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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. There’s an app for that—or cool web tool. Cool Social Media Tools.

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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? “Free&# is always a popular price point, but in the world of social media tools (as in many other areas of life), you get what you pay for.

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Beyond Facebook Insights: Useful Facebook Analytics Tools

Adam Sherk

What are the best third-party tools for advanced Facebook analytics? In this post I’m purposely leaving out comprehensive suites like Radian6 or Lithium and focusing on solutions that are specifically (or at least mostly) geared towards Facebook analytics. I’ve also left out the feature and pricing information as this frequently changes. With that in mind here are some Facebook analytics tools to experiment with: PageLever. PageLever may be the most frequently suggested third-party tool, having positioned itself as Facebook Insights on steroids. Simply Measured.

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. When looking at Social Media tools around automation or scheduling, choose from the following.

The Best Free (or Cheap) Tools for Blogger and Influencer Outreach

Adam Sherk

Social monitoring tools like Radian6 and PR suites like Vocus and Cision offer the greatest range of functionality for research and contact management. However utilizing enterprise-level tools is not always an option for smaller organizations, or even large ones with budget constraints. Each tool is free unless otherwise noted. Google+ Tools. Pinterest Tools.

Social Media Optimization Tools

www.toprankblog.com

The changing nature of social media marketing and optimization create the need for tools whether for research, marketing and promotion or analytics. HowSociable is a useful tool to quickly gauge the social presence of a particular keyword or brand name. Google Insights for Search is a handy tool to research trends in popularity of various keywords on their own or in combination.

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nBA Pulse: a new social analytics tool

Sherrilynne Starkie

Now I’ve used Radian6 in the past and I like to use Sysomos MAP when undertaking a brand audit, but nBA Pulse offers deeper insight and increased agility in data use. Analytics Tools to Track Local Campaigns. 8 of the Best Tools to Understand Your Social Media Traffic. It’s already being used by McDonald’s, 7Eleven, David’s Bridal and Subway. nBA Pulse Dashboard.

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

Webbiquity SMM

Which social media monitoring tools should I use? Social media adoption on both the buyer and vendor side is happening with incredible speed; the tools that we’ve developed to track other web marketing activities haven’t kept pace. Social Media Tools. For each step, he identifies the overall strategy, useful tools, and helpful tips for execution. What to do?

Five Step Process for Using the Social Web

Spin Sucks

It always surprises me how few people use this free tool from Google. Tools such as Spiral16 , Radian6 , or Sysomos are the best. You note that in your brain as one of the tools to consider. There are four tools you can use to do this: Fliptop. Gist  is a tool you insert into your email server (such as Outlook or Gmail). ” This makes my blood boil.

Four Step Process to Create an Integrated Marketing Campaign

Spin Sucks

It’s no wonder we have no idea how to integrate the marketing disciplines, what to measure, or when to use which tools (or if at all). It’s easy with free tools, such as Google Alerts. You may do it by using Google analytics , customer relationship management software (such as Salesforce with Radian6 ), and your website. Then we added websites and email marketing.

100+ Social Media Monitoring Tools

www.pamorama.net

pamorama marketing, life, social media Home About Bookshelf Links Contact 100+ Social Media Monitoring Tools by Pam Dyer on October 12, 2010 Share 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. Analytic.ly Is it good news or bad news?

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Executive Series: Listening on Social Media is about Insight Management and Analyzing Data

Mindjumpers

Listening tool. There are probably over 100 different listening tools out there from Radian 6 to the free tools. recommend that you do a small due diligence process of tools that can fit your needs.  Tweet This post is part of The Executive Series which is written by Jonas Klit Nielsen, CEO and Founder of Mindjumpers. Last week, I wrote a about the importance of data.

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Understanding the Nature of an Event Using Social Analytics

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

The tools to track events to this level of granularity (parts of a day) are not available in most of social analytics platforms I have worked with, but Radian6 Insights has the necessary breakdown to analyze events such as the storm today or the Netflix outrage (where I examined Twitter only). Most engaging content on August 15th around rain in NYC as rated by Radian6 Analytics.

78 (of the) Best Social Media Marketing Tips, Guides, Tools and Strategies of 2010 (So Far)

Webbiquity SMM

Here’s a modest contribution to help with that effort; more than six dozen of the best, most bookmark-able articles and blog posts about social media tactics, tools and strategies written so far this year, by leading writers like John Jantsch , Lori Dicker , Lee Odden , Lisa Barone , Jay Baer and many more. For those who know little if anything about social media (there are more such people than you may realize; some in rather lofty positions at that), John McTigue offers an excellent primer covering the most popular tools, sites and strategies. Social Media Tools.

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Social Media Q&A

Spin Sucks

My reasoning being that social media is a TOOL and agencies should not be specializing in tools. The companies who use the tools only to promote themselves will fail. Q: How many tweets should you send in a day ? A: I don’t think there is a one-size fits all for how many tweets you send in a day. At the time I said, “Sure!&# without really thinking it through.

Today’s Visualization Tools Help Our Brains Understand Social Monitoring

Unspoken

With the amount of input coming at us from all ends of the social universe, tools are being developed that can help our brains quickly sort through this information. Tickr is a visual monitoring tool that helps process information and makes it easy to understand. They're powerful tools, but they are also very complicated. Many brands and agencies use tools like Radian6 , BrandWatch and Pulse for social media monitoring purposes, but adding Tickr makes the process smoother and easier to understand. Blog Featured innovation Social Media Tools

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The 39 Social Media Tools I’ll Use Today

www.convinceandconvert.com

Also, at my social media speaking engagements hither and yon I’m often asked what tools I use. So, I took a personal inventory and created this overview of the 39 social media tools I use daily. ChatCatcher This is a nice little tool that finds Tweets about your blog posts, and automatically adds them as comments. Thanks for the Radian6 shout-out! Smart. Nifty.

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Social Media Monitoring Grudge Match: Radian6 vs. Scout Labs

www.socialmediaexplorer.com

Home About Archives How To Pitch SME Newsletter SME-TV Speaking Work With Me Social Media Monitoring Grudge Match: Radian6 vs. Scout Labs April 13, 2009 · View Comments Share Jason Falls Ever since I reported on the launch of Scout Labs , I have had people ask, fairly or not, how it compares with Radian6. Here’s what I found: Radian6 offers a very simple setup.

Digging-in to the new Radian6 Dashboard Improvements

Dave Fleet

Tweet Last week, Radian6 announced a whole raft of improvements to their platform and to their engagement console. Our team uses Radian6 for many clients, and I’ve used the tool for several years now, so I thought I’d take some time to dig into the updates and distill the key improvements for you. This time around: changes to the Radian6 dashboard.

Social Media Success In Five Steps

Spin Sucks

You don’t have to use every single tool and be good at all of them. As you begin to grow on the web, you’ll eventually want to pay a monitoring service, such as Spiral16 , Radian6 , or Sysomos. The tools we recommend here are  Flowtown ,  Gist , and  Xobni. This first ran over at The Whale Hunters. Hell has frozen over! Oh wait. Never mind. You run a business.

100 Media Monitoring Tools for PR

www.pamil-visions.net

Hopefully, this list will give you enough choices, and if you know of a monitoring tool you’d like to recommend, please use the comments box. Dialogix is a social media monitoring tool that shows you exactly what is being said about your brand, industry and competitors in Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, news websites, forums, MySpace, Facebook and much more. Steal customers away.

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Social Media ROI with these 195+ Social Media Monitoring Tools

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Home About Recommendations 195 Social Media Monitoring Tools Website Sales program Small Business Apps Read Up…RSS Sales Rescue Team Want More Customers? 195 Social Media Monitoring Tools Is Social Media ROI on your mind?  Plus, the tools that offer free trials is linked below, at end of post. Need to Increase Website Traffic and Sales? This list can help. report. Thanks! 

The “Must-Have&# Tool Kit of Social Media Citizen Vol. 2

Social Media Citizens

There are as many social media tools as there are posts about these tools. It is a list of tools which has been used by top social media people generated from the interview series with Top Social Media Citizens. Free tools: Tweedeck. Free-to-try tools: Hubspot’s Twitter & Web Grader. Paid-for tools: Radian6. Tools social media tools

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50 (of the) Best Twitter Guides, Stats, Tips and Tools of 2010 (So Far)

Webbiquity SMM

Twitter users frequently exchange information about products and services.” 71% of business users now say Twitter is a useful tool, up from 59% a year ago. Which tools are most helpful? You’ll find the answers to these questions and many more here in 50 of the best Twitter tools, posts, how-to guides and rants of 2010 so far. Twitter Tools and Reviews. Crabs.

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Six FREE Tools To Measure Social Media for Business

PWB Marketing Blog

Facebook and other social networks equip you with limited analytic tracking tools. Our six favorite free tools (and two paid) for measuring social media are: Social Mention  (free) – real time search engine that monitors over 100 social media properties. Klout  (free) – the de facto tool for measuring social media influence. That’s a problem. Many companies track them.

Gin and Topics: The Elephant Rise In Social Media

Spin Sucks

In Salesforce.com’s Deal for Radian6, a Nod to Facebook’s Rise. Big news in the social space this week when Salesforce announced they’ve acquired Radian6. Social Media Top 5 elephants godaddy google +1 ken mueller Radian6 salesforce tablets TwitterHappy April Fool’s and Opening Day! That means spring is almost here! Are you ready for your Gin and Topics?

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Top 10 Reputation Tracking Tools Worth Paying For

mashable.com

Home Social Media Business Entertainment Tech Web Video Dev & Design Apple Mobile Social Good Jobs Social Media News Twitter Facebook Foursquare YouTube MySpace Google Microsoft Humor & Culture Now Trending : HOW TO: Optimize Your Social Media Marketing Strategy December 29, 2008 Dan Schawbel View Comments Top 10 Reputation Tracking Tools Worth Paying For email share email share Do you like this story? If you work at a startup and no one has heard of your brand, or if you’re an individual who has just started blogging, these tools are still useful to you. thanks!

Social Media Monitoring Tools Comparison Guide

www.pr2020.com

Luckily, there are tools available – both free and paid – to help streamline and simplify the listening process. This post offers a look at some of the popular social media monitoring tools available, as well as a free comparison-chart PDF download. One setback, however, is its hefty cost in comparison to other tools. Plans start at $500/month). What Next? Thanks!

A Closer Look At The New Radian6 Engagement Console Features

Dave Fleet

Tweet Earlier this week I posted a review of some new features Radian6 has incorporated into its online dashboard. Today we’ll take a look at some additions rolled-out to their Engagement Console tool. Super users have an additional screen in Radian6′s online dashboard where they can see users and profiles, and edit each. User roles and permissions. Shared macros.

Web Presence Optimization Software Review: gShift Labs

Webbiquity SMM

Unlike pure SEO management tools (e.g., Web CEO , SEO Powersuite ), social media monitoring tools (e.g., Radian6 , Alterian SM2 ), or inbound marketing suites (e.g., HubSpot ), gShift isn’t a point solution, but a single integrated tool to manage all aspects of WPO. gShift is the first software built from the ground up with that approach in mind. Features. Pricing.

Social Media Monitoring Tools In Action: Radian6 vs Alterian / Techrigy SM2

www.covisio.com

Not too long ago I followed a nice discussion on Ken Burbary’s blog about social media monitoring tools. Ken had come along some noticeable inconsistencies in the results reported by two leading social media platforms, namely Radian6 and Alterian/Techrigy SM2. Before moving on, a couple of disclaimers: My purpose is not to rate one tool vis-a-vis the other.

Book Review: The Social Employee

Webbiquity SMM

’” • Dell: use tools and structure to monitor and address the torrent of social media activity happening outside the brand’s direct sphere of influence. To accomplish this kind of sorting, the SMLCC team uses Saleforce’s Radian6 technology to assess and report on the trending social media topics related to Dell.” Those voices collectively shape the brand.

Social media- it’s not about the ratings

Janet Fouts

In fact, Radian6 , who I respect very much, is working with Klout as well as some other tools like OpenAmplify and OpenCalias to get a better rounded picture of what the relationships are and the value of those relationships. The Radian6 dashboard is going to knock the socks off the competition with this. Talk to their clients and look at their own social presence online.

SalesForce Marketing Cloud – The Next Step In Social Media Engagement?

SocMed Sean

If you recall, Salesforce purchased Radian6 a while back and recently announced that they purchased Buddy Media. Internally, the social media team and the sales team can leverage the Salesforce Chatter tool to communicate about the lead, the opportunity to assist and how to best approach the potential customer. No…I haven’t gone off the radar. Cheers!

Radian6 – Monitoring Social Media

www.theappgap.com

About | Contributors | Contact us | Subscribe: via RSS , via Twitter Radian6 – Monitoring Social Media by Bill Ives November 10, 2008 at 5:38 pm · Filed under Reviews With the continuing rise of Web 2.0 Here is more on how Dell and Radian6 work together from the Direct2Dell blog -  Dell and Radian6: It All Starts with Listening. Chris showed me how Radian6 works.

Five Free eBooks to Start Your New Year

Spin Sucks

These guys (Danny and his partner Troy Claus ) are really smart when it comes to building a strategy for ALL marketing and communication tools (not just social media). recommend it if you’re stuck in planning hell and need some inspiration. I’m a big fan of the content that Radian6 produces…and they have a free eBook every month (we aspire to that level).

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Social Media Monitoring Tools – 2010 Review (intro)

www.freshnetworks.com

Over the last few weeks we’ve been carrying out detailed tests and analysis on 7 social media monitoring tools – Alterian , Brandwatch , Biz360 , Nielsen My Buzzmetrics , Radian6 ,  Scoutlabs and Sysomos – so that we can provide an in-depth review of the tools and a comprehensive report laying out the pros and cons for each tool.