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Social Networks: Winners and Losers [Infographic]


the big kid on the social media block is Facebook. But a look at social networks around the world shows that there are many platforms competing for niche markets. This informative infographic from Ignite Social Media offers some interesting statistics. Have you ever wondered which social networks are most popular with men? Here in the U.S.,

Facebook Beefs Up Analytics for Apps

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook launched several new features and an improved design for its Analytics for Apps  free mobile analytics solution. The social network introduced Analytics for Apps at its F8  global developers’ conference in March 2015. People Insights and Push Notifications in Facebook Analytics f… Posted by Facebook for Developers on Saturday, April 9, 2016.

Where does Google+ fit into your B2B Marketing plans? [infographic]

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Have you made Google Plus a part of your marketing strategy yet? After all, it’s not every day that a social media website goes to great lengths to make your business more visible, but that’s exactly what you’ll get from Google’s services. This handy guide will show you exactly why Google Plus is such a useful tool for businesses and B2B marketing.

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20 Social Media Marketing Blogs You Should Read in 2013


Looking for the best social media marketing blogs? Social media is now mandatory for businesses. I’m always trying to keep pace with the evolving social media marketing landscape, and reading many of the fantastic blogs out there helps me stay on top of best practices. You’ve come to the right place! Here are some that [.].

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


Use these platforms to manage, measure, and analyze your social media marketing initiatives. Over the last decade, social media monitoring has become a primary form of business intelligence, used to identify, predict, and respond to consumer behavior. Bottlenose ($) | A tool that provides live social intelligence by analyzing activity across all the major social networks.

LinkedIn Analytics: The Complete Guide

Sprout Social

While social recruiting is definitely one of LinkedIn’s main functions, it has evolved into much more. Over the past few years, LinkedIn focused on getting businesses to use the platform for branding and content marketing. As a part of this shift, the B2B social network has also made big changes to LinkedIn Analytics (formerly Insights) that allows companies to access data to measure their efforts. LinkedIn Analytics focuses on three main areas: Company updates. For instance, marketers are probably looking for different content than someone in IT.

5 Great iPad Social Networking Apps

Jason Yormark

There aren’t too many great social networking apps for the iPad, but I have found a select few that I find myself using on a regular basis. Below is the list that I use regularly that cover using Twitter, Facebook, blogging, news consumption and social/web stats. Synchs with Google Reader which is a major plus and easy to share articles to your networks. Ego ($2.99) – It’s not the most robust web/social analytics offering, but what it lacks in depth, it makes up for in simplicity and ease of use. My 9 Favorite iPhone Social Media Apps.

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Use Pinterest Web Analytics to Jumpstart Your Social Media Marketing


Pinterest Web Analytics gives site owners insights into how people are interacting with pins that originate from their websites. With more than 48 million users, Pinterest is one of the most popular social networks on the Web. Once your website has been verified, you’ll see a checkmark next to it and will have access to your Web analytics when you’re logged in. 4.

The 5 Top Google Analytics Reports for Social Media Marketers

Convince & Convert

Ever feel the pressure to prove social media’s value beyond subscriptions counts (Likes and Followers)? Is so, you have probably relied on Google Analytics. Recent updates to the platform have made life a little easier on social media marketers. Filter Social Media Traffic. What: Create advanced segments for your social media channels. and how much?

Give Your Social Networks The Spring Cleaning They So Desperately Need

The Social Media Hat

Social Media Give Your Social Networks The Spring Cleaning They So Desperately Need. Make Sure That Your Social Profiles Are Cleaned Up And Ready For The Coming Year When my sister and I were growing up, as soon as the weather started to be consistently warm, we'd spend a weekend helping our mom with "Spring Cleaning." Certainly, stop sharing them to social channels.

More New Features for Facebook’s Analytics for Apps

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook released more new features for its Analytics for Apps : support for web analytics, improved cross-device analytics, user properties and updated sharing insights. The social network introduced Analytics for Apps at F8 in March 2015 , and updates have included the addition of custom audiences and lookalike audiences  last October and a long list of new features  earlier this month: people insights, push notifications, in-application notifications, sharing insights, breakdowns, improved event trends and an app events export application-programming interface.

How to Use Twitter Analytics: 15 Simple-to-Find Stats to Help You Tweet Better

Buffer Social

We social media marketers are a lucky bunch; not only are there a gigantic number of free social media tools at our disposal (everything from timing tools to social media management tools  like Buffer ), there are free tools from the social networks themselves: Facebook insights, Pinterest analytics, and now Twitter analytics, too. The best tools to discover the best Twitter stats. I’ve found a lot of value in a couple simple tools for discovering the best stats and analytics for Twitter. Twitter’s analytics dashboard.

Klout and Peerindex – social network loyalty cards?

The Way of the Web

And here’s where the loyalty card element comes in: Supermarkets and social networks: The basics of the supermarket loyalty card are pretty simple. The hook with Klout and Peerindex is that you tend to receive awards if you reach a certain level of influence, which requires you to use specific networks. Tancredi, headphones and promo information all via Peerindex.

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15 Reasons Why Analytics Prediction Will Make You a Better Marketer

Convince & Convert

Thanks to the success of Google Analytics, there are dozens of ways to collect historical data from your website and connecting social networks. And yet, your optimization strategy is probably missing one very important step: predictive analytics. Predictive analytics interest has skyrocketed over the last year, according to Google trends. The reason?

How To See Analytics on Google+ Posts

Bill Hartzer

Whenever you make a post on the Google+ social network, or you share something, it is always helpful to see how your post did or how it is doing. Google+ does not really give you specific analytics per se, they don’t give you a page where you can see a list of posts and how they did (at least not yet). Are Google+ and +1 Changing Web Marketing? com Domain Name.

Google Analytics Social Reports Provide Huge Metrics Edge

Convince & Convert

But when it comes to business, I’m not playing around. I’m not on social media to kill time; I’m there to build a business and find my customers. And the ability to make data-based decisions and assign ROI to social actions is what enables me to do that. We don’t immediately know where social media sits in our conversion funnel – top funnel or bottom funnel? You have, too.

87 More Vital Social Media Marketing Facts and Stats for 2012

Webbiquity SMM

Though social media marketing is now used in about 90% of companies, techniques, platforms and best practices continue to evolve.  Increase use of video marketing? What will likely be the hot trends in social media over the next couple of years? Social Media Stats and Demographics. 1. Marketing Pilgrim ). 2. Social networks and blogs In the U.S

The Gap Between Social Customers and Social Marketers


More than three-quarters (76%) of social media marketers say they know what their customers want, but only one-third (34%) have actually asked them. One of the basic tenets of marketing — know your customers — is being ignored by the vast majority of brands that are trying to achieve success with social media [.]. Analytics Branding Facebook LinkedIn Marketing ROI Social Media Social Media Marketing Social Networking Statistics Twitter engagement Infographics Social media marketing

The Best Google Analytics Metrics for Social Media Professionals

Convince & Convert

Basically, their goal is to make everyone smarter with analytics and data. Adam also writes a monthly column on analytics for ClickZ. ” via Adam Singer and The Future Buzz Whether you’re in sales, marketing, or product management, you can and should keep track of your success. The Big Two: Adam Singer What’s your one tip for becoming a social pro?

79 Remarkable Social Media Marketing Facts and Statistics for 2012

Webbiquity SMM

Social media and inbound marketing techniques have been a boon for marketers. Not only do leads generated through social and content marketing cost half as much as traditional outbound-generated leads (see below), they also close at higher rate (again, see below). And social media isn’t just about lead generation of course. And…even social media itself.

Open Research: A Framework for Social Analytics

Why are social analytics so important? Being a new tool set, there’s a lot of experimentation and it’s important to see what will actually make a change, It’s a very difficult medium to track, unlike transactional advertising, social engagement is hard to tie to point of sale or conversion. link] Dan Whitehouse Social analysis. Wowza! Wowza! Wowza!

Understanding LinkedIn Company Page Analytics


Just recently, the popular social networking site LinkedIn introduced two new features. The post Understanding LinkedIn Company Page Analytics appeared first on Devumi. Linkedin Marketing content marketing linkedin marketing online marketing social media marketing

Content Marketing: How to Measure Its Effectiveness [Infographic]


Content marketing metrics can be confusing and preoccupy your time, so start by selecting a just a few fundamentals to measure. Content marketing is key in today’s marketplace — it is the intersection of awareness and lead generation. Figure out which content marketing metrics you want to measure and why. Common content marketing measurements include: Subscribers.

65 Terrific Social Media Infographics


Last year, I assembled a collection of 35 infographics that told the story of social media at that time. That post proved to be so popular that I wanted to update it, including images that are still relevant and adding newer visualizations that illustrate more recent knowledge and insights into the social Web. The History of Social Networking. The New Marketing Trifecta.

A Guide to Marketing on Tumblr


Thanks to these functions, Tumblr has a social structure that allows you to connect with your target group on a level that can be hard to achieve on other blogging platforms. As with any other social platform attended for marketing, you should set up a strategy for your brand’s use of a Tumblr blog. For my Tumblr blog, I use Google Analytics which give me more valuable metrics.

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Which Instagram Analytics Tool Will Work Best for Your Business?

agora pulse

Historically, Instagram hasn’t offered a central place for businesses to view their analytics.  Instagram business pages are slowly being rolled out and will include analytics, but they might not be enough for most marketers. If you’re running a business, you don’t want to be logging in to each social media platform every day to look at how you are doing. Crowdfire.

5 Essential Spreadsheets for Social Media Analytics

Sign in with Facebook or Facebook Mashable Social Media All Social Media How-To Facebook Twitter YouTube Google+ Featured in Social Media Tech All Tech Apps & Software Dev & Design Gadgets Mobile Featured in Tech Business All Business Advertising Marketing Media Small Business Startups Featured in Business Entertainment All Entertainment Film Gaming Music TV Featured in Entertainment US & World All US & World Politics Social Good U.S. Essential Spreadsheets for Social Media Analytics. Ann blogs on search and social media tools. Analytics.

47 Superb Social Media Marketing Stats and Facts

Webbiquity SMM

Social media use isn’t quite universal—but it’s getting close. population now has at least one social networking profile; more than half use two or more social networks. The number of worldwide social media users is projected to grow from 2.1 90% of young adults—ages 18 to 29—use social media (compared to just 35% of those over age 65).

5 Marketing Myths

Geoff Livingston

Myths and misconceptions are abound in the marketing blogosphere. From a research perspective this data represents a small sampling, in turn creating myths about marketing that don’t apply to the whole profession. Here are five common marketing myths I hear about frequently. 1) Analytics Make Your Marketing Program Succeed. Maybe Siri will read it to me.

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What Marketing Can Learn From Public Relations Analytics

Waxing UnLyrical

We PR pros often talk about what Public Relations can learn from Marketing. How to be more analytical. But what can Marketing learn from Public Relations, if anything? “First, once marketing materials are shared online, they are no longer under the control of the brand. Measurement MeasurePR Public Relations #measurepr analytics Marketing seth duncan

Measuring Social Media ROI & Goal Conversions with Google Analytics 5

Join in as we discuss marketing, conversion rate optimization and the art & science of landing pages. Social media is about building new relationships, generating word of mouth marketing, and strengthening brand loyalty with your customers. You’ll be celebrating your social media goal conversions too! When someone clicks on a link to your social profiles.

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What's the R.O.I.? A Framework for Social Analytics

Brian Solis Home Articles Business – Marketing New Communications Social Media Speaking Books Appearances About What’s the R.O.I.? Framework for Social Analytics Tweet September 1, 2011 View Comments “Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.&# - Albert Einstein Say hello to my little friends, R.O. helpt.

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Influencer Marketing: The Simple 3 Step Process for Finding the Perfect Influencer

Talkwalker SM

branded marketing message or a word of mouth recommendation? This in essence is the reason why influencer marketing and finding the right influencer is so important for companies in the age of social media. An influencer recommendation is like a supercharged word of mouth mention as these stars of social have vast, engaged followerships hanging on their every word.

Four Step Process to Create an Integrated Marketing Campaign

Spin Sucks

It used to be all we had to worry about was advertising, public relations, and direct marketing. Then we added websites and email marketing. It’s no wonder we have no idea how to integrate the marketing disciplines, what to measure, or when to use which tools (or if at all). If you don’t, buy a social media book (such as Groundswell ) and learn how to set one up.

23 Outstanding Social Media Marketing Guides

Webbiquity SMM

Though the use of social media and social networks for marketing is now nearly ubiquitous, and 78% of companies have dedicated social media teams, many marketers sill struggle with certain aspects of social marketing, such as formalizing strategies and measuring results. How are social media marketing best practices evolving?

Social Sharing + Analytics = ConversionBuddy


Social sharing is on rise. Therefore, it’s good have a tool built into your website which enables customers to easily recommend products to their friends either through Facebook page or other social media channels. What I found really cool about the product is, that it allows sharing as well as integrates analytics to a website. Tweet. Product Features.

How to Measure PR and Marketing Outcomes on Snapchat

Waxing UnLyrical

Leah Fein-Roque , who specializes in tech PR and digital marketing understands the Snapchat appeal personally: “I have a 21, 19 and 16 year old using it mostly for everything including texting. Despite Fein’s experience, it appears that Snapchat is a closed alternative to Facebook or Instagram for social communication. Elissa Nauful  President/CEO BallywhoSocial. Views on Snaps ( V ).

16 Enigmatic Business Blogging and Other Marketing Stats

Webbiquity SMM

As winter comes to an end, so too does the  Winter Wonderland of Marketing Stats series that’s been running here over the past few months. This final installment covers some fascinating though sometimes contradictory and confusing stats about business blogging and the value of marketing. Another apparent contradiction is much more fundamental: does marketing have value?

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The Giant Robot Guide to Combining Marketing Tactics

Spin Sucks

Your marketing is no different. It’s marketing combination that gets the best results. Here’s a guide to combining marketing tactics with a single piece of content. Email Marketing. This will segment out email traffic as a campaign in traffic sources within your analytics. Social Media. Post on the major social networks, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google+.

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How Social Media Marketers Use Social Media In Real Life

Ignite Social Media

At Ignite Social Media, everyone is an expert in social media marketing. We eat, breathe, and live social media. But what may surprise you is how the various individuals at Ignite utilize social media in their everyday lives. We can see that I prefer social channels for entertainment and connection purposes. How do you use social media on an everyday basis?