Why Buffer, HootSuite and Post Planner are the Holy Trinity of Managing Social Media
JUNE 21, 2012
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.
Social Media Automation Showdown: Buffer Versus Hootsuite
MARCH 7, 2014
“Which scheduling tool should I use, Buffer or Hootsuite?”. Hootsuite. Hootsuite is the complete package. feel like I can do anything I want social media-wise with this monitoring and scheduling machine. First off, the Hootsuite dashboard is great. you can connect Hootsuite with your Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Foursquare and WordPress.
The Dark Side of Social Media
APRIL 6, 2015
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. Those all go into Hootsuite and I let them run their course. Are You On Social Media All Day? By Gini Dietrich. link].
22 Expert Guides and Reviews of 200+ Social Media Tools
SEPTEMBER 22, 2015
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.
HootSuite Acquires Seesmic and Goes for Corporate Gold
Social Marketing Forum
SEPTEMBER 6, 2012
HootSuite acquires Seesmic. It’s probably the news of the day in social media land. There are several reasons to assume HootSuite is going for the corporate user. HootSuite started out as one of the many social media management tools many years ago. Social media marketing Social media monitoring HootSuite Loic Le Meur Seesmic social media management social media monitoringHowever, the company has been continuously innovating and adding new features, making it [.].
Hootbar – Use Hootsuite In Your Browser
APRIL 15, 2011
Tweet Hootsuite has recently acquired Twitterbar, and now calls it Hootbar. Hootsuite, which you normally use from their website, can be a useful tool if you have to manage several accounts and platforms. If you are a brand who need to keep track of several profiles and platforms, Hootsuite provides you with a management system from where you can plan content and updates.
47 Superb Social Media Marketing Stats and Facts
JANUARY 19, 2016
Social media use isn’t quite universal—but it’s getting close. population now has at least one social networking profile; more than half use two or more social networks. The number of worldwide social media users is projected to grow from 2.1 90% of young adults—ages 18 to 29—use social media (compared to just 35% of those over age 65).
Social Media is Like the Telephone
SEPTEMBER 29, 2015
And, while I’m never in love with their negative perception of social media, I’ve realized it’s best not to argue. However, there are also a ton of new ideas, business connections, successful media pitches, and behind-the-scenes information just waiting to be discovered. Social Media is Like the Telephone. By Christopher Whitcomb. It’s all about how you use it.
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The Social Media Hat
APRIL 25, 2016
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3 Ways Social Media can Boost Sales Success
Buzz Marketing for Technology
MAY 7, 2013
Facebook Lead Generation Lead Nurturing People Sales Social Business Intelligence Social Media Social Networking Strategy Thought Leadership Twitter. Social media provides great way to connect with potential buyers. Social media provides the sales person a platform for sharing value, which builds reputation and affinity for the seller.
How to Measure Social Media Success for Your Small Business
JUNE 20, 2014
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.
50 (of the) Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Insights of 2011 (So Far)
SEPTEMBER 12, 2011
Social media marketing has gone well beyond the hype stage and is now mainstream business practice. Still, questions remain: how do I use social media most effectively across the enterprise? Which social media monitoring tools should I use? What social media developments and trends should I be watching? Can social media ROI really be measured?
01/24/2014: Social Media Snapshot
JANUARY 24, 2014
Categories: Blog , Facebook , Google , SEO , Social Media Marketing , Twitter Tags: Facebook , Google , HootSuite , Instagram , social media , Social Media Marketing , Twitter , uverVU Social Media Snapshot Catch up on the need-to-know changes and updates in social media that affect your business and brand…all in one place.
4 Free Social Media Spring Cleaning Tools
MARCH 28, 2016
Spring has sprung and it’s time to clean up your social media channels! For Twitter: Hootsuite’s Grade Your Social. Authenticate with your Twitter account and Hootsuite’s Grade Your Social will give you a grade from A to F based on reach, engagement and profile scores. Blogging Facebook Instagram Social Media Management Twitter
App Of The Week: HootSuite
The Social Media Incubator
OCTOBER 23, 2013
It’s a very popular social media organizer for both businesses and individuals. HootSuite allows you to manage all of your social networks in one place. Whether it is your Facebook profile, a Facebook page you manage, a Twitter account, a LinkedIn or any of the many others, HootSuite gives you the chance to manage all of them from one dashboard.
48 Ways to Measure Social Media Success
DECEMBER 20, 2011
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.” Nine Blog Metrics. Overall traffic.
HootSuite for Blogging – Twitter Management for Bloggers
APRIL 13, 2010
HootSuite offers many great features that can aid bloggers in managing their Twitter accounts for blogging uses including promotion, monitoring, keyword tracking, reputation management and more. The following are reasons I chose to use HootSuite as my primary Twitter management tool, and the ways I use it to help in my blogging. This is the reason I chose HootSuite in the beginning.
Social Media Has Created Two Types of Users
SEPTEMBER 24, 2012
Social media is an ingrained process that now owns a segment of our personal and professional worlds. At work we have segmented time allotted to monitoring Radian6 (now known as the Salesforce Marketing Cloud ) or Jugnoo (client), or browsing Hootsuite for interesting content. Grouping Social Media Users. Today’s guest post is by Tyler Orchard.
Managing Social Media Campaigns
MARCH 5, 2013
Social media marketing has become the third most popular form marketing as of 2013. Needless to say, it will only gain more popularity as social media marketing campaigns are far less expensive to create and maintain than traditional advertising campaigns. Creating a social media campaign is not a one time event. Tips on managing social media campaigns.
How to Produce Social Media Content for Your Business
NOVEMBER 29, 2014
If your business already has a presence on your chosen social media profiles or if you are just starting out, you know that you have to post great valuable content continually and consistently to attract new followers and retain the ones you have. You also know that social media is a hungry content machine! Ideas for Content on Social Media. Viola! Videos.
35 Great Social Media Infographics
MARCH 3, 2010
pamorama marketing, life, social media Home About Bookshelf Links Contact 35 Great Social Media Infographics by Pam Dyer on March 3, 2010 Share Here’s a collection of terrific social media infographics that might come in handy. The Social Engagement Spectrum 2. The Social Media Effect 4. Social Marketing Compass 5. Anyone?
Association Social Media: ASAE
OCTOBER 8, 2014
——————— Let’s welcome Lauren Precker, Social Media Manager for ASAE to the SocialFish stage! 1 ) First things first – in what department in your organization does your role sit? ASAE is active on a variety of social media platforms both public and private. One of my favorite tools is Hootsuite. Thanks Lauren!
How to Determine and Prioritize Social Media Marketing Goals and Objectives
FEBRUARY 1, 2016
Achieving measurable social media ROI is very similar to teens and sex. It’s interesting because many marketing and social media leaders within brands and organizations of all sizes dream about achieving real ROI using social media and digital marketing, yet very few of them actually bring to fruition much more than a social media dream.
The Best Social Media Analytics Tools for Publishers
APRIL 17, 2014
What are the best tools for publishers looking to track social media activity at the content level? There are a lot of options for social monitoring, tracking and analytics, with prices ranging from free to very expensive. The primary focus here is on social media analytics and share count tracking, along with identifying content and topics with the potential to go viral.
50 Top Tools for Social Media Monitoring, Analytics, and Management 2013
MAY 12, 2013
Use these platforms to manage, measure, and analyze your social media marketing initiatives. Over the last decade, social media monitoring has become a primary form of business intelligence, used to identify, predict, and respond to consumer behavior. Offers audits and reports plus daily social media alerts. Social Response ($) | Formerly Cotweet.
Social Media Management Must-Have: ScheduGram
OCTOBER 5, 2015
In my first must-have post, I wrote about Sprout Social —my favorite tool for scheduling content on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+. ScheduGram doesn’t just send you a reminder to post to Instagram like Hootsuite and other platforms, it actually posts to Instagram for you. Must-Haves Social Media ManagementIt doesn’t schedule posts to Instagram.
4 Best Practices to Maintain Your Social Media Coverage During Summer Vacation
Ignite Social Media
JUNE 14, 2016
If you’re planning to take a vacation or just take some time away from the office this summer, you’ll want to ensure you think of your social media coverage plan. If you’re a part of a small team, the last thing you want is for your brand’s social media to go dark while you are cruising around the Caribbean. See something that you’d like to share on your social channels?
My Best (Free) Tools to Manage Your Day-to-Day Social Media Marketing
JUNE 2, 2011
There are a ton of tools out there – free and paid – to manage your daily social media activity. Social Media Management Tools Social Media Marketing Tips Facebook Google Alerts Google Analytics Hootsuite Social Media Management Social Media Monitoring SocialMention TweetStats TwentyFeet Twitter Wefollowhave picked out the primary tools that I use on a daily bases, for myself and my clients, that I think will be the most useful to share with you, the SMB owner.
Hootsuite vs Tweetdeck: I’m Going Owl The Way
MARCH 8, 2011
For quite some time Tweetdeck was my preferred choice when it came to social media management software. I’ve typically chosen software based solutions over web based ones for speed and performance when it comes to high touch computing. Constant software hangs, and slow downs just finally got to me and I decided it was time to take another look at Hootsuite. I’m glad I did as I’ve really enjoyed the user experience with Hootsuite. I’m actually finding myself preferring the web based experience. Social Media SoftwareWhat’s your preferred solution?
HOW TO: Find Facebook RSS Feeds & Add Facebook Notifications to Hootsuite
APRIL 19, 2013
How to pull in Facebook Notifications into Hootsuite from Facebook Profiles and Pages using RSS feeds. How to Add Facebook Notifications to Hootsuite and use Facebook RSS feed. 1. Add Facebook Notifications to Hootsuite. Go to Hootsuite and “Add Stream” as normal. Facebook howto social media feeds Hootsuite Notifications Pages profile rss
Time-Saving Tools and Apps for Social Media Management
JANUARY 6, 2015
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.
8 Tools to Curate Content for Social Media
NOVEMBER 24, 2015
Of course, in this case, we’re not talking about curating content to use on personal profile pages—we’re talking about content curation for the purpose of marketing on social media. Paper.li: This content curation tool will help you find, customize, and publish content on the web or social media in a zap. Cool Social Tools ImplementationCheck ‘em out! The trap.it
10 Tips to Shave Hours Off Your Social Media Marketing
Convince & Convert
JULY 27, 2015
According to recent research by LinkedIn , 94% of all SMBs in the United States leverage social media for marketing themselves to their audiences. 60% of SMBs that embraced social media claimed that social media marketing got them new customers. With that kind of success, it follows that social media marketing involves some painstaking hours of work.
23 (More) of the Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Resources of 2012
DECEMBER 4, 2012
As noted in 33 (of the) Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Resources of 2012 So Far , posted here a few months ago, social media marketing adoption is now so widespread there’s little further question of “if” or “when” in the minds of most marketers–but many “how” and “what” questions still remain. know—Reddit?
List of 3rd Party Social Media Tools #Blab #socialmedia
SEPTEMBER 30, 2015
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. Multi Platform updates – Hootsuite, Buffer, SproutSocial.
How to Gather Fan Feedback on Social Media
Convince & Convert
JANUARY 15, 2016
Customers today are turning towards social media instead to let companies know exactly what they thought of their experience. According to a recent study carried out by Conversocial , 43% of customers expect social channels to be integrated with other customer service channels. Get Customer Feedback on Social Media. In the bio section on your social profiles.
5 Must Have Social Media & Productivity Chrome Extensions
JULY 11, 2011
With my increased usage, I’ve come across a variety of social media themed extensions that I have tried out, and the following 5 are the ones I find the most useful and worthy of my screen real estate. If you are using HootSuite, it’s especially great as the links use their web shortener which provide you analytics so you have access to your sharing data. Social Media Softwar
How to Make Social Media Less of a Time Suck
SEPTEMBER 12, 2012
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! Hootsuite.
Association Social Media: Philanthropy Ohio
SEPTEMBER 17, 2014
We are a small organization and all the communications/marketing activities fall within our department. 2) Describe your social/digital “ecosystem” – what social media sites do you (or the org as a whole) manage? Obviously there are different strategies for each social site, as well. Are they interlinked in specific ways? which is exclusive to Twitter.
Association Social Media: Kelli Windsor, Food Marketing Institute
AUGUST 26, 2015
I had the great pleasure of moderating a panel of fabulous association social media managers at an Association Trends breakfast last month, where results were shared (and we opined on them) from the Association Social Media Benchmark Survey. Here’s a snippet of my conversation with just one of several great association social media folks. What’s next?
5 Reasons Your Social Media ROI Sucks
OCTOBER 23, 2014
Sometimes your social media goal doesn’t relate directly to bottom line revenue or profits, so you aren’t able to tie social success to a bottom line number. Almost always, you have to do something custom to track social media accurately. That Otherwise, you’re probably only seeing 20% of your actual social traffic come up as “social”.
Lawyers: Should You Follow Your Clients In Social Media?
JANUARY 26, 2016
Last week, a friend asked if there was prevailing etiquette regarding attorneys following and connecting with general counsel and other clients in Social Media. Bottom Line Yes, I think it is perfectly fine, and even desirable, to follow clients and potential clients in Social Media. But Really…Why Follow Them? Compare this to getting to know them at an event.
U.S. Election 2012 & Social Media: 5 Must-Reads
NOVEMBER 5, 2012
Take a look at how social media has influenced campaigns in today’s must-reads. 8 Big Social Media Takeaways from the 2012 Election Campaign. By Alex Kantrowitz While face-to-face engagement is still the bread and butter of electoral politics, social media does have an important role to play in national campaigns. Election Day in the U.S. Obama v.