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Social Media Metrics and Site Traffic

A good part of your online strategy revolves around where and when relevant audiences are engaging.

In order to help our own clients at Epiphany Metrics, we’ve collected a variety of data points for a fast way to look through evolving social media metrics and walking those data points through corporate social media training processes.

The audience numbers only reveal one cog (out of hundreds) that executives need to think about when designing an effective social media strategy. While growing your following should not be the sole focus of your social media strategy, it still pays to have as many followers as possible on social media platforms like Instagram. And if you’re having trouble getting your company noticed on Instagram, this is the best site for Instagram followers.

Th following snapshot gives us the June 2012 metrics for Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Linkedin, and Pinterest. There are hundreds of other social sites and tools that fall into different niches, but these core five are the first layer of conversation for most organizations.

When looking at the numbers…
think about relevance.

Relevance can be established by thinking about your target audience (age, gender, education, income, etc) and applying those percentages to the overall total audience size.


if I’m targeting ages 55 to 64, Linkedin has the highest percentage of those users at 13%

This data is highly relevant to associated projects and campaign targeting


If you have a $50k ad budget, targeting 55 to 64, you would have a percentage relevance on Linkedin (and every percentage point counts)

Things to Keep in Mind

  • Do we want multiple touch points with the same person to drive conversion or if we are looking for singular contact to drive awareness?
  • How do our audience engage content: desktop, tablet, mobile?
  • What keywords represent our audiences around these platforms?
  • What are the best niche groups and pages on these networks?
  • What users represent our ideal influencers?
  • Where, how, and why are our competitors on these platforms?

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3 thoughts on “Social Media Metrics and Site Traffic”

  1. It is important to get traffic from social media networks as well as search engines. I’ve noticed in my Google Webmaster Tools metrics that I get backlinks credit from Google+ more so than from Facebook. I maintain the same pages in Google+ and Facebook, and my presence and social interaction is stronger on Facebook. It appears Google is favoring their own web property.

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