The Growth of Social Media in 2014: 40+ Surprising Stats [Infographic]

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23 Jan The Growth of Social Media in 2014: 40+ Surprising Stats [Infographic]

Search Engine Journal has pulled together an exhaustive list of social-media facts and stats that we all should know in this infographic.

See below for a roundup of the best tweetable stats from this infographic and around the web!



Here are some highlights from the infographic:
  • 72% of all internet users are now active on social media
  • 89% of 18-29-year-old internet users are active on social media
  • 93% of marketers use social media for business
  • 70% of brands have a presence on Google+, up 4% from Q4 of 2012
  • Twitter is the fastest growing social network, up 44% between June 2012 and March 2013
  • Google+ grew 33% during the same period
  • Facebook has 1.15 billion monthly active users
And while we’re rounding up statistics, we have a few more to toss your way:
  • Google sites handle about 100 billion searches each month (SEL)
  • YouTube hosts nearly 14 billion videos (comScore)
  • Facebook is now over 1.1 billion users (Facebook)
  • Google+ has over 500 million users (Google)
  • Twitter has over 550 million accounts (Statistics Brain)
  • LinkedIn is at 225 million users (LinkedIn)
  • Pinterest has more than 70 million users (The Next Web)

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