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How marketers use social media is not normal [infographic]

Those of you that are self-aware that your use of social media likely doesn’t gel with the remainder of the world will find the following amusing.

For those that have been in denial–or just ignorant bliss–then consider this your wake up call.

The “normal” population doesn’t wet its pants with the launch of every new social network and they certainly don’t go giddy over every new brand update.

Marketers Use Social Media

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While Facebook gives in to the dark side, Twitter strikes back

Twitter Strikes BackThe battle between the top two social media forces continues with this cleverly themed infographic from the folks at ShareThis.

Their recently released “Consumer Sharing Trends Report” shows that Twitter isn’t going down without a fight. They’ve rallied the troops, patched up their tools and now they’re in this to win this. And with Facebook taking another step toward the dark side, the move couldn’t have come at a better time.

ShareThis analyzed consumer sharing behavior from Q1 2014 across all of the major social media networks. They noted the who, the what and the how and came up with some interesting numbers. The figures on this chart represent growth. I’m assuming growth over the last year but the chart doesn’t spell it out so I could be wrong. (Help me out ShareThis.)

Native Advertising: no budget, little awareness, low demand, but a ton of opportunity [infographic]

As the saying goes, you either see the glass half full, or half empty.

When it comes to native advertising, Copyblogger’s “2014 State of Native Advertising Report” demonstrates that the glass is either almost empty, or has plenty of space for it to fill up!

While almost three quarters of those surveyed had no, or very little, understanding of what native advertising is–with nine out of ten not having any budget set aside for native advertising–you can’t help but see a ton of opportunity. At least, that’s what I see.

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Survey says Millennials are not a one night stand (Infographic)

moosylvania millennialsI’m always suspect of any research published on April Fool’s Day and even more so when it comes from a company called Moosylvania (any Bullwinkle fans in the house?). But “Truth, Justice and the Millennial Way” is an excellent presentation / infographic with a style that totally grabs me. Hey, I know I shouldn’t judge a book by it’s cover or a presentation by its graphics, but anybody who puts a retro cat clock on the page deserves your attention.

The overall point of this piece is that Millennials aren’t easy. Unlike their parents before them, they aren’t prepared to jump at what ever you dangle in front of them. They want to be wooed. They want a relationship and if you can impress them they’ll be yours forever.

5 obvious SEO trends for 2014 you’re probably ignoring anyway [infographic]

When you look at the five hot SEO trends for this year, you’ll probably nominate this infographic for “Obvious Infographic of the Year.”

That doesn’t mean you have a handle on all the trends listed, so let this be your wake up call! ;-)

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Consumers Spend 15 Hours a Week on Mobile Research and Other Mobile Facts

Useablenet Mobile 1Today may be Pi Day but here on the internet, we’re celebrating with cake – birthday cake for the web’s 25th. These days, Mr. Internet is getting by with the help of his friends, Mr. Smartphone and Mr. Tablet. When they work together, they’re an unbeatable force that can either make or break an online marketer.

To demonstrate the power of the pairing, we have a nifty infographic from Usablenet. We begin with a wowzer of a fact:

Every year, the number of global mobile devices and connections increases exponentially. In 2013, there were 7 billion connections – equivalent to the world’s population!

And what are people doing with all of those devices? 79% use them for browsing and shopping on websites and apps.

The Beginner’s Guide to Timing Your Social Media Sharing

If you have your finger on the pulse of your social communities, you can ignore this post.

Seriously, just ignore it.

It will only make you want to add a comment, fuming, “this doesn’t always apply to every audience.”

Have they gone? OK, for the rest of you, below you’ll find an infographic that will give you a solid foundation from which to build you own timing for your social  media sharing. You’ll eventually get an idea of when best to post for your audience, but for now, follow these guidelines and then adapt and test. ;-)

The Best Time to Post to Social Media Networks

(courtesy Social Caffeine)