27 marketing myths (that we all believe)

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Myth: Facebook receives the most visits-per-month of any social network

Reality: Google+ dominates monthly social media visits

Thanks to activity from Gmail and YouTube, Google+ receives 1.2 billion visits per month compared to Facebook's 809 million.

Myth: Almost all consumers find email marketing annoying

Reality: 48 percent of consumers cite email as their preferred form of communication with brands

According to this infographic.

Myth: The average click-through rate is 0.01 percent

Reality: The average click-through rate is actually 0.11 percent

According to Smart Insights, you'll get one click for every 1,000 impressions.

Myth: Most brands use HootSuite as their social media management tool

Reality: A majority of brands use the Twitter web interface

Although 38 percent of brands have never used the Twitter web interface.

Myth: Tumblr is very popular with search engine marketers

Reality: Tumblr, Flickr, and StumbleUpon are all the least popular social networks with search engine marketers

Facebook, Google+, and Twitter are in the top three.

"Beautiful sad little girl crying, on summer background," "Parthenon on the Acropolis in Athens, Greece," "Young people look in the smartphone on a black background," "Big group of children, boys and girls, 8-11 years old standing on the green grass with happy faces shoot from above," "Girl shows gesture thumbs down," "summer, holidays, vacation, happy people concept - group of friends jumping on the beach," Businessman with several arms with different gadgets," "Sad young teenage girl standing with folded arms as her teenage peers ignore her and stand in a group chatting , conceptual of a social outcast," "Broke businessman showing brown leather empty wallet. Business concept- finance and poor economy," "Illustration depicting a set of cut out letters formed to arrange the word whatever" images via Shutterstock

Other images and GIF sources: "What?," "Winning," "Hater gone hate," "Rooting for you," "Cast Away," "Cartoon Like," "I Hate Everyone," "Celebrate," "Roll Eyes," "Clapping," "Gone with the Wind," "Addicted," "One Direction," "Modern Family," "Keyboard."

 

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