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LinkedIn expands to Asia with Japan launch

LinkedIn has launched its online professional networking service in Japanese, the first Asian language platform for the rapidly growing company as it pushes to expand in the region. LinkedIn also established a small Tokyo office, following the opening of its Asia-Pacific headquarters in Singapore in May.


21/10/2011  |  Full story...

Top 10 social networking and forum sites

In the week ending 24th September 2011, Google+ went from 'invitation only' to 'open access', and increased their ranking from the 54th most visited site in the Experian Hitwise 'Social Networking and Forums' category to 8th place.

Top 10 social networking and forum sites. In the week ending 24th September 2011, Google+ went from 'invitation only' to 'open access', and increased their ranking from the 54th most visited site in the Experian Hitwise 'Social Networking and Forums' category to 8th place.

16/10/2011  |  Full story...

Top 10 UK social media sites: Facebook extends lead over YouTube

Facebook increased its share of UK social network visits during September, accounting for over half of all traffic during the month, according to new research. The data, released October 12 by digital market analysts Experian Hitwise, reveals the popularity of various social networking sites in terms of their market share of UK visitors to such sites.


14/10/2011  |  Full story...

Social media ad revenues ‘to surpass $5bn this year’

Worldwide social media ad revenues will reach $5.54bn this year, with just under half ($2.74bn) coming from the US, according to a new study. The report, from eMarketer, went on to predict that social media ad revenues will supass $8bn next year and almost $10bn in 2013 with around 52% of that coming from outside the US. eMarkerer says that the majority of these social network ad dollars will go to Facebook with a much smaller share will going to Twitter, which is estimated will hit $139m in ad revenues this year.


13/10/2011  |  Full story...

Average time spent on social networking sites: Europe

During April 2011, females spent significantly more time on social networks than males across all age groups. females aged between 15-24 were the most engaged audience (8.4hours), followed by those aged between 45-54 (5.5 hours).

Average time spent on social networking sites: Europe. During April 2011, females spent significantly more time on social networks than males across all age groups. females aged between 15-24 were the most engaged audience (8.4hours), followed by those aged between 45-54 (5.5 hours).

12/10/2011  |  Full story...

Google+ now 8th biggest social network: Gaining on LinkedIn and MySpace

Traffic has exploded on Google+ after the social networking site opened to the public, with its market share closing in on Linkedin and MySpace, according to new data. The study, from Web analytics firm Hitwise, saw traffic to Google+ shooting up 1,269% in one week, making the site the eighth largest social network on the Internet. The data indicates that Google+ rose from the 54th most visited site social networking to the eighth, receiving nearly 15 million visits in one week.


29/09/2011  |  Full story...

Top 10 social networks and blogs: US

Facebook recieved over 140 million unique visitors in May 2011, almost three times as many as its nearest rival, Blogger, which had 50 million unique visitors.

Top 10 social networks and blogs: US. Facebook recieved over 140 million unique visitors in May 2011, almost three times as many as its nearest rival, Blogger, which had 50 million unique visitors. <br />

19/09/2011  |  Full story...

Groupon confirms Autumn float… but Facebook postpones IPO until late 2012

Groupon has put its flotation plans back on track, but Facebook is delaying its IPO until the end of 2012, according to news reports. According to a report in the New York Times, the online coupon site is aiming to go public in late October or early November. A week after the daily deals website put its IPO on hold for a few weeks as it waited to ride out global market turmoil.


16/09/2011  |  Full story...

Top US social media sites: Tumblr gaining ground

Facebook remains the dominant social network, but micro-blogging site Tumblr and others are enjoying traction, according to new research. The new new social media consumption study from Nielsen indicates that social network usage accounts for 25 percent of U.S. Web users' time spent online. Facebook leads the way at more than 53 billion total minutes spent online during May.


13/09/2011  |  Full story...

Top 10 UK social media sites: Facebook use down 3.6% this month

Facebook has seen a month-by-month decline of 3.58% in user visits, but still accounts for over half of all social media traffic in the UK, according to new data from Hitwise. The research, from Hitwise, also found that YouTube accounts for 1 in every 35 UK Internet visits and remains the fastest growing social media site in terms of visits. YouTube now accounts for 22.54% of all visits to social networks, its highest market share of the UK social landscape recorded to date.


09/08/2011  |  Full story...

Google+ to become second biggest social network?

Google+ could attract 22% of the US web audience3 within a year, overtaking Twitter and LinkedIn to be the second- most-used social site after Facebook, a survey found. According to a survey from Bloomberg and YouGov, Google+ has signed up 13 percent of U.S. adults and will add 9 percent over the next year.

In the same period, Facebook will lose about 2 percentage points of US adults to keep 69 percent of that population, while Twitter and LinkedIn continue to grow their portion of users.
Started in late June, Google+ is growing faster than Facebook and MySpace did in their early days.


08/08/2011  |  Full story...

Digital Intelligence July 2011

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With online sales now 10% of retail here in the UK and 1.5m jobs linked to this within a few years, July has been a month of ecommerce innovation. Contrast that to over 10 years back, when we started the Digital Intelligence newswire, and online retail was barely 0.1% of retail spend. This month the whole retail supply chain is innovating fast.

Online retailer Tescos is piloting Wi-Fi access in-store that could unlock a cheaper and easier blended ecommerce with the product acting as a trigger to website downloads without consumers paying for mobile data. And also shows they’re CIO is clearly not frightened about price comparison.

Google debuted ‘AdWords Express’ and shook up small business marketing – yep, they made the simple even simpler and in doing so make a strong pitch to go client-direct rather than through agencies.

The digital strategies of the retail giant Asos (for marketing), Groupon (for auto sales), Google (for product dev) and Facebook (online gaming revenues and sales partnerships) also caught our attention.

Read July 2011

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Google+ attracts nearly 20m users in just 3 weeks

Google’s new social network, Google+ already has nearly 20 million users, just three weeks after its launch. Paul Allen, a statistician behind revealed on his Google+ profile that the social network would hit the milestone of 18 million people some time yesterday.

Allen added that the social network is gaining new members at a rate of around 750,000 per day. By comparison, Facebook currently has more than 750 million active users, Twitter has 190 million users and LinkedIn has over 100 million users worldwide.


22/07/2011  |  Full story...

Top 10 UK social networks: Facebook bounces back after decline

Facebook still dominates the UK social network sector, with nearly 54% of the market share, but YouTube remains the fastest growing, according to new research from Hitwise. After three consecutive months of declining share of visits within the UK social networking market, Facebook picked up again in June, with a 0.11% growth in market share of visits between May and June 2011, Hitwise found. YouTube was the fastest growing social network for the fourth consecutive month, with more than twice as much growth as Facebook during June.


13/07/2011  |  Full story...

UK: Facebook overtakes Microsoft as second most-visited website

Facebook has usurped Microsoft as the second most visted web property behind Google, according to online measurement body UKOM/Nielsen. Facebook had a record 26.8 million visitors in Britain in May, representing a 7 percent jump from the previous year. By comparison, Microsoft's MSN, WindowsLive and Bing sites combined had 26.2 million visitors, and Google had 33.9 million.


27/06/2011  |  Full story...

Digital Intelligence May 2011

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Social media strategies are back at the top of the news agenda, with continued explosive growth among Facebook, Twitter and YouTube reminding every company it needs to evolve its strategy to keep place with the what the platforms offer.

Facebook's facial recognition software sent European privacy advocates leaping for their email. Watch this play out through the summer and remember it was only a year ago that Zuckerberg landed the message that 'privacy is no longer a social norm'.

Read May 2011

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How influential are you? The Sunday Times 'Social List' ranks social media stars

The Sunday Times has launched the ‘Social List’, using data from 4 key social networks - Foursquare, Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook – to measure a person’s influence online. Free to join, participants will need to link up whichever social networks they use and want to be included. Every morning The Sunday Times Social List will make its calculations. People's results will change daily as new people join and scores are updated.


23/05/2011  |  Full story...

Time to buy shares in social media? LinkedIn valued at $4.25bn in stock exchange debut

LinkedIn has begun trading on the New York Stock Exchange, representing the first US-based social media firm to go public. In a successful IPO, LinkedIn – the social networking site aimed at professionals and the business community – raised $352.8m after raising the expected price range by 30 per cent from $32-35 to $42-45 a share and selling 7.84m shares.

This gives the company a high market valuation of $4.25bn, over 200 times its earnings for the last year. LinkedIn had been Silicon Valley's most anticipated offering since Google in 2004, and the stock did not begin trading until more than half an hour after the New York Stock Exchange opened because officials were still trying to match supply with the roaring demand.


20/05/2011  |  Full story...

LinkedIn audience growth rate hits 1m new members a week

Crossed the tipping point and from Singapore to South London, the niche business network is firmly embedded in the mainstream, growing at a rate similar to Facebook a few years back. What does it mean for you? LinkedIn now has over 100 million professionals using its network globally, growing at roughly 1 Million new LinkedIn members every week. The growth of the business-based social network is equal to more than one new professional joining the network every second.


13/05/2011  |  Full story...

First US social network to go public: LinkedIn to be valued at $3bn in IPO

Business-based social network LinkedIn plans to sell stock at $32 to $35 per share in an initial public offering that would value the professional social-networking firm at more than $3bn, the company said in a government document. As the first US social-networking firm to go public, LinkedIn is capturing the attention of investors who want to cash in on a hot technology sector now dominated by the much larger Facebook.


11/05/2011  |  Full story...

Dutch revealed as biggest LinkedIn and Twitter users worldwide

The Dutch social networking market continues to grow strongly as sites like Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin extend their respective footprints in the market, but local site Hyves continues to be the most popular online ‘hand out’, according to new research. The data, from comScore, looked into social networking usage in the Netherlands based on the comScore Media Metrix service.


27/04/2011  |  Full story...

Linked-In growth reaches 1 sign-up per second

Want to see a social network at its Tipping Point? Take another look at Linked-In. The business socnet is starting to look a lot like Facebook did a few years back, and it’s had two new users since you read this headline. Linked-In audiences now top 100m people. More details, and implications for marketers…

24/03/2011  |  Full story...

LinkedIn access restored in China after ban

LinkedIn has said access to its service in China has been restored a day after being blocked last week following posts in support of the Arab world's "Jasmine" revolution spreading to China. Company spokesman Hani Durzy told AFP that the networking site for professionals appears to have made accessible in China. Durzy said, "We're now seeing indications that access to the LinkedIn service has been restored in China. We will continue to monitor the situation."


01/03/2011  |  Full story...

Google includes personalised social links in users' search results

Google has updated its search results, including more information related to a users' social connections, including Twitter and Facebook, in its search results. The new changes will apply to anyone who searches when logged into their Google account, and will begin to roll out across all English language Google sites this week.

First launched two years ago, Social Search results used to appear at the bottom of the page but now they will appear anywhere in the search results based on the relevance of the links. This social circle comprises of social networks like Twitter, Facebook, FriendFeed or LinkedIn along with websites linked in user's Google Profile, and also the Contacts list in Gmail.


18/02/2011  |  Full story...

LinkedIn ramps up targeted ads to users

LinkedIn is reportedly planning planning to update its technology to allow marketers to target ads based on factors including users’ job titles, location and age. LinkedIn's new tools will come in two parts. It will release an application programming interface that will allow large-scale advertising agencies, which manage and publish billions of ads seen across the Internet, to easily connect to the site, the WSJ said.

It is also adding features for its self-serve platform for individual advertisers to allow for more targeting. Before, self-serve advertisers could only target their display ads at members depending on company size, industry and gender.


03/02/2011  |  Full story...

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