Sometimes people just want the meat! Cut to the chase and give them what they want – the stats and numbers. And not just any stats and numbers, ones that matter and make people want to listen more. Think of it this way, it’s very similar to pitching a new venture to investors – they could care less about all your mighty charts, intelligent words, and blah blah blah, they want the meat.

If this is you and you just want the meat, check this out by Kipp Bodnar. He shares with you 13 mind bending social media marketing statistics.

1. 20 percent of searches on Google each day have NEVER been searched for before. (SourceTweet This Stat!

2. There are more than 3.5 billion pieces of content (web links, news stories, blog posts, etc.) shared each week on Facebook. (SourceTweet This Stat!

3. 43 percent of all online consumers are social media fans or followers (SourceTweet This Stat!

4. 53 percent of people on Twitter recommend companies or their products in their tweets. (SourceTweet This Stat!

5. The average American internet user watches 30 minutes of video online per day. (SourceTweet This Stat!

6. 35 hours of video footage is uploaded to YouTube every minute. (SourceTweet This Stat!

7. 56 percent of LinkedIn’s 100 million users are outside of the United States. (SourceTweet This Stat!

8. Every day, 2,300 new Wikipedia articles are created, adding to its 17 million articles, with contributions from 91,000 active contributors. (SourceTweet This Stat!

9. 1.4 million new blog posts are created every day. (SourceTweet This Stat!

10. 200 million Facebook users access the service from a mobile device. (SourceTweet This Stat!

11. There are more than 5 billion photos on Flickr. (SourceTweet This Stat!

12. 45 million people view SlideShare presentations each month. (SourceTweet This Stat!

13. $3.08 billion will be spent to advertise on social networking sites in 2011, a 55 percent increase over 2010. (SourceTweet This Stat!



Are you giving people the meat or are you bouncing around giving off tons of fluff?