There’s no question that social media websites are among the most popular online. Obviously we don’t count search engines as people aren’t looking for those websites, and YouTube is seen by some as social media and others as a video search engine, but even without counting YouTube, there’s a lot more to social media than Facebook and their one billion unique visitors per month.
Different Types of Social Media
Part of the reason for the huge popularity of social media is that there are actually so many different types of social media websites. Photograph social media sites that are known by everyone include Instagram and Pinterest, StumbleUpon and Digg encourage the sharing and up voting (or down voting) of the most interesting stories, while LinkedIn is a social media website that is known for connecting professionals and job hunters.
In other words, there are many different focuses which allows so many different social media websites to all thrive while not in direct competition with one another. This also opens up the importance of advertising for businesses of all sizes who need to reach younger customers and have a way of inexpensively advertising locally to drive more business through their doors.
Social media accounts for an amazing share of the daily traffic that occurs online, and it goes to show just how important these types of websites are currently and will continue to be in the future. Social media isn’t going anywhere.
The popularity of social media is undeniable. This isn’t just with sit down computer users but also includes mobile users. Social media’s forefront on the mobile side of things has helped to make sure that those sites have stayed relevant and in fact thrived despite all the major challenges over the last decade.