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Why You Need a Messenger Platform On Your Website

Spin Sucks

Messenger platforms are all the rage right now. These platforms set themselves apart from traditional Live Chat as they are more intuitive to use, and can be used for a variety of things. Tara Thomas looks at ways a messenger platform can help you grow your business. The post Why You Need a Messenger Platform On Your Website appeared first on Spin Sucks.

Google+: The Social Platform We All Love to Hate

Spin Sucks

The post Google+: The Social Platform We All Love to Hate appeared first on Spin Sucks. Kimberly Erskine says Google+ is not dead and makes the case on why businesses are discounting their SEO efforts if they don't use it consistently.

How You Can Use Twitter As a Visual Marketing Platform

SocialFish

Twitter has gone from being a fun microblogging platform to taking on a life of its own. Non profits have found incredible success there, able to connect directly to their audience thanks to the platform being so open-ended. Base Visual Content On What Works For The Platform. This is a great example of playing to the strengths and weaknesses of a platform, as suggested above.

Build A Platform

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would argue that an individual with a powerful platform is someone who will never be unemployed. Platforms used to be something that someone else had to bestow upon you. That was the traditional platform. But that platform wasn't your own (it still isn't). The platform was owned by the media company that published the newspaper or put the radio station on the air.

Choosing the Right Social Media Platform [Infographic]

Puzzle Marketer

There are many factors to consider when you’re choosing the social media platform that is right for your brand or company profile. StumbleUpon, Youtube, and Google+ are the most effective platforms for SEO goals. Pinterest, Facebook, and Twitter are the most effective platforms for generating traffic goals. Facebook has the most users. Social Media social media

What do you think about your community platform?

SocialFish

Across the world, right now, thousands of community managers are about to decide which platform is best for their organization, but there’s no single source of honest community platform reviews, from real community managers, for them to research peer reviews. One day, you may need to switch community platforms. Why isn’t there a Yelp specifically for community software?

The Best, and Worst, Social Media Analytics Platforms

Ignite Social Media

The analytics tools behind some of the most popular social media platforms can be surprisingly limited. With an increasing number of businesses using social media for marketing, many platform analytics leave something to be desired. While some platforms excel in certain aspects of analytics reporting, others fall short. Twitter. Facebook. YouTube. Pinterest. Instagram.

Meet Team Sprout: Brian, Platform Engineering Manager

Sprout Social

Brian Cordonnier, a Platform Engineering Manager on Sprout’s Publishing Squad, embodies this commitment both in his work at Sprout and his hobbies outside of the office. This post Meet Team Sprout: Brian, Platform Engineering Manager originally appeared on Sprout Social. Name: Brian Cordonnier. Department: Engineering. Started at Sprout: January 2015. Tell me about that. We do!

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Integrating Listening Into Your Platform for ROI

Buzz Marketing for Technology

This week I moderated another Social Media Today webinar as part of their Best Thinker webinar  series, this time on the topic of Way Beyond Listening: Integrating Listening Into Your Platform for ROI. We discussed nine ways companies have found to connect social media to revenue and ROI. Here are nine ways to connect Social Media to Revenue and ultimately ROI.

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Three Apps, Social Networks, or Platforms for 2012

Spin Sucks

But, to be sure we were somewhat business-like, I asked Jayme to name three of the apps, social networks, and/or platforms she’s going to use in 2012. Social Media Trends FBQOTHW Jayme Soulati social media apps social media trends social networks social platformsIt’s Facebook question of the week time (clap, clap, clap)!

How to Choose the Right Social Media Platform to Connect With Customers

Mindjumpers

Searching the web, I stumbled across this schedule made by Heidi Cohen , which provides an overview of the social media format options by exploring the pros and cons of different social platforms. Social Media Social Network Blogging Facebook Heidi Cohen Linkedin list of rules platform pros and cons schedule social media format options Tips Twitter YoutubeClick here to see more.

It’s Not About the Platform

Justin Levy

Now that Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Flickr are out ahead as the major social networks, it becomes harder to debate social platforms, though it definitely still occurs, especially with location-based platforms. Other blogging platforms such as SquareSpace, TypePad and MovableType enter the discussion too but the main focus has been between the big 3. Debate is good.

Review of Content Marketing Measurement Platform Squeeze

Spin Sucks

Squeeze is a Sequentia product and the way they describe it is as: A new content marketing measurement platform designed to help marketers make better decisions, optimize their budgets, and deliver greater results. Another marketing measurement platform? wouldn’t call it a measurement platform, from a dollars and cents/ROI perspective. I have something new for you to try!

Industry Buzz: 4 reasons why rasa.io is the up and coming community platform

SocialFish

Startups and tech vendors are welcome to contact me at maddie[at]socialfish[dot]org to submit guest posts about their platforms – SocialFish readers love to read about new tools and apps! Here at SocialFish, we’re strong advocates of the Open Garden concept and online communities, so we’re always eager to test out new platforms. It truly maximizes our content. In all, rasa.io

Web CEO SEO Software Platform Review

Kikolani

Web CEO has a lot to offer in addition to the features described above, including SEO training, a white-label reports, white-label integration of their tool into your platform, and the ability to resell under your brand. You''re reading Web CEO SEO Software Platform Review , originally posted on Kikolani and copyrighted by Kristi Hines, freelance writer and professional blogger.

[Cool Social Tools] Hot Online Community Platforms for 2015

SocialFish

And associations need to do if it they’re shopping around for an online community platform. Listed alphabetically: CareHubs : Relatively new on the scene, this online community platform’s killer app is the fact that it’s HIPAA-compliant. Causeway : If your organization’s volunteers are highly collaborative, this could be the right platform for you. It’s a real thing.

Understanding Which Social Platforms to Choose When [infographic]

Mindjumpers

In this social media universe where different tools and platforms are available, it is also a good idea to design different messaging on each of these channels to make the best use of the dynamics of each of them. In order to communicate effectively on each platform and see that your content gets adequately distributed on Internet, it is good to understand the sharing habits of people.

Facebook Prepping Instant Games Platform for Messenger?

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook is reportedly set to launch an Instant Games platform for its Facebook Messenger  application, allowing users to play “lightweight” games against their friends. Facebook dabbled in similar games for Messenger earlier this year with its launch of a basketball game  in March and soccer game Keepy Up on Messenger  in June. Facebook declined to comment on the reports.

Beyond Facebook: The Social Platform Leaders [Infographic]

Firebelly

Before you get bearish on Facebook, think about how many of these networks are actually ubiquitous; how deep is the actual engagement; are they platforms; what’s in it for brands; why should people care; and why should they share. There is, has been, and will be social activity online beyond Facebook. Cool  infographic from Socialjumpstart.com  for sure. Uh huh.

7 Awesome eCommerce Platforms For Small Businesses

Kikolani

Like any business model there are challenges to opening an online store, with the prime one being selecting the right eCommerce platform to launch your business. Luckily, there are powerful eCommerce platforms specifically designed to meet your needs – allowing you to increase sales and attract more customers. WooCommerce is built on the back of WordPress blogging platform.

Salorix Launches AI-Powered Predictive Influencer Marketing And Social Media Management Platform

The Realtime Report

This is the problem that Salorix is trying to solve with a new social media management platform called Amplfy 2.0, The platform monitors millions of conversations and uses proprietary machine learning algorithms to make smart predictions based on who is talking about a specific brand, the context of the conversation and how likely it is for someone to engage. which it launched today.

Snapchat as a platform for branded content?

Mindjumpers

With the growing number of social platforms, businesses have numerous ways to communicate with their customers.? If Snapchat deals properly with the hacking scandal, the platform has extensive potential. Promote your brand: Use your other social platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) to promote your Snapchat profile. Snapchat as a marketing tool? .

Social Media Marketing: Burberry Launches New Campaign on 10 Social Platforms

The Realtime Report

Burberry, a “digital darling” among luxury brands, recently launched its Autumn/Winter 2012 collection across 10 different social platforms, according to L2.  While the brand does not actively converse with fans on social media (according to L2), the wealth of content it offers on these platforms have helped to garner over 13 million fans on Facebook, 1.1

Facebook Just Downplayed The Biggest Launch They've Made Since Platform for the Web

Stay N' Alive

The other day I wrote about finding some information about the upcoming HTML5 platform for mobile launch awhile back. When in reality, Facebook just launched something bigger than the original F8 Platform Launch back in 2007. Facebook HTML5 Mobile Platform's Potential. When Facebook Platform launched for web back in 2007, Facebook only had 20 million users at the time.

How to Figure Out Once and For All Which Social Media Platforms to Be On

Katie Lance

But, the bigger question remains, which platforms should you be on and why? These days, there are a lot of social platforms to choose from: Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, LinkedIn, and the list goes on and on. I’d like to take a step back and look at why most people ask which platform they should be on. Periscope for me is a great example.

Messenger Platform v1.3: News Feed Ads Launch Messenger Conversations; Sponsored Messages Debut

SocialTimes Facebook

Monetizing Messenger  is moving full speed ahead with Facebook’s launch of Messenger Platform  v1.3, We want to make sure businesses and brands building for the platform can manage the entire lifecycle of their customers. Marcus also revealed the following new features for developers in Messenger Platform v1.3: Readers: What are your initial thoughts on Messenger Platform v1.3?

In-App Payments to Brands, Other New Features in Facebook Messenger Platform v1.2

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook announced the launch of Messenger Platform  v1.2, Other new features in Messenger Platform v1.2 Developers and businesses have built more than 30,000 bots for Messenger, we’ve on-boarded over 34,000 developers and we’ve just recently updated our Platform policy  to improve engagement and retention for interactions between people and businesses on Messenger.

Social Networking Stats: Tumblr Draws Youngest Users Among Top 10 Social Platforms, #RLTM Scoreboard

The Realtime Report

Among the top 10 global social platforms, Tumblr has the greatest share of younger users, with 47% of active users in the 16-24 year-old demographic. The #RLTM Scoreboard: Social Networking Stats for the Week. Facebook: 1.23 billion monthly active users. via  Facebook. YouTube. over 1 billion monthly unique users. via  YouTube. Twitter: 255 million monthly active users. via  VentureBeat.

Picking The Right Social Platform For Your Brand

Mindjumpers

Picking the right social platform is important in order to build the strongest possible social presence for your brand. But it might be difficult to keep up with the latest developments in the fast-moving world of social media, where new features and platforms are a daily occurrence. Which social platforms work better for what industry? billion times a day. Google+.

How Our Big Data Platform and Social Analytics API Work

Simply Measured

The big data platform behind the scenes is what makes this all possible. This tier is also responsible for the listening capabilities of our platform. Want to know about the rest of our platform and how it gives you the information you need to make better business decisions? Here’s how it works. Data Ingestion. Let’s use an analogy here.

Weibo – a Chinese Social Media platform

Mindjumpers

To put (or replicate, to some extent) all functions into one platform/ product seems to be a symbolic Chinese character, the more the merrier. To sum it up Weibo is the most important social platform for brands to be on in China, because of its large audience base and its pioneer advantage. Similar Posts: Snapchat as a platform for branded content? Sina Weibo. Tone of voice.

Facebook Commenting Platform: Pros and Cons For Businesses

Dave Fleet

Comments tied to one platform. Facebook has announced a new version of its Comments Box plugin – its social plugin that enables Facebook-connected commenting on a website. In this post we’ll take a look at some of the apparent benefits and risks of this new feature for businesses. Facebook’s Comment Box plugin. Comments then stay sync’d between the two sites. Cons. 1.

Shhh…Don’t Tell. You Can Still Post Your Tweets To Other Platforms

SocMed Sean

The impact of cutting off access, means that a platform like Linked In is no longer able to allow their users to bring their tweets into their LinkedIn profiles via automated methods. Shhh… photo courtesy of Sarah G on Flickr via Creative Commons license. Recently, Twitter has been behaving pretty anti-socially with their data. But fear-not fellow social sharers! Cheers! –Sean.

Facebook’s Atlas Ad Platform: 5 Must-Reads

Firebelly

Facebook has revamped and relaunched its Atlas ad platform. Learn all about it in these five must-reads. Meet the new Atlas By Erik Johnson Today, we are announcing the launch of Atlas. We’ve rebuilt Atlas from the ground up to tackle today’s marketing challenges, like reaching people across devices and bridging the gap between online. Blog Facebook Social Media

How to monetise your influence type: Platform-Specific Superstar

ProBlogger

When we think of influencers, we generally think of people with huge followings on their blog or social media platforms. Influence Type: Platform-Specific Superstar. More likely you’re not quite there yet, but on the way, so here’s an insight into monetising the influence you have on one specific platform. Maybe you’re a celebrity of some kind? Blogging for Dollars

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Should Your Movie Be On Tsu [A New Social Networking Platform]

Social Media Network Marketing

As Mentioned In : [link] Soon after Ello came Tsu – [pronounced as Sue] Social Networking Platform. PervaraKapadia Since the Platform rewards with monetary benefits for Posting and Inviting Friends – this means that if your Post is good it can go Viral even better! Very similar to the way you would have the look and feel of Facebook. Tsu keeps growing on an exponential basis.

Facebook Developing New PC Gaming Platform; Teams Up With Unity Technologies

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook is not playing around when it comes to games, announcing  the development of a new PC gaming platform and a partnership with Unity Technologies. Unity–a development platform for 2-D, 3-D, virtual reality and augmented reality  games—will integrate support for Facebook’s current gaming platform, as well as the new one it is developing. The two companies also announced limited access to a closed alpha build of the new export to Facebook functionality in version 5.4 of the Unity platform, saying that interested developers can apply here  by Aug.

On Having A Platform

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The way any individual can move the needle in their professional career is by having a platform. Part of the dance that many aspiring writers must do to get a major publishing deal is to demonstrate to the publisher that they have a platform. well-rounded platform like this gets publisher's excited, but it's not for everybody. " Michael Hyatt over at Thomas Nelson Publishing had some similar thoughts in his Blog post, How Important Is An Author's Platform? "Sure, as a publisher, I would like to have a great book from an author with a giant platform.

Native Ads Debut for Mobile App Install Campaigns on Twitter Audience Platform

SocialTimes Twitter

Advertisers running mobile application install ad  campaigns on Twitter Audience Platform  now have access to native ads. Simply check the “native” box when launching a new mobile app install campaign on the Twitter Audience Platform and your ad content will be automatically reassembled to match each app’s unique design and layout.

How Content Platforms Inspire Internal Stakeholders to Blog More Often

Convince & Convert

Here’s how I developed content platforms for stakeholders across sales, marketing, client services, and support to establish a culture of content at Skyword. What is a content platform? For the purpose of this post, we’ll focus on the last trend (Content distribution) to show what attendees should have at the end of every exercise, working eventually toward a content platform.