The Top #Nifty50 Women in Technology on Twitter for 2012

Webbiquity SMM

We’re proud to acknowledge these 50 women from 41 different organizations as the top #Nifty50 women of technology on Twitter for 2012. Active across social networks, Cindy leads Microsoft’s small- to midsized-business sales and marketing efforts as Vice President U.S.

87 More Vital Social Media Marketing Facts and Stats for 2012

Webbiquity SMM

Though social media marketing is now used in about 90% of companies, techniques, platforms and best practices continue to evolve. Increase use of video marketing? Marketing Pilgrim ). 90% of companies with 100 or more employees use social media in their marketing mix.

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Actionable Social Analytics: From Social Media Metrics to Business Insights [White Paper]

Mindjumpers

Tweet Recently, Awareness released a new white paper on social analytics and suggestions on how marketers process and assimilate seemingly endless social data. The white paper throws some light on the following: How to define social analytics as a discipline.

Social Media Analytics – How to Engage With The Data Of Social Media

Mindjumpers

Tweet A couple of days ago, I gave a guest lecture at the Danish IT-University on the subject of Social Media Analytics. Social Media Analytics has an increasing audience with a lot of people discussing the subject around the world. Marketing & Communication Awareness Inc.

Google Analytics Unveils a Set of Social Reports

Mindjumpers

Therefore, Google has recently released a new set of Social Reports within Google Analytics. The new Social Reports will be available from a new “social” tab, when you log in to Google Analytics. The State of Social Media Marketing– Annual Survey Report.

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Only 17% Of Businesses Measure Social Media ROI; 12% Have A Realtime Analytics Solution

The Realtime Report

” But the majority (53%) say they don’t know when they will be investing in solutions that support big data analytics. What’s new is that most companies also don’t understand the concept of realtime analytics and have a strategy for investing in the tools to support it.

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What’s So Funny About Social Media and Online Marketing? April 2012

Webbiquity SMM

Here are a few of the best technology / marketing related creations. Clever QR Code Example: The World Park by Firebelly Social Media Marketing Blog. Ken Mueller shares some of the odder search phrases that visitors have used to find his website, based on Google analytics data.

Piwik: The Google Analytics Alternative

Small Business Mavericks

For the longest time Google Analytics was the only free open source analytics program. Many online marketers opted to use a paid analytics program so they could keep their information private and away from Google’s eyes, or they had other reasons. But there is a new alternative to Google Analytics that is free and open source and is picking up speed. I am saying it’s a useful alternative to Google Analytics , if you are in the market for one.

My Top Posts of 2012 on Inbound Marketing and Audience Development

Adam Sherk

Here are my top 10 posts of 2012 by pageviews: The Best Free Tools for Twitter Analytics. Beyond Facebook Insights: Useful Facebook Analytics Tools. The Fastest and Slowest News Sites in 2012.

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What the #measurePR Community Thinks of 2012

Waxing UnLyrical

The discussion kicked off with a great question from Deanna Boss , who wanted to know: “What does 2012 look like for #measurepr? Shonali kicked things off, predicting a growth in the number of those who will offer analytics. What the #measurePR Community Thinks of 2012.

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Supermoon 2012

Kikolani

Your Blog, Your Rules – Why Marketing Should Always Begin at Home – Don’t rely solely on social platforms for housing your content. Read the benefits of having your own blog and using social media to market it. How can you improve your location-based marketing?

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Twitter Analytics… we’re waiting

Josh S Peters

The Twitter Analytics we were promised. I wrote a post for WebProNews, Dear Twitter Analytics… You’re Late , that was 1/2 rant and 1/2 informational. The rant is about how long it’s been that Twitter has promised us analytics, but never delivered.

2012 Social Media Predictions: 5 Must-Reads

Firebelly

Below are 5 must-reads related to 2012 social media predictions that we wouldn’t want you to miss. Social Media Predictions For 2012. Once we accept that “social” does not equal “transactional” we’ll all be a lot more adept at using it in 2012.

102 Compelling Social Media and Online Marketing Stats and Facts for 2012 (and 2013)

Webbiquity SMM

With 92% of companies now incorporating social media into their marketing efforts, it’s no longer sufficient to just “be there” on social networks. The first step to improving digital marketing results is to understand the emerging trends and best practices.

79 Remarkable Social Media Marketing Facts and Statistics for 2012

Webbiquity SMM

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).

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). Social Media Marketing Tips, Tactics & Techniques.

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Seven of the Best Guides to Marketing with Pinterest of 2012

Webbiquity SMM

While consumer brand marketers are embracing Pinterest enthusiastically, many B2B marketers are still in a quandary about the visual sharing site. So, is Pinterest worthwhile for business marketing? ” 7 Surprising Pinterest Insights Every Marketer Needs by Heidi Cohen.

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Salorix Launches AI-Powered Predictive Influencer Marketing And Social Media Management Platform

The Realtime Report

and AOL data analytics brainiacs, the company says it has created the first social media system that uses AI to understand and analyze millions of social conversations in realtime, and then convert them into campaigns that can be tracked and measured. And of course there are analytics.

How to Kick-Start Your Content Marketing [Report]

Mindjumpers

A few days ago, the content production platform Skyword released a white paper on how to kick-start your content marketing. It includes a seven-step approach that can be used by any organization to develop or re-energize a successful content marketing strategy and program.

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Social Media Trends 2012 – Analytics and Measurement

Proactive Report

Today I am going back to the four social media trends Beverly Macy predicted would be hot in 2012 in the Huffington Post. Better use of analytics and more focus on measurement. Let’s take a look at Analytics and Measurement. Analytics.

28 (of the) Best Twitter Tips, Tools and Tactics of 2012 (So Far)

Webbiquity SMM

Find the answers to those and many more questions here in more than two dozen of the best Twitter how-to guides, resources, tools and reviews of 2012 so far. A Beginner’s Guide to Twitter and the Twittersphere Culture by Creative Marketing Channel. 4 Twitter Analytics Tools For Your Business by Social Fresh. The Top 20 Twitter Clients being Used in 2012 by WindMill Networking. 5 Best Analytics Tools for Twitter Search by DreamGrow Social Media.

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Friday Marketing Picture Puzzle – #7913

Cody Ward

For a fun Friday brain teaser, PuzzleMarketer.com brings you a puzzle using terms out of our digital marketing glossary. Click here to go to our marketing puzzles answers page. Marketing Puzzles analytics bounce rate

How to Optimize for “Direct” Website Traffic

Webbiquity SMM

One of the most valuable features of Google Analytics is the ability to drill into detail on traffic sources; not just how much traffic came from search or social media, but how much came from each specific search engine or social networking site.

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How Basic Analytics Could Be Leading You Down The Wrong Path

Small Business Mavericks

There are many business owners that cannot survive without a mountain of analytical data. We’re an online marketing consultancy , and as such, we are generally contacted by phone. If, however, I look at the basic analytics for my website, I’d have to assume I was doing everything wrong. The same could be said for paid search – you could be getting a lot of clicks, yet your analytics suggests that visitors don’t like your website.

3 Cool Pinterest Tools For Brands & Marketers

Firebelly

It also displays analytical graphics, most popular pins and your influential followers. From there, the success of campaigns are measured with its analytical tools and presented in easy-to-read charts and graphs. The popularity of Pinterest is growing by the pins!

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79 Remarkable Social Media Marketing Facts and Statistics for 2012

Webbiquity SMM

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).

Do You Have An Online Marketing Strategy?

Small Business Mavericks

Before you start marketing yourself online, you should develop your online marketing strategy. The first step to developing an online marketing strategy is to assess your current state of online marketing. At a minimum , your online marketing strategy should address the following concerns: Website design and development – Does your website have issues? You’ve got to include a search engine marketing strategy in your marketing plan.

Gut Feeling or Analytics – which is better?

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Of course you know as a CMO of a leading Social Media analytics firm – I think you can guess which side of this argument I was on. But seriously, my buddy honestly wanted to know – so what can you do with all this good social media analytics that you talk about?

Why Digital Marketers Need to Get More Personal

Buzz Marketing for Technology

As trendy catchwords go, “personalization” has become a go-to term for websites and online marketers, laden with all the possibilities of connecting with individual consumers and a departure from the limitations of a one-size-fits-all approach. But personalization isn’t just marketing hype.

Social Business + Big Data = Business intelligence

Mindjumpers

The point of Big Data and thereby BDAs is neither marketing nor PR. Big Data Tech Development analysis BDA Big data Big Data Applications Social Media Social Performance Software Web analyticsTweet. Every day we create 2.5 quintillion bytes of data.

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Better Late Than Never: Oct. 16 #measurePR transcript

Waxing UnLyrical

16, 2012. 11 for the last chat of 2012. Jen Zingsheim is Vice President of Products and Services for eOutreach , driving product development plans to better meet the needs of public relations and marketing professionals.

Four Areas that Digital Marketers Need to Continue to Focus On

Direct Marketing Observations

Enter the age of Big Data and marketers finally doing something with that data. IDC predicts that the market for Big Data technology and services will reach $16.9 Go Get a Tablet - it’s hard to ignore the mobile and tablet markets.

12 Random Acts of Social Media Kindness Campaigns: World Kindness Week 2012 RAK

Laurel Papworth

So by all means, encourage your people to embrace technology, get great at business analytics, and otherwise ramp up the efficiency of everything they do.

How to Actively Use Facebook Post Insights to Improve Your Community Management

Mindjumpers

Editorial Planning for Facebook Marketing. Community Management Facebook analytics Data Facebook insightsTweet. Blog post written by Anders Mikkelsen, Analyst at Mindjumpers.

“Don’t Think Like A Marketer. Think Like A Person”: The Susan Etlinger Interview

Firebelly

First a bit of background… Susan Etlinger is an Industry Analyst with Altimeter Group where she focuses on social media analytics and strategy. Read on… What are 3 of the key happenings in the social analytics space in 2011? Is it Marketing? Predictions for 2012?

Forrester: Email and search drive online sales, not social

Dave Fleet

Research recently released by Forrester entitled “ The Purchase Path of Online Buyers in 2012 ” indicates that email and search dominate the online space in driving online sales. As reported by Marketing Pilgrim : Paid search matters most for new customers.

Marketing Automation, Set It and Forget It

Cody Ward

This obviously allows you to match your customers with sales transactions, but more importantly for marketers it allows you the option of layering on a marketing automation system that can deliver targeted messages at the right time without continuous management by additional personnel. If you’re like many companies, you employ a marketing individual or team to collect your contacts information and execute campaigns in somewhat of a batch and blast situation.

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7 Advanced Social Media Marketing Strategies

Kikolani

Learn to leverage these tools to maximum effect with these 7 advanced social media marketing strategies. Advanced strategies go a step (or several) beyond simply showing up in the social media sphere to introduce and then reinforce marketing messages that prompt users to take desired actions.

Web Presence Optimization Software Review: gShift Labs

Webbiquity SMM

Radian6 , Alterian SM2 ), or inbound marketing suites (e.g., gShift enables marketers or agencies to track unlimited websites, web pages, social media accounts, external pages (e.g.

Visual Analytics: Find Your Brand’s Visual Influencers

Talkwalker SM

Let’s face it: in the digital sphere, this is the era of ad blockers, and potential customers trust the recommendations of their peers a lot more than the content produced by your marketing team. Do you still need a little inspiration to kickstart your influencer marketing strategy?

There is NO Passive Marketing with Social!

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Traditionally, marketers think of outcomes like they think of the weather – you sit back and see what happens. Social media allows the marketer to jump into the fray and to CREATE outcomes instead of being a victim.

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The Use of Animation in Digital Marketing

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Given all of these phenomenal web video statistics continuously released, it seems odd that animation is yet to receive much attention, especially when some of the biggest companies across the world are using animation in their digital marketing. This is a guest post by Manroop Takhar.

4 Ways Your Website Can Replace Focus Groups

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Posted in Behavioral Targeting Conversion Optimization Online Testing Web Analytics Web Design. It’s this level of insight that can spur improvements to product offerings, social media, in-store efforts, other offline experiences and overall marketing efforts.