Alex DiVincenzo

15 Staggering LinkedIn Statistics

by Alex DiVincenzo August 13, 2012
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LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network on the internet. Here are some interesting facts about the website. The staggering numbers come directly from LinkedIn.

    LinkedIn started out in the living room of co-founder Reid Hoffman in 2002.
    LinkedIn officially launched on May 5, 2003. It had 4,500 members after its first month.
    LinkedIn has approximately 161 million members in over 200 countries and territories.
    People join LinkedIn at a rate of around two new members per second. That’s approximately 172,800 people per day! …

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An Introduction to Blogging

by Alex DiVincenzo July 18, 2012
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Although sometimes overlooked in favor of sites like Facebook and Twitter, blogs are an important asset for any business. While those other sites are great for sharing sporadic, quick bits of news, a blog can be the one-stop destination for detailed, regularly-updated information about the company.

Blogging is one of the oldest forms of social media. Some people may not include blogs under the social media umbrella, as they predate social networking websites, but it fits the definition of shared, interactive content. …

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17 Staggering YouTube Statistics

by Alex DiVincenzo June 30, 2012
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YouTube is the third most-visited site on the web, behind Google and Facebook. Here are 17 interesting facts about YouTube. The staggering numbers come directly from YouTube.

    60 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute. That’s an hour of footage per second!
    Over 4 billion YouTube videos are viewed each day.
    More than 800 million unique users visit YouTube each month.
    Over 3 billion hours of video are watched on YouTube each month.
    70% of YouTube traffic comes from outside the U.S. …

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Improve SEO with Google’s Page Rank Algorithm

by Alex DiVincenzo May 20, 2012
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Internet gurus often discuss the importance of Search Engine Optimization (SEO), but few truly know what exactly goes into page ranking. It’s common knowledge that Google uses a complex algorithm to determine how pages rank in search results. Understanding what that algorithm entails is another story.

Thanks to the folks at SEOmoz, we now have a better look at its inner workings. The website conducts a biennial search ranking factors survey and used the results to crack the code. According to the 72 SEOs surveyed, here are the components of Google’s infamous ranking algorithm (which you can also view on the pie graph above):

    23% – Trust/Authority of the Host Domain
    22% – Link Popularity of the Specific Page
    20% – Anchor Text of External Links to the Page
    15% – On-Page Keyword Usage
    7% – Registration & Hosting Data
    6% – Traffic & CTR Data
    5% – Social Graph Metrics

The biggest factor in determining SEO success is the general trust and authority of a domain. …

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10 Staggering Facebook Statistics

by Alex DiVincenzo April 14, 2012
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Facebook is the second most-visited website on the internet, right behind Google. That alone is an impressive figure, but let’s delve a little deeper into its staggering usage.

Here are some more interesting facts about the social networking giant. These stats come straight from Facebook itself. The numbers are approximate, of course, but they are accurate as of this month.

Facebook Facts

    Facebook has 526 million daily active users.
    Facebook has 901 million monthly active users.
    80% of Facebook’s monthly active users are outside the U.S. …

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4 More Tips to Build a Good Twitter Following

by Alex DiVincenzo March 26, 2012
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My post from last week, 4 Helpful Tips to Build a Good Twitter Following, should have gotten you on your way to building your followers on Twitter. Here are four additional tips to help you upon completing the first set.

#1 Make Your Tweets Interesting

If you followed the previous tips, you already have access to many accounts. Now you need to give them a reason to follow you. There is no better way to do so than to tweet interesting content. …

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