Using Livestreaming to Grow Your Brand, Community, & Influence

Waxing UnLyrical

Over the past two years, I have significantly grown my online community through the power of livestreaming and video content. In this article, I will share three specific ways that livestreaming has helped me grow my community. How is your video content serving your community?

Analytics: what are you really learning?

Sherrilynne Starkie

Last week at Social Capital Ottawa I moderated rountable discussions on analytics and digging deep to gain real insight. It was clear from those who participated that people are using and are keenly interested in analytics, but that information they are gleaning is largely superficial.

Google Analytics: Your Free Goldmine to More Leads, Sales and Human Connections

Pam Moore

What if I told you that right now at this very moment you are already you're sitting on a gold mine of free data and analytics to help you generate more brand awareness, leads and sales by connecting with your ideal customers in a human way?

Analytics: what matters to content marketers?

Sherrilynne Starkie

This is the actual value in using social media analytics properly. The key is to sift through the data to find connections, relationships and community hierarchies. Where do you fit into those online discussions and communities that are key to your success?

Analytics: the Sideways Approach to Measuring PR

Waxing UnLyrical

How Analytics are the Sideways Approach to Measuring PR. And analytics are at the heart of this approach. Registrations were the ultimate goal, and they were using campaign tracking in Google Analytics very well. A version of this post originally appeared on Spin Sucks.

Making Sense of Social Media Analytics

SocialFish

At the beginning of October, I had the pleasure of finally going to (or at least *near*) Boston for the first time in my (long) life to present about social media analytics at NESAE’s Technology Conference. Whew, it’s been a busy few weeks.

The Ultimate Guide to Instagram Analytics

Later

Take a look at your Instagram analytics, and then take the time to really understand them. Instagram analytics can help you target the right audience, post engaging content, get more views on stories, and so much more! How to Access Your Instagram Analytics.

Improve an Entire Community through Fundraising

Waxing UnLyrical

Community fundraising goes beyond raising funds for a specific cause. It provides an opportunity to improve an entire community through the efforts of the fundraiser. Here’s one example of an organization that’s clearly been successful through their community fundraising efforts.

The Future of Analytics: 6 Predictions

The Realtime Report

The Future of Analytics: 6 Predictions. Analytics have become an important part of the decision-making process for many companies in the past few decades, particularly with corporations using data assets as a core competency and point of origin. By Dr. Beverly Wright.

Tips on Measuring Community [April #measurePR Recap]

Waxing UnLyrical

At the heart of social PR lies community. So that’s what we focused on for the April #measurePR Twitter chat; how to measure community, how to tell when community-building initiatives are working (and when they’re not), and how community-focused metrics might change over time. Experts in measuring community. A1: Building a community around a product or service is just part of our jobs in #PR today (which is great, because it’s fun!).

STUDY: The Business Impact of Online Communities

SocialFish

How do organizations track the impact of their online communities? How do they link the community to competitive advantage? Communities are organizational orchestras, and marketing is the conductor. Invest more in analytical tools.

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Making Sense of Social Media Analytics

SocialFish

At the beginning of October, I had the pleasure of finally going to (or at least *near*) Boston for the first time in my (long) life to present about social media analytics at NESAE’s Technology Conference. Making Sense of Social Media Analytics from Maggie McGary.

STUDY: The Business Impact of Online Communities

SocialFish

How do organizations track the impact of their online communities? How do they link the community to competitive advantage? To get answers to these critical questions, Leader Networks conducted a survey of nearly 300 marketing and community leaders that resulted in The Business Impact of Online Communities Study. Communities are organizational orchestras, and marketing is the conductor. Invest more in analytical tools.

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How to Use Instagram Analytics to Grow Engagement and Followers

Later

If you want to get more engagement and followers, it all starts with understanding Instagram analytics. The data from your Instagram analytics should inspire your content strategy, and not the other way around. Instagram analytics go beyond which posts get the most likes or comments.

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. They also have a Developer Zone and a community forum, so you can get technical help when you need it.

6 Twitter analytics tools to amplify your Twitter strategy

Sprout Social

A great Twitter strategy requires proper analytics to understand what’s working and what isn’t. That’s why it’s worth investing in the best Twitter analytics tools to keep track of how your posts are performing. Among its comprehensive suite of social media management tools, Sprout Social also offers a powerful analytics solution for Twitter. Pull up custom analytics reports for any date range to understand how your posts are performing. Native Twitter Analytics.

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.

How to Track Hashtag Campaigns with Social Media Analytics

Convince & Convert

Using social media analytics like Talkwalker’s Hashtag Campaign IQ App , instant and in-depth hashtag tracking is now possible. Keeping track of the online community’s reaction to the big finale was essential for FIFA to gauge sentiment and reactions to the event.

3 MUST READ roundups about digital and community strategy

SocialFish

2017 Wrap-up: Communities in Transition. Community Roundtable). 2017 was a year of change in the community space. BONUS: Since we’re on the topic of community strategy… Facebook’s news-feed changes put community managers in the spotlight.

Why Private Communities Fail

SocialFish

Socious’ Online Community Blog has a fantastic series listing a whole ton of reasons why private communities fail. My favorite: Private online communities are not about enabling members to connect and friend each other. Private online communities are about providing the content, resources, and discussions to help members or customers become more successful in their jobs and lives. Why Private Social Communities Fail & How to Avoid It? Open Communit

4 Tools to Help Build a Social Media Analytics Report

Convince & Convert

” If this sounds like your place of business or if you are just looking for a better way to demonstrate value from your social media channels, take a look at the four analytics tools to follow. Actionable Analytics. Google Analytics Advanced Segments.

Google Linking Webmaster Tools And Google Analytics

Small Business Mavericks

» Google Linking Webmaster Tools And Google Analytics There have been several significant improvements made to Google’s Webmaster Tools over this past week. One feature that has been added is the ability to link your Google Analytics data to your Webmaster Tools account.

Increasing Reach Without Spend: A Community Radio Case Study

Ignite Social Media

I volunteer at fantastic community radio station, WHUP , hosting a show called Global Garage. Considering WHUP is a community radio station run by volunteers and funded by donations, there isn’t really a budget for promoting individual radio show posts.

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

Mindjumpers

Facebook Insights is a treasure box of information for community managers who want to see the effect of their brands’ wall posts, and optimize on future content. In this blog post I will look into the post level data that community managers can export to Excel sheets via Facebook Insights.

Instagram Analytics: Tools, Tips and Tactics

Razor Social

As with any other platform, it’s important to take a peek every so often into your analytics to see what is working / not working. What platform analytics are available? To get analytics directly from Instagram, you need to move over to a business profile (i.e.

Understanding the Nature of an Event Using Social Analytics

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

This is a guest post from Marshall Sponder , author of the newly released Social Media Analytics. I picked up Hubbard’s book and it nicely fits into my own framework on analytics tracking I put forward in Social Media Analytics.

Complete Guide to Hashtag Analytics

Sprout Social

One study showed 39% of businesses don’t measure their social media ROI due to a lack of analytics, resources or expertise. By using hashtag analytics, you’ll be able to run organized campaigns, get details on your target audience and optimize your social media posts for more exposure. Hashtag Analytics Tools. Give these tools a try for hashtag analytics: 1. Tactics like this are great for community building. Add More to Your Hashtag Analytics.

Visual Analytics: Find Your Brand’s Visual Influencers

Talkwalker SM

Most basic social media analytics platforms will allow you to search for images based on text queries, which will give you access to a fraction of the content you are looking for. You should have already heard this statistic: over 1.8 billion pictures are shared online every day.

Data, Analytics and the Everyday Practice of PR

Proactive Report

You keep hearing that it’s vital to learn how to use data and analytics, but the very thought gives you a headache. Build a community of like-minded individuals who have an affinity for your brand and know, accept, understand, and support the organization. 3 minute read.

Community management and content creation

Janet Fouts

Community Management Isn’t Content Creation. (go Now, I don’t 100% disagree with him that not all community managers are suited to create content. To tell great stories you have to stop having your community managers produce your content. Community managers?

How’s your community manager doing?

SocialFish

Rachel Happe has a really important post at the Community Roundtable about the lack of support she’s seeing for community managers. To keep up with the ever changing technologies and analytics options. But there are things you can do to support your community manager.

13 YouTube Community Building Hacks You Never Knew About

agora pulse

So, if you’re still saying your brand doesn’t need YouTube community building, you might need to rethink. So, with that in mind, I’m going to tell you 13 YouTube community building hacks you never knew about. This is key for YouTube community building.

[Interview] How Microsoft Uses Social Analytics, And How You Can Too

Audiense

As the demands of this role grows, so does the social media data and analytics understanding required by social media teams. Ben Donkor is a social media analyst at Microsoft, and is adamant about the importance of social media analytics for all businesses.

The Ultimate Guide to Instagram Analytics: Metrics, Insights, Tools, and Tips

Buffer Social

Instagram analytics are a key part of any Instagram marketing strategy. Without analytics , your Instagram marketing efforts can be a little hit-and-miss. Analytics are often essential for answering your questions. Instagram Insights) or other Instagram analytics tools.

How to Build a Successful Social Media Community (Presentation)

Mindjumpers

Tweet An important part of your social media strategy is to start and manage your community. Community building is an important exercise since this makes your target customers stick to the brand and makes them come back to see the latest happenings on your brand.

Instagram Analytics Guide: How to Pull & Examine Your Data

Sprout Social

With algorithmic changes and the increasing need for paid social efforts, the time to rely on your core Instagram analytics data is now. Here we’ll show you the six must-have Instagram analytics reports and how to pull your own data: 1. Instagram Engagement Analytics.

Google Analytics Social Reports Provide Huge Metrics Edge

Convince & Convert

But to best use it, you must have Goals set up in Google Analytics. But before he does, he’s going to take a look at his analytics “just to check”. Based on his analytics, Fictional Jay also knows that a visitor who views five or more pages converts at a 30 percent higher rate.

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Increasing Reach Without Spend: A Community Radio Case Study

Ignite Social Media

I volunteer at fantastic community radio station, WHUP , hosting a show called Global Garage. Considering WHUP is a community radio station run by volunteers and funded by donations, there isn’t really a budget for promoting individual radio show posts.

5 Free Hashtag Analytics Tools That Every Brand Needs

Pixlee

They’re also essential for community building, as well as for the creation and curation of user-generated content. This tool is very flexible and it can give you analytics on any hashtag that you are following, not just the ones that you’re actively using.

What the #measurePR Community Thinks of 2012

Waxing UnLyrical

The #MeasurePR chat on December 6 was a free-wheeling smorgasbord of terrific measurement topics, from what the community thinks will be hot measurement trends next year to which free tools we love the most. What the #measurePR Community Thinks of 2012.

Which Instagram Analytics Tool Will Work Best for Your Business?

agora pulse

Historically, Instagram hasn’t offered a central place for businesses to view their analytics. Instagram business pages are slowly being rolled out and will include analytics, but they might not be enough for most marketers. When you do an analytical deep-dive, you need a dashboard.

10 Community Manager Responsibilities that Don't Involve Twitter.

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Every time I tell someone I’m a Community Manager , I get a varied response. Really, many people trying to describe Online Community Managers, end up sounding like this: Others may know what Community Manager is, but don’t know exactly how much it entails.

7 Social Media Analytics and Reporting Tips for Becoming a Data-Savvy Marketer

Buffer Social

The key is social media analytics and reporting ! . You can also get most of the data and graphs for free directly from Twitter Analytics and Facebook Insights. I picked up some awesome tips from the community on the power of data exports. You can get an export of your data from any screen in the analytics section of your Buffer dashboard. Google Analytics to crunch the revenue numbers. Step 2: Head into Google Analytics and set up Ecommerce or Goals.