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Social Media Monitoring Bookmarks and RSS

Laurel Papworth

When monitoring social media, don’t forget to monitor social media platforms (changes at Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, LinkedIn etc)  as well as stuff specific to YOUR industry. For my students: RSS allows you to manually (or autopost) Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, LinkedIn etc updates from a 3rd party site. Google Search. link].

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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. To be a master at social media communication you must have a strong foundation of listening. If you don’t have Google alerts set up, do that now. Social Bookmarking. First things first.

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Google Reader Alternatives: 3 Web Based RSS Readers to Manage Your Subscriptions

Kikolani

If you follow my writing, you probably know how much I love Google Reader. On July 1st, Google Reader says goodbye. The Learn More takes you to a page that tells you what you can export using their Google Takeout tool, but nothing in the way of alternatives. Little About How I Use(d) Google Reader. follow a lot of blogs and various RSS feeds. That’s right.

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Ultimate Guide to Social Media Marketing

Sprout Social

Social media marketing evolved from something only a few cutting-edge brands did to an integral piece of every company’s marketing strategy. It’s no longer a question of whether or not your brand should be on social media, but how can you best use sites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to grow your business. Choosing Your Social Networks. Quick Stats 1.65

48 Ways to Measure Social Media Success

Webbiquity SMM

Ultimately, as Olivier Blanchard has pointed out repeatedly , social media marketing has to demonstrate an ROI (though he acknowledges the questions have to be made more specific). But it’s crucial to the social media ROI debate to recognize that “R” is an end-of-the-process measure. Similarly, in social media marketing, there are numerous intermediate “process” measures that don’t fit into an ROI equation, but which are vital in optimizing social media efforts in order to minimize “I” and maximize “R.” Two Google+ Metrics.

Social Media Online Courses and Training

Laurel Papworth

Shares My online courses are on Udemy  – please scroll down to “teaching” – to join the 3000+ social media students undertaking my courses! How to Automate, Autoschedule and AutoFollow on Social Media : . Save Time: Learn about autoposting and autoscheduling , natively within Facebook & Twitter as well investigate which social media dashboards are best for automation – Hootsuite, Sprout Social and Buffer. Play with automation software combined with social media dashboards to autofollow and unfollow on Twitter.

20 Ways to Cultivate Brand Unawareness in Social Media

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Many businesses use social media to promote brand awareness, and it can be quite effective. Because social media is largely personality-driven, a savvy entrepreneur can level the playing field against much larger competitors and establish his company as a widely recognized, credible source. Even if you push product only occasionally, it’s the soft sell that suits social.

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How Social Media Can Be Magic For Your Blog

Peg Fitzpatrick

Social media can be the magic that helps people find your blog articles. A few years ago, blogging and social media were separate. Social media was short-form, personal, and spontaneous. Some people predicted that social media would replace blogging because of declining attention spans. Entice people to follow you on social media.

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!

3 Tools for Social Media Listening on a Budget

Ignite Social Media

Listening to what your customers are saying about your brand and product(s) is an important part of any social media strategy. Google Alerts. Google Alerts are an easy way to get updates when a specific word or phrase is mentioned; a great, free way to find out if a crisis is brewing of if your competitors made a big announcement. RSS Owl. Simple, but effective.

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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 Use Social Media to Build Brand Trust

Convince & Convert

Social media is more than just a platform to promote your products, services, and content. So, how do you use social media to build brand trust? Steve Rayson, director of BuzzSumo, describes the social media trust formula as: Breaking Down the Trust Formula. While you should answer all questions you can on social, it’s not possible all the time.

Feature Friday: How iGoogle is My RSS Feed HQ

Ari Herzog

Some of the blogs I read on any given day range in topics from SEO blogs , real estate blogs , social media blogs , and blogs about blogging. Basically, it allows users who are signed into their Google account to customize their homepage with lots of cool stuff. As you can see, I use iGoogle for all of my RSS feeds. First, you’ll need a Google account.

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List of 3rd Party Social Media Tools #Blab #socialmedia

Laurel Papworth

Shares Whether you are a VA looking after the Facebook and Twitter of a small business or the marketing manager who needs to social media Monitor Instagram and Risk Management, social media tools to schedule, automate, autofollow, autotweet, monitor are critical to saving time and resources. Feedburner and RSS. Queue updates with Social Oomph (Evergreen).

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21 Social Media Marketing Tips You Can’t Live Without

Sprout Social

Are you in charge of getting your company’s social media marketing up and running? Using social media to grow your business, generate leads and build a brand may seem like a huge task, and in some ways it is. But there are steps you can follow to improve your chances of success, which will help you take advantage of everything social media has to offer.

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How To Keep Up With A Million Social Media Changes

agora pulse

Social media marketing never stands still. New platforms, changes to algorithms, new features, new opportunities to integrate social media marketing. You have to stay on top of all these social media changes while also giving great service to your clients. The challenge of staying on top of social media changes. WEB:  Google Alerts.

Can Social Media Disrupt Your Life Or Career? 5 Tips For Managing The Timesink

SocMed Sean

Social media offers a lot of great opportunities and access to information. Here are a few steps I took to keep from spending too much time with my digital relationships and not enough time in real life: Schedule your time…and stick to it – I consistently spend 1 hour in the morning and 2 hours at night to work in the social space. Cheers! –Sean.

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The Ultimate Social Media Etiquette Handbook

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Marketing , Opinion , Social Media > The Ultimate Social Media Etiquette Handbook The Ultimate Social Media Etiquette Handbook by Tamar Weinberg on December 10, 2008 Share Social media mimics real relationships — in many cases.

On The Death Of Google Reader

Waxing UnLyrical

Google recently announced it is killing off several of its services, which it does from time to time. This time though, Google  cut services for a tool that isn’t just “popular.” ” Google Reader is the bedrock for how many people collect information on the Internet. But is this just a sign of RSS feeds becoming a part of Internet Past?

Turning off the ViperChill RSS Feed: What You HAVE to Tell Your Blog Readers

Viper Chill

Some of the biggest news in the blogging world over the last week was without a doubt Google’s announcement that on June 1st, they’re closing Google Reader. According to their public stats, I have 9,542 subscribers in Google Reader. Google are going a terrible job of it. Do you want to see how many notices there are on Google Reader about its closure?

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Association Social Media: NASTAD

SocialFish

report to the Director of Policy and Health Equity. 2) Describe your social/digital “ecosystem” – what social media sites do you (or the org as a whole) manage? In terms of content flow, we have a content calendar and a social media calendar, which are updated at least once weekly. Who do you report to? Are they interlinked in specific ways?

Measuring Social Media ROI & Goal Conversions with Google Analytics 5

unbounce.com

Social media is about building new relationships, generating word of mouth marketing, and strengthening brand loyalty with your customers. You’ll be celebrating your social media goal conversions too! Analyze just the social media referral traffic for your website in a customized segment which will help you know the effectiveness of your social media strategy.

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12 Social Media Tools for Scheduling and Publishing Updates Compared

Kikolani

In the never ending search for tools to make social media management simpler, I decided to research several tools that help you update multiple social media networks in one place. In this post, I wanted to share my findings for others who are also in the process of choosing a social media publishing tool for their business. Social Media Tools Compared.

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.

The 20 Best New Social Media Tools to Try in 2017 (And How to Use Them)

Buffer Social

The social media world is a fascinating one. Every so often, a new social media platform emerges to capture our attention ( Peach ) or become part of our daily lives ( Snapchat ). The social media tools landscape can be just as fascinating — and robust! And here’s the even crazier part: The graphic (from Buddy Media) is four years old.

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The Social Media Monitoring Lighthouse – A Guide on What and How to Monitor

Razor Social

Is all that social media activity paying off? Listening is just as important as sharing on social media Click To Tweet. The Social Media Monitoring Lighthouse. People mention what they are doing on social media channels and they also look for advice. Social Analytics. Check out our social media analytics compass. Mention.

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9 Tools to Improve Social Media Productivity

Convince & Convert

Do you find that the daily demands of social media promotion are increasing? Our time is our most precious asset and social media is great at eating into it! Here are 9 social media tools that will help you save time and improve your productivity. 1. Nimble is a social relationship management tool that is designed to help you do this. account. 3. 

Social Media Strategy from A to Z » Techipedia | Tamar Weinberg

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Blogging , Business , Marketing , Social Media > Social Media Strategy from A to Z Social Media Strategy from A to Z by Tamar Weinberg on May 28, 2010 Share Social media might be old. Kirtsy and Other Niche Social Networks.

Social Media Marketing All-in-One Video Training Course

SocialFish

The one-stop resource for implementing and managing your social media marketing strategy. Social media is always evolving and as a marketer we are challenged to keep up with the changing tides. 13: Defining Social Media. 14: The Benefits of Google+. 16: Assessing Minor Social Platforms. 20: Ten Steps in a Social Media Marketing Plan.

This Week in Social Media – 6/12/2013

Social Media Marketing

Each week, I compose a newsletter for our team that includes a series of links about current events and trends in the worlds of technology, social media, mobile, communications and marketing in order to keep our wider team up to date on changes, newsworthy items and content that might be useful in their jobs. Industry Could IBM be the Google for large enterprise organizations ?

The social media strategy series: Is social media right for your.

Gemma Went

Skip to content The Cube Home About us Speaking/Training Contact us Pitch us Subscribe The social media strategy series: Is social media right for your business? Social media has been big news for a while now. Yes social media is one of the most effective communications tools we’ve had at our disposal for a long time. what a year!

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5 Essential Chrome Extensions for Social Media Management

agora pulse

There are millions of Chrome extensions for your favorite Internet browser but as a social media manager you need the ones that will help to ease your busy schedule.  In this article, I’m going to tell you my five essential Chrome extensions for social media managers. Everyone’s favorite social media management tool has done it again with its Chrome Extension!

The New Model: How Google+ “Gets” Content

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Google+ has just won the People’s Choice award for social media at The Webby Awards presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. This may come as a surprise, since Google+ isn’t as popular as was first expected. Social signals – they don’t operate as links. Take a look at a Google+ profile snippet as it appears in the search results.

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How Social Media, Content Transform Marketing from Expense to Investment

Webbiquity SMM

Sales leads generated through inbound marketing–the combination of content marketing, blogging, social media, website chat and SEM–cost 61% less than those produced through traditional demand generation techniques (e.g., One reason is that reader subscriptions (when via email or RSS feed) tend to grow over time as the blog establishes its voice and readership.

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100+ Social Media Monitoring Tools

Pamorama

From fans to followers, brands are actively working to engage their current and future customers via social media — and online reputation management is quickly becoming a vital part of doing business. Social media monitoring helps brands discover, in real time, who is saying what online and where the conversations are happening so they can respond in a timely fashion. Businesses also need to measure, analyze, and report on their social media efforts. Some simple methods consist of leveraging Google Alerts and Twitter Search. Social Mention.

Why Buffer, HootSuite and Post Planner are the Holy Trinity of Managing Social Media

Waxing UnLyrical

When it comes to staying on top of social media, one of the big challenges we have is to find the social media tools that will help us achieve a happy medium between curating, listening, engaging and producing content. – but of those I have tested, here is what I currently think is the holy trinity of managing social media. What to do? Such is life.

31+ of the Coolest Social Media, Search and Web Tools of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

Supplement your email list with your contacts’ social network info? Find out if the username or vanity URL you want is still available across dozens of social sites? Display a feed of brand-related comments from a variety of social networks on your website? Search for a brand name or keyword across all of the most popular social networks at once? Create animations?

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Creating a Custom RSS Feed for Guest Posts

Kikolani

Figuring out how to do this with particular systems might pose a specific challenge, especially if those networks only allow you to import one RSS feed. There may also be times where you want to only share writing by you, and if you have a lot of guest bloggers on your site as well as guest posts on other sites, having a full RSS feed for your blog won’t do. xml version="1.0"

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Google+: The New Kid on the Block, but is it Too Little, Too Late?

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

In June, comScore reported that one out of every six minutes is spent on a social network. The newest social network de jour is Google+. Available by invite only (for now), Google+ has taken the social networking scene by storm. Live for just over a month, Google+ has already hit 10 million+ users, and it’s still not open to the pubic. Shiny New Toy.

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I Left Google to Build Tech Ladies: How Social Media Made It Possible – Allison Esposito [SSM012]

Buffer Social

It’s not everyday that you hear of someone leaving the tech giant Google to pursue their own fast-growing business. We had the pleasure of speaking with Allison about her incredible journey from Google to full-time entrepreneur. Allison shares the story of how a combination of her personal network and social media allowed her to build Tech Ladies full-time.