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

This content provides an infographic with social media facts and statistics, including the percentage of internet users on social media and user counts for various platforms.

By Dana Kilroy ・1 min read
Social Media

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)

About the author

By Dana Kilroy ・1 min read

Dana Sullivan Kilroy is a communications professional with more than 20 years of experience delivering compelling content. Her work has appeared in national, award-winning publications and sites, including: The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Fast Company, Inc.

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