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Why You Need to Respond Quickly to Social Media Comments

SocialFish

The growing trend of support-based interactions taking place on social media represents major challenges for brands seeking to maintain positive reputations online, but the trend also makes for major opportunities. While the “ real time social media war room ” model might not be a possibility for every business, a social media support coverage schedule is pivotal.

The 29 Best Social Media Monitoring Tools

Webbiquity SMM

Social media monitoring is vital for virtually every B2B or B2C brand. 58% of consumers follow brands on social media. 71% say they are likely to purchase an item based on social media referrals; in fact, consumers report that social media plays almost as big a role in purchasing decisions as does television. ” — Social Media Today.

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Responding (Or Not) to Blog Comments

Spin Sucks

During our stay there, we ended up having a conversation about blog comments and replying to them. In fact, it’s a conversation Mitch and I have nearly every time we talk. He figures he’s had his say by doing that and the comments are for everyone else to have their say. The blogger replies to every comment left on his or her blog post (Chris and me).

The Social Media Mob Needs to Go

Spin Sucks

By Gini Dietrich We live in a strange and unprecedented world: Rather than give people a scarlet letter when they do something we don’t agree with, the social media mob comes after them and, in some cases, ruins their lives. The social media mob went nuts. It also has sparked an online conversation about the social media mob and how it should be stopped.

Best social media tools bringing conversions to your online store

SocialFish

The average order value is highest on Pinterest, Instagram and a social shopping site called Polyvore. After choosing the right ecommerce platforms and social media platforms for your business, then creating useful, visual content should all be part of your social ecommerce strategy. Social Bakers. Buffer. SocialRank. Beetailer. Piktochart. TweetDeck. Klout.

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. What trends and changes in social media do marketers need to stay on top of?

Monday Roundup: Conversations

Waxing UnLyrical

Conversation.” Conversations, when initiated and managed well, can drive reputation, expand reach, and build brand loyalty. This week’s roundup features seven posts from around the web that focus on conversations. Exercises for Writing Conversationally. Increase Your Social Engagement. Why: How do you break through the noise on social media?

Know What’s Working on Social Media: 26 Free Social Media Analytics Tools

Buffer Social

We’ve refreshed this post for 2017, check out the latest and greatest social media analytics tools below. Where do you turn for meaningful stats on your social media marketing ? I’m grateful for the insight from some truly incredible tools that help make sense of the actions I take on social media. Chapter 3: 5 Paid Social Media Analytics Tools.

On Crashing Weddings and Online Conversations

Spin Sucks

I was extremely patient and strategically listened to various conversations. Well, crashing weddings is exactly like crashing conversations online. You have to understand your audience and strategically monitor multiple conversations. Contrary to wedding crashing, crashing conversations online can be much less stressful and far more productive. This time, I went alone.

The Dark Side of Social Media

Spin Sucks

I love social media. Sure, we kind of expect to hear about people being stalked because of social media. Again, something that doesn’t make you super excited to use social media. Social Media is Magic. The only thing I don’t automate are my responses, the conversation, the engagement. Are You On Social Media All Day?

12 Essential Elements of a Social Media Marketing Strategy

Pamorama

Do you need some help to get started with your social media marketing plan? If you want to attract and engage social-media fans and followers — and convert them into paying customers — you need to map out a clear, goal-oriented social media plan. 12 Steps to Social Media Marketing Success Research and know your audience.

YouTube Comments

Social Media Marketing

How many sensible and well-reasoned comment threads have you seen on YouTube? I wonder how many individuals, brands or companies are spending efforts on keeping up with YouTube comments, and if they do, how worthwhile those conversations are? strategy communities Video social mediaGo ahead and think about it. I'll wait. Have your answer? Me too.

Cartoon: Speaking Social Media

SocMed Sean

Working in social media in my day job and my night job, I spend a LOT of time around social media geeks. The other day, I overheard an entire conversation that was so full of social media lingo and jargon that it was like a whole new language. Use business terms and explain how social media works using stories and case studies. Cheers!

How to Identify Your Social Media Influencers

Sprout Social

If you hang around a social media marketer long enough, you’re bound to hear the term social media influencers tossed around in conversation. Social media influencers are the bread and butter to marketing strategies and help brands build valuable relationships on social media platforms. How to Identify Social Media Influencers.

The Single Most Important Social Media Marketing Metric

Convince & Convert

We know we need to measure results in order to actually get them, but all too often we’re measuring the wrong things—especially when it comes to social media metrics. It’s easy to fall into the trap of using “vanity metrics” to measure social media marketing. However, social media marketing can and does impact the bottom line, either directly or indirectly.

The Ugly Side of Social Media Sharing

Waxing UnLyrical

I am a social media advocate. But I hate the ugly side of social media sharing; especially when kids are involved. After two days of searching, we believe the process went something like this: 1) Susan’s Facebook friend saw the image on Susan’s Facebook page and commented, “Can I share this?? This is the nature of digital media. Sorry.”

Social Media Checklist: Planning for a Very Social New Year

Spin Sucks

We still have plenty of time to come up with some fabulous ideas for improving what we do in our communications, especially in social. This social media checklist isn’t designed to tell you everything you need to do in the new year. Social Media Checklist for the New Year Check : Did I dig deep into my 2014 analytics ? What about earned media? Well I do.

Five Social Media Automation Myths Busted

Spin Sucks

In recent years, social media automation has been one of the most widely discussed topics in digital marketing circles and with good reason—a number of tools and apps that enable marketers to derive greater value out of social platforms have sprung up, and many have wondered if the automation will just kill the “social” in social media. By Sophia Solanki.

Is Your Social Media Strategy Truly Agile?

SocMed Sean

Social media isn’t without these nebulous phrases or buzzwords either. My latest favorite buzzword that is invading both the business and social vocabulary is “Agile” As an ex-software developer, it makes me giggle a little when people use it incorrectly. Sustainable development, able to maintain a constant pace – Social media is a long-term commitment.

35 Great Social Media Infographics

Pamorama

pamorama marketing, life, social media Home About Bookshelf Links Contact 35 Great Social Media Infographics by Pam Dyer on March 3, 2010 Share Here’s a collection of terrific social media infographics that might come in handy. If you know of any good ones that I’ve missed, please leave a comment and let me know! Social Web Involvement 9.

Ultimate Guide to Measuring Social Media ROI

Sprout Social

Social media ROI is one of the most heavily debated topics in the online marketing world. Because measuring the effectiveness of social media marketing efforts isn’t as clear cut as, say, running a Google AdWords campaign. And judging by the numbers, a lot of businesses are struggling to grasp the financial impact social media marketing is having for them.

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Five Ways to Lose Your Commenting Virginity

Spin Sucks

But I look at our analytics every day and see it’s a very small percentage of visitors who are doing the majority of commenting. There has been much discussion on blog commenting in the past few weeks. Check out these other resources if you haven’t already: Erica Allison wisely suggested that you Comment Before you Blog. It takes time to comment.

[Comic] Are You Really ‘Doing’ Social Media?

SocMed Sean

Engaging in social media is significantly harder than it sounds. Some believe that social media is free , simply because it generally costs nothing to secure a Facebook page, Twitter handle, and YouTube account. So, you’ve registered all your social media channels, do you know what to do with them? Share them in a comment! Cheers! –Sean.

Commenting Etiquette 101

Jason Yormark

One of the things I’ve loved about blogging is getting to see the growth of comments on my blog over the years. However with more comments comes more questionable responses. I’ve gotten my fair share, and it got me thinking about comment etiquette. Avoid Self Promotion – Most commenting systems inherently are set up so that you get a link back to your site already.

Blog Comments and Engagement: Calculate and Use the ConversATion Rate

Conversionation

Help, my blog gets no comments! In order to receive comments, you obviously need some kind of community of people that find your blog worthwhile or simply find it at all. Blogging Content marketing Customer engagement Social media marketing Web Analytics Avinash Kaushik blog comments blogging content marketing conversation rate engagement relationship marketingIt’s something I often hear being said by marketers that recently started an ‘inbound’ or content marketing program by launching a corporate blog. Moreover, [.].

Eight Social Media Tactics Designed for Big Return

Spin Sucks

I was the last docket on the agenda and my job was to rally the troops around using social media for the business. There were 30 people who were held captive and I got to spend two hours showing them some of the social media tactics they’re doing really well already, highlighting some of their colleagues, and then providing recommendations. By Gini Dietrich.

The Basics of B2B Social Media Marketing Strategy

Webbiquity SMM

Although more than three-quarters of B2B technology marketers use social media to market their products, less than half say they can tie social channels to revenue generation for their businesses. But it may also be a problem with basic B2B social media marketing strategy. Cross-Platform Social Media Strategy. Platform-Specific Social Strategy.

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Are You Ready for The New Facebook Conversion Pixel?

agora pulse

The conversion pixel tracked user behavior after they click on your ad. What Is the New Facebook Conversion Pixel? The new pixel combines both the conversion pixel and the audience pixel into one “basic” tool called the “Facebook pixel.” You can utilize advanced matching, custom conversions, and utilize conversion optimization. How Can I Tell if I Have It?

5 Ways Your Social Media Posts Improve Your SEO

Convince & Convert

Google has been particularly enigmatic about how, or even if, its rankings are influenced by social media. Social signals are a helpful factor in making that determination because they represent independent assessments of a page’s content. Social media engagement essentially provides Google with external validation of a page’s value. Get conversations started.

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The Social Media Lifecycle [Infographic]

Pamorama

These decisions can be very simple, such as replying to someone’s tweet about your brand or to a comment a customer posts on your Facebook page. When implemented correctly, social media campaigns on Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks enable brands of all sizes to track sentiment, spot trends, filter and analyze data, collaborate with fans, and improve ROI.

The Dos and Don’ts of a Social Media Automation Strategy

Waxing UnLyrical

A staggering 74 percent of Internet-using adults are active on at least one social networking website. And with more than 3 billion users online , that amounts to almost 2 billion social network users. The sheer amount of traffic that social media sites see every day makes it an insurmountable task to manage multiple social profiles manually. Happy Friday! IFTTT.

Eight Social Media Trends for 2012

Spin Sucks

I’ve written the eight social media trends you need to pay attention to for next year. 2012 Social Media Trends. At the PRSA Conference this year, I had a really interesting conversation with Dan Tisch , who is serving as president of Global Alliance this year. Social TV Convergence. Not everyone uses social networks (yet). Social Commerce.

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Why Is Social Media Important for My SaaS?

agora pulse

Social media is a platform to build authentic relationships with your customers. So, why is social media so important? Social media opens the door to truly express how your SaaS can benefit customers. Then, broadcast those insights on social media. To engage with industry leaders, start interacting with them on social media networks.

8 Tips for Managing a Social Media Crisis

Pamorama

Rage spills over to other social networks and influential bloggers are decimating your reputation. The social media crisis is quickly spreading, but you are silent. Social media can be a useful tool to build your company brand or a nail in its coffin. Warren Buffet 8 things your brand can do to manage a social media crisis 1.

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47 Social Media Statistics to Bookmark for 2017

Sprout Social

Right when you think you’re getting a grasp on your demographics, buyer habits and trends on social media , something new changes and turns your data into old news. That’s why it’s absolutely critical for any marketer to stay up to date on the newest social media statistics. Social Media Advertising Statistics. Social Media Engagement Statistics.

Identifying, Understanding and Influencing Social Media Users [Infographic]

Mindjumpers

Tweet In my last blog post , I wrote about a recent report focusing on how social marketing is more than just ranking up a bunch of likes! Further, several cases (respectively based on both earned and paid media) were included in the report in order to demonstrate how successful management of a community contributes to the brand increasing its sales figures. Social media personas.

Eight Tools for Social Media Listening

Spin Sucks

There are five steps in social media we always recommend to new clients who are just beginning to branch out online. Social media is no different. It’s another way to communicate through listening and engaging in conversation — online. To be a master at social media communication you must have a strong foundation of listening.

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8 Simple Tweaks to Boost Website Conversions

Convince & Convert

Honestly, most people find our tools via Google, so the conversion rates are particularly high since they are in an “active” searching state rather than a “passive” blog reading mode. Conversion rate. Here are the 8 tools, tips and techniques we’ve used since January to get our website up over the 8 per conversion rate mark: What I did. conversation rate. Sessions.

Is it Time to Re-Think Your Social Media?

yMarketingMatters

It’s time to check in: How is your social media marketing doing across the channels that your business is active in? Are you getting comments on your blog? Their social media results are not what they expected. But why doesn’t social media seem to work for you? The answer lies in re-thinking your approach to social media. media noun.

Best Tips for Successful Social Media and Digital Marketing in 2014

yMarketingMatters

Social media and digital marketing are going to grow even stronger in 2014. With my first hand experience working with so many businesses, I am giving you my most important social media and digital marketing tips that will help you increase your online footprint, exposure and bottom line in 2014 for your business. In short: social media is human interaction.

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