Five Top-Rated Social Media Management Tools for 2016 [Infographic]
JUNE 27, 2016
What is the “best” social media management tool out right now? Every social media manager has a preferred one that they always use, and it’s usually one of a handful of the top social media management tools on the market. Check out the infographic below to see which tools users like the most. Guest post by Lilach Bullock.
22 Expert Guides and Reviews of 200+ Social Media Tools
SEPTEMBER 22, 2015
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.
Social Media Tools and Resources for Social Learning
MAY 30, 2016
This past week I, together with my friend Shari Rager from American Medical Writers Association, did a session at Tagoras’s Learning*Technology*Design conference on designing for social learning. This was the session description: While social learning and social media are different things, the two go hand in hand. Defining and Designing Social Learning.
How Enterprise Social Networking Drive Business Value [Report]
FEBRUARY 24, 2012
Tweet Using social media to bring business value is an obvious choice for many companies. But the benefits of using social media inside an organization still remains somewhat unexplored. As a result, a new approach is required that focuses on four key ways that relationships create value through enterprise social networks, as you can see in the figure below.
The Life Cycle of a Social Network
Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg
SEPTEMBER 6, 2011
The launch of Geocities by Yahoo marked for some the beginning of a new revolution in the online media called social networking. Later, several other websites such as Classmates.com and Friendster contributed to the development of social networking to help reach our present day scenario, where we see the domination of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+.
3 Easy DIY Social Media Content Creation Tools
MARCH 8, 2016
You don’t have to be a graphic designer or a Photoshop pro to create stunning graphics for your social media channels. These three tools make it easy! Of the three tools I’m sharing, Canva is the most robust. Pablo is an image creation product designed by Buffer, the popular social media management tool. Canva. Or you can create your own.
Time-Saving Tools and Apps for Social Media Management
JANUARY 6, 2015
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.
50 Top Tools for Social Media Monitoring, Analytics, and Management 2013
MAY 12, 2013
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. Determining which tools are right for you requires a clear definition of your objectives. based on your queries.
Using Social Media as a Communication Tool [Infographic]
JULY 30, 2011
Social media is about more than marketing and branding — it’s quickly becoming an essential part of customer outreach for brands. In fact, social media is transforming the way organizations communicate — the many social tools that are available today are very cost-effective compared to traditional approaches such as email and online advertising.
21 Social Media Tools for Smart Marketers
JANUARY 4, 2016
If you’re on social media (and I assume you are because you’re reading this) — you know that keeping up can be exhausting. Having the right social media tools can make your life easier. Fortunately, there are dozens of cool tools, and most are aimed at earning time back in your day. 21 Social Media Tools for Smart Marketers. 1.
Don’t Make These 9 Social Media Marketing Mistakes
NOVEMBER 8, 2014
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.
The Six Best Google+ Marketing Tools
JUNE 21, 2016
Despite its detractors , Google+ remains one of the “big four” social networks and has its share of prominent fans in the business world. For most websites, Google+ doesn’t drive the volume of social traffic that Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter do. As with Facebook , Twitter, and other popular networks, Google+ has also inspired its own ecosystem of tools.
Social Networking to Advance Your Career
APRIL 29, 2013
Silicon Valley Tech Women held a panel at the shiny new SalesForce offices in downtown San Francisco entitled Leveraging Social Networking to Advance Your Career. Global Social Media Marketing, Cisco Systems. Most of the panel chunks up time throughout the day to manage their social networks. The size of your network should not be a primary focus.
Best social media tools bringing conversions to your online store
MARCH 16, 2016
The average order value is highest on Pinterest, Instagram and a social shopping site called Polyvore. After choosing the right ecommerce platforms and social media platforms for your business, then creating useful, visual content should all be part of your social ecommerce strategy. Social Bakers. Buffer. SocialRank. Beetailer. Piktochart. TweetDeck. Klout.
6 Free Social Media Monitoring Tools: With Tips from Experts
JUNE 3, 2015
Social media monitoring (often called social listening) is increasingly becoming a key part of a brand, company or organization’s business strategy. But to do so effectively you need to know what tools to use and how to use them and especially for smaller companies you may want to test out some free tools before investing in a more complete social media monitoring tool.
31+ of the Coolest Social Media, Search and Web Tools of 2010
JANUARY 24, 2011
Supplement your email list with your contacts’ social network info? Find out if the username or vanity URL you want is still available across dozens of social sites? Display a feed of brand-related comments from a variety of social networks on your website? Search for a brand name or keyword across all of the most popular social networks at once?
38+ Cool Social Media and Web Tools and Reviews
APRIL 9, 2012
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?
The Dos and Don’ts of a Social Media Automation Strategy
DECEMBER 9, 2015
staggering 74 percent of Internet-using adults are active on at least one social networking website. And with more than 3 billion users online , that amounts to almost 2 billion social network users. The sheer amount of traffic that social media sites see every day makes it an insurmountable task to manage multiple social profiles manually. DrumUp.
47 Superb Social Media Marketing Stats and Facts
JANUARY 19, 2016
Social media use isn’t quite universal—but it’s getting close. population now has at least one social networking profile; more than half use two or more social networks. The number of worldwide social media users is projected to grow from 2.1 Top executives: social media marketing is for thee, but not for me. mere 13.2%
5 Easy Tools for Social Selling Success
NOVEMBER 3, 2015
Social selling is an awesome way to get things done. But, like the early days of anything on social, it’s difficult, messy, and imprecise. A big reason for this is a lack of organizational tools. Remember trying to manage your brand’s presence on social media pre Hootsuite? And then, one day, a host of tools were released that made it SO MUCH EASIER.
10 Tools for Measuring Your Social Media Influence
AUGUST 14, 2011
Meaningful exchanges constantly take place all over the social Web on a variety of platforms, connecting people and enabling them to share, critique, and interact with content and with each other. Social influence occurs when a person’s thoughts, feelings, or actions are affected by others. In the world of social media marketing, influence is currency. PostRank.
How Social Media Marketers Use Social Media In Real Life
Ignite Social Media
MAY 17, 2016
At Ignite Social Media, everyone is an expert in social media marketing. We eat, breathe, and live social media. But what may surprise you is how the various individuals at Ignite utilize social media in their everyday lives. We can see that I prefer social channels for entertainment and connection purposes. First stop, me.
5 Social Media & Digital Marketing “Must Haves” for 2016
FEBRUARY 28, 2016
With so many social media and digital marketing options now available, it can be overwhelming to know what you should be doing first. At the same time, it’s also very exciting times for marketers and business owners, to have so many powerful marketing tools to escalate and grow their business, sales and exposure. Consumers Are Social. Consumers Are Visual. million.
Social Networking Stats: 25 Million LinkedIn Profile Pages Viewed Daily, #RLTM Scoreboard
The Realtime Report
OCTOBER 19, 2012
The #RLTM Scoreboard: Social Networking Stats for the Week. via SmartBlog on Social Media. Please email email@example.com if you have additional updates, or a social network that you feel should be on the list. LinkedIn is revamping its profile pages , revealing new tools and options to users starting this past Tuesday. ” Along with these updates – which include new photo, biography, editing and sharing options – came some statistics about the social networking platform: LinkedIn adds 175,000 profiles per day.
3 New Social Media Features to Consider for Your Brand
Ignite Social Media
MAY 23, 2016
Implementing new features on social media can be an intimidating task to take on. The moment you see that buzzworthy headline about a new feature on social media during your morning coffee, you’re likely asking yourself the following questions. These features could be a benchmark for future content, trends, and social communication. Could this work for my brand?
How Social Media Affects Search
JANUARY 12, 2015
For those of you who don’t know Andy, he is the co-founder and strategic director at Orbit Media, a web design and development firm in Chicago. It is billed as how social media affects search , but after I watched a draft of it, I think it’s that and more, particularly for PR professionals. How Social Media Affects Search. By Gini Dietrich. CT, 10 a.m.
23 Outstanding Social Media Marketing Guides
DECEMBER 16, 2014
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?
Social Media Comic: The Social Media Timesink
MAY 29, 2012
As a professional working in social media , I spend most of my day working on developing strategies to leverage channels like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and blogs to engage with customer communities. Then, when the day is over…I spend more time researching new tools, looking into the rumors of whether company X is buying company Y, reading articles about the latest digital technology and building connections with other bloggers and social media professionals. Do you work in social media? Do you experience social media overload?
Social Networking Stats: 80% of World Leaders on Twitter, #RLTM Scoreboard
The Realtime Report
JANUARY 10, 2014
The #RLTM Scoreboard: Social Networking Stats for the Week. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have additional updates, or a social network that you feel should be on the list. . Twitter is becoming a powerful political tool, and in the last two years, world leaders have begun to take note. Facebook: 1.19 billion monthly active users. via Facebook.
A Review of Google Social Media Tools
OCTOBER 30, 2013
Google has often been blasted for failing to understand social media and capitalize on the rise of this communication channel. When asked about Google social media tools, the average person will immediately mention Google+. However, that is not the only venture from Google into social networks and, in some markets, not even close to its most successful one.
Is Your Social Media Strategy Truly Agile?
JULY 24, 2012
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. Sustainable development, able to maintain a constant pace – Social media is a long-term commitment.
The 12 Best Competitive Intelligence and Benchmarking Tools
MAY 3, 2016
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.”
100+ Social Media Monitoring Tools
OCTOBER 12, 2010
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. Awareness Networks. GraphEdge measures changes in your network. Social Mention.
Social Networking Stats: Twitter’s User Growth Exceeds Expectations, #RLTM Scoreboard
The Realtime Report
JULY 31, 2014
The #RLTM Scoreboard: Social Networking Stats for the Week. Please email email@example.com if you have additional updates, or a social network that you feel should be on the list. . Related Stories Social Networking Stats: Faster Growth Predicted for Twitter, #RLTM Scoreboard Social Networking Stats: Facebook Tops 1.32 Facebook: 1.32
9 Tools to Improve Social Media Productivity
Convince & Convert
MARCH 19, 2013
Do you find that the daily demands of social media promotion are increasing? Our time is our most precious asset and social media is great at eating into it! Thankfully, there are several wonderful tools that can help. Here are 9 social media tools that will help you save time and improve your productivity. 1. account. 3. Enagag.io dashboard.
Tool Tuesday: Twitter curation tools
AUGUST 29, 2011
We use multiple social networking platforms, which have different audiences and expectations. Unlike a Twitter stream, these curation tools offer a way to collect a lot of information in a single place. Twylah is another curation tool that has a great lay out, that’s easy to read. Content social media Tools Twitter time saver ToolPaper.li
12 Social Media Tools for Scheduling and Publishing Updates Compared
JANUARY 19, 2015
In the never ending search for tools to make social media management simpler, I decided to research several tools that help you update multiple social media networks in one place. In this post, I wanted to share my findings for others who are also in the process of choosing a social media publishing tool for their business.
Authenticity: At The Core Of Smarter Social Networking
FEBRUARY 26, 2011
Smarter social networking. A few nights ago, I was part of the “ Get Geeky panel that Social Media Club-DC had put together. Along with Alex Howard , Frank Gruber and Shana Glickfield , we talked about “ smarter social networking.. Yea, sometimes the tools are funky, you have to get used to the platforms, etc. The real challenge.
10 Effective Social Media Options Every Business Should Use
JULY 9, 2015
Setting up social media accounts is an easy way to reach a target audience for a low price. To make the most of all of your business social media accounts , be sure you are using these helpful tools: Facebook. So take advantage of this easy social marketing tool. Your links and text can get lost on other social networks over time, but your articles remain in one section – sort of like a portfolio for people to look over when they arrive at your profile. What simple social media tasks help boost your business?
15 Fantastic Books on Social Media Marketing
MAY 16, 2015
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.
79 Remarkable Social Media Marketing Facts and Statistics for 2012
AUGUST 18, 2012
Social media and inbound marketing techniques have been a boon for marketers. Not only do leads generated through social and content marketing cost half as much as traditional outbound-generated leads (see below), they also close at higher rate (again, see below). And social media isn’t just about lead generation of course. And…even social media itself.
What Social Media Means For Your Business in 2014/2015
OCTOBER 22, 2014
SOCIAL MEDIA is no longer a novelty , but a strong marketing tool for small and medium business owners. Businesses have definitely realized and experienced the power and importance of social media. Did you know that social networking is now the top Internet activity and people spend more time here daily than any other major Internet activity, including email?
10 Examples of Social Media ROI [Infographic]
SEPTEMBER 28, 2013
Does social media drive ROI? 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. Used Twitter as a social maître d’ to build releationships.