Posts Tagged ‘stats’

Social Job Searching: Gumtree Breaks It Down [Infographic]

As the old saying goes; it’s not what you know it’s who you know.

That’s why using social media has become one of the best tools for people on the hunt for a job. Social media allows you to interact and network with large groups of people all at the same time. It also gives job seekers the ability to access people that previously would have been nearly impossible to meet.

I can  attest to this, because if I wasn’t able to use social media as an avenue to help me find a job, I probably wouldn’t be here writing this blog post for you all today.

But social media isn’t just for job seekers. People who are looking to hire are also scouring social media for the right people to join their teams. In fact, according to our friends at Gumtree, an online classifieds market in the UK, more recruiters are using social media to find people than job seekers are.

For that reason, the folks at Gumtree put together a great infographic to help job seekers make a better appearance in the social space for these potential job recruiters. The stats listed in the infographic are based on numbers from the UK, but a lot of the advice is universal.

Check out Gumtree’s tips below on what can help you get a job through social media, what will hinder you, and some great tips on how to use LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Google+ to improve your social job searching.

Use Social Media To Improve Your Job Search
Use Social Media To Improve Your Job Search is an infographic that was produced by Gumtree

Have you used social media to help you land a job in the past? If so, we’d love to hear your story in the comments.

Oh, and if you know someone currently searching for a job, you may want to be a good friend and share this with them.

B2B Social Media: Who, What, When, Where, How and Why [Infographic]

Social media isn’t just for consumer brands. In fact, more and more B2B brands are waking up to the power that comes from being able to connect with their customers and potential customers through social media. More importantly, they’re seeing results from it.

Did you know that 83% of business marketers say that they’re using social media? Or that 75% of customers of B2B business customers plan on using social media to connect with and learn more about vendors? With numbers like that, it’s hard to ignore.

So where does one start when using social media for the B2B space? Well, lucky for you, we’ve put together an infographic to help you get started.

Below you’ll find our infographic with three tips to get get started in B2B social media, along with some pretty interesting facts about the space.

But if this was just enough to wet your whistle, don’t worry, we have more for you in our latest white paper. If you want to learn how to use social media for B2B effectively, check out B2B Social Media: A Roadmap To Revenue.

7 Stats About The Last 7 Days On Twitter

Last week Twitter celebrated its 7th birthday. Yesterday Mark wrote about 7 things that make Twitter remarkable. To keep on the theme, I decided to celebrate Twitter’s birthday by showing the world 7 days of interesting Twitter data.

Using MAP, our social media monitoring and analytics software, I did a little tinkering with queries to look at all the tweets for the past 7 days. Since we access the Twitter Firehose and get every single tweet produced, I found that over 2 billion tweets were produced in the past week. The exact number is 2,147,483,647 tweets. That translates into 306,783,392 tweets per day and 12,782,641 tweets per hour.

This overall scan also showed me which countries are tweeting the most. The United States of America produced the most tweets in the past 7 days by a whopping amount. They accounted for 29.5% of all tweets. The second most tweets came from Indonesia, but they only accounted for 9.4% of tweets. Third was the United Kingdom (5.8%) followed by Brazil (5.4%), Spain (3.3%), Argentina (2.9%) and Canada (2.8%).

I also wanted to highlight that while the gender of those people tweeting was fairly close to even, females tweeted more than males 51% to 49%.

Now, I want to quickly go back to where tweets were originating from. I pulled up a heat map to visually show where 7 days of tweets come from. If we look closely, you can actually notice a signifficant amount of tweets coming from those countries listed above like the United States, United Kingdom and Indonesia.

I then wanted to see what kind of tweets people had been sending in the past 7 days. In order to do this though I had to create a query of some sorts. What I came up with was a query of a string of very common words. The query I used was “a OR the OR is OR which OR as OR at OR on OR an OR for OR to“. While this query won’t access all 2 billion tweets I found above I thought that it would get me a very decent sample size. When I looked at the tweets from this sample I found that 52% of them were regular tweets. 31% of tweets in the past week retweets and only 17% were @ replies.

I then went back to my blank query to try and figure out what got people talking on Twitter over these past 7 days. I started by looking at the top hashtags used. The number one hashtag from the past week was #KCA, which is the hashtag from Nickelodeon’s Kids Choice Awards that happened on Sunday night (and not a March Madness team’s abbreviation as I had originally thought). After a bit of research I also out that #VoteWhatMakesYouBeautiful was also related to #KCA and was One Direction fans voting for their song “What Makes You Beautiful” to be the Favourite Song (and it was). Something I found interesting was the number of hashtags that people were using to collect new followers like #teamfollowback, #followback and even #90sbabyfollowtrain.

Lastly I looked at a word cloud of what people were tweeting about. While there’s no clear conversations to be pulled out of this word cloud, there are some interesting words in it. However, we can see that the most common english words I found being used were (in no particular order) “don’t,” “good,” “love,” “people,” and “follow.”