Customer Experience in the Age of the Aggregator

Simply Measured

In the age of the aggregator, the power of the consumer has never been greater, and brands simply can’t afford to enter the social realm and try to “play the game” by their own rules — whatever those are.

The 21 Best Content Curation Tools

Webbiquity SMM

This works much like the highlighting feature in Kindle…it acts more like a news curator than a compiler — and there are plenty of aggregator apps out there — but it’s a fast way to check out what others are reading, too. A personalized news aggregator.

Trending Sources

Survey of 100 Inbound Marketers: 73% Say Their #1 Blog Metric Is…

Writtent Blog

According to the survey results, most inbound marketers not only create content, but they do so every week. Answering the same question as the previous graph, this graph shows the aggregated data, grouping together similar answers. We’d love to hear your thoughts on this survey.

The 2013 State of Community Management Survey


A little bit about the focus of this year’s research, from the Community Roundtable’s call for survey participants (bold mine): Many of TheCR Network members and the organizations we work with struggle with some of the following questions: What is the benefit of a community strategy?

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Pew Research Survey: Findings on Search Engines, Social Networks.

Adam Sherk

Yahoo and Google were among the most frequently mentioned websites for online news, indicating that users see them as sources for news (be it original reporting or aggregation) and not just search vehicles.

The Wrap, Newser and Content Aggregation: How Much Attribution is.

Adam Sherk

Home About Contact PR Publishing SEO Social Media Subscribe Adam Sherk The Wrap, Newser and Content Aggregation: How Much Attribution is Enough? To me the real question is: when one site aggregates another’s content, how much attribution is enough?

Facebook and Twitter Offer News Organizations Much More than Just News Delivery

Adam Sherk

And a Facebook Page is a good place to aggregate and curate user-generated content to tell more of a story, particularly at the local level. Pew Research News Survey: Findings on Search Engines, Social Networks and Twitter.

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[Please Share!] Are you a Millennial aged between 25-30?


We are looking for people who work in companies or nonprofits, large or small, local or global, B2B or B2C – but NOT freelancers, startups or self-employed Millennials, since the survey is basically about what you might change if you were in charge.

To Create OR To Aggregate, That is The Question

» To Create OR To Aggregate, That is The Question. Or can the aggregation of other people’s content be king too? 8 Responses to “To Create OR To Aggregate, That is The Question.&# To Create OR To Aggregate, That is The Question. |

Pinterest Traffic to Magazine Sites Up 141% But Figures Still Modest

Adam Sherk

But fear not, I come with real data to share albeit it in aggregated and anonymized format. See Publisher Survey: Reddit Traffic Way Up, Digg Way Down ). Publisher Survey: Reddit Traffic Way Up, Digg Way Down. Yes, this is indeed another post about Pinterest.

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Content Curation Tools: A Curated List of Content Curation Tools

Razor Social

The following chart is taken from a survey conducted by Curata (content curation and content marketing platform), showing how businesses share curated content with their customers and prospects. As you can see, only 5% of those surveyed said that they never share curated content.

The Dos and Don’ts of a Social Media Automation Strategy

Waxing UnLyrical

Automating content aggregation is okay. In a survey of 900 social media users , 19 percent of the respondents said they would unfollow a brand on Facebook if it posted too often. Guest Post by Vasudha Veeranna.

Some Social Tools You Should Know About

Direct Marketing Observations

UserVoice creates engaging survey forms on Facebook and other sites to solicit feedback from fans and visitors. Inside View gives users an aggregate view of the social presence and activity of a company. Thanks to the folks at imediaconnection , I give you 15 social tools you should know about. Friend or Follow tells users whom they’re not following on Twitter. helps users manage customer service at scale on Facebook and Twitter.

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The 20 Best New Social Media Tools to Try in 2017 (And How to Use Them)

Buffer Social

Here’s what a Product Hunter has to say: — From our recent State of Social Media survey, we found that 83% of marketers would like to create more video content if there were no obstacles like time, resources, and budget. Aggregate, analyze, and publish content from social media.

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How are association publishers building new and existing revenue streams?


All information will remain confidential and used in aggregate form only, and participants will receive an Executive Summary of the findings and a discount on purchasing the full report. To take the survey online, simply click here. IMPORTANT – THIS JUST IN.

A Social Network For Genetics Research: Can It Help Isolate Parkinson’s Genes?

The Realtime Report

Participants were asked for a DNA sample, and sent online surveys about their diagnosis, symptoms and lifestyle habits. Can social networks help with medical research? The world’s first genetics-based social network – as 23andMe labels itself – is looking to show they can.

Start Measuring Customer Satisfaction With Twitter Feedback by Sprout Social

Sprout Social

Starting today, Sprout users can enable and configure Twitter Feedback surveys from the new Customer Care Settings screen. Twitter has become the go-to channel for many people to connect with a business or service provider.

The 29 Best Social Media Monitoring Tools

Webbiquity SMM

It aggregates all of the recent posts from Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus, Instagram, and others that contain that specific hashtag. 20: The Four Best Online Survey Tools. #21: Social media monitoring is vital for virtually every B2B or B2C brand.

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Realignment #3: From Passive Knowledge to Collaborative Discovery


Instead of surveys or focus groups, CEMEX executives spent some time on clients’ construction sites and talked extensively with contractors and their teams. From The Demand Perspective Leading From the Outside.

Measuring Social Media ROI


eMarketer reported in September that 86% of those who responded to a survey of professionals from various industries said they had adopted social technologies.

5 Alternatives to LinkedIn Elevate for Superior Employee Advocacy

Smarp can also automatically pull content from your social media pages and RSS feeds, so that every new post on your blog will automatically aggregate to your Smarp feed of suggested shares. You can also boost engagement and get plenty of feedback from employees by using surveys and quizzes.

6 Reasons Social Media Sucks, But You Need to Use It Anyway

Webbiquity SMM

Gone are the days of conducting expensive surveys and focus groups to find out what your prospects are thinking.

9 New Social Media Statistics and What They Really Mean

Convince & Convert

It’s a survey of 2,800 marketers from around the world, asking about their attitudes and plans for social media usage. Not asked was whether that increase would be via owned blogs, or on third-party thought aggregators like Medium and Linkedin.

The Era of Social Selling Starts Now.

Koka Sexton

The issue with most applications that are in the social selling space is that they only aggregate data. After identifying the base activities we did a survey and realized that there was a correlation between high Social Selling Index scores and pipeline.

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The Social Media Monitoring Lighthouse – A Guide on What and How to Monitor

Razor Social

Facebook connect – This is a suite of customizable applications for polls, surveys, contact forms and a promotion builder for building applications such as contests on Facebook. Data is aggregated and presented in a suitable form.

Is The White Paper Dead for B2B Marketing?

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Such content can include: • A blog by the subject-matter expert(s). • Discussion forums. • Surveys/polls that the audience can take. • A news aggregation feature. • And yes, white papers.

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Why Publishers Need to Walk Away From Facebook

SocialTimes Facebook

While the survey did not explore motivations for this decrease, one could argue that it’s because social media networks’ foundations are built around the social graph (who you know) versus the interest graph (what you like). In late June, Facebook once again announced a News Feed algorithm change —this time to focus more on friends and family content, and less on brands and publishers —a change that’s not all that surprising since Facebook is organized around who you know.

31+ of the Coolest Social Media, Search and Web Tools of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

sweepstakes, contests and surveys) and publish them to multiple social networks and their own website. 6 slick news aggregators you should try by iMedia Connection. Looking for an easy way to create a cool graphical email signature with trackable interactive buttons?

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10 Thought Leaders Share Thoughts on Curating Content

News Edge was the first, real serious aggregator of news in the corporate, financial and government spaces. So news syndication, news aggregation has been going on literally for decades. It’s an aggregation of airline and hotel feeds that then get aggregated to create content.

Open Research: A Framework for Social Analytics

How to Use Competitive Social Monitoring on Twitter

Convince & Convert

Rather, the true power comes from the trends you find by aggregating data to extract patterns. As we continue, we see mentions of a GetResponse industry report, featuring responses to a survey along with data from 700 million emails. Surveys/Studies.

The Fifteen Classes of the Social Business Software Suite (Q4, 2010)

Yet don’t discount other systems, as when you look closely, Google, Yahoo, MSN, AOL are also social networks, and will continue to innovate as well as aggregate.

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Google News Optimization Tips

Adam Sherk

a group of articles on a particular topic) are ranked according to “aggregate editorial interest.”

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22 Social Media Marketing Management Software & Services Reviewed - Online Marketing Blog

socialTALK – allows brands to create (text, photos, videos), manage (customize workflow & approval process), publish (single source, scheduled publishing to multiple platforms) and measure (aggregated analytics dashboard) their content strategy and posting schedule.

Romi Mahajan leaves Microsoft to Join Metavana as CMO

Buzz Marketing for Technology

A: After an aggregate of 9 years at Microsoft, being the CMO of a $100M dollar digital agency, and a writer, I wanted to get back to my roots in terms of “building” something that had huge customer promise and could make a dent in reality as we know it.

What #ASAE13 wants to know about #ContentStrategy


We rolled out an association content marketing readiness survey in 2012. Don’t despair, you can add your voice to the 2013 survey.) This is a guest post by Monica Bussolati, Director of Content Strategy at Bussolati Associates. Follow her at @bussolati. ————-.

How Suggested Replies Can Increase Your Social Response Rate

Convince & Convert

Not only do automated responses feel impersonal and robotic, but they also take more time to aggregate, find and publish. Sprout recently surveyed more than 1,000 consumers who actively engage with brands on social and discovered that most people expect to hear back in under four hours.

How to Analyze What Works for Your Audience

Sprout Social

Use an aggregator like Feedly to source content to share. You could send a survey to your customers asking what type of content they want to see. The key to driving engagement and growing a social media following is knowing what your audience wants to see.

20 Rocking Tools for Successful Blogging

Writtent Blog

After Google Reader ceased to exist, this news aggregator quickly became its suitable replacement. Whether you need a single-question post or a survey, Poldaddy’s got your back. Surely, success of your blog is defined by your knowledge of the topic.

Free Tools for Monitoring Hot Search Trends

Adam Sherk

I’ve primarily stuck to aggregated trend/topic lists to keep the list manageable. The Most Popular NFL Teams on Twitter and Facebook: 2010 Season Pew Research News Survey: Findings on Search Engines, Social Networks and Twitter Why the News Business Isn’t Profitable Categories Public Relations Publishing SEO Social Media Popular Posts The Most Overused Buzzwords and Marketing Speak in Press Releases Facebook Pages: Which News Sites Get the Most Engagement?