Trending Sources

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.

Main Principles of Conversion Content Marketing

Spin Sucks

Kiara Halligan says by using conversion content marketing you'll reap most rewards in 2016. She goes on and shares the main principles of conversion content marketing you need to keep in mind. The post Main Principles of Conversion Content Marketing appeared first on Spin Sucks. People want to be wooed and romanced a bit before they sign up for anything you are selling.

Who Owns Social Media?

Spin Sucks

When I received a master’s degree in social media in 2010, it was a pretty unique degree to obtain. Today, everyone is a social media expert (degree or not). Which begs the question, “who owns social in an organization?” Is it advertising agencies? To be effective, your social strategy should include insight from all of the above. PR Owns Social Media.

Ten Tips for Creating Influential Content Using Social Media

Spin Sucks

When you create influential content, many great things happen: Your readers share it and will engage with your social media pages. The post Ten Tips for Creating Influential Content Using Social Media appeared first on Spin Sucks. Comments Great points! You inferred this, but it is also important to be.

Five Top-Rated Social Media Management Tools for 2016 [Infographic]

Webbiquity SMM

What is the “best” social media management tool out right now? Every social media manager has a preferred one that they always use, and it’s usually one of a handful of the top social media management tools on the market. They are also useful for monitoring certain keywords or conversations, and for analyzing your social media performance.

Should you let social media conversations direct your business?

Dave Fleet

Here’s a question for you: Should you let conversations in social media direct your business? If you’ve worked in the social media space, that seems like a pretty straightforward “yes”, right? What if we ask the question a couple of other ways: Should you always let conversations in social media direct your business?

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?

The Employee Advantage in Social Media

Spin Sucks

Recycling is generally viewed as smart, responsible behavior—except when it occurs on social media. This explains why companies that emphasize individuality on social media see a 47.2 Add a Spark to Your Social Media Efforts. That’s why an emphasis on employee individuality is the best way to increase your company’s social media clout.

33 Thought-Provoking B2B Social Media and Marketing Stats

Webbiquity SMM

B2B marketing budgets are shifting to digital and social. But spending on digital marketing programs is projected to rise three times as fast, and over the next five years, the share of budget dollars dedicated to social media marketing will more than double. Social media benefits are unclear. MediaPost ). 9 B2B Social Media Marketing Stats and Facts.

B2B 138

Monday Roundup: Conversations

Waxing UnLyrical

Conversation.” Conversations, when initiated and managed well, can drive reputation, expand reach, and build brand loyalty. This This week’s roundup features seven posts from around the web that focus on conversations. Exercises for Writing Conversationally. Increase Your Social Engagement. How does your business spark conversations?

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 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.

Don’t Make These 9 Social Media Marketing Mistakes

Pamorama

Social media marketing should be part of your strategy. Social networking is the most popular online activity, so it makes sense for businesses to try to engage that audience in an attempt to increase sales. But even large corporations with top-notch marketing departments make mistakes when it comes to leveraging social media. Follow her on Twitter at @pamdyer.

How to Measure Social Media Success for Your Small Business

yMarketingMatters

With social media marketing, you can  undeniably  grow your audience, gain visibility and exposure for your company/products/services, provide outstanding customer service, and – yes – generate business and increase sales. Social Media Referral Traffic and Visitor Increase to your Website. 5. Social media measurement comes in different levels.

Is Content More Important than Conversation?

Spin Sucks

Today’s guest post is written by Brian Carter. . I bet you’ve heard plenty about the importance of conversation in social media. But is conversation the most important thing in social media? What’s The Value of Conversation? Few will question the value of conversation. But does conversation improve the bottom line?

The Dark Side of Social Media

Spin Sucks

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?

10 Examples of Social Media ROI [Infographic]

Pamorama

Does social media drive ROI? The immediacy and visibility offered by social media marketing has convinced most business owners that it’s worth their time and effort, but calculating its effectiveness is another story. Enter social media. Social Media ROI: 10 Examples. Used Twitter as a social maître d’ to build releationships.

What Social Media Means For Your Business in 2014/2015

yMarketingMatters

SOCIAL MEDIA is no longer a novelty , but a strong marketing tool for small and medium business owners. Businesses have definitely realized and experienced the power and importance of social media. Did you know that  social networking is now the top Internet activity  and people spend more time here daily than any other major Internet activity, including email?

Four Ways to Evolve Your Online Conversions

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Posted in Conversion Conversion Optimization. And now in the era of rock-solid online competition, we have to evolve even further and ask ourselves: What does it take to lead the online conversion movement? But in the end, the strong content survives, and in turn produces a web environment that pays off: better customer experiences and higher conversion rates. 1.

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.

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. I can’t tell you that. Social Media Checklist for the New Year Check : Did I dig deep into my 2014 analytics ? You don’t do this?

How to Promote Your Event With Social Media Marketing

Pamorama

Events are, by nature, social affairs. Likewise, people join social media networks such as Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to connect, interact, and share with their peers. Events are a great way to attract customers, so make the most of them with social media The art and science of managing and marketing events has evolved a lot in recent years.

Social Media is Complicated [Infographic]

Puzzle Marketer

As introduced to us by Business Insider , Buddy Media’s Social Enterprise Software is a suite of products is “designed to help brands build and maintain relationships with consumers to accelerate their business.” Start sharing content and use social media as another channel to amplify it. ” Why do brands need help with this?

101 Vital Social Media and Digital Marketing Statistics for (the Rest of) 2013

Webbiquity SMM

Okay, that statistic was made up (though probably not far off the mark),  but the social media and digital marketing facts and statistics below are real (or at least from generally reliable sources). For example, 93% of marketers use social media for business. But how do marketers and consumers view social media differently? Social matters in b2b.

Using Hashtags in Social Media Marketing

Pamorama

Hashtags are increasingly important in social media marketing campaigns. They enable content marketers get in front of their target audience and identify social media conversations that are relevant to their business. They are a way to track topics on Twitter and other social media platforms. What are hashtags? Hashtags are labels for content.

The 15 Types of Social Media Know-It-All

Waxing UnLyrical

It’s one thing to educate yourself, including on social media. But how can you make sure you’re not constantly running into a social media know-it-all… or, worse, becoming one yourself? There’s a social media “guru” wherever you turn, and it seems as if everyone and their brother is telling you how to do something on social, or not. Sometimes

Types 122

Social Media News & Updates: September

yMarketingMatters

With this new change, when a friend or page you are connected to posts about something that is currently a hot topic of conversation on Facebook , that post is more likely to appear higher up in news feed, so you can see it sooner: Facebook Allows Users to Save Links in Photo Posts:  The save feature on Facebook now allows users to save links in photo posts. Pretty cool and useful!

News 76

The Ugly Side of Social Media Sharing

Waxing UnLyrical

Guest post by Jenelle Conner. I am a social media advocate. But I hate the ugly side of social media sharing; especially when kids are involved. Here are some screen captures from the conversation with PreventDisease.com (this conversation was before we traced the original image back to Reddit/Imgur). This is the nature of digital media. Too funny!!!”

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.

B2B 74

7 NEW Social Media Solutions to Grow Your Business

Unspoken

You want to hit your social media marketing out of the ballpark , but with so many changes, updates, and new features, how can you know you’re leveraging every avenue available? Here are seven new tools and solutions that you should be aware of when marketing your business on social media. 1. Finding where the conversations are happening isn’t always easy.

65 Terrific Social Media Infographics

Pamorama

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. How Women Use Social Media.

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.

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!

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

Waxing UnLyrical

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! DrumUp.

The FTC and Social Media: You Have to Disclose

Spin Sucks

Your company participates in social media and you often share the work your organization does on your personal social networks. Many obliged the request on their personal social networks, but didn’t disclose PlayStation was a client. There is a lot of conversation about whether the agency deserved it. It’s a scary place—the social networks.

Social media for start-ups: Connect, converse and grow!

Mindjumpers

Social media is no more the next thing. There is a brand karma associated with social media, when it comes to start-ups who grow to become smart-ups. Why do start-ups adhere to social media so vigorously? They want to converse, collaborate, engage and finally shape the idea. Every time you will find new markets, new conversion rates and so on.

On Crashing Weddings and Online Conversations

Spin Sucks

Regardless, at my second and much more successful crashing experience, I started off as a fly on the wall. 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. This time, I went alone. know, I know.

The ROI of Social Media [#SMMW16 Takeaways]

Katie Lance

I just returned from Social Media Marketing World in San Diego and had the most amazing time! While I have SO many takeaways from the event (let’s just say my mind was blown with all of the great information and superb speakers) in today’s post I want to just touch on one of them – the ROI of social media. How do you put this list on a spreadsheet?

ROI 52

36 Rules of Social Media

Firebelly

Do you follow the 36 rules of social media? We aren’t giving away any secrets, but these 36 tips and tricks will make social media marketing and conversation more efficient.  36 seem like a lot? Blog Blogging Content Marketing Social Media Social Media Marketing Marketing rules Pick a couple of your favorites and start from there!

How to Prove Your Social Media Impact

Convince & Convert

For too long, social’s contribution to business success has been ignored and undervalued. In this post, we are going to start changing that by walking through the steps necessary to finally measure social’s business impact and give social the credit it deserves. The challenge for marketers is accurately measuring and attributing social’s impact on those conversions.

Social Media Tools and Resources for Social Learning

SocialFish

This past week I, together with my friend Shari Rager from American Medical Writers Association, did a session at Tagoras’s Learning*Technology*Design conference on designing for social learning. This was the session description: While social learning and social media are different things, the two go hand in hand. Defining and Designing Social Learning.

Three Social Media Myths

Spin Sucks

During that brunch we talked about running a business, social media experts, whether or not we’re facing a bubble burst, and solving all the world’s problems. And, I mean she’s not a social media big deal. As Rieva says, Remember social media is a two-way street. It’s supposed to be a conversation. What happens when they die?

Don’t Mistake Activity for Effectiveness in Social Media

Direct Marketing Observations

The world of the content marketer/social media marketer is changing. I had mentioned in a previous post how it resets every day. What that tells us and what a lot of old school social media marketers will tell you (old school being about eight years… ) is that the art of engagement has now become a science. The conversations, have been lost.