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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.

Social Media Automation Showdown: Buffer Versus Hootsuite

Absolute PA

“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

Spin Sucks

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

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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Social Media is Like the Telephone

Spin Sucks

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.

3 Ways Social Media can Boost Sales Success

Buzz Marketing for Technology

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

yMarketingMatters

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.

Win A Free Copy Of The Unofficial Book On Hootsuite!

The Social Media Hat

Social Media Win A Free Copy Of The Unofficial Book On Hootsuite! This is your chance to be one of FIVE LUCKY WINNERS who will each receive a free digital copy of The Unofficial Book On Hootsuite, The #1 Social Media Management Tool. They'll also each receive a copy of my Social Media In 30 Minutes A Day Checklist. Hootsuite Book Giveaway.

50 (of the) Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Insights of 2011 (So Far)

Webbiquity SMM

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

Harp Interactive

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

Firebelly

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

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App Of The Week: HootSuite

The Social Media Incubator

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

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.” Nine Blog Metrics. Overall traffic.

HootSuite for Blogging – Twitter Management for Bloggers

Kikolani

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

Spin Sucks

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.

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Managing Social Media Campaigns

SocialFish

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

yMarketingMatters

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

Pamorama

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

SocialFish

——————— 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!

The Best Social Media Analytics Tools for Publishers

Adam Sherk

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

Pamorama

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.

15 Awesome Social Media Apps for iPhone

Razor Social

Using your mobile for social media marketing will make you more productive and efficient  when marketing your business on social media. Some applications will just waste your time and some will benefit your business.   The applications we have selected below will make you more effective on social media. Manage your social media presence.

Social Media Management Must-Have: ScheduGram

Firebelly

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.

Hootsuite vs Tweetdeck: I’m Going Owl The Way

Jason Yormark

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 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.

My Best (Free) Tools to Manage Your Day-to-Day Social Media Marketing

yMarketingMatters

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.

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HOW TO: Find Facebook RSS Feeds & Add Facebook Notifications to Hootsuite

Laurel Papworth

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

4 Best Practices to Maintain Your Social Media Coverage During Summer Vacation

Ignite Social Media

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?

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.

8 Tools to Curate Content for Social Media

SocialFish

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

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

Webbiquity SMM

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?

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! Hootsuite.

5 Must Have Social Media & Productivity Chrome Extensions

Jason Yormark

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

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. Multi Platform updates – Hootsuite, Buffer, SproutSocial.

Association Social Media: Philanthropy Ohio

SocialFish

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.

How to Gather Fan Feedback on Social Media

Convince & Convert

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.