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139 Unbelievable Instagram Marketing Statistics That Will Blow Your Mind

There’s never been a better time to ramp up your Instagram marketing efforts. The photo sharing app has blossomed into the top visual social network and has emerged as a favorite social platform for brands and marketers. Thanks to Website Builder for their sharply designed infographic below, read more on the 139 Instagram facts and statistics for businesses considering a dive into Instagram in 2017.

Instagram Marketing Facts

  • 49% of the top brands use Instagram. This is projected to increase to over 70% by the end of 2017.
  • 50% of Instagram users follow at least one business
  • Nike is the most followed brand on Instagram with over 68 million followers

Instagram Demographics

  • 55% of US 18-29-year-olds are Instagram users
  • Instagram users are affluent – 56% of Instagram users earn over $50,000 per year
  • Instagram has an extremely dedicated and active user base

A staggering 50% of Instagram’s 600 million users are active daily. That’s 300 million actively daily users!

What are the Best Times to Post on Instagram?

The best time to post to Instagram may surprise you – it’s not during regular business hours. Many of the top posting times are early morning and late at night.

  • Sunday: 5 pm
  • Monday: 7 pm & 10 pm
  • Tuesday: 3 am & 10 pm
  • Wednesday: 5 pm
  • Thursday: 7 am & 11 pm
  • Friday: 1 am & 8 pm
  • Saturday: 12 am & 2 am

Read more on The Unscientific Guide to Determine Best Times to Post on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and More

Fun Instagram Facts

Over 95 million photos and videos are shared every day on Instagram

  • 40 billion have been shared so far

Selena Gomez is the most followed celebrity on Instagram with 105 114 million followers (as of March 2017)

  • If Gomez were a country and her followers were the population, it would be the 12th most populous country in the world.

Selena Gomez - Queen of Instagram Marketing

FC Barcelona (Soccer) is the top professional sports team on Instagram with 42.5 47.8 million followers (as of March 2017)

  • FC Barcelona’s has 7.7x the number of followers as the most followed US sports team – the Golden State Warriors (NBA), with 5.6 6.2 million followers (as of March 2017).

FC Barcelona - Queen of Instagram Marketing
Still not sure you should be on Instagram?

Check out this very informative infographic from Website Builder to learn more about this exciting social platform!

139 Facts about Instagram You Should Be Aware of in 2017

Instagram Marketing

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Are you ready to dive into an Instagram marketing plan? dlvr.it has partnered with Instagram to make creating RSS feeds and linking Instagram to Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest a breeze. In a few clicks, easily create an Instagram RSS feed with dlvr.it’s FREE tool. Read more here and here.

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Fascinating Instagram Marketing Statistics You Need to Know in 2017

There’s never been a better time to ramp up your Instagram marketing efforts. The photo sharing app has blossomed into the top visual social network and has emerged as a favorite social platform for brands and marketers. Thanks to Website Builder for their sharply designed infographic below, read more on the 139 Instagram facts and statistics for businesses considering a dive into Instagram in 2017.

Instagram Marketing Facts

  • 49% of the top brands use Instagram. This is projected to increase to over 70% by the end of 2017.
  • 50% of Instagram users follow at least one business
  • Nike is the most followed brand on Instagram with over 68 million followers

Instagram Demographics

  • 55% of US 18-29-year-olds are Instagram users
  • Instagram users are affluent – 56% of Instagram users earn over $50,000 per year
  • Instagram has an extremely dedicated and active user base

A staggering 50% of Instagram’s 600 million users are active daily. That’s 300 million actively daily users!

What are the Best Times to Post on Instagram?

The best time to post to Instagram may surprise you – it’s not during regular business hours. Many of the top posting times are early morning and late at night.

  • Sunday: 5 pm
  • Monday: 7 pm & 10 pm
  • Tuesday: 3 am & 10 pm
  • Wednesday: 5 pm
  • Thursday: 7 am & 11 pm
  • Friday: 1 am & 8 pm
  • Saturday: 12 am & 2 am

Read more on The Unscientific Guide to Determine Best Times to Post on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and More

Fun Instagram Facts

Over 95 million photos and videos are shared every day on Instagram

  • 40 billion have been shared so far

Selena Gomez is the most followed celebrity on Instagram with 105 114 million followers (as of March 2017)

  • If Gomez were a country and her followers were the population, it would be the 12th most populous country in the world.

Selena Gomez - Queen of Instagram Marketing

FC Barcelona (Soccer) is the top professional sports team on Instagram with 42.5 47.8 million followers (as of March 2017)

  • FC Barcelona’s has 7.7x the number of followers as the most followed US sports team – the Golden State Warriors (NBA), with 5.6 6.2 million followers (as of March 2017).

FC Barcelona - Queen of Instagram Marketing
Still not sure you should be on Instagram?

Check out this very informative infographic from Website Builder to learn more about this exciting social platform!

139 Facts about Instagram You Should Be Aware of in 2017

Instagram Marketing

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Are you ready to dive into an Instagram marketing plan? dlvr.it has partnered with Instagram to make creating RSS feeds and linking Instagram to Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest a breeze. In a few clicks, easily create an Instagram RSS feed with dlvr.it’s FREE tool. Read more here and here.

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Top Social Media Marketing Stats for 2017 — INFOGRAPHIC

The social media marketing landscape seems to change by the hour. Hot new social media trends emerge and disappear with astonishing speed. How does a social media marketer make sense of all the hype? It’s always good to start with the data.

The actionable social media marketing stats in this infographic will help you chart your social media marketing strategy for 2017. Here are some of the key insights:

Facebook is Dead. Long Live the King.

With the rise of new social networks like WhatsApp and Snapchat, many pundits have been predicting the demise of Facebook. This may be true, eventually. But as of 2017 Facebook remains the top social network in the world.

A whopping 79% of all US internet users are on Facebook. Looking more broadly, Facebook reaches 68% of all US adults (not just internet users). Despite the hype and excitement surrounding the new social media networks on the block, Facebook remains the undisputed leader.

Your social media marketing strategy for 2017 should include a big dose of Facebook.

Pinterest Drives Retail Shoppers

If you’re a retailer, Pinterest should be at the top of your social media marketing shopping list for 2017. The image-centric social network has become one of the largest drivers of retail referral traffic on the internet. Pinterest now drives 25% of all retail referral traffic. Moreover, 93% of Pinterest users are there to plan and make purchases.

Let’s go shopping!

Images and Videos Boost Engagement on Social Media

Sharing images and video on social media works. This should come as no surprise to savvy social media marketers. Here’s some hard evidence to back up what you’ve already known about social media and rich media posts.

  • Twitter: Tweets with images receive 18% more clicks that tweets without images.
  • LinkedIn: Posts with images result in more comments.
  • Facebook: Over 100M hours of youtube video are watched on Facebook daily
  • Snapchat: 400M Snaps shared per day, or 9,000 Snaps shared per second

Mobile Is Where Social Media Happens

The vast majority of time spend on social media happen on mobile devices.

  • More than 80% of time spent on social media platforms happens on mobile devices
  • More than 50% of all YouTube video plays are on mobile

Social Media Marketing Stats for 2017 Infographic

This smart infographic is from Red Website Design. The infographic visualizes data from The Wordstream Blog.

Top social media marketing stats for 2017

Top social media marketing stats for 2017

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How to Create Amazing Content: Review of a FREE Infographic Maker

Every so often, I have a need for a custom infographic for a blog post. Usually, this is followed by a fleeting thought such as “I can make my own – no problem!” As we all know, with limited time and limited design experience, this is a somewhat impossible feat to accomplish. Until now! Word on the street is there is a new web-based infographic maker that helps you make stunning visual presentations in four easy steps.

I’m up for the challenge.

Here’s what I know about Visme – a free online graphics tool for bloggers, businesses, and other professionals with limited to no design skills.

Inforgraphic Make Visme homepage

Visme translates your ideas into engaging content in the form of:

  • Presentations
  • Infographics
  • Reports
  • Web content
  • Product presentations
  • Graphs & Charts
  • Wireframes

So what does Visme have to offer you?

Visme — the Swiss Knife of Visual Content

Have you noticed that many visitors come to your website and leave right away?

According to Visme, it is not your content.

The number one reason people leave your website is because of non-stimulating and outdated images.

One of the key features of Visme is that it allows you to take otherwise boring data and transform it into a straightforward and easy to understand visual format.

Make boring data beautiful with Visme, an infographic maker

So, let’s test this out.

Here’s a “boring” data stat taken from one of our blog posts on Snapchat vs. Instagram Stories: What You Need to Know:

Boring stat for infographic maker

Infographic Maker 101 – How to Create Professional Infographics

Goal: Take the boring stat above and create a beautiful visual presentation.

(Facebook remains the most-used social media brand among all ages with 64%. But among 12-24’s, it has been overtaken by Snapchat (72% to 68%) with Instagram close behind (66%).)

According to Visme, creating infographics is easy. You can start with a blank canvas and introduce your own elements and design, or you can start from a series of starter infographic maker templates to use as a great starting point to create from.

Step 1: Select an infographic maker template

Visme has numerous infographic templates to choose from. Select one that best meets your design needs. It’s easy to customize so don’t worry if the template isn’t a perfect match.

To start my boring stat infographic, I searched through the templates using the keyword “social media”.

Snapshot of Visme Infographic maker templates

Step 2: Create an outline of your topic

The purpose of an infographic is to translate a theme or idea into the form of visual content. Therefore before you populate your infographic, step back and ask yourself a few questions:

  • What is the purpose of the piece?
  • Who is going to be my audience?
  • What message do I want to portray to the viewer?

Pro tip:  There is no right or wrong, but make sure you do have a clear picture of what you want to create before you do begin the process.

Here’s my outline:

Purpose: Take a boring stat and turn it into an interesting visual

Audience: Our blog readers

Message: Wow, that’s interesting!

Step 3: Select from the free assets and upload your own

Now that I’ve picked my theme, I can do any one of the following:

1 – Create a chart or graph. Each chart can be customized with specific bits of data to fit your data needs.

2 – Use the infographic widgets.

Infographic widgets are exclusive mini apps that allow users to quickly translate otherwise boring data into simple and easy to understand snackable pieces of content that are easy to digest.

3 – Add footnotes and references

Step 4: Publish your infographic

This final step is super easy. Review in preview mode then hit publish and voilà…

Boring Stat Infographic: Teens are flocking to Snapchat

Boring stat created with Infographic maker Visme

My thoughts on Visme (so far):

1 – The app is fairly user intuitive but took a little longer to create my first infographic than I would have hoped for – because there is so much you can do, the tools and settings aren’t entirely intuitive, resulting in a steeper learning curve.

2 – I couldn’t find the Snapchat logo in any of the button sets, so I tried uploading one from my desktop. This process was not easy – again, a learning curve but after a few attempts, I was finally able to load the image.

3 – The animations are fun and simple to do. If you reload this page, check out the animations on my “Boring Stat Infographic”.

With that said, I can’t wait to use Visme again.

What else can Visme do?

As mentioned earlier in this post, Visme is much more than just an infographic maker. I haven’t tried these yet, but you can also do the following:

1 – Presentations

If you’re tired of PowerPoint, Visme offers some beautiful presentation templates for you to use, each with its own collection of slide layouts.

Once you complete your presentation, you can present online via Visme or download your slides as images and paste them into Powerpoint.

2 – Banner Ads

If you advertise online, you can use Visme to create attractive and engaging banner ads in many shapes and sizes.

Even if you don’t advertise, banner ads can be utilized on your own site as calls to action, driving your website visitors to take the next step in your sales process.

Here’s a snapshot of five different default banner types and their sizes

Create banner ads using infographic maker Visme

3 – Custom

The custom design area of Visme is one of its strengths, enabling you to use their tools to easily create any type of image, including those share-worthy memes that pepper your social media streams.

So, what’s the difference between Visme and Canva?

Well-known graphic design tool Canva is an amazingly simple DIY tool for everyone – non-designers as well as professionals. For a refresher course on why we like Canva, check at our post on How to Use Canva to Create Beautiful Graphics for Social Media.

However, when it comes to an easy-to-use infographic maker and ability to create interactive presentations, Visme is one of the few visual content creation tools that allows you to add interactivity and animation to all your designs and collaborate with other team members on projects.

Here’s one side of the story from Visme on Canva Versus Visme: What’s the Difference?

Canva Versus Infographic Maker Visme: What’s the Difference?

In conclusion, Visme is different because:

  • It does more than just create one type of content and every template is completely customizable.
  • Ability to make any object interactive and add motion.
  • Easy publishing. You can download, share directly through social links, or embed in your site.

The embedding option is particularly cool, as it means you can include animations to liven up presentations and reports when they are embedded, adding visual interest to what could otherwise be a boring set of static slides and statistics.

  • Fully HTML5 based so content is both web and mobile friendly.

Inquiring minds want to know:

Would I personally recommend this service? YES, with a caveat. Once you get used to the program, you’ll be able to do more than you ever expected. However, if you don’t have time, or only need an occasional graphic, Visme may not be for you.

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Visme also has great blog content. For more creative ways to use Visme, here are some good finds from their blog:

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Have you used Visme? What’s your favorite infographic maker? Share your thoughts in the comments.

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