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The Single Most Important Social Media Marketing Metric

Convince & Convert

We know we need to measure results in order to actually get them, but all too often we’re measuring the wrong things—especially when it comes to social media metrics. It’s easy to fall into the trap of using “vanity metrics” to measure social media marketing. Vanity metrics are those sneaky metrics that make you feel good (Followers! Likes!

Cheat Sheet: Social Media Ad Metrics & Formulas

Firebelly

Here’s a handy cheat sheet for common social media ad metrics and the formulas used to derive them. This metric is often associated with website click ads. This metric is associated with promoted posts and sponsored updates. This metric is associated with new fan/follower ads. This metric is associated with website click ads. Reach.

Vanity Metrics: Are They Here to Stay?

Spin Sucks

The psychology of vanity metrics for social media isn’t terribly complicated. But there’s more to vanity metrics than that. Here are three big reasons vanity metrics are so pernicious: As Jay said, they’re visible. The beauty and appeal of vanity metrics lie in their simplicity. ” The social proof is so powerful! You need both types of metrics.

5 Shifts to Fix Your Social Media Metrics

Convince & Convert

On the social media consulting side of our business at Convince & Convert, my team and I are frequently called in to advise companies on how to improve and enhance their social media metrics. Measure the Right Number of Social Media Metrics Just because you can measure something, doesn’t mean you should. Very worthwhile.

2015 Social Media Predictions

Spin Sucks

Social Media Predictions. And since we’re already spending so much time looking forward this month as we dug into the nitty gritty of planning, I thought, why not also take some time to make some social media predictions? I can’t let this crystal ball (sure, I have one!) go to waste. might as well get those social media predictions done. By Eleanor Pierce.

10 Simple and Reliable Digital Marketing Metrics

Convince & Convert

When you’re wondering if your efforts were worth it later, or speculating over whether you’ve done a good job, these metrics will be there for you, answering your questions, providing proof, and cheering you on to greater altitudes. The metrics you’ll want to track will actually be dependent on your most important goals for a project or campaign. 6-10: Additional Proven Metrics.

The Most Overrated Social Media Metric

Convince & Convert

The most overrated social media metric is traffic from social outposts. Pinterest has spawned a new way of consuming and searching information, and may be the poster child for the coming image-centric social Web that will make written blogs like mine look quaintly Amish by 2014. The Social Media Metrics That Matter. like it. Do they buy?

How to Draw Meaningful Conclusions from Social Media Metrics

Convince & Convert

The wealth of information available to social media marketing practitioners is staggering. Companies typically track “likes” and retweets, but they can also track things they rarely focus on: the qualified leads coming from social, a company’s share of a conversation, and even the amount of revenue generated from an individual social marketing initiative. Get help!

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.

The Best Google Analytics Metrics for Social Media Professionals

Convince & Convert

“ Even if social only contributes to the upper funnel, via tools like multi-channel funnels that we have in Analytics , you can still show how that actually attributed to a conversion a little bit later down. Holy Social Last year, Nike created a PHOTOiD site that allowed users to customize shoes based on the colors of their favorite Instagram photo. ” What does that mean?

Social Media Metrics: Jim Sterne on why, what and how to measure

Conversionation

In his book ‘Social Media Metrics’, Jim Sterne says: “The Internet has always been a social medium”. Blog Connected marketing Social CRM Social media marketing Jim Sterne social media metrics social media ROI web analyticsThe Internet is nothing more than a [.].

Four Metrics for Measuring Social ROI

Mindjumpers

Social media is all about interactions. But is the quantity of data a strong enough KPI/metric to justify the time and resources companies dedicate to their social media efforts? This means that instead of evaluating their social media efforts by analyzing quantities (numbers of “likes”, “fans”, “followers”,”pinners” etc.), Brand Awareness.

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Monday Roundup: Best Practices for Social Media Metrics

Waxing UnLyrical

If you want to compete in today’s fast paced business environment, you have to be social. How can you track your social media efforts to ensure that your strategy is up to par? This week’s roundup introduces you to some best practices for social media metrics. 1.  5 Social Media Metrics You Can Stop Tracking Yesterday.

6 Social Media Metrics You Should Be Looking At

Koka Sexton

There are hundreds if not thousands of metrics you can track in social media. guess that depends on what results you are most interested in. I’m pretty vocal that if you’re measuring fans and follower growth as a primary metric that you are making a mistake. As I said in the ROI of Social Media post, this is skill level one. Measuring Social Media.

17 Pinterest Metrics Every Brand Should Track [Infographic]

Pamorama

Metrics Pinterest Social Media Social Media Marketing Infographics Pamorama has moved! Update your Reader now. This feed has moved to: [link] Please update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get my latest blog posts.

23 Outstanding Social Media Marketing Guides

Webbiquity SMM

Though the use of social media and social networks for marketing is now nearly ubiquitous, and 78% of companies have dedicated social media teams, many marketers sill struggle with certain aspects of social marketing, such as formalizing strategies and measuring results. What trends and changes in social media do marketers need to stay on top of?

Your Complete Social Media Checklist

Peg Fitzpatrick

Have you ever wished you had a social media checklist? The amount of work that goes into growing and managing a social media presence is immense, and it can be hard to make sure you’re staying on top of everything that needs to get done. Today I have Michael Patterson of Sprout Social sharing a guest article and social media checklist. Enjoy! .

Five Marketing Metrics that are Definitely NOT “Worthless”

Webbiquity SMM

Online marketing activities preovide marketers with a wealth of metrics; actually, too much information. Marketers just want the competitive and multichannel metrics they need to make informed decisions, nothing more. Just as a pilot needs instruments to fly accurately and safely, marketers need a broad set of interim metrics to measure their overall web presence and activities.

65 Terrific Social Media Infographics

Pamorama

Last year, I assembled a collection of 35 infographics that told the story of social media at that time. That post proved to be so popular that I wanted to update it, including images that are still relevant and adding newer visualizations that illustrate more recent knowledge and insights into the social Web. The History of Social Networking. How Women Use Social Media.

Actionable Social Analytics: From Social Media Metrics to Business Insights [White Paper]

Mindjumpers

Tweet Recently, Awareness released a new white paper on social analytics and suggestions on how marketers process and assimilate seemingly endless social data. It has been noticed that marketers are turning towards social analytics to make use of this ‘big data’ while also attempting to understand consumer attitudes and behaviors and to harness these insights for business.

How to Determine and Prioritize Social Media Marketing Goals and Objectives

Pam Moore

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.

4 Important Snapchat Metrics Your Brand Should Be Measuring

Convince & Convert

Fortunately, as we’ve built our Snapchat analytics tool, we’ve put together some of our findings from this year and distilled then into the four key metrics that will get you started. 1. One interesting thing about Total Unique Views is that it’s on par with what Snapchat delivers themselves as ads metrics. Make Time for Snapchat Metrics. billion views (with a b).

4 Steps to Refocus PR Measurement on Metrics that Matter: Part 1

Waxing UnLyrical

With that in place, with everyone spouting the “Barcelona Principles” as if they carried them around in their handbags and man-bags, with the number of vendors, agency leaders and thought leaders alike decrying AVE (ad value equivalency) as a valid metric for PR … … people – especially those at large organizations and corporations – are STILL using AVE.

3 Marketing Metrics for Savvy Content Marketers

Convince & Convert

Metrics are what businesses and digital marketers around the world use to determine how effective their marketing strategy is. Measuring metrics can actually become intimidatingly complex, especially for the inexperienced digital marketer. So, with that in mind, here’s a list of some important content marketing metrics to keep an eye on. Bounce Rates. Conversion Rate.

Connect the Dots Between PR Metrics and Strategy

Spin Sucks

In communications, two of our biggest jobs are to 1) translate data and PR metrics into narratives; and 2) narratives into PR metrics. Every month, my communications team and I get together to fill in our monthly PR metrics dashboard. And it got me thinking about the two-way relationship between PR metrics  data and narrative. From Narrative to PR Metrics.

33 Thought-Provoking B2B Social Media and Marketing Stats

Webbiquity SMM

These changes are affecting tactics, budgets, messaging, and metrics as illustrated in the compilation of B2B marketing facts and statistics below. B2B marketing budgets are shifting to digital and social. Social media benefits are unclear. For B2B media companies, the biggest share of revenue comes from events, totaling $12.2 Lead generation is still a challenge.

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Don’t Make These 9 Social Media Marketing Mistakes

Pamorama

Social media marketing should be part of your strategy. Social networking is the most popular online activity, so it makes sense for businesses to try to engage that audience in an attempt to increase sales. But even large corporations with top-notch marketing departments make mistakes when it comes to leveraging social media. Follow her on Twitter at @pamdyer.

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. Facebook Insights (Free) | Facebook’s built-in tool provides Facebook Page owners with metrics around their content.

Social Media ROI: Mythic or Measurable? Six Experts Weigh In

Webbiquity SMM

Though social media marketing has now become almost a universal practice, the question of whether or not its value can be quantified with any precision remains open. Does social media marketing produce measurable ROI—and if so, how does one measure it? You can’t calculate ROI from social media… Analyze This: A Social Media Measurement Process by FeedBlitz.

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12 Essential Elements of a Social Media Marketing Strategy

Pamorama

Do you need some help to get started with your social media marketing plan? If you want to attract and engage social-media fans and followers — and convert them into paying customers — you need to map out a clear, goal-oriented social media plan. 12 Steps to Social Media Marketing Success Research and know your audience.

9 of the Best Free Social Media Analytics Tools

Pamorama

Want to know what’s working on social media? ocial media analytics tools can help you make sense of how well your social media marketing efforts are paying off and identify areas that need improvement. These 9 free social media analytics tools are some of the best out there. Word-of-mouth advertising is very powerful.

36 Sensational Social Media Stats and Facts

Webbiquity SMM

Though social media marketing has become ubiquitous, most companies and brands still struggle to achieve their desired results. Those are among the conclusions it’s fair to draw from the collection of social media marketing facts and statistics below. Social media needs to be part of an integrated strategy. Social is for customer service.

The Social Media Lifecycle [Infographic]

Pamorama

When implemented correctly, social media campaigns on Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks enable brands of all sizes to track sentiment, spot trends, filter and analyze data, collaborate with fans, and improve ROI. If you really want to get results from social media, it begins with creating a process.

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.

Social Media’s Shocking Statistics

Harp Interactive

With 500 Billion + people on Facebook and an estimated 280,000,000 Twitter accounts, there is no doubt that social media is eye opening.shockingly so. The significance of social media for businesses is equally big. Blog Facebook Metrics Twitter blogging blogging stats facebook fans facebook marketing facebook stats social media statistics social media twitter social media's shocking statistics twitter stats

One Social Media Metric to Rule Them All

Visually SM

Please excuse the nerdy headline—I’ve been on a real “Lord of the Rings” kick recently—but if I can borrow some of Mr. Tolkien’s flare for the dramatic, I will say that there really is one social media metric out there should be monitored more closely than the rest. Important Social Media Stats You Should Monitor. 1. One Social Media Metric to Rule Them All.

How to Promote Your Event With Social Media Marketing

Pamorama

Events are, by nature, social affairs. Likewise, people join social media networks such as Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to connect, interact, and share with their peers. Events are a great way to attract customers, so make the most of them with social media The art and science of managing and marketing events has evolved a lot in recent years.