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How Many Blogs Are There In The World?

How Many Blogs Are There In The World?

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How The Internet Became Home To Hundreds Of Millions Of Blogs In Less Than 25 Years

From the very first blog created in 1994 to today’s microblogging platforms, blogging is at the center of the evolution of the internet. Though today’s blogs and bloggers are a little different from the blogs of yesteryear, they’re still a pillar of the internet as we know it.

Today, there are more blogs on the internet than ever before and they cover a wide variety of topics, from cooking to parenting and from career advice to floral arrangements. Social media platforms may get the bulk of the attention, but blogs are a pivotal piece of the online content space. In order to get a better understanding of the importance of blogs in the digital landscape, we take a closer look at how many blogs are online, how many people consume blog content, and which blogs are the top earners.

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Spotlight Interview with Filmmaker & Instagrammer, Jordan Taylor Wright of Taylor Cut Films

Spotlight Interview with Filmmaker & Instagrammer, Jordan Taylor Wright of Taylor Cut Films

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Exclusive Interview With Top Instagrammer And YouTube Creator TaylorCutFilms

Jordan Taylor Wright might not be an immediately recognizable name, but chances are, you’ve seen some of his work. As an Instagrammer and filmmaker under the penname TaylorCutFilms, he has worked with the most well-known individuals in the entertainment industry, giving his social media followers a glimpse of what it is like to live the life of a superstar. Jordan has documented the lives of the trendiest celebrities, from social media influencers like King Bach and Rudy Mancuso, to top musicians such as Justin Bieber, Usher, and Martin Garrix.

When Jordan isn’t covering the lives of the rich and famous, he is photographing his own colorful and fantastic travel adventures as an independent influencer. Learn more about Jordan, and how he’s created his social media empire in our exclusive interview:

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The 10 Ecommerce Statistics Everyone Should See

The 10 Ecommerce Statistics Everyone Should See

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The Top 10 Ecommerce Statistics To Know As Online Shopping Take Over

Online shopping has transformed the way people browse, compare, and buy. E-commerce platforms, online stores, and massive online marketplaces like Amazon have revolutionized retail and forever altered the commercial landscape.

To better understand how ecommerce is changing retail, we examined the ecommerce statistics that reveal who’s buying online, how consumers are using ecommerce platforms, and how they’re making decisions and purchases. These statistics prove that ecommerce is becoming an integral part of life for most internet users and that the enthusiasm surrounding ecommerce presents opportunities across devices, from smartphones to desktop computers.

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The Top 10 Creators Doing YouTube Product Reviews

The Top 10 Creators Doing YouTube Product Reviews

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The Top YouTube Product Review Channels Are Changing One Of The Internet's Newest Genres

YouTube has democratized video creation and sharing, and in doing so, it’s popularized new kinds of digital video. React videos, Let’s Plays, Get Ready With Me videos, and more have joined the world of online content through the ingenuity and curiosity of YouTube creators and audiences.

Though relatively straightforward, product reviews and “unboxing” videos — videos where creators literally open packages to give viewers a detailed look at what’s inside — are some of the most popular videos on YouTube.

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Micro Influencers vs. Macro Influencers: Which Is Better? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Micro Influencers vs. Macro Influencers: Which Is Better? [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Study: Are Micro Influencers Or Macro Influencers More Effective? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Influencer marketing is deemed by marketers to be one of the fastest growing and best online customer acquisition channels. On Instagram alone, spending on influencers is projected to reach $1 billion in 2017, a figure that’s slated to double by 2019 or sooner. With the popularity of influencer marketing on Instagram, brands are keen on discovering how and who to partner with for effective campaigns.

One recent trend in the space has been the rise of and interest in “micro influencers.” Micro influencers, most commonly categorized by their smaller followings and their presence on Instagram, have initially been pegged to broadly have better campaign engagement (vs. macro influencers).

To further assess the efficacy of micro vs. macro influencers, we analyzed over 700 sponsored posts from 16 widely recognized brands that work concurrently with macro and micro influencers.

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Exclusive Interview With Top Instagrammer And Entrepreneur Karina Irby

Exclusive Interview With Top Instagrammer And Entrepreneur Karina Irby

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Bikinis, Bodies, And Business With Top Instagrammer Karina Irby

Australian designer and founder of Moana Bikini, Karina Irby is one of the rising stars and entrepreneurs of Instagram. With nearly half a million followers on her business’ Instagram page and 650,000 followers on her personal account, Karina has effectively leveraged Instagram to grow her company and personal brand, standing out in the midst of the influencer frenzy.

In contrast typical to Instagram influencer accounts, Karina emphasizes the less-than-perfect realities of being a girl with a non-photoshopped body, and her level of authenticity has contributed greatly to her brand. Learn about how Karina has built her message on social and how she approaches branding on Instagram in our exclusive interview.

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The Top 20 Female YouTubers Dominating Online Video

The Top 20 Female YouTubers Dominating Online Video

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The Top Female YouTubers Have More Than 205 Million Subscribers Combined

YouTube now has more than 1 billion daily active users. Since its launch in 2005 the video sharing platform has grown at an astonishing pace, welcoming the rise of content creators. Many top creators have utilized the platform to launch entrepreneurial ventures and have seen enormous paychecks as a result (the top ten YouTubers of 2017 made over $70 million combined).

Females are some of the heaviest social media users and in many cases have shown greater interest in social media sites than men. As female creators achieve growing success on YouTube they present a golden opportunity to marketers to reach the female consumer. Here we’ve gathered the top female YouTubers in descending order of current subscribers.

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How Travel Instagrammers Are Shaping Our Wanderlust

How Travel Instagrammers Are Shaping Our Wanderlust

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See How The Best Travel Instagrammers Influence Our Wanderlust On Social Media

700 million users take to Instagram each month for entertainment, inspiration, news, and the latest and best aspirational and lifestyle content. In 2016, travel and tourism yielded over $2 trillion and global hospitality revenue was over $500 billion (2015). $1 billion is presently spent advertising with Instagrammers - this figure is projected to double in the next few years.

As travel, tourism, and hospitality brands increasingly partner with social media influencers on Instagram, we take a look at the top travel dream destinations of 2017, different ways travel content may be posted or discovered on Instagram, and how travel Instagrammers are inspiring audiences worldwide to experience new locations far and wide.

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The Top 9 Instagram Stories Statistics That Show Its Massive Influence

The Top 9 Instagram Stories Statistics That Show Its Massive Influence

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These Top 9 Instagram Stories Statistics Show How Much It’s Changed Social Media In Just One Year

While Instagram Stories was once doubted by skeptics as a mere Snapchat knockoff, Instagram Stories has quickly become an entity of its own. High adoption numbers and users’ willingness to forget that it was once a clone of Snapchat Stories is making Instagram’s one-year-old feature a success among users, content creators, businesses, and advertisers alike.

We’ve compiled the most recent and relevant Instagram Stories statistics to show how it's shaping the world of social media.

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SponCon, Podghazi, Instapurge: The Darkside Of Instagrammers

SponCon, Podghazi, Instapurge: The Darkside Of Instagrammers

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Instagram Influencers Uncovered: Instapurge, Podghazi, & SponCon

Top social media stars are today’s celebrities, and none are more recognized than the best Instagrammers. The top Instagram influencers are followed by millions of devoted fans on the Internet and have become icons in popular culture. Instagrammers are living the life: not only are they creating content that they are passionate about, but they are also getting paid through brand sponsorships.

Naturally, thousands are following suit. The number of aspiring influencers is leading to an influx of content to individual users and the saturation of content is making it more difficult for influencers to stand out. So difficult in fact, that influencers are turning to means other than unique content to capture the attention of audiences, including fake activity. Simulated engagement has captured the attentions of everyone around the world, and we break down the three most significant trends regarding fake activity on Instagram: Instapurge, Podghazi, and #SponCon.

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