This Week on #Twitter: YouTube > Facebook, Twitter, Social SEO, Social Media Engagement

This Week on #Twitter: YouTube > Facebook, Twitter, Social SEO, Social Media Engagement

Need a little weekend reading?

We’ve compiled our top ten Twitter stories of the week, which includes news that YouTube has more monthly visitors than Facebook or Twitter, 8 reasons to combine social media and SEO, how to achieve true engagement with social media, 6 ways to say “thank you” on social media and a social media versus SEO smackdown.

Here are our top 10 Twitter stories of the week.

1. YouTube Has More Monthly Visitors Than Facebook, Twitter

What’s the number one social network around the world? Facebook, right? With more than 1.3 billion active users, Mark Zuckerberg’s platform dwarfs Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and Google+ combined. But throw YouTube into the mix, and things start to get a little weird.

2. 8 Reasons to Combine Social Media and SEO [INFOGRAPHIC]

When social media really started to gain traction many were quick to proclaim that its success would lead to the death of search engine optimisation (SEO). After all, why would anybody use search when they could use social?

3. How to Achieve True Engagement With Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC]

When it comes to social media, you have to focus on the three Es. Engagement, engagement, engagement.

4. 6 Ways to Say ‘Thank You’ on Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC]

It’s Thanksgiving Day, so what better time to reach out and thank customers, fans, friends and family on your favourite social media sites?

5. Social Media Vs SEO Smackdown: 7 Key Differences Between Social and Search [INFOGRAPHIC]

You’re about to launch an exciting new business online, but there’s one important question you find yourself struggling to answer. Which is more important: social media or search engine optimisation (SEO)? Maybe it would help to took a look at some of the key differences?

6. Twitter’s Latest Experiment: Analytics Within Tweets

Twitter experiments with at least one new feature each and every day, and while most of these are simply that – experiments – some do move out of the beta process and become system-wide. One of the latest experiments spotted in the wild is inbuilt analytics within tweets, which tells you exactly how well (or poorly) your tweet is doing.

7. One in Four 18-34 Year-Olds Check Social Media as Soon as They Wake Up

How do you like your social media in the morning? If you’re anything like one quarter of 18-34 year-olds, it’s first thing, just as soon as you wake up.

8. 75% of America’s Fastest-Growing Companies use #Twitter

Three-quarters of the most upwardly-mobile private companies in the U.S. are active on Twitter, reveals a new study.

9. What do Americans Know About the Internet, Technology and Twitter?

More than eight in 10 Americans know that hashtags are widely used on Twitter, and almost two-thirds are also aware that the platform has a 140 character limit, reveals a new poll.

10. Twitter Finance Chief Accidentally Leaks Company Buy Plans in Direct Message Fail

Twitter has made a couple of updates to its direct message system in the past few weeks and is looking to launch a complete revamp of the platform in 2015. Those changes probably can’t come soon enough, as direct messages have always been cumbersome to use. It’s also oh-so-easy to accidentally send a public tweet by mistake, as Twitter chief financial office Anthony Noto just found out when he accidentally leaked what appears to be Twitter’s plan to buy a company.

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