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Twitter Needs Stronger Conversations, Not Longer Spam

Geoff Livingston

Barrack Obama types in the first presidential Tweet with Twitter Co-Founder Jack Dorsey watching. The Internet is abuzz about how to fix Twitter. The conversation revolves around the potential expansion of Tweets to as many as 10,000 characters. It’s a bit of a Trojan horse of a conversation. Rare is the conversation or simple reply. Is It Really News?

14 Tips to Generate More Leads, Conversions and Sales Using Twitter

Pam Moore

Twitter is an amazing platform to not only build community and brand awareness but also to generate leads and increase sales! Yes, smart and social savvy marketers know how to generate sales using Twitter. However, to do this you must understand that Twitter is not designed as a spamming platform. Leverage Twitter analytics for optimized results. iTunes. Stitcher.

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? That’s content marketing.

Twitter Extends Conversational Ads With Instant Unlock Card

SocialTimes Twitter

Every how-to post about increasing engagement, whether for advertising or organic content, focuses on giving users a reason to click, and a new ad product introduced by Twitter Thursday aims to do just that. Conversational ads, which Twitter introduced in January , gave advertisers the ability to encourage users to interact with their ads via custom hashtags or call-to-action buttons.

Best social media tools bringing conversions to your online store

SocialFish

Not to mention, the whole point of working through social media is to bring in conversions for your online store. Many social tools for boosting conversions litter the internet, so we put together a list of the options that are going to bring you results, fast. Did you know that 30% of Twitter users start thinking and tweeting about holiday shopping before October? Buffer.

From Conversation Company to Optimization Organization

Conversionation

A friend and fellow country-man, Steven Van Belleghem from InSites Consulting , wrote two books, ‘ The Conversation Manager ’ and, more recently ‘ The Conversation Company ’. Steven makes very valid points of how important it is to involve people and facilitate conversations while having a ‘social’ mindset across the organization. Remember when you first signed up on Twitter?

9 Social Media Marketing Twitter Chats You Shouldn’t Miss

Firebelly

Twitter chats can be a great way to solicit (and share) social media marketing advice. What: Business professionals from around the world gather each week to discuss tools and methods for effective content marketing. What: The web’s most forward thinking social media marketers come together to discuss different social media topics each week. BLOGCHAT. Learn more ].

3 Quick Ways to Drive Conversions on Pinterest

Convince & Convert

If you aren’t marketing on Pinterest already, you may be missing out on potentially significant business opportunities. Convertro study indicates that Pinterest drives more revenue per click than Facebook, Twitter, or any other social network.  This means brands that mostly target male audiences can also leverage Pinterest to drive conversions. alone will reach 59.3

Social Listening: Harness Marketing Insights from Consumer Conversations

Buzz Marketing for Technology

This week I moderated another Social Media Today webinar as part of their Best Thinker webinar  series, this time on the topic of Social Listening: Harness Marketing Insights from Consumer Conversations. You can also scan the highlights of this webinar on Twitter by reading the Storify below. This webinar was sponsored by Brandwatch.

Fluency of Culture, Not Language, Is Key to Winning Big in Global Online Markets

Webbiquity SMM

The smartest companies are always looking to reach untapped markets. By communicating with online customers in their languages of choice—on their devices of choice—businesses can sell to more markets than ever before. Marketers can face challenges during such expansions, however. Campaigns and content that works for one market often doesn’t resonate with another. 

Understanding Twitter: Best Ways to Tweet

yMarketingMatters

Twitter is a remarkable social media platform for your business. But if you’re new to Twitter it can be more than a little confusing.  An effective Twitter presence starts with understanding how it works. To see your Twitter Home feed, click on Home: . Replies show up in your Twitter Home feed and the Twitter feed of the person to whom you are responding to.

Understanding Twitter: Best Ways to Tweet

yMarketingMatters

Twitter is a remarkable social media platform for your business. But if you’re new to Twitter it can be more than a little confusing.  An effective Twitter presence starts with understanding how it works. To see your Twitter Home feed, click on Home: . Replies show up in your Twitter Home feed and the Twitter feed of the person to whom you are responding to.

Four tools to revamp your marketing efficiency on Twitter

SocialFish

Twitter is possibly the most powerful marketing platform out there, specifically for brands targeting global audiences. Although Twitter’s speedy pace can help you connect faster and respond to your customers faster, staying on top of rapidly moving streams can be a real challenge. complete toolkit for Twitter marketers. The first page of Hastagify.me

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Does My Business Need to be on Twitter?

yMarketingMatters

As previously discussed in my post “Which Social Media Channels Should I Use For My Business?” ,  I am following up with an more in-depth look at Twitter and why your business should make use of this social media channel. There are about 1 billion registered Twitter users, with 241 million monthly active users. The average Twitter user has 208 followers. Build credibility.

5 Attention Grabbing Twitter Marketing Tactics for Non-profits

SocialFish

Twitter is perhaps one of the fastest-moving social platforms. With hundreds of thousands of tweets being shared every day, maintaining visibility and driving engagement become key challenges for most Twitter marketers. When you use custom hastags, it also becomes easier to track conversations around them. Get your team involved in your Twitter campaigns.

Twitter Touts Branded Emojis

SocialTimes Twitter

Twitter introduced branded emojis last year , and the social network provided an update on their performance Monday. Twitter said in a Twitter Marketing post that ads receive nearly 10 percent more attention when branded emojis are included, adding that when branded emojis are combined with promoted videos , emotional connection with and interest in the ads increase by six times.

200+ Brilliant Content Marketing World Speakers (and Where to Find them on Twitter)

Visually SM

In the universe of content marketing, few events rival Content Marketing World currently happening Sept. Ardath Albee, Marketing Interactions, Inc. 6. David Brown, Meredith Xcelerated Marketing. Heidi Cohen, Actionable Marketing Guide. Sydni Craig-Hart, Smart Simple Marketing. Stoney deGeyter, Pole Position Marketing. Matt Heinz, Heinz Marketing.

Twitter’s enhanced analytics dashboard

Janet Fouts

Twitter has been slowly improving their analytics features for profiles and ads and it’s been very interesting to see. The new analytics dashboard shares top tweets, mentions, Twitter cards and followers on a month by month basis. To find yours, go to Twitter and log in, then click analytics on the drop-down menu under your profile, or just got to analytics.twitter.com.

Agency Leads Must Absolutely Use Twitter

Spin Sucks

Now our mantra is that we never suggest anything to a client we haven’t tried ourselves: Blogging, email marketing, lead generation, content creation, paid media, or social media. We try it all first and take our learnings and apply them to that of our clients. A few weeks ago, a client asked if we should try Twitter Lead Generation Cards  for their business. But we were stuck.

3 Secrets To Having A Two-Way Conversation With Your Brand’s Customers Online

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Posted in Branding Communities eCommerce Interactive Marketing Mobile Optimization. No matter where you look, brands are all trying to crack the code of having a two-way conversation with their customers wherever they are – be it in-store, online, on a smartphone, on a tablet or on social media. However, brand loyalty online can be much more fleeting than it is offline.

Meet 7 Twitter Influencers Who Follow Millions

Ari Herzog

How do you know if you are following one too many people on Twitter? What Twitter tools do you use to manage your relationships; and does the tool matter? asked these questions to seven Twitter users who collectively follow 2.3 Twitter lists are like Google+ circles. love Twitter lists. treat Twitter like TV and radio stations. Media Twittermillion.

How to Start a Conversation on Social

Simply Measured

We talk a lot about how brands can find and leverage existing conversations on social — but what if you’re trying to start a whole new conversation? Here are five techniques which will help you begin a conversation on social. Understanding your target audience means: Understanding how your marketing personas translate on social. OH FAQ! https://t.co/0bgTLcqfSQ

Customers Don’t Want Ads, They Want a Conversation…Just Not the Conversations You Want to Have

Social Media Strategery

Somehow I don’t think these are the conversations consumers are looking for from brands. Fast Company just published another article discussing how customers are no longer satisfied just with good products and services or low prices – they want collaboration and conversation from brands. In it, they debunked three common social media marketing best practices -.

Eight Conversations Your Customers Want to Have With Your Brand

Social Media Strategery

” Instead of following some guru’s best practices formula for social media content that will increase your followers, friends, and comments, try to have the conversations they actually want to have. Next time you’re working on your social media content calendar, start thinking about some of the conversations your customers want to have -. Your history. Too niche?

Social Media Marketing Tips and Tricks for Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and More

Pamorama

Want to get the most out of your social media marketing activities? It’s important to keep current on best practices to ensure that you’re doing all you can to keep your marketing campaigns and initiatives fresh. Twitter. Implement Twitter cards so that any tweets of your content include applicable visual media. Follow her on Twitter at @pamdyer.

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How to Use Twitter As a Marketing Channel

Mindjumpers

Tweet When it comes to communicating and creating conversation with your tribe, Twitter is a great platform to use. When searching the web, I found this infographic presenting a strategic approach on how to use Twitter to reach this goal. And with more than 200 million users on Twitter, there is no doubt that there exist a great potential in using it as a marketing channel.

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

Webbiquity SMM

As marketing becomes more data-driven, it’s vital to use data to keep up with trends, competitor strategies, and developments in your market. To that end, 94.7% of all marketers love blog posts about marketing statistics. For example, 93% of marketers use social media for business. But how do marketers and consumers view social media differently?

7 Best Social Media Practices To Boost Your Conversions

The Social Media Hat

Social Media 7 Best Social Media Practices To Boost Your Conversions. Luckily, there are several social media best practices that will help you increase your conversion rate on social media channels. Start at the Beginning. A lot of marketers develop a social media strategy a little late in the game. How many conversions are you hoping to get from your social media marketing?

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

Mindjumpers

She is trying to help people connect – and you can connect with her on Twitter @nabanita_roy. They want to converse, collaborate, engage and finally shape the idea. It comes out as “brand recall” and the perception of your brand to your target market. Listen to your target market and design your product/services subsequently. Social media is no more the next thing.

Twitter Dashboard App Launches for Businesses

SocialTimes Twitter

Twitter Tuesday announced the launch of Twitter Dashboard , an iOS  and desktop application aimed at helping businesses on the social network better connect with users. Product and engineering manager Noah Pepper  said in a blog post  that Twitter Dashboard was created to help businesses engage with their audiences, schedule tweets and receive tips on how to foster engagement.

Grow Your Twitter Following With Chats

Janet Fouts

Oh boy, another “ how to grow your Twitter following ” post! If you really want to grow a Twitter following that has any value as a network,  there’s no way around it. What’s a Twitter Chat? Twitter chats (AKA Tweet Chats) are simply a group discussion that takes place on Twitter. You’re in the wrong place. Why  a Tweet Chat? PR Chat.

How to be Twitterific – 39 Expert Twitter Guides and Tips

Webbiquity SMM

From humble beginnings, Twitter has grown to become an indispensable source for online news alerts as well as a vital marketing tool. The microblogging site now boasts more than 255 million monthly active users , and 53% of Twitter users recommend products in their tweets at some time. How can marketers best utilize Twitter’s expanded features and the latest tools?

RIP Spammy Twitter Marketers (#RIPTwitter)

Geoff Livingston

A Twitter meme — #RIPTwitter — took the social network by storm over the weekend. Users complained about a rumored change from a traditional Twitter user feed to an algorithmic-sourced feed next week. The algorithm would source the most popular stories in people’s Twitter feeds. But in reality, would an algorithm really kill Twitter? I don’t think so.

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The 4 Most Effective Twitter Calls to Action

Pamorama

Data from a recent report conducted by Optimal indicates that Twitter delivers a smaller — but more active — audience than Facebook. But Twitter is less understood as a marketing channel, and many social media marketers are unsure about what to do when it comes to executing well-planned promotional strategies on the platform. Use a conversational tone.

33 Thought-Provoking B2B Social Media and Marketing Stats

Webbiquity SMM

As noted in the 2016 B2B Marketing Trends report , B2B marketing strategies and practices are in the midst of significant change, driven by new technologies and evolving buyer expectations for more “consumer-like” experiences. These changes are affecting tactics, budgets, messaging, and metrics as illustrated in the compilation of B2B marketing facts and statistics below.

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Optimize Your Posts on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and More

Pamorama

Employing these tactics will help your social media marketing efforts pay off. Interact with commenters: Engage in the conversation and build relationships with your audience. Engage with people and build relationships through conversational dialogue. Optimize your Twitter posts. Reply: Send notes to people who have liked/commented to drive 2-way conversations.

How to Make Marketing Analytics Easier

Convince & Convert

Tons of marketers hate data, so they only focus on the low-hanging fruit. These “vanity metrics” include data like total page views, Twitter followers, and other fluffy numbers. The strongest marketers are the ones who collect actionable data. Doing so leads to the most profitable outcomes. If you’d like to be more actionable with your analytics, start with the “so what?”