By The Numbers: 8 Interesting Meerkat Statistics

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Every year, there is a new darling of the digital world coming out of South By Southwest (SXSW). This year was no different, with the brand new live-streaming app Meerkat taking its place as the clear darling of the digital influencers at SXSW 2015. Despite taking a pretty significant blow just before the start of SXSW, when Meerkat’s access to Twitter was limited, their stats coming out of the event show that it didn’t slow their growth much.

Whether Meerkat can survive the cold shoulder (and possible competition) from Twitter remains to be seen. In the meantime, here are a few of the more interesting Meerkat statistics I was able to dig up. As always, be sure to check back in the future as I will be updating this post as new and updated stats become available.

By the Numbers: 23 Amazing Kickstarter Statistics

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One of the most innovative products to come out of this most recent digital revolution is one that is aimed at spotlighting other innovative projects. For over five years, Kickstarter has been an excellent resource for inventors and creators to solicit the financial support of others in their niche in hopes of making their dreams reality. We can thank Kickstarter for tens of thousands of funded projects including the Pebble smartwatch and Oculus Rift.

With a site dedicated to crowdfunding projects, there are certainly plenty of stats available to sift through. Here are some of the more impressive Kickstarter statistics I’ve been able to dig up recently. As always, be sure to check back in the future as I will be updating this post as new and updated stats become available.

By the Numbers: 14 Interesting Slack Statistics

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The team messaging app Slack has only been around for about a year, but it has certainly created quite a stir among influencers in its short existence. While it only has 500,000 daily users currently (a relatively small user tally these days), those who use Slack rave about the product and its user engagement stats are very impressive.

Slack stands poised to grow and become a real player in the group messaging market in 2015, so I wanted to take a quick look at some of their early numbers.

By the Numbers: 16 Amazing Etsy Statistics

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Etsy was started about 10 years ago, but has come on strong over the past few years as the visual web has come into its own. Etsy has become the go-to ecommerce site for all things handmade and artists and craftspeople from all walks of life have found success selling their products on its platform. Etsy’s success has not shown any signs of slowing down, so I decided it was time to dedicate a stat post just to them.

By the Numbers: 21 Amazing WordPress Statistics

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Few companies have impacted digital marketing like WordPress. WordPress’ simple and free content management system(CMS) and endless library of free and (relatively) inexpensive themes and plug-ins have made creating an awesome website that has dynamic and optimized content a DIY project for many business owners and marketers. While custom development certainly has its benefits, WordPress has leveled the digital marketing playing field just a bit for smaller businesses trying to compete with major companies with large marketing budgets. WordPress is such an impressive web platform that even some of the larger sites on the web have built their sites on it and a number of established web developers have switched to WordPress as their CMS of choice to build on.

By the Numbers: 15 Amazing Stats logo

With all the press ecommerce heavyweights Amazon and Alibaba get these days it is understandable if you aren’t overly familiar with China’s second-largest ecommerce site/platform, Jingdong (known outside of China as Like Alibaba, went public last year, listing on the NASDAQ in the U.S. and has continue to grow pretty steadily since. is not on the same level as Amazon and Alibaba just yet, but they are quickly entering the conversation.

By the Numbers: 12 Crazy Alipay Statistics


As Alibaba claims its place as one of the world’s leading digital companies, one of its oldest and most important services, Alipay, continues to grow at a very impressive clip. In case you aren’t familiar with Alipay, it is an eleven year old online payment service (think: Paypal) that is based in China.

Here are some of the more impressive Alipay statistics I’ve been able to dig up recently. As always, be sure to check back in the future as I will be updating this post as new and updated stats become available.

New DMR Feature: A Handy Resource Page for Bloggers and Content Marketers


One of the most common emails I get from DMR visitors is asking about specific tools I use or recommend for various aspects of this site. While I encourage any and all messages, I figured I would create a handy page to list out some of the more helpful content marketing resources I use for DMR.

Building and maintaining such a large site with dynamic content is definitely a challenging part-time job. The blogging resources, tools and gadgets included in this resource page have been lifesavers for me and really are what enable me to keep DMR going all these years.

By the Numbers: 15 Interesting Glassdoor Statistics

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The term”disruption” is used way too much in the digital world these days, but this week I am bringing you stats for a few companies that are truly making a difference in their respective industries. Yesterday we looked at Zillow (real estate) and today we explore a company that is disrupting the job market: Glassdoor.

Glassdoor is more than just a place for disgruntled ex-employees to go and vent about their company (yes, there is plenty of that going on there), but they are also doing interesting things in terms of salaries and industry research. When you hear about a jobs study these days, Glassdoor is often involved. Like Zillow is doing in the real estate space, Glassdoor is building aggregating a whole bunch of interesting and valuable user-generated data.

Here are a few of the more interesting Glassdoor statistics I was able to dig up recently. As always, I will be updating this post as I find new and updated stats, so be sure to check back occasionally or sign up for email notifications below.

By the Numbers: 14 Amazing Zillow Statistics

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It seems that just about every start-up these days is focused on disrupting some established industry or service. Some succeed and many, many fail to show the traditionalists a new, better, digital way and change their world. One digital company,

Zillow has definitely succeeded at disrupting their industry. Zillow challenged the real estate industry by creating a platform that used digital data to redefine a number of conventions like real estate discovery, property values, mortgages, etc. Zillow is now a go to site for real estate buyers, agents and even industry analysts. Now, with their purchase of rival Trulia, Zillow seems poised to continue this momentum through 2015 and beyond.

Here are a few of the more interesting Zillow stats I was able to dig up recently