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Top 10 Social Media Influencers – Forbes Magazine

So who are the most influential people in social media today?  Forbes Magazine took a crack at it by using the site PeekYou.  One thing worth noting is that this list only analyzes Twitter and not the only social networks.  Certainly the results might be different if other social media channels were included.  That said, it’s a great list and worth checking out.

From the Forbes article:

PeekAnalytics measures not only the size of the consumer audience, but their quality in terms of their network size, social participation and their ability to spread a message further. In this table we’ve summarised pull, total audience, identified consumer count, and consumer ratio.

Name Pull (X) Total Audience (Followers) Identified Consumer Count Consumer Ratio
Chris Brogan 2,859 193,999 115,810 59%
Ann Handley 2,788 111,619 64,305 57%
Gary Vaynerchuk 2,116 906,833 376,149 41%
Robert Scoble 2,089 220,062 114,630 52%
Scott Stratten 2,079 108,497 69,060 63%
Reg Saddler 1,839 151,673 75,941 50%
Jason Falls 1,821 45,859 30,815 67%
Scott Monty 1,776 63,436 38,815 61%
Mari Smith 1,651 127,973 71,591 55%
Pam Moore 1,458 66,618 38,322 57%

That list looks different if you include the wider social network of their followers. For example Ann Handley’s followers have a substantially larger average social network size than Chris Brogan’s followers.


About John Murphy

I'm a husband of 29 years to my beautiful wife and college sweetheart, Janet. We have 6 children from age 11 to 26. Having spent many years in corporate life I wanted to leave that structure and be more entrepreneurial. I'm also a licensed real estate broker, REALTOR® and investor specializing in the Minneapolis western suburbs (LIC # 40059306) with eXp Realty. I love to exercise - specifically cycling and weight lifting! If you can't find me, I'm probably exercising at Life Time Fitness in Plymouth. I'm always engrossed in a good book or two. I enjoy my coffee in the morning and an occasional glass of wine at night.


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