Are you on Google+? If so, add Ignite Social Media's Google+ page to your circles. An interesting nugget or two about Google+, how many people are using it and how long they stick around was hidden in a recent eMarketer newsletter on niche social networks growing...

For two years now, I've been tracking the Top 50 Branded Facebook Fan Pages by size. We typically do this every month, and we've also ranked them by the impressions they generate, by how many friends their fans have, by percentage of active fans, and...

Welcome back to work. Perhaps one of your 2012 resolutions is to keep up with social media marketing as an industry and a discipline more than you did in 2011. Or perhaps you just like free stuff. Either way, we've got you covered. UPDATE: We have...

At Internet Summit 2011, I presented Secrets of the Top 50 Facebook Fan Pages, which provided a data driven analysis of the 50 largest Facebook fan pages, which I've been tracking now for more than 20 months. I was able to do this analysis using social...

A new brand broke into the top 20 largest Branded Facebook Fan Pages in our November ranking of the Top 50 pages, displacing a brand that hasn't worked hard enough to keep their page active in recent months. And a couple of pages had huge...

It's getting harder and harder to displace the largest brands on Facebook in terms of number of fans, as the rich (in fans) got richer (in fans) and the top 20 separated themselves from the rest of the world. Together, these top 20 pages now...

Recently released research in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society found that people with more Facebook friends have different brain structure than those with fewer friends. Specifically, researchers found differences in the superior temporal sulcus, left middle temporal gyrus and entorhinal cortex. I personally have...

The rate of fan page growth has clearly slowed over the last several months. While two of the past 12 months have seen average growth over 30%, this month sees average growth of only 2%, and only three pages in the Top 50 were able...