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  • The 52 Most Interesting Marketing Stats of 2012 [Tweetables]

    52 tweetable marketing stats of 2012

    To round out the year, I found 52 stats (1 for each week) showing online marketing in 2012. Each is a bite-sized stat with a Tweetable link. Share them easily on Twitter – and don’t be afraid to click, it’ll just open Twitter where you can change the tweet if you want.

    Just don’t change the stats! :)

    Share away…


    My top 5?

    • People are more likely to survive a plane crash than click a banner ad

    • For every $92 spent acquiring customers, only $1 is spent converting them

    • 38% of consumers abandoned carts when delivery estimates exceeded 7 days

    • If people don’t trust your site then changing the color of your buttons is like waiting for your cat to bark

    • Facebook posts that include ‘Should,’ ‘would’ and ‘who’ get more comments

    Stat sources shown below.

    Conversion Rate Optimization Stats

    conversion rate optimization tweets

    1. If people don’t trust your site then changing the color of your buttons is like waiting for your cat to bark
      Source: SEOgadget


    2. 64% of Customers have a strong relationship with a single brand because they shared the same values
      Source: Helpscout


    3. For every $92 spent acquiring customers, only $1 is spent converting them
      Source: Econsultancy


    4. Your CTA and value proposition should smack visitors in the face with obviousness
      Source: Pardot


    5. Ask a question in your CTA’s to encourage clicks
      Source: AdChop


    6. 57% of companies have problems finding the expertise to optimize the copy on their landing pages
      Source: MarketingSherpa


    7. A study by EyeViewDigital showed that using video on landing pages can increase conversion by 80%
      Source: EyeViewDigital

    A/B Testing Stats

    ab testing tweets

    1. 44% of companies use split testing software. It should be 100%
      Source: SEOgadget


    2. Only 77% of marketers who test are testing their headlines
      Source: Marketing sherpa


    3. Email Experiment: The best thing to test on your emails is the subject line
      Source: KISSmetrics


    4. For 2 years running, A/B testing is the most used method for improving conversion
      Source: Econsultancy


    5. Be controversial in your tests for more surprising results
      Source: AdChop

    Ecommerce Stats

    ecommerce tweets

    1. Conversion rates are 105% higher for consumers who interact with ratings & reviews
      Source: Prestige Marketing


    2. Over 50% of ecommerce store visits occur when consumers are logged into Facebook
      Source: Prestige Marketing


    3. 38% of consumers abandoned carts when delivery estimates exceeded 7 days
      Source: ComScore


    4. 67% of carts abandoned according to comScore
      Source: ComScore

    Social Media Stats

    social media tweets

    1. Facebook posts that include ‘Should,’ ‘would’ and ‘who’ get more comments
      Source: Hubspot


    2. Facebook posts that include questions tend to get more comments, but fewer shares and likes
      Source: Hubspot


    3. Facebook comments that include ‘why’ and ‘how’ get the least amount of comments
      Source: Hubspot


    4. 43% of companies admit they have no strategy in place for incorporating social media into demand generation
      Source: Eloqua


    5. 36% of customers rely on search engines to find other local businesses; 1% rely on social media
      Source: Eloqua


    6. Pinterest is already the 3rd most popular social network, and it’s solely based on images
      Source: MDG Advertising


    7. 25.3% of B2B marketers use LinkedIn to reach high profile influencers
      Source: MDG Advertising


    8. If you sell products, include the price in the first image of your post & include it in the #pinterest description
      Source: Socially Sorted


    9. Segmentation is easier on Google+ than the other social networks >> better marketing
      Source: BlueGlass


    10. Zappos users are 13x more likely to share a purchase on Pinterest than on Twitter
      Source: Bloomberg


    11. Pinterest buyers spend more money, more often, and on more items than any of the other top 5 social media sites
      Source:
      ComScore

    Pay-Per-Click Stats

    pay per click tweets

    1. Sponsored ads on high commercial intent keywords take up 85.2% of above-the-fold pixels
      Source: Wordstream


    2. Google ad CTR on high commercial intent queries are up to 600 times higher than on Facebook
      Source: Wordstream

    Banner Advertising Stats

    banner ad tweets

    1. People are more likely to survive a plane crash than click a banner ad
      Source: Prestige Marketing


    2. The average click through rate from banner advertising is 2.1%
      Source: Prestige Marketing

    Content Marketing Stats

    content marketing tweets

    1. Interesting content is a top 3 reason people follow brands on social media
      Source: ContentPlus


    2. 70% of consumers prefer getting to know a company via articles rather than ads
      Source: ContentPlus


    3. Articles with images get 94% more views than those without
      Source: MDG Advertising


    4. 400% more indexable pages are produced by blogging
      Source: Hubspot


    5. In just over 2 years, infographic search volumes increased over 800%
      Source: Neo Mammalian Studios


    6. Visuals are processed 60,000x faster in the brain than text
      Source: Neo Mammalian Studios


    7. Publishers who use infographics grow in traffic an average of 12% more than those that don’t
      Source: Neo Mammalian Studios


    8. The amount of money spent on company blogs and social media had doubled in the last year
      Source: Pamorama

    Email Marketing Stats

    email marketing tweets

    1. Email Experiment: Try testing ‘rich-text’ vs ‘plain-text’ for higher conversions.
      Source: KISSmetrics


    2. 18% of U.S. online consumers say they never open email from companies
      Source: Litmusg


    3. 54% of people said they unsubscribed because emails came too frequently
      Source: Litmusg


    4. 64% of decision-makers read their email via mobile devices
      Source: TopRankBlog


    5. Consumers who receive email marketing spend 83% more when shopping
      Source: iContact


    6. Average return on email marketing investment: $44.25 for every dollar spent
      Source: iContact

    Lead Gen Stats

    lead generation tweets

    1. 57.4% of B2B businesses say SEO has the biggest impact on lead gen goals
      Source: MDG Advertising


    2. 79% of marketing leads never convert into sales
      Source: Unbounce


    3. 85% of people would rather provide an email for an ebook vs. paying with a tweet
      Source: Unbounce


    4. Companies that use Twitter get 2x the number of leads per month
      Source: Inside View


    5. Companies who have an active blog report that they get 67% more leads
      Source: Inside View


    6. Only about 30% of webinar registrants bother showing up
      Source: Unbounce


    7. Inbound marketing costs 62% less per lead than outbound marketing
      Source: Pamorama


    — Oli Gardner


    About Oli Gardner
    Unbounce co-founder Oli Gardner has seen more landing pages than anyone on the planet. He’s obsessed with identifying and reversing bad marketing practices, and his disdain for marketers who send campaign traffic to their homepage is legendary, resulting in landing page rants that can peel paint off an unpainted wall. A prolific international speaker, Oli can be found at marketing conferences worldwide – travelling with his fiancée and fellow marketer Nicole Mintiens – on his mission to rid the world of marketing mediocrity by using data-informed copywriting, Conversion-Centered Design, interaction, and psychology to create a more delightful experience for marketers and customers alike. You should follow Oli on Twitter
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