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22 Expert Guides and Reviews of 200+ Social Media Tools

Webbiquity SMM

As social media marketing has become ubiquitous ( 88% of marketers say social media is important for their businesses), hundreds of new tools have developed just in the past few years: tools for social media management, monitoring, measurement, automation, identifying influencers, creating graphical content, and more. Image credit: Buddy Media.

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What If Twitter Did Buy TweetDeck?

Waxing UnLyrical

around the Twitterverse last week with the news that Twitter is in talks with TweetDeck to purchase the ridiculously popular third-party service for the low, low price of just $50 million. Considering UberMedia was rumored to be in the mix to buy TweetDeck for $30 million just a few weeks ago, that’s very interesting news. Will Twitter shut TweetDeck down if it buys it?

Twitter Has Acquired Tweetdeck

Mindjumpers

Tweet Tuesday this week, the deal between Twitter and Tweetdeck was sealed. There have been rumours of the acquisition for several months now, but finally it was made official: Tweetdeck will be joining Twitter. Tweetdeck has so far existed as one of the leading third-party Twitter desktop applications. In other words, it is a great tool to track real-time conversations.

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. TweetDeck.

Social Media Definition by Peeing [infographic]

Mindjumpers

Tweet The other night I were browsing through my following feed on Tweetdeck, looking for interesting news – a fun tweet caught my eye…. Social media (tools) are basically interactions between humans and what better way of illustrating this by grabbing on to something humans have been doing since the birth of mankind – peeing.

Social Media Stress Disorder

Spin Sucks

Brian Meeks has delusions of novelist, which he feeds by writing the Henry Wood Detective series (Available soon and on his blahg). Kathryn sat at her desk watching her Twitter stream on TweetDeck.  Has this happened to you?  Do you suffer from SMSD, or Social Media Stress Disorder? Facebook is a gateway social media tool.  Kathryn didn’t laugh. 

Your Definitive Guide to Social Media Image Sizes

Convince & Convert

Social media platforms are always being updated, which means they’re constantly changing their profile and cover photo dimensions, layouts, and dimensions for uploaded images. It However, high-quality and creative imagery is imperative to your social media marketing success, so it’s important that you know the proper dimensions for each network you use. In-Feed Photos.

The 10 Golden Rules Successful Social Media Managers Live By

Buffer Social

I was a bit nervous before writing this post because there are so many possible  golden rules for social media managers. From golden rules like setting proper  social media goals to truly understanding consumer behavior and implementing that into your marketing strategy, this post could have taken on a variety of shapes and forms. Let’s go! 1. Communicate. Share.

6 Free Social Media Monitoring Tools: With Tips from Experts

Talkwalker SM

Social media monitoring (often called social listening) is increasingly becoming a key part of a brand, company or organization’s business strategy. But to do so effectively you need to know what tools to use and how to use them and especially for smaller companies you may want to test out some free tools before investing in a more complete social media monitoring tool.

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Time-Saving Tools and Apps for Social Media Management

SocialFish

Social media helps you boost traffic to your website (and your physical office!), Appropriate, effective management is the key to ensuring you get the returns for your social media marketing investments. The management of social media initiatives will help you align your people, time, budget and expenses together with your goals for successful completion of campaigns.

How to Make Social Media Less of a Time Suck

Spin Sucks

Because of the fast pace of social media, we are constantly bombarded with distractions from one social network or another. You have to participate and engage consistently, Facebook seems to change something on a weekly basis, Google has all of these animal-named announcements, new social networks pop up all the time…it’s exhausting to keep up with everything! TweetDeck.

Think Twice About Automating Your Social Media Efforts

SocMed Sean

I recently participate in an Twitter chat where the conversation turned to whether or not it’s a good idea to automate social media activities. Good suggestions that came from the chat included using tools like Tweetdeck or Hootsuite to schedule similar messages throughout the day so all of your followers get the information, regardless of their time zone. Cheers!

4 Tools to Streamline Your Social Media Outreach

Idaconcpts

Whether you’re promoting a product, a service, or just trying to expand the audience for a post on your blog, social media has grown into a digitized word-of-mouth marketing platform that, when used correctly, can outcompete a billboard or an ad on television. It’s important that everything you post to your feeds be relevant and engaging. TweetDeck. Digsby.

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What I Like About the New Facebook Timeline Profile, Privacy Settings, and News Feed

Kikolani

So, as a change of pace, here are some gems that have come about from the latest updates that are actually pretty cool from the news feed to the new Facebook Timeline Profile. The Best Facebook News Feed Setting. By far, of all things they have done to the news feed, I love this! Tired of people who feed their tweets in as Facebook updates? Social Media

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10 Features I Want to See in TweetDeck

TwiTip

Twitip Getting more out of twitter Follow 102,289 followers Subscribe 20,083 subscribers starters guide getting followers tools tips business people news add a tip Neal Wiser @nealwiser 10 Features I Want to See in TweetDeck 37 I have a love/hate relationship with TweetDeck. And yet, there’s still so much more I want to get out of TweetDeck. hope Tweetdeck is listening.

How to Use Social Media for Marketing Research

Unspoken

Social media has had a massive impact on marketing and the way that consumers view businesses. While many businesses are taking part in social media marketing, many fail to see the market research potential that the platform offers as well. These tips and tricks offer simple, easy to implement ways to turn social media into a powerful marketing research tool. Before you can begin to sift through your various social media platforms for information, you must first form a research plan. Using Social Media to Track Trends.

On The Death Of Google Reader

Waxing UnLyrical

But is this just a sign of RSS feeds becoming a part of Internet Past? Before Google announced they were shutting down Reader , I hadn’t looked at my feed in months, maybe a year, or more. ” This is mainly because  Twitter has become my RSS feed over the last couple of years. think this could be the beginning of the end for the RSS feed. He also  blogs.

Twitter Brand Pages are Pointless

Spin Sucks

have three monitors, one of which is covered wall-to-wall with TweetDeck. TweetDeck has six columns, with my main stream, mentions, my favorite list, direct messages, a search column (currently on #Buckeyes ), and favorites. ” My point is this, if you are reading this post, you are likely serious about social media. Twitter introduces brand pages. Let me explain.

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Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media.

Convince & Convert

Also, at my social media speaking engagements hither and yon I’m often asked what tools I use. So, I took a personal inventory and created this overview of the 39 social media tools I use daily. Twitter Tweetdeck I use Tweetdeck for serious twitter sessions. It doesn’t have the advanced functionality of Tweetdeck (such as cross-posting to Facebook), but it’s so easy-to-use that it’s my favorite Twitter app. Extremely handy while traveling, I also highly recommend Nutshell for casual social media users. Smart.

How to Get Insanely Productive with Social Media Updates to Scale Your Referral Traffic

Kikolani

Life can get crazy… Holidays, trips, family and personal life: There are lots of things that may stand in your way to being consistent with your (and your business) social media presence. Therefore making some sort of social media editorial calendar to keep yourself accountable is a great idea. Weekly Social Media Editorial Calendar. Social Media

Monday’s 5 Social Media Must-Reads

Firebelly

Below are 5 social media must-reads that we wouldn’t want you to miss. By Josh Constine Facebook Pages that automatically publish content to the news feed through third-party apps such as HootSuite, TweetDeck, and Networked Blogs receive an average of 70% fewer Likes and comments on their posts per fan, according to a new study by Applum, developer of Page tool EdgeRank Checker.

List of Social Media Management Systems (SMMS)

www.web-strategist.com

Web Strategy by Jeremiah Owyang Home About Speaking Research Media Contact Subscribe via RSS Connect with Jeremiah: twitter friendfeed linkedin flickr technorati Connect with Jeremiah on twitter @ mattgalloway Wow thanks, I really appreciate that. This is one component of Social CRM, which if you haven’t heard about, please read the report on the 18 use cases of Social CRM.

Interview with Social Media Citizen: Jo Porritt | Social Media.

Social Media Citizens

Home Content RSS Log in Social Media Citizens Home Case Studies Reports SMC List TOP Lists Video Consulting Portfolio Interview with Social Media Citizen: Jo Porritt September 14th, 2010 by Giedrius Ivanauskas Leave a reply » Share Jo Porritt is communications specialist whose career has spanned the evolution of marketing, from traditional – to digital – to social.

The 39 Social Media Tools I’ll Use Today

www.convinceandconvert.com

Also, at my social media speaking engagements hither and yon I’m often asked what tools I use. So, I took a personal inventory and created this overview of the 39 social media tools I use daily. Twitter Tweetdeck I use Tweetdeck for serious twitter sessions. Mobile access to the social Web is a virtual requirement to do it well. Smart. Nifty.

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5 Social Media Tips for Social Good Companies That Will Get Your Message Heard (In Less Than 10 Minutes Per Day)

SocialFish

———— “I don’t have time for social media.”. “I don’t have the money to hire anyone to do our social media marketing.”. Social media? Getting your organization out there on social media can be daunting… but it doesn’t have to be. Download social media apps to your smartphone or tablet. More like this.

12 Twitter Tips For Lawyers

Myrland Marketing

Nurture relationships with media. If you don’t think that Social Media are now search engines in a box, you might be mistaken. In my early days in Social Media (it’s SO old!), I met and fell in love with Twitter for all the reasons I stated above, and more. hope.]. 12 TWITTER TIPS. Say THAT 10 times real fast! Go ahead. I’ll wait. Use Your Head.

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#Fakehashtaggery

Spin Sucks

Brian Meeks has delusions of novelist, which he feeds by writing the Henry Wood Detective series (Available soon and on his blahg ). It is usually played on a platform such as  Tweetdeck or Hootsuite , though one could certainly use Twitter.  Brian Meeks has delusions of novelist, which he feeds by writing the Henry Wood Detective series (Available soon and on his blahg ).

Social Media From A to Z: A Glossary

Pamorama

pamorama marketing, life, social media Home About Bookshelf Links Contact Social Media From A to Z: A Glossary by Pam Dyer on June 30, 2010 Share The social media landscape is changing quickly, and it’s filled with terms that are strange to those who aren’t familiar with it. Comments are a primary form of two-way communication on the social Web.

Interview with Social Media Citizen: Adam Broitman

Social Media Citizens

Adam Broitman is a recognized wizard in all aspects of the ever-changing digital media + marketing landscape and Co-founder of Circ.us , award wining communication agency in New York. You can follow Adam on Twitter or Linkedin. G: How and why did you get into social media business? A: I have always been in media and marketing—social media is a natural progression.

Top 10 Social Media Time Saving Tips for the Busy Blogger

Kikolani

Building a good social media presence doesn’t have to take all your time. The most common mistake people make is not defining their social media goals before they begin. Even today, if you asked most companies why they’re using social media, they won’t be able to give you a straight answer. Focus on Your Twitter Lists, Not the Home Feed.

8 Ways Businesses Should Use Social Media

Kikolani

Many businesses hear about the advantages of social media in terms of marketing their products or services, but some forget to look at other major benefits of social media beyond finding leads or making a sale. There are many free ways to monitor what people are saying about your company through social media, including the following: Google Alerts.

Interview with Social Media Citizen: Paul Dunay | Social Media.

Social Media Citizens

Now my whole family is into sailing and racing so its hard to keep up with us. G: How and why did you get into social media business? P: I was an early adopter of podcasting back in 2005. I had worked in a speech technology firm back in 2003 creating MP3 files of our applications – which were really just me and a tech guy recording our voice and mimicking what our speech application would say.

What Is Your One Big Truth About Social Media?

Diva Marketing Blog

Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, Pinterest and other social networks changed how we think about "social media" from those long ago days of the blogosphere. However, I wondered if the "truths" of social media also changed. . Is social media still about people-to-people conversations or is monetization the focus? social media is about learning together.

Interview with Social Media Citizen: Chris Hall

Social Media Citizens

You can follow Chris on Twitter – ( @Chris_Hall1 ) G: How and why did you get into social media business? C: I have always been in communications across the on and offline worlds and at the beginning of 2009 I started to feel and see the impact that Twitter was having around me. like to think of social media as my coffee break or water cooler sometimes.

Socialympics: How Social Media and Blogging Has Boosted Sports Media

Convince & Convert

Sports have been played, enjoyed by spectators and covered by the media since well before the advent of smartphones and social media. But it’s no question that the development of social platforms has changed how we play, enjoy and cover sports. Traditional media will be there but  social media and blogging will be the major reason for the media explosion.

Interview with Social Media Citizen: Chris Tompkins

Social Media Citizens

Home Content RSS Log in Social Media Citizens Home Case Studies Reports SMC List TOP Lists Video Consulting Portfolio Interview with Social Media Citizen: Chris Tompkins September 23rd, 2010 by Giedrius Ivanauskas Leave a reply » Share Christ Tompkins is the founder of Go! The social media sphere is a perfect fit for my passions and talent.

A Comprehensive List of Social Media Tips, Guides, Plugins.

Saying It Social

Saying It Social Your Social Media Marketing Resource Home About Polls Our Services Testimonials A Comprehensive List of Social Media Tips, Guides, Plugins, Platforms, Analytics Tools, Apps and other great Social Media Resources Below you’ll find a comprehensive list of Social Media Tips, Guides, Plugins, Platforms, Analytics Tools, Apps and other great Social Media resources. link] 1 day ago When you have anchor text and/or links to social sites etc on your blog/website PLEASE make them open in a new. tweets?

15 Ways to Make Your Social Media Strategy a Complete Fail

Writtent Blog

In fact, recent studies by Manta have found that 60% of small businesses have yet to see a significant ROI from their social media strategy. According to Social Media Guru Ted Rubin , the problem has everything to do with faulty company strategies. You’ve got to invest your energy wisely, and build a social media strategy that’s bulletproof.

10 Surefire Ways To Avoid Looking Like A Twitter NooB

SocMed Sean

Download Tweetdeck or sign up for a HootSuite account – Nobody really tweets from Twitter.com. Tools like HootSuite and TweetDeck make Twitter much easier to use and manage. TweetDeck has it’s benefits too, so try one and if you don’t like it, try the other. 4) Follow some folks – It’s likely that you know people on Twitter. Who are you? Learn.

Content Curation Tips: 6 Places to Find Content to Share on Social Media

Writtent Blog

To inspire you to approach content in a campaign mindset, we’ve curated some brilliant ideas on how you can find the best resources on social media networks and other web hubs: Twitter. If your company isn’t already using TweetDeck for social media management, it’s likely time to invest in the tool. Content Curation Social Media Marketing Facebook.

9 Great Social Media, Digital Marketing & Productivity Tools.

Jason Yormark

jasonyormark.com Home About Me My Videos My Resume Contact Me Browse > Home / Digital Marketing , Social Media / 9 Great Social Media, Digital Marketing & Productivity Tools | Subcribe via RSS 9 Great Social Media, Digital Marketing & Productivity Tools January 12th, 2010 Posted in Digital Marketing , Social Media Tweet Share I absolutely love it when I find incredible tools online that help enable your productivity, efficiency & marketability.  Great Social Media, Digital Marketing & ProductivityTools [.]

Five Steps to a Social Listening Program

Spin Sucks

It’s the only review, so I’m guessing everyone reads it and moves on to the next choice. I’m going to try and de-mystify the whole idea of social listening. I’m not just talking about product reviews. I’m talking about blogs, news sites, forums and discussion boards, and social networks. Monitor Twitter: You can use Hootsuite  or  TweetDeck. Develop your Keywords.

How to be Twitterific – 39 Expert Twitter Guides and Tips

Webbiquity SMM

Given the increasing level of social media noise, which advanced practices are most helpful for Twitter marketers today? Find the answers to those questions and others here in more than three dozen expert Twitter marketing guides from top social media pros. Social PR Tweets: 8 Ways to Use Visuals in Twitter Chats and More by Social PR Chat. by Razor Social.