When I opened my virtual doors to blog consulting in 2007, only 16% of businesses were blogging. In 2009, when I quit my job to be a blog consultant full time, that number jumped to 29%. Jump to 2011 and we have 39% of businesses now using blogs for marketing.
For the full story and an awesome infographic full of data visualizations on the future of business marketing with blogs & social media, join me after the jump.
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In this infographic you’ll find some pretty interesting numbers:
- 61% now use social media to identify and attract new customers
- 70% use social media to monitor their brand online
- 26% are tweeting
- 77% are engaging in email marketing
- 93% is the success rate of using message boards and YouTube
Normally, creating this sort of thing isn’t my deal, so when I was approached by Dona Collins to create one just for me as a way to promote her skills and her company, of course I was like, “Hellz yeah!” If you need an infographic, she’s your woman.
Dona Collins is an infographic artist, part time blogger and a financial writer at CreditLoan.com. Visit CreditLoan to financial infographics and researched articles on topic of finance.
Based on these projections, what do you think there’s gonna be a saturation point with blogging & social media marketing? And what’s that gonna look like? How will we all be affected?