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Twitter Introduces Website Conversions Objective

SocialTimes Twitter

With the holiday shopping season  fast approaching, Twitter gave its advertisers an early gift: a new website conversions objective. Senior product manager, revenue Rebecca Resnick said in a blog post that the website conversions objective was released in beta for direct-response advertisers in the U.S.,

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?

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.

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. Why: Is your brand using multiple social media sites to converse with potential customers?

Create An Online Conversation

Spin Sucks

We’ve talked about  listening to the online conversation. blogs, Twitter, Facebook, etc.); and. 2) Helped you understand where the people you already do business with are spending their time. Create Your Conversation. That’s actually better news because you have the opportunity to create the conversation vs. joining one that already exists. Listen. 2.

Best social media tools bringing conversions to your online store


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


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?

3 Quick Ways to Drive Conversions on Pinterest

Convince & Convert

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. Users on Pinterest are simply sharing their tastes and preferences, which removes the thinking tension—an integral part of Twitter and Facebook.

Calling All #Millennials! Help Us Change The Conversation


Jamie Notter and I have been invited to join #MillennialChat, a Twitter chat which brings together young folks to discuss millennial issues.  We’re really looking forward to sharing our ongoing research with them and talking about the four key capacities we’ve defined in When Millennials Take Over. Will you join us for #MillennialChat on Thursday 5/28 at 11 am EST?

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

Agency Leads Must Absolutely Use Twitter

Spin Sucks

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. Just Follow on Twitter? You see the author, a lead at a very well-known firm, thinks those of us who run agencies should only follow people on Twitter—not engage, respond, or even tweet. She agreed.

Understanding Twitter: Best Ways to Tweet


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


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.

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.

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.

Brands Can Have Real Conversations

Twist Image

Are there any real conversations happening out there? The problem is this: I think I know what''s going on in their lives because we''re connected on Facebook, Twitter , Instagram or whatever, but I don''t. I don''t have any idea. Now, it''s 2014, and if you look at some of the research and data, what we''re finding is that brands (and consumers) aren''t having that much conversation online. Yes, there is a lot of quick responses to customer service issues, and tons of new and interesting memes and viral videos being pushed out, but a true conversation? conversation.

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. ” What kinds of conversations is your brand having with its customers? Are

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. Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter all provide really incredible tools for doing this. Get Bold with Your Social Messaging. OH FAQ!

Does My Business Need to be on Twitter?


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.

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

Buzz Marketing for Technology

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. Here are three secrets to help brands have a two-way conversation with their customers online. However, brand loyalty online can be much more fleeting than it is offline.

Will private conversations change Twitter?

Sherrilynne Starkie

Social network Twitter has introduced a new feature: Private Conversations and it just might be a game changer. The group function lets users start conversations with their followers and all participants are not required to be following one another to take part. Some see transparency as being one of the key defining attributes of Twitter. Recognize these models?

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?

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. It's a lot easier to craft social media marketing best practices for conversion when you start at the beginning. Twitter. Twitter Quality Adjusted Bids. Facebook Ads.

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.

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


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. Every time you will find new markets, new conversion rates and so on. Start engaging users and converse to get better conversion rates!!! Social media is no more the next thing. The reason is simple.

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.

How Nonprofit Pros Use Twitter


————— According to the most recent Nonprofit Communications Trends Report , 76% percent of nonprofits are now using Twitter. Twitter can be used to distribute news about your organization and your stories. But what is the best way to use Twitter, without wasting valuable time? I Twitter is like looking out the window of a fast moving train.

Why Twitter Hashtag Infographic Fails

Ari Herzog

Twitter launched this infographic on August 21, 2013. From Twitter’s cheat sheet for hashtags : Take the American version of X-Factor as an example. The show started promoting #xfactor in the second episode, and saw an immediate increase in the Twitter conversation. Media Twitter Mashable and other sites spread it the following day. It’s everywhere.

640+ Power Words That Sell to Maximize Your Conversions

Writtent Blog

Do you want to find better words that sell to maximize your conversions? Check out our list of 640+ power words that sell to maximise your conversions, which we’ve divided into different categories to make it easier for you to find what you need. Twitter. The post 640+ Power Words That Sell to Maximize Your Conversions appeared first on Writtent. Because. Instantly.

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.

It Pays to Provide Customer Service via Twitter (Report)

SocialTimes Twitter

Brands that respond to customer-service inquiries on Twitter benefit from doing so on several levels, according to a study the social network conducted along with Applied Marketing Science. Aspect Research found that consumers perceive Twitter as “significantly less frustrating” than other customer-service channels , even preferring it slightly more than in-person interactions.

Twitter Brand Pages are Pointless

Spin Sucks

Twitter introduces brand pages. It won’t be a game changer, because NOBODY uses Twitter for tweeting…or at least they shouldn’t be. ” It isn’t that they are making an effort to improve the Twitter site for its users that pisses me off; it’s that there are ANY users. Twitter provides a service I love. Those people are idiots. Seriously!

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What should business be doing with the new conversation websites?

Akamai Marketing

As if Twitter and Facebook don’t have businesses and users scrambling to keep up, a new type of site is cropping up that engages audiences through Question and Answer format. Tactics Trends small business social media content conversation influencers opinion technology

7 Conversion Rate Optimization Tips for Publishers

Adam Sherk

Paras has been doing some interesting work with A/B testing and conversion rate optimization so I thought it would be good to get some tips for publishers from him. Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO) is perhaps the easiest method to increase revenue without pouring extra dollars into paid marketing campaigns. Define your conversion goals. – Adam. Yes / No.&# Conclusion.

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?

How to Use Twitter Cards in Social Media Marketing


Twitter Cards enable publishers to attach media experiences to tweets — beyond the 140-character limit. They add a few lines of HTML metadata to blog posts and other thought leadership content that enable brands to stand out from the pack in Twitter feeds that are full of text. Bypassing the character limit also helps increase conversion rates.

Social Media Metrics and Conversion

Proactive Report

While companies were finding their feet in this new medium, soft metrics such as fans, followers and engagement in conversation have been accepted as a yardstick.  Research from BazaarVoice and the CMO Council shows that as social media is maturing the C-Suite wants to see conversions and how it is affecting sales and revenue. Top 10 Metrics used by CMOs.

Twitter Engage: Twitter’s Answer to Facebook Mentions

SocialTimes Twitter

Celebrities, public figures and journalists have Facebook Mentions  from Facebook, and starting Tuesday, they also have Twitter Engage  from Twitter. Much like Facebook Mentions, Twitter Engage is aimed at giving “creators, influencers  and public figures” one place to manage their Twitter interactions and track the performance of their content.

How to Use Twitter as a Professional Networking Tool


Twitter is more than just a method to share your thoughts regarding any particular subject. Here are five best practices on how to use Twitter as a professional networking tool. 1. When you mention someone in a Twitter post, that person will receive a message. Use Hashtags to Archive Conversations. Twitter can be an invaluable tool for a variety of reasons.

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