I thought you might enjoy these freaky facts about Facebook (The Big Blue Devil) as some have coined it.
This list of 8 freaky Facebook facts can definitely help you determine the value of Facebook marketing for your business in today's global marketplace. Whether you are marketing your business online or offline. There's one thing I can be reliably certain about. You probably have a Facebook account and 95% of your ideal prospects probably have one too.
But what does that mean for building YOUR business? It means you would have to be completely nuts not to take advantage of the Facebook Marketing "trend" while it's still growing. Because, make no mistake, Facebook is where your prospects are hanging out every single day.
See for yourself …
8 Freaky Facebook Facts You Must Know
1.) As of 2011, there are more than 800,000,000 (800 Million) active Facebook users. That's 1 in every 13 people on earth.
2.) 48% of 18 to 34 year olds CHECK FACEBOOK right when they wake up each day.
3.) The 35+ demographic now represents more than 30% of the entire user base.
4.) There are 206.2 million internet users in the United States. That means 71.2% of the US web audience is on Facebook.
5.) 57% of people talk more online than they do in real life.
6.) 48% of young Americans said they found out about news through Facebook.
7.) A record-breaking 750 million photos were uploaded to Facebook over the 2011 new year's weekend.
8.) Every 20 minutes on Facebook there are …
1,000,000 – Links shared
1,323,000 – Tagged Photos
1,484,000 – Event invitations
1,851,000 – Status updates
1,972,000 – Friend requests accepted
1,587,000 – Wall posts
2,716,000 – Photos uploaded
10,208,000 – Comments made
2,716,000 – Messages sent
These freaky Facebook facts clearly show that Facebook is the "New Frontier" of online marketing.
Did you know that Facebook users spend over 700 BILLION minutes a month on the social network? The potential to attract quality prospects for your business is mind blowing. The great news is that there is a huge source of leads right at your fingertips. The bad news is that most people are doing it all wrong and not capitalizing on its massive potential.
Research shows just how important Facebook has become in our daily lives. Combined with several critical adjustments to how Facebook publishes "news" and intersects with other sites, the state of Facebook is mind-blowing. And that's a big deal for your business. It's obvious that Facebook fan pages are quickly becoming an essential part of most businesses' online marketing strategies.