being more than twice as likely as women to have purchased a product or service after discovering it on the social network according to a recent Compete survey released in…

Google+ Social Network Reaches 18 Million Users in the First Month

New statistics from Experian Hitwise shows Google+ is growing fast, thanks to a young demographic and significant traffic from other Google websites and tools.  The internet analytics firm has released its first set of data regarding Google’s new social network. Although the data only extends to July 16, it provides a detailed picture into the…

Consumers & Online Buyers Are Tapping Into the ‘F-Factor’ of Social Networking

Consumers are increasingly tapping into their online social networks of friends, fans, and followers to discover, discuss and purchase goods and services, according to analysis from Trendwatching.com. The consumer trend analysis firm calls this trend the “F-Factor,” with the “F” standing for friends, fans and followers. Social Sources Become Trusted As a result of social…

Social Media Marketing Assists with Customer Satisfaction & Brand Performance

Retailers and businesses can use social media to turn consumers who have had a negative experience with their brand into brand advocates according to a new report from RightNow and Harris Interactive. Data from “The Retail Consumer Report” indicates 68% of US consumers who posted a complaint or negative review of a holiday shopping experience…

Use of Social Networking on Mobile Devices Grows Significantly

Social networking is among the fastest growing US mobile categories by total audience, according to a new report from comScore.   Information from “The 2010 Mobile Year in Review” indicates social networking reached 57.9 million US mobile users in December 2010, an increase of 56% from a less than 40 million users in December 2009.  This growth rate compares…

Women Lead Men in Social Networking Usage, Facebook Still # 1

One demographic trend that continued to increase in 2010 was women extending their lead on men in the share of their online time spent on social networking websites. Women spent 16.8% of their online time on social networking sites, up 36.5% from 12.3% of their online time a a year earlier.By comparison, men spent 12%…

Friends with Benefits

All knowledgeable website and Search Engine Optimization (SEO) firms include Social Marketing as an intricate part of any website solution.  A website that is not properly Search Engine Optimized is useless and any Search Engine Optimization campaign is incomplete without Social Marketing.  The key aspect of Social Marketing is communicating ‘socially’ to engage, entice and…

Social Networking to Reach 38 BILLION by 2015

Combined advertising and promotional spending for Social Networking will hit $38 billion by 2015, roughly 440% more than the $7 billion projected for 2010, according to a new white paper from Borrell Associates. Social Networking Promotion Spending to Grow 380%Breaking the combined social network marketing spending stream into advertising and promotional streams, “The Social Networking Explosion:…