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31+ of the Coolest Social Media, Search and Web Tools of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

Supplement your email list with your contacts’ social network info? Find out if the username or vanity URL you want is still available across dozens of social sites? Display a feed of brand-related comments from a variety of social networks on your website? Search for a brand name or keyword across all of the most popular social networks at once? Create animations?

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55 (of the) Best Social Media Tips, Tactics and Tools of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

If 2009 was the year many marketers puzzled over, poked at and pondered incorporating social media into their marketing mix, 2010 was the year of diving in. 500 companies now call social media “very&# or “somewhat&# important to their marketing or business strategy. How should you integrate social media with other marketing tactics like email?

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Social Media ROI: Mythic or Measurable? Six Experts Weigh In

Webbiquity SMM

Though social media marketing has now become almost a universal practice, the question of whether or not its value can be quantified with any precision remains open. Does social media marketing produce measurable ROI—and if so, how does one measure it? You can’t calculate ROI from social media… Analyze This: A Social Media Measurement Process by FeedBlitz.

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Social Media Optimization Tools

www.toprankblog.com

Keyword optimized social content and channels of promotion provide abundant signals to search engines for improved visibility on standard, social and real-time search. The changing nature of social media marketing and optimization create the need for tools whether for research, marketing and promotion or analytics. Heck, we’ve been blogging about SMO since 2006!

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100+ Social Media Monitoring Tools

Pamorama

From fans to followers, brands are actively working to engage their current and future customers via social media — and online reputation management is quickly becoming a vital part of doing business. Social media monitoring helps brands discover, in real time, who is saying what online and where the conversations are happening so they can respond in a timely fashion. Businesses also need to measure, analyze, and report on their social media efforts. Klout tracks the impact of your opinions, links and recommendations across your social graph.

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10 Reasons Why Your Business Needs a Killer Social Media Strategy

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Marketing , Social Media > 10 Reasons Why Your Business Needs a Killer Social Media Strategy 10 Reasons Why Your Business Needs a Killer Social Media Strategy by Tamar Weinberg on May 18, 2010 Share This is a guest post by Beth Hrusch.

What’s the Best Social Media Monitoring Tool? It Depends

Webbiquity SMM

The explosion of social media has led to a corresponding need for more sophisticated monitoring tools that can crawl the hundreds of social networking and bookmarking sites and millions of blogs across the globe. You can find a list of more than 150 social media monitoring tools here or close to 200 here , but—that can seem overwhelming. Social Mention. If Google Alerts had been developed with a focus on social media, this would be it. blogs, microblogging sites, social networks, etc.). Social Media Monitoring. UberVU.

Jim Sterne on social media metrics: reach, influence, sentiment.

Social Media Citizens

But I also wanted to know what he thought about all these new metrics and KPIs “social media mavens” are introducing all the time. This is what Jim answered: “Social media KPIs are all dependent on the individual organization and its goals. Is our activity on social media driving visits, downloads, registrations and sales?” So, what can you do then?

The Ultimate Social Media Etiquette Handbook

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Marketing , Opinion , Social Media > The Ultimate Social Media Etiquette Handbook The Ultimate Social Media Etiquette Handbook by Tamar Weinberg on December 10, 2008 Share Social media mimics real relationships — in many cases.

Social Media Is CRM

Social Media Network Marketing

Social Media lends itself to Customer Relation Management. Infact Social Media enables CRM to increase the brand and customer connect, get interactive and be more receptive. As a result, those companies that use the strongest social CRM integrations should increase revenue; expand market share; improve their corporate image and, maybe, even fine-tune product development to offer items with the most wished-for features or capabilities. Unlike a strong corporate website, businesses should tap the boundless, less structured and uncontrolled world of social media.

The Social Media ROI Debate

Webbiquity SMM

Can the financial return on expenditures for social media business activities– in marketing, PR, customer support, HR, product development or other areas — be accurately measured? Can social media costs be justified on the P&L, so that as belts get ever tighter in this stagnant economy, these projects and tasks can be spared the budget axe? Perhaps.

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102 Compelling Social Media and Online Marketing Stats and Facts for 2012 (and 2013)

Webbiquity SMM

With 92% of companies now incorporating social media into their marketing efforts, it’s no longer sufficient to just “be there” on social networks. What do buyers really want from social media marketers? What is the source of the largest share of social traffic to websites? (It’s not what you almost certainly think.). Visual.ly ). 8.

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The Most Popular Summer Blockbuster Movies in Social Media

Adam Sherk

Alterian recently released some data on the most popular summer blockbusters in social media, focusing specifically on movies with May and June release dates. According to their data Fast Five and Thor are far and away the most popular summer movies with each getting 38%+ of social media activity among the selected group of films: (click to enlarge). Social Media

Social Media Monitoring Tools – 2010 Review (intro)

www.freshnetworks.com

Over the last few weeks we’ve been carrying out detailed tests and analysis on 7 social media monitoring tools – Alterian , Brandwatch , Biz360 , Nielsen My Buzzmetrics , Radian6 ,  Scoutlabs and Sysomos – so that we can provide an in-depth review of the tools and a comprehensive report laying out the pros and cons for each tool. social media social media monitorin

The social media strategy series: Metrics and Measurement « The Cube

Gemma Went

Skip to content The Cube Home About us Speaking/Training Contact us Pitch us Subscribe The social media strategy series: Metrics and Measurement 20/09/2010 tags: social media strategy , social media ROI , social media metrics , how to measure social media by Gemma Went The next post in our social media strategy series looks at the all important ‘metrics and measurement’ The ROI bit.

Top 10 Firebelly Blog Posts of 2010

Firebelly

Here are the 10 most viewed posts on the Firebelly blog in 2010. The Battle (and Blending) of Social and Search Rages On. 9. Social Media Bootcamp: Facebook for Business. 8. How One Unhappy Customer Multiplies Across Social Media. 4. BP Facebook Sentiment. 3. Thank you to all who read, commented, contributed and shared this past year. . Facebook Fans Mean Business (And Are More Likely to Buy). 7. Easy Ways To Make Your Facebook Page More Welcoming. 6. Learn from Others' Mistakes: Promote Your Facebook Promotions. 5.

Best Social Media Monitoring Tools

Bill Hartzer

More and more businesses are getting into social media – an umbrella term that covers various activities that help bring about social interaction on the internet. Facebook and Twitter are some of the main outlets for social media, but there are numerous types of social media like blogs, wikis, forums, chat rooms, etc. Since so many people are gathering to share ideas, and concepts through social media, it is important for businesses to monitor how their brand is being handled through the various social media channels.

Why Komen Was Destined to Clash with Social Media

SocialFish

This is a guest post by Kami Watson Huyse, CEO of Zoetica Media  and editor of the Communications Overtones blog. The considerable political and media prowess of Planned Parenthood, and some past concerns with Komen sealed the deal. Just read these three quotes to get a feel for the overall sentiment that Komen has lost touch with their base. Lucky for us, she agreed. Enjoy.

How PR Pros Are Using Social Media for Real Results

mashable.com

Top Topics Twitter YouTube Facebook iPhone Google Video Google Buzz Social media Small business Mobile 2.0 Advertise Network Blippr iPhone App Mashable France MashDeck Twitter App Mobile Site Social Media Events Twitter Guide Book Facebook Guide Book Partners App Development WordPress Experts MaxCDN Content Delivery Dynect Managed DNS Rackspace Hosting Intridea About Us Submit a Tip! Contact Us Submit News Contact Us Write for Us Spark of Genius Series Mashable | The Social Media Guide Social Media Mashable on Facebook Join Us! confused)?

What the Future Holds for B2B Social Media Marketing

mashable.com

Top Topics Twitter YouTube Facebook iPhone Google Video Google Buzz Business Small business Social media Advertise Network Blippr iPhone App Mashable France MashDeck Twitter App Mobile Site Social Media Events Twitter Guide Book Facebook Guide Book Partners App Development WordPress Experts MaxCDN Content Delivery Dynect Managed DNS Rackspace Hosting Intridea About Us Submit a Tip! Contact Us Submit News Contact Us Write for Us Spark of Genius Series Mashable | The Social Media Guide Business Mashable on Facebook Join Us! Learn more. million followers).

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How to Choose a Social Media Listening Platform for B2B Marketing

Buzz Marketing for Technology

In the last post we covered how to create a Social Media Lead Flow. There is a growing number of listening platforms devoted to Social Media – everything from highly customized services that are managed for you, to free tools you can manage yourself. Which media sources are relevant to your goals? But what if you don’t have a listening platform? Tweet This!

What was the most important thing you learned about social media this year?

Janet Fouts

This year flew by and the sheer number of new social networks and applications is simply stunning. wanted to take a moment to thank just a few of the people I’ve learned from this year and I asked them to share an answer to the following question: What was the most important thing you learned about social media this year? Social Media Marketing is about business.

20 Top Twitter Monitoring and Analytics Tools

Pamorama

pamorama marketing, life, social media Home About Bookshelf Links Contact 20 Top Twitter Monitoring and Analytics Tools by Pam Dyer on April 26, 2010 Share Image via Wikipedia Social media is much more than a way to stay connected and to have fun: it’s a way to market yourself, your business, and your products and services. How social are they?

Social Media for the Boardroom

Buzz Marketing for Technology

At a recent BlogWell event I got a chance to hear Robert Raines from Chevron present his Social Media program and how he reports their activity into the Boardroom. It all starts with the Pulse Report that Chevron had produced by Edelman (their PR firm) using their Alterian’s SM2 social media monitoring tool. Email this to a friend? Share this on Facebook. Tweet This!

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Social Media Monitoring Tools Comparison Guide

www.pr2020.com

blogs, forums, social networks) and responding to relevant posts is an effective strategy for organizations looking to: understand brand perception from internal and external audiences, connect with buyer personas , increase visibility online, establish thought leadership , provide value to their online communities and become familiar with how target audiences interact online. What Next?

Picking a new social media monitoring service

jeffesposito.com

Home About Archives Press Clips Suggested Reading Picking a new social media monitoring service Written on March 29, 2010 by Espo in social media Over the past month, I tasked myself with improving my employer’s monitoring and management of social media results and metrics. With Radian6, adding sentiment to posts, Tweets, videos, etc. Thanks!

Mashable Punks Readers With Social Media Article

Shift Digital

The title of the article was: 5 Reasons Social Media is Ruining Marketing. As is the norm on Mashable, I expected to read about how social media is changing the way we think about marketing, and opening up opportunities for new ways to connect with consumers. ” Social media is where the conversation and the relationship starts. Where to start?

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6 Potentially Wildly Inaccurate Observations about Tostitos and Social Sentiment

Convince & Convert

Sentiment Graph for a Talking Bag. Using Sysomos social monitoring software, we found 500+ tweets mentioning the Tostitos commercial on January 2 and 3. Sentiment may even out in short order. The belief that sentiment and social mentions lead directly to commerce is a dangerous assumption, and requires your own verification and testing. Powerful mechanism.

What to Consider When Building an In-House Social Media Team

mashable.com

Top Topics Twitter YouTube Facebook iPhone Google Video Google Buzz Social media Small business Business Advertise Network Blippr iPhone App Mashable France MashDeck Twitter App Mobile Site Social Media Events Twitter Guide Book Facebook Guide Book Partners App Development WordPress Experts MaxCDN Content Delivery Dynect Managed DNS Rackspace Hosting Intridea About Us Submit a Tip! Contact Us Submit News Contact Us Write for Us Spark of Genius Series Mashable | The Social Media Guide Business Mashable on Facebook Join Us! Studard agrees. Mobile 2.0

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Creating Engagement in B2B Marketing

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Social Media in Business study found that 60 percent of consumers believe they are already interacting with companies on the social Web. Nearly all participants — 93 percent — believe all companies should have a presence in social media. Their platform is good up to 20,000 people and we had 24,000 signed up for our January 19, 2010 virtual event. Digg this!

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The Business of Social Media: B2B and B2C Engagement by the Numbers | Brian Solis

www.briansolis.com

In almost every scenario I’ve encountered, executives, marcom and service executives, and brand managers have generally assumed that social and interactive activities and programming were ideally best suited for consumer applications. However, as we recently explored, in Social Media, it’s not just business, it’s business-to-business. General Buying Cycle 1. Awareness 3.

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Social Media From A to Z: A Glossary

Pamorama

pamorama marketing, life, social media Home About Bookshelf Links Contact Social Media From A to Z: A Glossary by Pam Dyer on June 30, 2010 Share The social media landscape is changing quickly, and it’s filled with terms that are strange to those who aren’t familiar with it. Facebook : Facebook is a social networking Web site.

What Traits Define a Social Media Marketer?

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Interviews , Marketing , Opinion , Social Media , Websites > What Traits Define a Social Media Marketer? What Traits Define a Social Media Marketer? That said, such a broad determination means you can be a social media marketer and not know it.

BP Facebook Sentiment

Firebelly

Digitalia | Indianapolis Social Media Marketing « YouTube Tuesday: Im A Social Media Guru! Main | Jakes Take: Comcast Cares & You Can Too » May 27, 2010 BP Facebook Sentiment I spent some time evaluating sentiment towards BP on Facebook based on the number of 'pro' and 'con' pages. These numbers are constantly changing.

TOP 15 Augmented Reality Blogs

Social Media Citizens

Home Content RSS Log in Social Media Citizens Home Case Studies Reports SMC List TOP Lists Video Consulting Portfolio TOP 15 Augmented Reality Blogs February 26th, 2010 by Giedrius Ivanauskas Leave a reply » Share I’ve just created a new tab in my RSS reader solely dedicated to Augmented Reality. on Interview with Social Media Citizen: Johan Ronnestam ??????

The 8 Wrong Questions PR Firms Are Asking About Social Media | PR.

Convince & Convert

Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search The 8 Wrong Questions PR Firms Are Asking About Social Media August 18th, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet The enthusiasm about social media among public relations professionals is rampant, and encouraging.

Interview with Social Media Citizen

Social Media Citizens

Don’t get me wrong, I think it’s brilliant that social media is finally getting the attention it fully deserves and the questioning about it being a fad almost gone, but sometimes I just get bored from reading the same stuff. I bet you understand. What are the daily routine of Social Media Citizen? How social media is changing the lives and behaviour?

9 Great Social Media, Digital Marketing & Productivity Tools.

Jason Yormark

jasonyormark.com Home About Me My Videos My Resume Contact Me Browse > Home / Digital Marketing , Social Media / 9 Great Social Media, Digital Marketing & Productivity Tools | Subcribe via RSS 9 Great Social Media, Digital Marketing & Productivity Tools January 12th, 2010 Posted in Digital Marketing , Social Media Tweet Share I absolutely love it when I find incredible tools online that help enable your productivity, efficiency & marketability.  Great Social Media, Digital Marketing & ProductivityTools [.]

Interview with Social Media Citizen: Jo Porritt | Social Media.

Social Media Citizens

Home Content RSS Log in Social Media Citizens Home Case Studies Reports SMC List TOP Lists Video Consulting Portfolio Interview with Social Media Citizen: Jo Porritt September 14th, 2010 by Giedrius Ivanauskas Leave a reply » Share Jo Porritt is communications specialist whose career has spanned the evolution of marketing, from traditional – to digital – to social.

Journalist Social Media Usage Increases, Concerns About.

Adam Sherk

Home About Contact PR Publishing SEO Social Media Subscribe Adam Sherk Journalist Social Media Usage Increases, Concerns About Reliability of Information by Adam Sherk on January 21, 2010 Yesterday Cision released the results of their Social Media and Online Usage Study, a survey of social media usage by print and Web journalists.