Most users do not share marketer's enthusiasm for Facebook

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March 02, 2022, 5:56 AM GMT+0

Only 15% of consumers head to the platform specifically to make purchases.

Around 93% of marketers use Facebook advertising. 63% of marketers even say that Facebook is the most important social media platform for them as well as the most effective way to advertise.

When it comes to statistics on the consumer end, 78% of consumers in the US have discovered a product on Facebook. Moreover, 66% of Facebook users either like or follow a brand page. But, only 15% of users specifically intend to shop on Facebook.

As for user demographics, the highest percentage of Facebook users (77%) fall in the 30 to 49 years age group. In comparison, only 50% of those aged 65 years or older are active on the platform and just 27% of all US teenagers use Facebook.

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