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

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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)

Dana Kilroy

Dana Sullivan Kilroy is ShortStack's Director of Communications and Social Media Marketing. Before joining the ShortStack team she was a writer whose work appeared in publications and sites including The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Inc. and many other lifestyle publications. Reach her on Twitter @dsullyk. Read more articles by Dana Kilroy.