Parents of Young Children Prime for Social Marketing!

Age plays a major role in how likely a person is to be a social media user, but important demographic characteristics go far beyond simply how old a potential user is. Consumers’ life stages influence their presence on social media as well as their concerns as shoppers and buyers, which is what makes them of interest to marketers on social sites to begin with.

Preliminary results from a Media Audit study of social media users highlight the differences in usage and interest among adults in different phases of their lives.

While the youngest respondents without children were most active on Facebook, Twitter or Myspace, the presence of kids made adults overall much more likely to be on social sites. More than 60% of adults with kids of any age living at home used Facebook, Twitter or Myspace, vs. 51.3% of all adults, and the parents of young children were especially avid users. Among respondents with children under 6 years old, 67.1% had used one of the sites in the past month, while 58% of parents of teenagers reported the same.

These young parents also represent a group more likely than average to make many big-ticket, family-oriented purchases, such as cars, video cameras, PCs, large appliances or a new home. And parents looking to make these purchases for their families are more likely than average to be found on Facebook and similar sites, especially parents of kids under age 6.

Parents of Young Children Prime for Social Marketing

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Facebook Drives US Social Network Ad Spending Past $3 Billion in 2011!

Social network advertising to account for 10.8% of online market

US marketers will spend $3.08 billion to advertise on social networking sites this year, eMarketer predicts. Spending will be up 55% over the $1.99 billion advertisers devoted to social networks in 2010 and will rise by a further 27.7% next year to reach nearly $4 billion.

This year’s dramatic growth in spending will bring social media ad dollars to 10.8% of the total spent online in the US. Worldwide, where social network ad spending will rise 71.6% to $5.97 billion, that proportion will be somewhat lower, at 8.7%.

The 2011 forecast for US spending is $1 billion higher than eMarketer’s last estimate of US social network ad spending, made in August 2010. The primary driver of the change in projected spending is greater ad spending on Facebook, by far the biggest player in the space.

Facebook Drives US Social Network Ad Spending Past $3 Billion in 2011

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Improve Your Blog SEO with Inbound Links!

Businesses continue to search for practical ways to improve their search engine rankings?

Here are 7 useful tips from Social Media Examiner to optimize your website and blog content and help increase ranking!

#1: Create Content Others Will Want to Share

#2: Distribute Online Press Releases

#3: Write Guest Posts

#4: Link to Others

#5: Share Content with Relevant Websites

#6: Create a Link Network

#7: Don’t Forget Internal Links

Click on the link below to read the full article.

7 Ways to Improve Your Blog SEO with Inbound Links

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