For some companies making their performance results public is not just a legal regulation, but a way to connect and build the relationship with stakeholders. To ensure transparency, in addition to U.S. GAAP financials, Facebook presents another 16 KPIs that may be of interest for the public.
The rise of the internet has led to the birth of the most prolific marketing stage in history: social media. Different from its predecessors by its vast reach, usability and availability, social media has changed the worldwide marketing stage. Any company has the ability to promote its products or services and more importantly, its brand, on a global stage instead of a national or regional one.
A recent report prepared by Stacombe Research and Planning on behalf of Optus Small and Medium Businesses provides a new and interesting perspective on how small to medium businesses view and use social media.
According to a report from global information services company Experian Hitwise, Facebook visitors are more loyal to News and Media websites than are visitors from News.Google.com. “In particular, among the top 5 Print Media websites in the week ending March 6, 2010, 78% of Facebook.com users were returning visitors compared to 67% from Google News. The figures are almost identical for Broadcast Media, with a 77% returning rate for Facebook.com compared to 64% for Google News.”
In the second week of March 2010, Facebook surpassed Google in the US and became the most visited website for the week, according to a report from Experian Hitwise, a global information services company. Facebook accounted for 7.07 % of all Web traffic in the United States in that week, while Google accounted for 7.03 % of all traffic. This marks the first time Facebook has posted a weekly traffic volume over Google.