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Brands are diversifying their social network presence

by Alexander Peiniger on November 10, 2015

Last week I gave a talk at the AllFacebook Marketing Conference in Berlin about how brands are using the different social networks and where they are present. This blog post is a summary of the findings we gathered. As we have a lot of data at quintly about how brands and users in general analyze their social media profiles we have a very good base for looking at some general underlying trends we see across our whole user base.

The first thing we saw is that users put more focus on more networks. When we started quintly in 2010 we only offered Facebook analytics, but as we are up to 8 networks nowadays, it’s very interesting to see how the different networks are tracked. When we launch new networks within our tool we usually see an increased adoption in the first months and then things keep growing with the normal usage. When we look at all the profiles that are tracked with quintly at the moment, Facebook is still taking the lead with roughly 73% of all profiles added. Twitter, as the second most analyzed network makes it to 13%. The remaining positions are YouTube (5%), Instagram (4%), Google+ (3%) and LinkedIn (2%). As we just launched Pinterest analytics, the numbers are not yet included here.

Network Change
Of course this differs a lot by country, therefore we broke that further down to see the different usage patterns in the different regions of the world.
Country Track
By looking at this chart we can spot a lot of interesting things. For example the Instagram share in the United States is more than two times bigger than in European countries like Germany or the UK. Indonesia really seems to be a Twitter country, as more than 50% of all tracked profiles come from this network. Companies from Japan and Hong Kong on the other side are still focusing most of their attention to Facebook, with more than 80% of all analyzed profiles. You can download the full data set here.

As the second step we wanted to understand how often companies and users from the specific countries are analyzing their social media efforts. Therefore we looked at the average number of days per week that users login to quintly within the months of September and October 2015.

Login per Week
A little bit surprising, Mexico makes it to the first place with over 3.5 days of usage per week on average, followed by Spain with about 2.5. Germany as one of the biggest European countries makes it to 2.2 days per week and the US comes in at 1.7 days of quintly usage per week. These are very interesting numbers and show that we can expect that the importance of analyzing social network data will become bigger. Making sure you include stats in your daily routines will help you to get the most out of your social media strategy without relying too much on gut feeling.

Here you can find the full presentation that I gave in Berlin last week:

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