Local businesses are thriving on Facebook, according to statistics released Friday by Dan Levy, director of small business at the social network, who said more than 2 billion connections exist on Facebook between users and local businesses, adding that approximately 70 percent of monthly active users in the U.S. and Canada are connected to local businesses.
Facebook’s Graph Search has several uses, such as looking up restaurants in Tokyo that your friends like, or seeing photos that they’ve posted from San Francisco. You can also use it as a dating site, looking up men or women who are friends of friends and meet your criteria. But can Graph Search make you money? That’s what Neo Mammalian Studios and Advantage Capital Funds wanted to find out, in an infographic posted on sister site SocialTimes.
The total number of Facebook pages has topped the 15 million mark, up from 13 million in December, Facebook Director of Small Business Dan Levy said at Borrell Associates’ Local Online Advertising Conference in New York Tuesday.
The number of local business pages advertising on Facebook has nearly doubled since January, and the total number of active local pages is up by more than 40 percent over the same time period, Director of Global SMB Markets Dan Levy said at BIA/Kelsey’s Interactive Local Media West conference in Los Angeles Thursday.