Analytics: what matters to content marketers?

Sherrilynne Starkie

While this can provide a superficial indication of what content gains traction in social media, it does not provide enough insight to determine the return on investment (ROI) of marketing activity. This is the actual value in using social media analytics properly.

7 best Facebook analytics tools

Unmetric

Marketers hustle to push out engaging content every day to skyrocket their engagement levels. By allies, I mean these really cool analytics tools that will help you understand your Facebook performance and get real-time metrics to help you reach your target audience.

6 best Twitter analytics tools

Unmetric

Twitter analytics tools give you key data points that are helpful in calculating your social ROI. You get valuable insights into your follower growth, competitor analysis, and much more to help you make better marketing decisions. Brands use Twitter for a whole bunch of reasons.

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.

Hey Digital Marketer! Got Data and Analytics? Here are 10 Business Reasons You Should

Pam Moore

Many digital and social marketers shy away from data and analytics. They may fear it's the dark side of marketing and that they will get drawn into week long meetings discussing menial metrics and data algorithms. 10 Reasons you need to embrace data and analytics.

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?

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.

Native Instagram Analytics Are Here…Sort Of

Ignite Social Media

If you are like the members of the analytics team here at Ignite Social Media, you’ve been anticipating the release of an official Instagram analytics platform ever since Facebook purchased the platform for a nice, round $1 billion.

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.

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!).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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? Communities are organizational orchestras, and marketing is the conductor. Invest more in analytical tools.

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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.

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.

4 Tools to Help Build a Social Media Analytics Report

Convince & Convert

In some circles, social media marketers still get a bum wrap for not being able to prove how their work impacts the bottom line. Actionable Analytics. Google Analytics Advanced Segments. Zuum primarily provides competitive analytics for Facebook pages.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

Complete Guide to Hashtag Analytics

Sprout Social

Tracking social media activity is one of the biggest struggles companies have faced since the early stages of social media marketing. 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. Social media marketing is all about engagement.

Social media manager vs. community manager: What’s the difference?

Sprout Social

Does the person who post as your brand on Facebook also work to develop the community that the company is part of? You’re simultaneously asked to be a customer support person, marketing person and occasionally, a graphic designer. Strategy and analytics.

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

Buffer Social

The key is social media analytics and reporting ! . In this post, you’ll learn how to analyze, evaluate, and use your social media data to boost and report your social media marketing results — from exporting your data to creating benchmarks , to finding your best times to post. 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.

Humanize Your Brand with Data and Social Insights using these 5 Strategies

Pam Moore

As marketing leaders we must remind ourselves that behind every click, share, like, view, listen and subscribe is a person, a human being. Marketers must use the data and social media insights to connect in a more human way.

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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?

The 32 Best Twitter Marketing Tools

Webbiquity SMM

” That’s why, as reported here previously , 88% of B2B marketers in North America use Twitter for content distribution. Real-time monitoring and analytics for Twitter. 11) Twitter Analytics. Showcase reviews: Blogging Wizard, RazorSocial (Analytics).

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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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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. How do you know if your Instagram marketing strategy is going well? 10 Other Free Instagram Analytics Tools.

6 Steps to Creating a Successful Instagram Marketing Strategy

Webbiquity SMM

Before launching any social media marketing campaign, it’s essential to first establish the goals you are trying to achieve. Understand Your Target Market. One of the biggest marketing mistakes you can make is to fail to define and understand your audience.

3 MUST READ roundups about digital and community strategy

SocialFish

10 Digital Marketing Predictions for 2018 . 2017 Wrap-up: Communities in Transition. Community Roundtable). 2017 was a year of change in the community space.

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.

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

As buzz-y as social media has been over the past few years, it’s also been an elusive beast for marketers trying to track and attribute a hard ROI. But to best use it, you must have Goals set up in Google Analytics. It’s a Google Alert directly in your Analytics.

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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. Social Media Marketing