Facebook Facts for Small to Medium Size Businesses

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    facebook-facts-small-businessThe Stats

    • There are over 900 million monthly active Facebook users across the world
    • There are 526 million daily users globally
    • One in 8 people now use Facebook
    • Mobile device use of Facebook is on the up – accounting for over 50% of Facebook users
    • Mobile users are twice as active on Facebook as those who log in from desktop computers
    • Nearly 50% of people between 18 and 35 years of age check their Facebook account as soon as they wake up
    • Over 300 million photos are placed on Facebook daily
    • The average visitor spends 20 minutes on Facebook every day
    • The average Facebook user has over 100 friends
    • Facebook exists in over 70 languages
    • Facebook aims to connect all internet users – that’s 2 billion globally
    • There are more than 3.2 billion ‘likes’ per day
    • Facebook has over 3,500 employees

    The Facts

    • Facebook is not allowed in some countries including Iran, Pakistan, Syria and China
    • Facebook makes money from its adverts but its revenue of $3.7 billion in 2011 still lags behind Google’s at $37 billion
    • Zynga brings in over 15% of Facebook’s income
    • Mark Zuckerburg is the founder of Facebook but was dogged by controversy early on when others claimed he stole their idea and technology
    • Mark Zuckerbug is worth $25 billion on paper
    • From 1st January 2013, Zuckerburg’s annual salary is reported to increase to $1 million
    • The film about the birth of Facebook, ‘The Social Network’ won several awards in 2011

    The World Records

    • On 11th April 2011 Frito-Lay potato chips amassed 1.5 million new fans on its profile page in 24 hours
    • Robert Esposito from Italy holds the world record for the most comments on a Facebook item with 529,335 commenting on his post
    • The holder of the most ‘likes’ for a Facebook post is Lil Wayne with a total of 588,243 fans liking his post

    Whilst you might not reach the heady heights of a world record record when you set up your company profile page, it’s clear from these amazing Facebook Facts that if your business has no presence on Facebook, you are missing out on some great marketing opportunities. If you don't have a Facebook account go setup one now, if you'd rather have a professional handle your social media accounts you can hire a professional social media marketing company to handle them for you. 

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    Amanda Kelly

    Amanda is an active writer for J&R Marketing. Covering a wide range of social, marketing and business topics, Amanda also provides consulting services to many small businesses. 

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