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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. Check out this post.

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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. They ask a lot of questions. Social media is no different. To be a master at social media communication you must have a strong foundation of listening. Now let’s discuss eight free tools to enhance what Google is sending you.

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8 Social Media Questions Publishers Should Be Asking Themselves

Adam Sherk

For most publishers social media has earned itself a prominent seat at the audience development table. However many still face issues with strategy, execution and incorporating social into a cohesive program. This week I took part in an OPA Social Media Day panel on social media for audience development with Lisa Brewer from Time Inc. Social Media

38+ Cool Social Media and Web Tools and Reviews

Webbiquity SMM

Innovation is alive and well in the development of cool free and low-cost web-based tools and apps. It’s great to find a tool that automates some little process or provides a new capability you’ve been looking for, and fun to find a tool you didn’t even know you needed. Manage all of your social media accounts from a single login on your iPhone?

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Top Annoying Social Media Habits to Avoid for PR Professionals

Spin Sucks

Social media is a great tool to connect and share with others. Eric Sachs shares social media habits PR professionals should avoid. The post Top Annoying Social Media Habits to Avoid for PR Professionals appeared first on Spin Sucks.

All About Social Media Monitoring Tools [infographic]

Mindjumpers

Tweet Within the world of social media, we talk a lot about which tools that might be good to use when monitoring an online presence, since it can be tough to keep up with the stream of new tools. What are the questions I should ask before purchasing a social media monitoring service? What are the best social media monitoring tools out there?

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Facebook Launches Questions

Mindjumpers

Tweet Yesterday Facebook has launched Facebook Questions, which allows users and pages to post a Question to friends or a Facebook community. And now Facebook has launched Questions after Quora has been buzzing for a while. Questions will be a useful feature for business that run a page as part of creating involvement for users in the community. How it works.

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?

Facebook Questions Are Here

Spin Sucks

Because Facebook questions are here! According to the social platform: “Questions is designed so that anyone on Facebook can help you find the answer. For example, when you ask a question and your friends answer or follow, their friends can see and answer it, too. Ask a Facebook question. Want to know how people consume your media? The best part?

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.

A Reference Guide for Social Media Scheduling – Tools and Tactics

Razor Social

Scheduling content on social media is critical to your success. Want to know the tools and which to use. Social media scheduling pitfalls to avoid. ‘We’re starting my session on social media in 5 minutes, come to room xxx’ Sounds good? Scheduling questions. If you ask a question, make sure you are there to answer it!

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The 12 Best Competitive Intelligence and Benchmarking Tools

Webbiquity SMM

increasing social engagement, website traffic over time, etc.) There are a wide range of monitoring, listening, and analytics tools available to answer the first type of question. tool to measure digital results, discover business opportunities, monitor competition, and benchmark performance. very good spying tool where you can see your competitors website analytics.”

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Seven Frequently Asked Questions on Social PR Strategy

Waxing UnLyrical

When I teach workshops, there are certain stumbling blocks to smart social PR strategy that come up frequently. Here are the seven most frequently asked questions in my social PR strategy workshops, and how I typically answer them. 1. Now you’re asking me to add social?!”. As far as social media goes, that’s what smart tools like HootSuite, Buffer, PostPlanner, etc.

The 11 Top Social Media Management Tools I Can’t Live Without

Socially Sorted

These are the 11 Top Social Media Management Tools for Business that I can’t Live Without in my business right now.   . I’ve tried and tested many tools but these are the tools that I am using right now, every week to post and engage on social media.  . My Criteria for Top Social Media Management Tools. Damn fussy.

Making Social Media An ROI Positive Channel For B2B Businesses

The Realtime Report

Making Social Media An ROI Positive Channel For B2B Businesses By Jingcong Zhao. Billion spent on social media marketing in the U.S. alone last year , it’s clear that social media is being cemented as a marketing function in most B2B organizations. Most B2B marketers are still using a social media playbook developed by B2C companies. With $5.4

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Social Media Q&A

Spin Sucks

A few months ago, Jack Monson , who is the programming chair (and good friend) of the Chicago chapter of PRSA , asked me to do something that hadn’t yet been done at one of their monthly lunches: Take questions from the audience the entire hour. My reasoning being that social media is a TOOL and agencies should not be specializing in tools. until 6 p.m.,

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.

3 Essential Questions for Social Media

Engaging Brand

Social media, social marketing is not complicated. The question in a sense is why do we need social media? Why do we need social media to "force" brands to provide value, to speak to us in human speak, to want to think about what we need rather than what they need to bank their bonuses. Isn''t business run by and run for humans?

10 Examples of Social Media ROI [Infographic]

Pamorama

Does social media drive ROI? Many brands are still plagued by this question. . The immediacy and visibility offered by social media marketing has convinced most business owners that it’s worth their time and effort, but calculating its effectiveness is another story. Enter social media. Social Media ROI: 10 Examples. Easy, right?

Top 5 Rated Social Media Management Tools

The Social Media Hat

Social Media Top 5 Rated Social Media Management Tools. What is the best social media management tool on the market? There are countless social media management tools on the market right now, and many of them have some extra features that would benefit different types of businesses. Sprout Social. Agorapulse.

15 Fantastic Books on Social Media Marketing

Pamorama

Do you want to learn more about social media marketing? By now it’s clear that whether you’re promoting a business, a product, or yourself, social media is essential in determining your success or failure. There are many books out there that purport to teach you everything you need to know about social media marketing. 15 Must-Read Social Media Marketing Books 1.  Fire up your brand via social media, Kindle ebooks, or podcasts using this guide from Tara Ross. You’re not alone. Ann Handley and C.C.

9 Criteria for Selecting a Social Media Monitoring Tool

Webbiquity SMM

Social media monitoring tools are increasing essential for companies of all sizes as the explosion of social media content renders manual monitoring efforts hopeless. With almost 200 social monitoring tools (and new entrants still coming to market), available at a range of price levels from free to if-you-have-to-ask-you-can’t-afford-it, how does an organization select the right social monitoring tool for its needs? News can travel extremely fast through social media. Monitoring beyond social media.

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5 Questions On Whether To Hire A Social Media Consultant Or Do It Yourself

Jason Yormark

One might think that since I work at an agency that I’d have a predisposition to recommend outsourcing your social media needs. I can assure you that is not my opinion. I’ve always been a straight shooter on my blog regardless of whether my opinions or recommendations directly benefit me. Not every company or organization needs to outsource their social media efforts. So without further ado, here are the 5 questions to ask yourself that will help you determine whether hiring a consultant or firm is the right move. 1. Social Media

21 of the Best Social Media Marketing Guides of 2013 (So Far)

Webbiquity SMM

The use of social media and social networks for marketing has rapidly advanced in the past few years from the “should I do it?” ” level to the current “how do I measure and optimize social media marketing efforts?” You’ve seen the statistics on social media marketing : 93% of marketers use social media for business.

Social Media Optimization Tools

www.toprankblog.com

Keyword optimized social content and channels of promotion provide abundant signals to search engines for improved visibility on standard, social and real-time search. The changing nature of social media marketing and optimization create the need for tools whether for research, marketing and promotion or analytics. Thanks for aggregating some good tools.

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How to Use Facebook Questions as Research Tool

Mindjumpers

Tweet Keeping up their trend of constant innovation, Facebook launched their Questions tool in March, which we also wrote about on the blog. However, the new tool can also be very effective, when wanting to do some research among your fans. Questions work on simple voting formula based on individual choices and opinions. Similar Posts: Facebook Launches Questions.

Ultimate Guide to Measuring Social Media ROI

Sprout Social

Social media ROI is one of the most heavily debated topics in the online marketing world. Because measuring the effectiveness of social media marketing efforts isn’t as clear cut as, say, running a Google AdWords campaign. And judging by the numbers, a lot of businesses are struggling to grasp the financial impact social media marketing is having for them.

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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.

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. These are a few of the questions that Cogito Monitor can answer. $. Social Mention.

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33 (of the) Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Resoures of 2012 So Far

Webbiquity SMM

Given the widespread adoption of social media marketing practices, the “if” and “when” questions seemed to have now been resolved by most midsized and larger companies (and a lot of small companies as well). However, as the posts and articles highlighted below show, plenty of questions remain, such as how much should we budget for social media?

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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! .

How to Choose the Best Social Media Marketing Tool for Your Business

Buffer Social

Choosing a place to eat, choosing a new computer, or even choosing the best social media marketing tool. When it comes to picking a tool for your business, there are just so many great options out there, so many wonderful, time-saving features, it’s a tall task to know exactly what’s right for you. How do you find the best social media tool for your business?

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Favorite Social Media Management Tools for Small Business

Convince & Convert

Although we consult primarily for large and medium-sized businesses here at Convince & Convert, we are often asked online and in speaking engagements about social media management tools for smaller businesses. If you’re thinking about adopting a social media management tool, there are several questions you should be asking yourself and your team before you dive in.

Is Your Social Media Strategy Truly Agile?

SocMed Sean

Social media isn’t without these nebulous phrases or buzzwords either. My latest favorite buzzword that is invading both the business and social vocabulary is “Agile” As an ex-software developer, it makes me giggle a little when people use it incorrectly. Blog frequently, monitor your channels, respond to as many questions and inquiries as you possibly can.

Why Most Social Media Departments Fail

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

A few years ago, a colleague of mine was given a tremendous responsibility to oversee the social media department at a prestigious well known NYC-based public relations firm. Less than a year later, she was sent packing up her desk, a casualty of a company that jumped into that shiny toy syndrome that people call social media. Goal Setting. Do you truly want to succeed?

How to Use Twitter Cards in Social Media Marketing

Pamorama

Twitter Cards enable publishers to attach media experiences to tweets — beyond the 140-character limit. Tweets with images and other media attract: 89% more “favorites” 18% more clicks 150% more retweets Get started with Twitter cards in 4 easy steps 1. How to Use Twitter Cards in Social Media Marketing is a post by Pam Dyer on Pamorama | Social Media Marketing Blog.

10 Types of Questions That Get Shared on Social Media Like Crazy

Rebekah Radice

Are you struggling to improve social media engagement ? Does interaction across each social network feel like a never-ending challenge? If you’re ready to beef up your social presence,  visual marketing  is the answer. Because images create the most engaging social media posts. 10 Types of Questions That Get Shared on Social Media Like Crazy.   1.

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The Basics of B2B Social Media Marketing Strategy

Webbiquity SMM

Although more than three-quarters of B2B technology marketers use social media to market their products, less than half say they can tie social channels to revenue generation for their businesses. But it may also be a problem with basic B2B social media marketing strategy. Cross-Platform Social Media Strategy. Platform-Specific Social Strategy.

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How to Improve Your Social Media Marketing Plan With 13 Growth Hacks

Convince & Convert

Here are 13 data-backed growth hacks we learned at CoSchedule while building our social media marketing plan. think you’ll find they’ll work for your social media marketing, too. With social media, you could share on the different networks and review your clickthrough rates to understand how you’re improving traffic. highlight to tweet).

Social Media Marketing Mix: A Guide to Inform Your Social Media Marketing Budget

Ignite Social Media

From a holistic marketing perspective, you may be deciding how much to allocate towards your social media marketing budget in the new year. The following are some specific questions to help you see where your dollars went: How much of your total budget went to tools? How much of your total budget went to media boosting? Step 1: Evaluate Previous Budget.