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9 Criteria for Selecting a Social Media Monitoring Tool

Webbiquity SMM

Social media monitoring tools are increasing essential for companies of all sizes as the explosion of social media content renders manual monitoring efforts hopeless. With almost 200 social monitoring tools (and new entrants still coming to market), available at a range of price levels from free to if-you-have-to-ask-you-can’t-afford-it, how does an organization select the right social monitoring tool for its needs? “Free&# is always a popular price point, but in the world of social media tools (as in many other areas of life), you get what you pay for.

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50 Top Tools for Social Media Monitoring, Analytics, and Management 2013


There are countless tools out there, offering many ways to analyze, measure, display, and create reports about your engagement efforts. These 50 tools distill data in ways that are relevant to your social media marketing plan, enabling you to figure out how to succeed with your audience. Determining which tools are right for you requires a clear definition of your objectives.

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

Webbiquity SMM

simple tool like Google Alerts would pick up most stray citations. 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. rapidly proliferating collection of tools are being developed to meet the need. You can find a list of more than 150 social media monitoring tools here or close to 200 here , but—that can seem overwhelming. Alterian SM2 Freemium. Alterian SM2. No more. Social Mention. UberVU.

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50 (of the) Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Insights of 2011 (So Far)

Webbiquity SMM

Which social media monitoring tools should I use? Social media adoption on both the buyer and vendor side is happening with incredible speed; the tools that we’ve developed to track other web marketing activities haven’t kept pace. Social Media Tools. For each step, he identifies the overall strategy, useful tools, and helpful tips for execution. What to do?

100+ Social Media Monitoring Tools

pamorama marketing, life, social media Home About Bookshelf Links Contact 100+ Social Media Monitoring Tools by Pam Dyer on October 12, 2010 Share 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. Is it good news or bad news?

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Web Presence Optimization Software Review: gShift Labs

Webbiquity SMM

Unlike pure SEO management tools (e.g., Web CEO , SEO Powersuite ), social media monitoring tools (e.g., Radian6 , Alterian SM2 ), or inbound marketing suites (e.g., HubSpot ), gShift isn’t a point solution, but a single integrated tool to manage all aspects of WPO. gShift is the first software built from the ground up with that approach in mind. Features. Pricing.

Social Media ROI with these 195+ Social Media Monitoring Tools

Home About Recommendations 195 Social Media Monitoring Tools Website Sales program Small Business Apps Read Up…RSS Sales Rescue Team Want More Customers? 195 Social Media Monitoring Tools Is Social Media ROI on your mind?  Plus, the tools that offer free trials is linked below, at end of post. Need to Increase Website Traffic and Sales? This list can help. report. Thanks! 

Best Social Media Monitoring Tools

Bill Hartzer

What is needed are powerful methods, and tools to track your brand in the social media paradigm. While there are many more tools available out there, here is a list of some of the best monitoring tools and sites available that you can use to monitor your brand across the social media landscape. Review Analyst – ReviewAnalyst is a new tool that lets hotels take a proactive approach to user-generated hotel reviews, blogs, videos & images. MutualMind has many tools that helps you track what is being said on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites.

The “Must-Have&# Tool Kit of Social Media Citizen Vol. 2

Social Media Citizens

There are as many social media tools as there are posts about these tools. It is a list of tools which has been used by top social media people generated from the interview series with Top Social Media Citizens. Free tools: Tweedeck. Free-to-try tools: Hubspot’s Twitter & Web Grader. SM2 Alterian. Paid-for tools: Radian6. HootSuite. Alltop.

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100 Media Monitoring Tools for PR

Hopefully, this list will give you enough choices, and if you know of a monitoring tool you’d like to recommend, please use the comments box. Dialogix is a social media monitoring tool that shows you exactly what is being said about your brand, industry and competitors in Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, news websites, forums, MySpace, Facebook and much more. Steal customers away.

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Social Media Monitoring Tools In Action: Radian6 vs Alterian / Techrigy SM2

Not too long ago I followed a nice discussion on Ken Burbary’s blog about social media monitoring tools. Ken had come along some noticeable inconsistencies in the results reported by two leading social media platforms, namely Radian6 and Alterian/Techrigy SM2. Before moving on, a couple of disclaimers: My purpose is not to rate one tool vis-a-vis the other.

Social Media Monitoring Tools Comparison Guide

Luckily, there are tools available – both free and paid – to help streamline and simplify the listening process. This post offers a look at some of the popular social media monitoring tools available, as well as a free comparison-chart PDF download. One setback, however, is its hefty cost in comparison to other tools. Plans start at $500/month). What Next? Thanks!

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. At the other end of the spectrum, in Alterian’s sentiment analysis two summer movies had more negative opinions than positive: Green Lantern and The Hangover Part II. Share of social media activity: Fast Five 38.46%.

Social Media Monitoring Tools – 2010 Review (intro)

Over the last few weeks we’ve been carrying out detailed tests and analysis on 7 social media monitoring toolsAlterian , 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.

3 Reasons To Dig Deeper In Social Listening

Convince & Convert

Tweet Guest post by Connie Bensen , the Director of Community Strategy and Social Media at Alterian , which provides leading marketing products for the enterprise. There are a number of tools that can assist with identifying these opportunities, but the challenge isn’t collecting the data, it’s aggregating the results and knowing what to do about them. So why bother?

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Four Ways to Measure Social Media Marketing Results

Webbiquity SMM

Others argue that social media is a tool , not an event, so applying an ROI to social media is akin to calculating the ROI of your phone, or that at this point the business risks of ignoring social media are so great that ROI is immaterial. Activity: Most web analytics tools, such as Google Analytics, can be used to track the number of visits, traffic quality (e.g. Influence: a.k.a.

Social Media Success Starts with Listening

Webbiquity SMM

Use social media monitoring tools to find the people who are talking about your company, your competitors, and key industry terms. Social Mention , Alterian’s SM2 Freemium and Google blog search are helpful free tools, and a growing number of commercial suites are available. So how exactly does a company “listen?&# Find out who’s talking. Retweet them.

21 Free Social Media Tracking tools

Chris Rawlinson The Marketing Gentleman's Log Home Contact Photo Gallery Who is Chris Rawlinson 21 Free Social Media Tracking tools January 5, 2010 by admin Happy New Year and hope you all had a fabulous Christmas. To help get things off to a good start for the year I thought I would share with you 21 great social media tracking tools available to use for free. Chris 1. and Bing.

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Monitoring vs Analytics [Infographic]

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Alterian – formerly known as SM2 by Techrigy offers a freeimum service that offers up to 5 search terms to monitor for and up to 1000 results, which could be good enough for some small brand with low volume. Sysomos – which is now owned by MarketWire is different than Radian6 or Alterian since it also indexes more traditional news (a nice touch). FREE MONITORING SERVICES.

26 Free Tools for Monitoring Your Brand's Reputation


pamorama marketing, life, social media Home About Bookshelf Links Contact 26 Free Tools for Monitoring Your Brand’s Reputation by Pam Dyer on December 6, 2009 Share Are you listening? Build a list of keywords and terms about your brand, customers, company, and market, then use some of these free tools to get a clearer view of what people are saying — with this knowledge in hand, you can begin to really develop a social-media strategy: Addict-o-matic : Allows you to create a custom-made page to display search results. Sideline : A TweetDeck-esque tool from Yahoo.

BrainDump: 101+ Things You MUST Know About Social Media For Business

SocMed Sean

29) Learn how to use engagement tools like HootSuite. Doing so, will get you some additional features and tools. 47) Understand how Google’s Adwords tool works. Reddit/StumbleUpon 85) Both of these content sharing tools can drive traffic, if you have something interesting to share. Social Sharing Tools (e.g. Add a social sharing tool to your site.

Social Media Monitoring Tools: What’s Right For You? +1 (650) 565-9800 Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Twitter Become our fan on Facebook Become our fan on Facebook Read our Previous Newsletters Read our Previous Newsletters Grab our RSS Feed Grab our RSS Feed Blog Social Media Monitoring Tools: What’s Right For You? Each tool I reviewed performed different functions with unique strengths. Happy tracking!

Interview with Social Media Citizen: Gemma Went

Social Media Citizens

Otherwise I’d spend a large proportion of my time trying out new tools that may not be relevant to me or my clients. G: What are your favourite Social Media Citizens? G: This is hard, I could list so many people that inspire me, daily. Social Mention , SM2 Alterian for some handy, free monitoring and Scout Labs for paid monitoring. These are the people who make me think.

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213 Days as an Insider

Koka Sexton

Which brings me to some great analytics we just compiled for the Gartner Magic Quadrant.  I’ve been using a social monitoring tool called Alterian SM2. I haven’t blogged much since I started my awesome job at InsideView. The typical 1 st week post and then a little about the creation of social media university but that’s about all. Oh… I got to meet Brian Solis. Good times.

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Study Finds Marketers Embracing Social Media Marketing In A Big Way


pamorama marketing, life, social media Home About Bookshelf Links Contact Study Finds Marketers Embracing Social Media Marketing in a Big Way by Pam Dyer on January 21, 2010 Share Integrated marketing services provider Alterian today released the results of their seventh annual survey on social media marketing adoption. Alterian found that 66% of respondents will be investing in social media marketing (SMM) in 2010. The survey also found more than a third (36%) of respondents are investing in social media monitoring and analysis tools. Good post, thanks for sharing!!

The Nifty 50 Top Women of Twitter for 2011

Webbiquity SMM

Connie is the Community Strategist for the Alterian (formerly Techrigy) SM2 social media monitoring platform. Marketing, author of PR 2.0: New Media, New Tools, New Audiences and Putting the Public Back in Public Relations: How Social Media Is Reinventing the Aging Business of PR , an adjunct professor in the New York city area, and co-founder of #PRStudChat. What is it? aaker. Ambal.

Social Media for the Boardroom

Buzz Marketing for Technology

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. 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. Many listening engines provide you with “streams” of data which is great.

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Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media.

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 Social Media Monitoring Tools – How to Pick The Right One July 7th, 2010 |Written By: Katie Van Domelen | View Comments Tweet Guest post by Katie Van Domelen , the social media manager at Off Madison Ave in Tempe, Arizona. agree, each tool offers specific strengths and weaknesses.

Social Media Monitoring Tools Demystified: Analysing Sources

have written before about the criticality of Social Media Monitoring tools to business success. This series of articles will look in much more depth at the relative merits of Social Media Tools: high cost vs. low cost. In this first issue, we will examine how these tools ‘stack up’ in terms of meeting business requirements around analysing Social Media Sources.

Six Useful Social Media Monitoring Tools For Your Business

Wicked PR Feb 15 Six Useful Social Media Monitoring Tools For Your Business Posted by Wicked Intern in Social Media 0 Comments Tweet Let one of these social media monitoring tools help you filter out the noise and listen to what people are saying about your brand online. So take the plunge and sign up for the tool that’s right for you and your business. Guaranteed!&#

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The Fifteen Classes of the Social Business Software Suite (Q4, 2010)

The Stack: The Social Business Software Suite Category Name, Short Description, Frequently Heard Vendor Names Listening and Learning: Brand monitoring: These listening and learning tools provide data to brands by filtering data via scraping and APIs then sorting by keywords. Often these features are integrated into Microblogging tools or Collaboration platforms.

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2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Women

Blue Focus Marketing

Connie is the Community Strategist for the Alterian (formerly Techrigy) SM2 social media monitoring platform. Marketing, author of PR 2.0: New Media, New Tools, New Audiences and Putting the Public Back in Public Relations: How Social Media Is Reinventing the Aging Business of PR , an adjunct professor in the New York city area, and co-founder of #PRStudChat. What is it? Amber Buhl.

Brand Monitoring, Social Analytics, Social Insights

They don’t want to end up being trilobites and have become part of a larger system:  Recent acquisitions include Scoutlabs+Lithium(community), Filtrbox+Jive(Community), Techrigy+Alterian(WCM) and others. These tools help true data analysts derive meaning from patterns, and how it influences large scale commerce. Social data is overwhelming. Social Analytics Intelligent.

Sysomos Acquired By Marketwire

Dave Fleet

Alterian. Sysomos offers three core services: Sysomos MAP – a web-based, enterprise-level social media monitoring tool. Audience – a sales- and marketing-focused tool to help measure ROI and optimize marketing and community engagement. As Ray Wang suggests , expect to see more of this kind of activity in the coming months with other companies such as Alterian ,  BuzzGain ,  Cymfony ,  Radian6 ,  Viralheat and  Visible Technologies. In recent months we’ve seen several interesting moves within the social media monitoring/social CRM space. Company.

Long-Tail Blogger Outreach Campaign Nuts & Bolts

So, using our team of researchers and tools like Alterian SM2 and eCairn , we identify blogger communities and assess their interests, collect their contact info and their names, and then reach out to all of the bloggers we can find that match your demographic.  We tell our researchers that if they can’t find the name and email of the blogger easily within 5 minutes then the blogger probably doesn’t want to be found.  We do not let our lists and universes of blogs ever go stale. Originally posted on ,part 2 of 3. Short and sweet. We need to have them at hello.

Social Media Etiquette: 6 Important Lessons Learned from One Japanese Company’s Major Twitter Mistake

Obviously UCC Coffee understood how Twitter worked as a broadcast tool but not how Twitter worked in the realm of social media. The message for any of my potential clients or professionals is the same: listen before you implement. 2) Beware of Automation Tools. When considering automation tools, think real hard as to if it makes sense or not. What did they do wrong? Exactly.

The PRWeek Guide to Required Reading | Spin Sucks

Spin Sucks

The Steve Rubel Stream is a key resource to get an authoritative and honest view on the multitude of tools and gizmos competing for the attention of the PR industry. Trendpedia A blog search engine and trend-tracking tool that organizes topics in a trendline to show the popularity of a subject over time. This blog features equal levels of industry rants and raves.

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