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.
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.
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+.
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.
Ten Social Media Truths About Chatbots
JULY 7, 2016
To understand the growing power, here are ten social media truths about chatbots. The post Ten Social Media Truths About Chatbots appeared first on Spin Sucks. Related Stories How Political Posts Will Quietly Kill Your Network The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Gerry Corbett How to Identify Popular Hashtags on Twitter.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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%
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?
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.
How B2B Social Network Is Effective For Lead Generation
Social Media Marketing
OCTOBER 3, 2016
Yes, the E-mail marketing campaigns still providing the results, but if you wish to succeed in the current climate, one must explore the benefits of social. These days social media is only a tool that brings both the business and people together and helps them to communicate with each other in different forms. However, availing of these tools is not so easy. Specially the business firms as they fail to choose the perfect network online. Using B2B social network for lead generation has now become an integral aspect of demand generation.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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?
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?
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.
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.
8 LinkedIn Tools for Business
FEBRUARY 23, 2014
The undisputed leader in business and career-oriented social networking, LinkedIn’s valuable demographic is sought after by marketers. It can help you grow professionally and improve your organization’s networking effectiveness. great LinkedIn tools for business. 1. This cool app alerts you when someone in your LinkedIn network makes new connections.
Top 5 Rated Social Media Management Tools
The Social Media Hat
AUGUST 1, 2016
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.
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?
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
A Reference Guide for Social Media Scheduling – Tools and Tactics
AUGUST 4, 2016
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? But the tool providers have a couple of workarounds. Stats from Track Social.
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.
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.
Amazon.com As Social Networking
Small Business Mavericks
AUGUST 4, 2011
Did you know you can use Amazon.com as a social networking tool? This is truly a useful tool for writers, musicians, artists, other crafts persons, and people in the publishing industries. Amazon.com can be your niche networking space. Here are some tips to help make Amazon.com a social networking application for you: When you read a book, listen to music, or try out a new product, leave a review. Amazon can be used for social networking. It’s an online department store with social benefits. Are you a big reader?
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.