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

Webbiquity SMM

Read on for answers to these questions and more from some of the best minds in social media in some of their best blog posts and articles of 2011 so far. 2011 Trends: Make Your Corporate Site A Social Media Hub by Business 2 Community. How much does Social Media cost companies in 2011?

Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2011

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

In January of 2011, I said that I’d make our Internet Marketing Posts of 2011 subscriber only. This year, I am pleased to bring back our Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2011 thanks to an excellent sponsor, HubSpot. New Edition of the Ranking Factors for 2011 is Now Live !:

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10 Tools for Measuring Your Social Media Influence

Pamorama

Using data from Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Foursquare, Klout measures how many people you influence (true reach), how much you influence them (amplification), and how influential they are (network score), and assigns a score from 1 to 100.

Social media training on Foursquare Google Plus Pinterest Facebook Training for June and July 2012

Laurel Papworth

A hands on, practical computer class on Google Plus ( half day ) and some short 2 hour howto sessions ( demonstration ) on Pinterest Foursquare and Facebook Timeline for Business. Google Plus reached 49 million members (Dec 2011) in only a few months!

5 Essential Spreadsheets for Social Media Analytics

mashable.com

5 Essential Spreadsheets for Social Media Analytics. Social media analytics and tracking can be very time-consuming and expensive. Here, we’ll share a few ready-made spreadsheets you can copy (navigate File + Make a copy ) and use for social media analytics. Analytics. Social media analytics. fhere’s actually a new social media analytics tool called Quantum Leap Buzz that might be helpful for this too. March 13th - 14th, 2011.

Google+ and World Domination

Janet Fouts

The network itself is reminiscent of a mix of the best features of FriendFeed , Facebook and a few other networks, and as Kit Eaton pointed out in her Google+ post on Fast Company the network seems positioned to take over from Foursquare , Instagram , Facebook and maybe even Twitter and Quora.

“Reclaim Blogging”: Why I’m giving up Twitter and Facebook

gapingvoid.com

Home Buy Art Here Stormhoek Winer(y) Hughs Book Daily Cartoon Email About Contact/Connect Home Hugh MacLeod Cartoons drawn on the back of business cards August 19, 2011 (3 days ago) “Reclaim Blogging&# : Why I’m giving up Twitter and Facebook.

Making Data Relevant: The New Metrics for Social Marketing

mashable.com

Sentiment Analysis Text mining and sentiment analysis are the flavor of the season for social media analytics and a common complaint is that the current tools are not able to classify a high percentage of the comments about your brand. Januar 2011 bis Do, 13. March 13th - 14th, 2011.

Google: Plus or Minus?

Geoff Livingston

Let’s consider the list of most used forms: Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Google+ (assuming all continues to go well), LinkedIn, FourSquare, Gowalla, StumbleUpon, Tumblr, and your own site. 2011 has already seen LinkedIn’s come uppance in the professional social network marketplace.

What to Look For When Hiring a Community Manager

mashable.com

To start, community managers must possess a diverse skill set that includes creative, strategic and analytics capabilities while still being able to support consumer conversations — not drive them. Posted by Kelly Lenihan January 26th, 2011 ♦ [.] March 13th - 14th, 2011.

910 Blog Comments You Wrote Here

Ari Herzog

140 is the number of comments about my Foursquare account deletion , proof that you want to know where and what I eat. Analytics indicate less people are commenting, but it is obvious you remain a committed lurker. Photo by lazy_lobster. Time is an illusion on the internet. Search engines prove this statement true, evident by people such as Marc Pitman discovering old content to answer new questions.

Monday’s 5 Social Media Must-Reads

Firebelly

Your LinkedIn company page gets listed in Google’s and LinkedIn’s search engines, allows others to follow your company’s updates, gives you a place to promote services and products and even reports analytics. How to Build the Perfect Facebook Fan Page, 2011 Edition.

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Paywall for News.com and Online Community Social Media

Laurel Papworth

From Mumbrella : But to recap, it’s a “freemium” model – enough free content to hang on to advertising revenue; with the more exclusive, analytical and opinion stuff likely to be behind the wall.

How Arena Stage Uses Initiators to Grow its Audience

Waxing UnLyrical

I had such fun during the show, I did try to check in on Foursquare, upload a couple of photos that I took before the performance started (the set design is really excellent), etc.,

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Mobile Necessary Now for Brand Relevancy

Geoff Livingston

Both platforms are highly dynamic in the sense that they allow for social activity in ways that neither Gowalla or Foursquare offer. If you are not sure this makes sense, check out Christopher Penn’s post on gauging mobile traffic via Google Analytics.

Tool Tuesday: Sprout Social Update

Akamai Marketing

Here too you can see from a single dashboard the Google Analytics info, Twitter info and Facebook pages info. New to the reports is the ability to connect locations through Gowalla or Foursquare.

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Klout and Peerindex – social network loyalty cards?

The Way of the Web

Both Klout and Peerindex require you to hook up various sources in order to calculate your influence – Klout includes Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, Foursquare, Youtube, Instragram, Tumblr, Blogger, WordPress.com, Last.fm

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4 Tools to “Work Smarter Not Harder” for Your Online Presence

Shift Digital

Pierre does a great job of explaining this tool, “TubeMogul is a video advertising and analytics platform that connects advertisers with highly targeted audiences. Chances are, you and your team perform many different tasks for your company and your client’s online presence.

Learning via the Social Media Game

Bare Feet Studios

Google Analytics. www.google.com/analytics. FourSquare/Gowalla. Aloha HowTo Social Media #SBOSM facebook flickr foursquare instragram linkedin smcjournal smcobserver twitter ustream youtubeTomorrow I am working with an esteemed group of coral reef scientists here in Hawaii to illustrate various ways to use social media.

The Blogger’s Guide to Meaningful Engagement on Facebook, Google+, and Twitter

ProBlogger

At the 2011 Web 2.0 The free version gives you free social analytics and supports up to five profiles. The paid version gives you enhanced social analytics, unlimited social profiles, and integration with Google Analytics and Facebook Insights. With HootSuite you can integrate with Google Analytics. This guest post is by Neil Patel of KISSmetrics. When it comes to social media, Facebook, Google+, and Twitter are the big three.

Time Spent on Mobile Apps Totals 76% of Time Spent Watching TV

The Realtime Report

Mobile device users are spending more and more time on mobile apps, according to a new report from mobile app analytics firm Flurry. The 127 minutes spent on mobile apps each day is also inching its way toward the 168 minutes spent watching TV per day, based on data from the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics for 2010 and 2011. US consumers spent an average of 127 minutes on mobile apps per day, a gain of 35% year-over-year.

#measurePR, Social Media Measurement & Klout

Waxing UnLyrical

Re: the recent Klout/ FourSquare integration, Megan said if you do integrate and are influential on “that&# platform (I assume FourSquare), you’ll see a difference. – will be joining the chat to talk about social media analytics.

Nielsen Report: Blogs Still on the Rise | ClickZ

www.clickz.com

Foursquare. Analytics. Digital Consumer Report State of The Media: Q3-Q4 2011. million unique pairs of eyeballs in October 2011, NM Incite said today. By the end of 2011, the Nielsen/McKinsey company had tracked over 181 million blogs around the world, up from 36 million in 2006. In May 2011, eMarketer forecast that the number of blog readers in the United States that year would reach 122.6 November 23, 2011. August 4, 2011. June 30, 2011.

31 Social Media Stats and Anecdotes

Pamorama

His company offers a great Twitter campaign management and analytics tool for social media managers and agencies. 99% of online retailers plan to have a Facebook Page by 2011 and 91% plan to have a Twitter page ( more ). Foursquare’s estimated valuation is $6 million ( more ).

Top 10 Articles From AriWriter in 2010

Ari Herzog

Using an assortment of analytical tools, here is an unranked top 10 list of the articles I and other guest authors wrote that received the most number of comments, trackbacks, and/or views between January 1, 2010 and today. Why I Deleted My Foursquare Account. As 2011 approaches, I am visioning the direction I want to take this blog and the types of articles I want to write.

Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2009

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

6 Tips for Getting the Most out of Foursquare (Mashable): Foursquare is new for many, so learn it and soak it in while it’s still hot. Google Analytics Mega Post: 23 Google Analytics Tips and Tweaks (Search Engine People): Google Analytics out of the box is a powerful package.

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Let Your Freak Flag Fly

Waxing UnLyrical

I wasn’t going to talk analytics or measurement ( Chuck Hemann , K.D.

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup, An Interview & Gift Wrap Inspiration

Kikolani

Using your most viewed articles for conversions – how to find them via Google Analytics and take advantage of the traffic. Search Engines / SEO / Analytics. Beginners guide to web data analytics – 10 steps on what to look for and what to do with that data when it comes to your site’s analytics. Fascinating social media facts in 2010 – a random collection of facts on social media, Facebook, LinkedIn, Blogger, Wikipedia, and Foursquare.