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25+ Mind blowing Facts and Figures about Twitter

Mind Blowing Twitter Facts

Some Mind blowing facts About Twitter Users

  1. In the end of 2014, Twitter has 319 million user’s accounts (more than 10% of total internet population) which are growing at the rate of 470,000 new accounts a day.
  2. If don’t have Twitter account and just sign up for one now and, at the end of the week, you will still be ahead of 3.2 million people.
  3. However Twitter head office is based in San Francisco, 70% of all traffic to Twitter come from outside the United State, with most users from China. China has over 38 million Twitter users.
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  4. Among 319 millions Twitter Users, frequent Twitter users are male at the age between 25 – 35 years.
  5. More than 80% users access their Twitter accounts through mobile devices.

Incredible Data about Number of Tweets

  1. How active are you on Twitter. Well I Tweets 3 to 4 times a day, some may even tweets 100 times a day while other not at all. Mark Zuckerberg (the founder of Facebook) has tweeted only 19 times. If we compare all the tweets vs. the active users, an average Twitter user has sent 307 tweets.
  2. On an average, 6000 Tweets are sent in a second which means that there are more than 500 million tweets are sent every day. That’s a huge number and it will only take 2 to 3 days to reach billion tweet sent.
  3. The number of tweets / second is not same at all the time and may fluctuate. In Japan on 3rd August, 2013, there were records 143, 199 tweets sent.
  4. Initially when the Twitter was not so popular, it took almost 3years and 2 months to get the billionth tweet. The first billionth tweet was made in May 2009. In the start of 2015, there would be billions of tweets every day.
  5. Since the beginning of the Twitter, there are more than 450 billion tweets have been made and sent. That’s a mind blowing figure.
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What about Retweets

  1. When you like someone tweet, you retweet that. In the history of Twitter, the most retweeted tweet till to date is the all-star selfie by Ellen DeGeneres from Oscar 2014. The all star selfie has retweeted 3.4 million time and broke the record of Obama’s Victory tweet (800K) in just 34 minutes.
  2. While the Ellen made the history making selfie from one of Samsung Smartphone, the company donates $3 million to a charity in the honor of 3 million retweets of Ellen’s selfie.

 When the Twitter Shutdown

  1. The Twitter is shutdown temporarily two times due to traffic overload. Once when the Ellen’s all star selfie were retweeted abruptly and second after the death pop singer of Michael Jackson when the story broke out.

The Game of Followers and Following

  1. On an average, each Twitter account has 210 followers. But there are thousands of accounts with over 1 million followers.
  2. The first Twitter user who reaches 1 million followers is Ashton Kutcher. He gains 1 million followers in April 2009 when the Twitter didn’t reach 1 billionth tweet.
  3. 80% of the most followed accounts belong to celebrities and singers.
  4. The user with most followers is the American singer Katy Perry. Katy Perry has 59 million followers.
  5. Other most followed users are Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga. Collectively these three singers have more followers on Twitter than the total population of Germany, Canada, Turkey, Argentina, Egypt and South Africa.
  6. The most popular and followed brand is YouTube. YouTube has more than 46 million followers.
  7. On the other hand, the user who has more following is ArabicBest with 2.4 million followings. HootSuit (social media Management Company) comes second in the rank and has followed 1.6 million twitter accounts.

The story behind 140

  1. Why Tweet Length is restricted to 140 characters? Since the company was founded as an SMS service, the character limit in a tweet was restricted to 140 words.

Twttr, Twitter or Twittter?

  1. Twitter was initially introduced as “Twttr” in March 2006 which is later change to what it is now “Twitter” in July 2006 and then launched for public.
  2. The company also holds misspells of the “Twitter” with an extra “T” i.e. Twittter and with a missing “T” i.e. Twiter. You can access the Twitter with both Twittter and Twiter
  3. You may well aware of the iconic bird appears in Twitter logo and everywhere on the site. Did you know his name? The official name for this little fellow is “Larry” or you may call him “Larry Bird”

Some Fact from Marketing Point of View

  1. Since you may tweet text, image or infographics for brand marketing, texts with hashtags have 2x engagements as compared to those without hashtags. Images are 5 time more engagement rate as compare to text tweets. Infographics is dominating the engagement rate and get 800% more retweets as compared to both text and images tweets. So make some cool infographics if you want brand awareness and marketing with Twitter

Something about Retweet, HasgTags and Apps

  1. Did you know that the Hashtag, Retweets feature and even the Twitter mobile app is not created by Twitter, but developed by the developers in Twitter ecosystem.

Twitter on Facebook, Facebook on Twitter

  1. Did you know, the Facebook has an official account on Twitter with 14 million followers while Twitter has a Facebook page with 15.2 million fans.
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What happens in One Internet Minute Here in 2014

What happens in One Internet Minute 2014

What happens in One Internet Minute 2014

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One minute may not be much significant amount of time for you and it can go on without notice but in a single internet minute, the data which is produce and share on internet can require a whole life to go through. Since the internet population grows day by day and reaches 3 billion up till now (almost 43% of the total world population using internet) the insignificant sixty seconds produce staggering amount and numbers of digital data that you cannot even think about to do so in your whole life.

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So below is a quick overview of what happened in just a single minute on internet.

  1. The number of Emails generated and sent by billions of internet users dominating over all the data shared over internet. In a single minute, more than 140 millions emails are sent.
  2. The second dominating figure in one internet minute is the search queries. More than 4 million search queries are processed by Google in one minute.
  3. All of you know Google generates revenue from Ads displayed on websites through AdSense or on Search Engine results Pages. With more than 4 million queries in one minute, the Google generates $100926 from these ads
  4. When talking about revenue, online marketing is one of the leading sources of revenue generation for many brands, Amazon is on the top of the list. In sixty seconds, products (including books and apps) of worth $148617 sold on Amazon
  5. Something about your favorite video sharing site YouTube. It would take 5 days to view all the videos uploaded to YouTube in just a single internet minute. Let the figure simpler, 126 hours of new video uploaded every minute to YouTube.
  6. More than 145782 hours of video watched online on YouTube among which 1.3 millions video clips are downloaded every minute
  7. Listening Music comes after watching videos as in each minute on internet, there are 64197 hours of music listen on Pandora
  8. Lets us explore something about the social media, with 3 billion active users, Facebook dominating the Social networking. Among these 1.3 billion Facebook users, 277,000 members are log-ins and active every minute on Facebook.
  9. When talking about the activity on Facebook, there are 2,460,000 Status, Links, Videos, Photos or other contents are shared on Facebook every minute. Together there are 378 GB of data shares on Facebook in every single minute.
  10. There are 20 million Photo views and 6 million Facebook page views in just a single minute.
  11. Just like you, every Facebook user like the selfie of their friend, group photo of their college mates, status updates or interesting videos. These Like in total make the shocking figure. In just one minute, there are 3,288,348 Likes made on Facebook
  12. Now something about Twitter, with 300 million already active users, 693+ new users signup for twitter accounts every minute.
  13. The number of tweets per minute in 2014 is now 477600 tweets (which were 100,000+ tweets in 2013 per minute)
  14. In every minute, 3000 photo uploaded on Flickr meanwhile there are 20 million photo views on Flickr
  15. 3,472 new images pined to Pinterest boards
  16. 2,16,000 Pictures post on Instagram every sixty seconds
  17. With more than 1.1 billion websites worldwide
    • 571 New Websites created every minute
    • 347 New Blogs created on WordPress
    • 1449 New blog post on WordPress
  18. Something about the apps and downloads. In every single internet minute there are
    • 77868 Apps downloads for Androids OS
    • 39942Apple Apps downloads for iOS
  19. Wikipedia is the largest online encyclopedia contains more than 46 million articles with 6 new articles posted every minute and 600 edits per minute made to these existing articles.
  20. 26, 380 Yelp Reviews written every minute
  21. 1,458,324 Skype minutes used every minute
  22. 24318 hours of videos watched on American based video on-demand video sharing Netflix
  23. With the above statistics and figure, collectively there is nearly  across the globe on internet in one minute.
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Improve your Alexa Rank from Millions to Thousands with These Simple Steps

10 Proven ways to Improve Alexa Rank from Million to Thousands

10 Proven ways to Improve Alexa Rank from Million to Thousands

What is Alexa?

Before coming to the point, let’s take an overview of Alexa itself first and importance of Alexa Ranking for your blog or website.

Alexa.com is a popular and reliable web information company by Amazon provides information about the level of popularity and traffic for websites and blogs by ranking the individual website or blog. The Company gives ranking (called Alexa Ranking) to websites based on certain parameters one of which is traffic.

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What is Alexa Ranking?

According to Alexa itself, the Alexa Ranking or Alexa Traffic Ranking is “the rank which is calculated base on three months of combined historical traffic data from the community of millions of Alexa Toolbar users”

What is the importance of Alexa Ranking?

Alexa rank every website thus just ranking from Alexa doesn’t matter but the Good Alexa Ranking. A good Alexa ranking is an indicator of your blog or website popularity, catching advertisers who want to promote their products by putting aids on popular websites. Google too, approve AdSense for the sites with better Alexa rank (let say less than 400K).

It is also been noted that websites or blogs with high Alexa ranking got high Google PageRank too.

OK, I understand the importance of Alexa Rank, what should I do now to improve my Alexa Rank?

To get answer to this question, I put together 10 simple, efficient, and proven ways to improve you Alexa rank with and of course, these methods are free too. Remember one thing, traffic is the key yo better Alexa Ranking and the steps listed below are an attempt to get high traffic along with few other tricks to get better Alexa Ranking. So let’s start with the first one first and try it as soon as possible.

01. Install Alexa Toolbar

Do you know how Alexa determine popularity of your web page and give it ranks? It is primarily achieved by Alexa toolbar installed on browsers of Alexa community and internet users. The toolbar sends the information about your site to Alexa when it is being visits through those browsers. So what should you do then? Download and install Alexa Toolbar (from here) on your favorite browser and ant other browser on every computer which you use at home or work. Once it is done, make your blog the default homepage for these browsers or visit your own site, at least once a day with these Alexa toolbar installed browsers. Also, ask your friends to install Alexa Toolbar and surf your site and encourage your readers to do so. This way Alexa will determine popularity of your site and your Alexa ranking will decrease (improve) drastically.

02. Add Alexa Widget To Your Site

Alexa widget is a simple snippet of code which can easily be added to your site. The widget will show Alexa Rank of you site. Place the Alexa widget on your Web site. It will entice the visitors to check it out, and you know, each click counts.

You can create the Alexa widget and paste the java script codes for it on your html page. Make the Alexa widget for your site from here. It displays the Alexa ranking stats of your website on each of your pages and blogs.

03. Add Quality Content

Add quality content to your site which attracts more visitors and search engines too. The content should not only limited to bulky text but can be an audio, a video or series of pictures, and if the post get viral on the web, your blog Alexa Ranking will boost immediately.

04. Update your Blog constantly

Don’t be lazy while blogging as the blogging is not a lazy game. It wants you to be more active. So be active and updates your blog on regular basis (daily or at least weekly). Alexa really like the blogs or sites which updates regularly rather than static sites and give them better ranking.

05. Write about Alexa

In order to get a good Alexa reputation in term of decrease Alexa Rank, give them a backlink. It has been noticed that the site pointing or linking back to Alexa got better Alexa ranking soon after the Alexa detect a backlink from that site. Based on the principal of “Give and Take”, give Alexa a backlink and take good Alexa ranking in return.

In addition to this, your post about Alexa will attract other visitors who want to hear about Alexa, and most of them would probably installed Alexa Toolbar on browsers which will boost your ranking

06. Make Your Site Search Engine Optimized

Again, think of Alexa as a Search engine (like Google or Yahoo) and make your site optimize for them. A site with good SEO status got better rank in Alexa. DO optimize your Online, Offline and On-page SEO in order to get better Alexa rank.

This post might help you to improve your onsite SEO

 

07. Write content about SEO, Blogging

Well this is a tricky step and has guaranteed outcome on Alexa rank. Writing post about SEO, Alexa ranking, Blogging, hosting, web development and designing will catch bloggers and developers as visitors. These targeted visitors are most likely to have Alexa toolbar installed and as stated earlier, the more your site visits from Alexa toolbar installed browsers, the more it will get reputation and better ranking in Alexa Ranking system.

08. Get quality backlinks

As a key component of SEO, quality backlinks are crucial and 100% necessary for good Alexa ranking and the site with more backlinks especially quality backlinks from high PageRank sites, get good Alexa rank. Search for High PageRank Dofollow enabled sites and comment on them consecutively.

Here is a list of 45+ PageRank 8, 7, 6 and 5 Dofollow enabled Blogs List to get quality backlinks

09. Submit XML sitemap to Search engines

Submitting your site xml to search engines is also a key step of Search Engine Optimization and the way to get all your pages index in search engines. More indexed pages will boost Alexa rank for sure.

10. Submit your site to bookmarking and directories

Do not only relay on traffic from search engine but do submit your site to social bookmarking sites. This will help your site to get popular, bring more traffic to it and result in better Alexa ranking. Also submit your site to online internet directories (there are lots of free there e.g. dmoz.com) to get backlinks from theses directories as well as better SEO which will in turn, give you better Alexa Rank.

Here is a huge list of 101 High PageRank Social Bookmarking Sites To Improve SEO

Bonus Tip To Improve Alexa Rank

If you own a blog and want a good Alexa rank, just enable CommentLuv plugin on it. This plugin will attract more visitors who want a dofollow backlinks by commenting on your blog as the plugin rewards visitors or commentators with a dofollow backlink and most of these visitors are usually webmasters or bloggers, probably have Alexa toolbar installed on their browsers, surfing your site through which will results in better Alexa ranking of your site.

Read Why People Love to Comment On CommentLuv Blogs

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