63 Internet Lifestyle Facts Every Blogger Should Know and Follow

Are you a blogger? Are you living the internet lifestyle? If you are neither a blogger nor someone who lives the internet lifestyle, I must let you know that you are missing out a great deal. Anyway, this post will help you know few of what you are missing out. And if you want to become a blogger and also start living the internet lifestyle, I’ll advise that you subscribe to this blog. And if you are a blogger and you live the internet lifestyle, this post will also be on value to you.


I got a free portable document file (PDF) from one of my friends and I started reading through it immediately. I was so inspired by what I read. That I had to put down the facts you are about to get to know. Below is a list of facts every blogger should know and follow.


Internet Marketing vs Traditional Marketing

Fact 1: The Internet has fundamentally changed the way people find, discover, share, shop, & connect.

Fact 2: We now do on the internet more and more of the things we used to do locally.

Fact 3: More people now prefer to receive mails in their email address rather than mails in their post office box.

Fact 4: Marketers are shifting their budgets away from direct advertising to relationship advertising

Fact 5: Business-to-Business marketers are shifting their budgets from print advertising, tradeshows and direct mails to social media, virtual events/webinars and search engine optimization.

Fact 6: Social Media Marketing is a lot more cost effective than traditional marketing. Social media marketing cost 62% less per lead than traditional marketing.

Bottom line: Go internet or go home..


Search Engine Optimization


Search Engine Optimization

Fact 7: Google is the new Yellow Pages.

Fact 8: More and more of our research and learning starts on search engines where Google plays the biggest role in.

Fact 9: 57% of the Internet users search the web every day.

Fact 10: 46% of the daily searches are for information on products or services

Fact 11: 20% of monthly searches on Google are for local businesses.

Fact 12: Ranking high on search engines is no longer optional, IT IS CRITICAL!

Fact 13: 70% of search engine users clicks on organic links rather than paid links.

Fact 14: 60% of search engine users clicks on the first three organic search results.

Fact 15: 75% of search engine users NEVER scroll past the first page of search results.

Fact 16: The more keyword-rich content you generate, the more search engines will find (and love) you.

Fact 17: Companies without their own blogs are getting outdated because companies that have a blog have 434% more indexed pages on search engines

Fact 18: Companies that blog have 97% more backlinks than companies without a blog

Fact 19: Companies with more than 300 indexed web pages gets 236% more leads than companies without indexed pages.


Bottom line: If Google can’t find you neither will anyone else.


Social Media


Social Media

Fact 20: Social media isn’t a fad. It’s a revolution.

Fact 21: Internet users spend 3x more minutes on blogs and social networks than on email.

Fact 22: 31% of internet users are within the age range of 65 years and above. While the least percentage of ages between 12 and 64 is 52%. Internet users within the age range of 18 and 24 are with the highest percentage – 90%

Fact 23: Social media has real business value.

Fact 24: Social media conversations actively influence purchases. This influence are from friends, people like you, experts, brands, retailers and influential bloggers.

Fact 25: 63% of companies using social media say it has increased marketing effectiveness—among other benefits.

Fact 26: Small businesses owners are actively using social media marketing (Facebook, Linkedin Twitter, Yelp, Youtube, MySpace, Foursquare etc) to promote their businesses.

Fact 27: Social media helps Business-to-Business marketers improve search results.

Fact 28: Linkedin (followed by reddit, dzone, twitter, facebook, stumbleupon, squiddo and delicious) drives the most referrals to Business-to-Business sites.

Fact 29: Linkedin (follwed by company blogs, Facebook and Twitter) generates the most conversion for B2Bs (Business-to-Business)

Fact 30: Facebook (followed by company blogs, twitter and linkedin) generates the most conversion for B2Cs (Business-to-Customers)

Bottom line: It’s time to get SOCIAL.





Fact 31: Blogs keep growing in volume and value

Fact 32: As at October 2010, there are over 152, 000, 000 blogs on the internet

Fact 33: The global population of blog readers keeps growing. This is shown by ever increasing blog subscribers stats.

Fact 34: Most people read blogs more than once per day.

Fact 35: Blog articles/reviews influence purchases.

Fact 36: B2C (Business-to-Customers) companies that blog generates 88% more leads per month than those who do not.

Fact 37: B2B (Business-to-Business) companies that blog generates 67% more leads per month than those who do not.

Fact 38: Bloggers that blogs multiple times a day generates 89% leads. Bloggers that blogs 2-3 times a week generates 76% leads. Bloggers that blogs 2-3 times a month generates 49% leads.

Fact 39: 79% of blog readers read blogs in the morning. 64% blog readers read blogs in the afternoon. 51% blog readers read blogs in the evening. 40% blog readers read blogs in the night

Fact 40: Blog reading peaks around 10am. Link-sharing peaks around 7am. Commenting on blogs peaks around 8am

Bottom line: Blog early & often..





Fact 41: Facebook has a massive and highly engaged audience.

Fact 42: Globally, 1 out of every 8 minutes online is spent on Facebook

Fact 43: The average Facebook user spends more than 11 hours per month on Facebook.

Fact 44: Facebook is overtaking Google and Yahoo in total time spent online.

Fact 45: Facebook has become the preferred way of sharing content, second only to email.

Fact 46: We’re not just engaging with our friends on Facebook. We’re engaging with businesses of all kinds.

Fact 47: Many internet activities that once took place on separate, isolated venues are now funneled through Facebook. These include email, instant messaging, blogging, gaming, video-sharing and online shopping.

Fact 48: The number of marketers who say Facebook is “critical” or “important” to their business has increased by 83% in just two years.

Fact 49: Both B2C & B2B companies are acquiring customers through Facebook.

Bottom line: If you don’t like Facebook yet, you will…




Fact 50: Virtually everyone has heard of Twitter. Not everyone is using it (yet).

Fact 51: The average Twitter user has 27 followers.

Fact 52: Only 18% of Twitter users tweet several times a day.

Fact 53: Twitter users are young, smart, affluent, & tech-savvy.

Fact 54: Twitter users are more educated than the general population.

Fact 55: Twitter users have higher incomes than the general population.

Fact 56: Twitter users tend to be “early adopters” to buy/try new products.

Fact 57: For Twitter users, they prefer to be on the internet than on TV, radio or newspaper.

Fact 58: Twitter users spend a lot of time online.

Fact 59: Twitter + Business = $$$

Fact 60: Twitter plays an active role in purchasing decisions.

Fact 61: 57% of all companies that use social media for business, use Twitter.

Fact 62: Companies that use Twitter average 2x more leads/month than those that do not.

Fact 63: B2C companies with more than 100 followers have 146% more leads/month than those with less than 100 followers.

Bottom line: Don’t be a twit. Start tweeting.


Source : Hubspot’s 100 Awesome Marketing Charts


Please note: In case you are reading this at a later time, this post was written and was first published on the 25th of May 2011. If you are reading this at a later time, please note that the facts might have been changed.